Fishing Clubs | Relaunch of Fair Play Code

As a recognised sport and recreation body, we’ve received an update from Sport and Recreation to share with our valued member clubs and associations. 

The Victorian Government via Sport and Recreation have updated the Fair Play Code which outlines the standards of behaviour expected of everyone involved in sport and active recreation in Victoria. 

It is a requirement that the Fair Play Code be actively promoted, adhered to and enforced by all Victorian Government funded sporting clubs and to be eligible for Victorian Government Funding.

The Victorian Government recently relaunched the 2022 Fair Play Code guidelines which is an update to the 2018 Fair Play Code. 

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

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Safety
  • Fairness

Bad behaviour, violence, cheating and intimidation has no place in sport and active recreation in our state.

All Victorian sport and active recreation organisations should incorporate the Code into their code of conduct, member protection and child safeguarding policies, constitution and other governance policies and documentation.

State sporting associations and active recreation bodies, associations, leagues or clubs in Victoria must demonstrate adherence to the Fair Play Code to be eligible for Victorian Government Funding. 

For more information, visit the Sport and Recreation website or contact Sport and Recreation on 1800 325 206.

If you have a question regarding the Fair Play Code, or would like to receive hard copy materials to display at your club rooms please email [email protected] with your: 

  • Name
  • Organisation/Club Name
  • Postal Address
  • No. of copies required


Sport and Recreation Victoria has also developed a supporting survey to gain an understanding of the types of issues being experienced across the sport in Victoria to assist in targeting support for clubs and organisations. 

You can access the survey here.

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