Fair Access is a Victorian Government Policy being delivered through the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria and VicHealth. Each individual council will have their own policy, which should be adopted by July 1st 2024.

The Change Our Game Fair Access Policy is focused on fostering a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for all participants in community sport. The policy requires community sporting facilities to be made available for everyone. Ultimately, this means that women and girls, as well as men and boys, should have fair and reasonable access to the ‘best’ training and game times as well as to social and change room facilities.


Equal access to training and game schedules, along with inclusive social and changing room amenities, should be extended to women and girls.

Everyone has the right to fully participate on and off the field and reach their full potential.

Without such changes, women and girls in Australian Football will continue to face unfair conditions and encounter additional hurdles compared to men and boys.

This creates an unequal playing field, and by creating both perceived and actual barriers to fair participation, Australian Football will never realise the full potential of the game for women and girls.

Everyone has a role to play in providing a genuinely welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all participants through their actions.


The 6 Fair Access Principles have been developed by the Victorian Government to guide individuals and organisations on how to show a commitment to gender equality.

The principles describe changes you could make to help sport be a fairer place for women and girls.


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Relevant Principles - 1

Relevant Principles - 1

Relevant Principles - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

Relevant Principles - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Relevant Principles - 2, 4

Relevant Principles 2,3

Relevant Principles 2,3

Relevant Principles - 2, 3