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Codes & Umpires

Netball Australia National Codes of Behaviour

As an affiliated Association of Netball Australia, teams & members must meet the following requirements with regard to their conduct during any activity held or sanctioned by Netball Australia, Netball Victoria and/or the Richmond Netball Association.

Member Protection Policy

Netball Victoria in line with Netball Australia is committed to treating all people with respect, dignity and fairness. These values, along with the basic right of all netball members to participate in an environment that is enjoyable, safe and healthy, has resulted in Netball Australia developing specific objectives to create a safer and more tolerant sporting environment.

Netball is not immune to acts of discrimination, harassment and abuse and in fact shares the common features of most sporting environments where close physical and emotional relationships can develop and inappropriate or unlawful behaviour can take place.

The adoption of the Netball Australia Member Protection Policy reflects Netball Victoria’s commitment to serving and protecting its members and participants throughout all levels of the sport. Through working together, the netball community can prevent discrimination and harassment and create a safe and supportive environment for all participants at all levels.

Working With Children Check

Recently, the Victoria Government has announced new legislation – Working with Children Amendment Act 2016 (Vic) – effective 1 August 2017. This new legislation is a direct result of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Because of this new legislation Netball Victoria (NV) has revised its WWCC regulation.

Because of the new legislation, WWCCs are also required by any adult working/volunteering with children where there is direct contact. (Direct contact is very broad and includes: physical contact, face to face contact, contact by post or other written communication, contact by phone or other oral communications, contact by email or other electronic communication). This means some roles or work may not fit within the NV reference of ‘authority and responsibility’ and will now need a check.