Fair Play Code


Victorians love their sport.

There are approximately 2.2 million participants, 980,000 paid staff and volunteers, 12,000 sports clubs, and 9,500 community sports facilities in Victoria.

Victorians are involved in sport in many different capacities. Positive and appropriate actions and behaviours of each and every one of these individuals is essential to ensuring safe, fair and inclusive sporting environments.

There is no place in sport for bad behaviour, violence, cheating or intimidation.

At the heart of the Fair Play Code are the five principles:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Safety
  • Fairness

These principles apply to everyone involved in sport in Victoria, no matter what role they play.

As an individual, team, club, league or association, if you encounter bad behaviour, either on or off the sporting field, refer to the Fair Play Code.

The Fair Play Code is a guide on how to apply the principles, and the responsibilities of those involved in sport.

The Fair Play Code first came into effect on 1 July 2018. Victoria’s sporting organisations who receive funding from the Victorian Government are required to actively promote, adhere to and enforce the Fair Play Code.

Fair play code guidelines – PDF