National sporting organisations (NSOs) and national sporting organisation for people with disability (NSODs) can apply to be recognised by Sport Australia as the pre-eminent body for the development of their sport in Australia.
Sport Australia recognised NSOs and NSODs are eligible to access a range of resources, including the use of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms on the playing uniforms of athletes representing Australia and the dress uniforms of accompanying officials.
- The described activity meet the following “ A human activity capable of achieving a result requiring physical exertion and/or physical skill which, by its nature and organisation, is competitive and is generally accepted as being a sport.”
- Be recognised as the pre-eminent organisation in Australia by an international federation which is a member of the Global Association of International Sports Federations.
- Be accountable at the national level for providing its members with technical and ethically sound programs, services, policies and services.
- Be not-for-profit and company limited by guarantee for a minimum of three years. If the organisation is an incorporated association a plan for transition to company limited by guarantee status will be required.
- Have annual independently assessed financial statements and annual reports for the past three years, in accordance to the organisations legal requirements.
- Have active branches or affiliated state/territory associations in at least four states/territories. This excludes winter (snow) sports that must have two.
- Be accountable at the national level for establishing and enforcing the key policies that underpin integrity in the sport, including
- An enforceable and current policy that at a minimum is consistent with Sport Australia Member Protection policy template and includes harassment, complaint handling, child safe and member protection; and
- An enforceable and current anti-doping policy compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and approved by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA). Please note once all other recognition criteria is met and notified by Sport Australia, ASADA will assist with this requirement.
- Have a combined minimum total of 1000 active members with its state/territory affiliates (unless it is a current Olympic or Paralympic sport); and a system to register, maintain and report member details.
- Demonstrate the organisation is the single national entity representing all forms of the sport in Australia from grass roots/community through to high performance.
To apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org