NSW Government agencies
NSW Fair Trading administers the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (the Act).
Sport and recreation organisations registered as Associations must comply with any relevant State and Commonwealth legislation that applies to its operations.
Visit the following organisations’ websites for more information:
- Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
- Australian Taxation Office
- Information and Privacy Commission
- Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW Information, advice, making a complaint and training and education
- NSW Industrial Relations (employment)
- Fair Work Ombudsman (employment)
- SafeWork NSW
- The Workplace Pulse Check tool helps businesses improve their mental health support and access relevant training and materials from SafeWork NSW.
The Office of the Children’s Guardian is an independent government agency that works to protect children by promoting and regulating quality, child safe organisations and services.
NSW Volunteering supports and promotes volunteering across NSW. People who participate in their communities are healthier and happier, have greater trust and wellbeing, and live longer.
NSW sport industry body
Sport NSW is the industry body for sport in New South Wales. They are an independent not-for-profit organisation, representing NSW sporting organisations as The Voice of Sport.
Australian Government agencies
Sport Australia is Australia’s primary national sports administration and advisory agency, and the cornerstone of a wide-ranging sports system. Go to the Sport Australia web site for a range of resources to assist your sporting organisation.
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority provides information and resources on anti-doping, prohibited substances, supplements, testing. Online training in:
- Level 1 & Level 2 Anti-doping
- Ethical decision making
- Medical and support personnel training
- Coach education
- School lesson plans
Clearinghouse for Sport connects people in sport to a world of ideas, experiences and knowledge
The National Integrity of Sport Unit provides national oversight, monitoring and coordination of efforts to protect the integrity of sport in Australia from threats of match-fixing, doping and other forms of corruption.
The Australian Human Rights Commission provides resources, education, complaints on discrimination, child safe principles
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is committed to helping all Australians have safe, positive experiences online. Visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioner’s website for:
- resources and information
- online training
- reporting cyber-bullying, image-based abuse and offensive content
Play by the Rules
Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.
Play by the Rules is a unique collaboration between the Sport Australia, Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory departments of sport and recreation, all state and territory anti-discrimination and human rights agencies, the Office of the Children's Guardian (NSW) and the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW.
Information, resources, templates, toolkits, case studies on safe, fair and inclusive sport. Free online courses including:
The Australian Institute of Company Directors aim to be the independent and trusted voice of governance, building the capability of a community of leaders for the benefit of society.
Founded in 2008, BoardConnect’s purpose is to help boards to help not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.
Club Help provides resources and advice for local sporting clubs.
Good Sports provides information, resources, tool kits, fact sheets on alcohol management, mental and physical health, tackling illegal drugs.
Governance Institute of Australia is an independent professional association for company secretaries, governance advisers and risk managers in Australia.
Justice Connect (Information Hub) provides resources to assist sport and recreation organisations with a range of legal solutions about running a not for profit association.
The Our Community Group provides advice, connections, training and easy-to-use tech tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities.
Pride in Sport is Australia is the first and only sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist sporting organisations at all levels with the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) employees, players, volunteers and spectators.