Below you will find our governing documents for the Sport of Swimming in the Northern Territory. 

  • Safe Sporting Environment (Child Welfare) and Member Protection Policy
  • Swimming Australia along with Swimming Northern Territory takes its responsibilities and obligations for child welfare seriously, and is dedicated to providing a safe environment for all members in our sport.

    Swimming Australia’s Safe Sport Framework (SSF) has been updated and replaces the previous version of the SSF from 3 August 2020.

    The SSF now consists of two documents:

    The Safe Sports Framework 

    1. Specifically commits to keeping our Children and Young People safe in swimming;
    2. Clarifies and raises the standards of behaviour for dealing with Children and Young People through a new “Code of Conduct for dealing with Children and Young People”;
    3. Consolidates our previous role-specific Codes of Conduct into one General Code of Conduct;
    4. Strengthens and clarifies processes and procedures when safe sport concerns or incidents arise;
    5. Requires more rigorous recruitment and screening procedures, as well as reporting by all organisations in swimming; and
    6. Provides guidance, advice, tips and tools to assist us to keep each other and our sport safe. 

    The SSF consists of the following documents:

    1.   Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy  (matters or complaints concerning the safety and wellbeing of children or young people in swimming must be considered under this policy) and

    2.   Member Protection Policy (this concerns matters relating to such things as discrimination, harassment, bullying, victimisation and abuse).


    Swimming Australia's comprehensive policies and procedures document can be downloaded here


    To ensure you are Safe Sport compliant, be sure to enrol and complete the free online course (45-60 min), provided by Swimming Australia in partnership with Victoria University:

    Swimming Australia Safe Sport Course

    Safe Sport Course Support Manual


    Please call

    Swimming Australia on (03) 9910 7010 if you have any child protection concerns or alternatively contact Swimming Northern Territory on 044 720 1497

    The complaints process guidlines can be found on page 41, Annexure B, of the Member Protection Policy 


    All Technical Officials in the Northern Territory are required to have an up to date Working with Childrens Check (Ochre Card).

    Working with Childrens Online Link


    SAL Behavioural Guidelines


  • Swimming Rules (& Open Water)
  • Code of Conduct
  • NT Swimming Code of Conduct

    Swimming Australia Booklet - Code of Conduct


    For more information regarding the Swimming Australia Code of Conduct please go to the following link.

    Code of Conduct Swimming Australia

  • Good Sports
  • Good Sports



    Good Sports Program

    Good Sports is a community health sports program which has been helping build strong community sporting clubs across Australia for over 20 years.

    Designed for busy sports clubs, Good Sports is beneficial in helping Clubs navigate what is needed for Clubs to attracting funding, legal issues, new members and volunteers.

    The following link will take you to their website - Good Sports 

  • Play by the Rules
  • Play by the rules



    Play by the Rules

    Play by the Rules was first developed by the South Australian Department for Sport and Recreation in 2001 as an interactive education and information website on discrimination, harassment and child protection in sport. 

    Play by the Rules is now a unique collaboration between Sport Integrity Australia, Sport Australia, the Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory departments of sport and recreation, all state and territory anti-discrimination and human rights agencies, the Office of the Children's Guardian (NSW) and the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW. These partners promote Play by the Rules through their networks, along with their own child safety, anti-discrimination and inclusion programs.

    Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.

    Play By the Rules Website

    Play by the Rules MPO online Training Course

  • Government Sporting Policy Links
  • Recommended Online Courses for Club Committees
  • Sport Integrity Australia - Child Safeguarding in Sport Induction

    This e-Learning course complements the National Integrity Framework Child Safeguarding Policy and has been developed for any person and any organisation who is bound by the policy, such as National Sporting Organisations (NSOs), State Sporting Organisations (SSOs), clubs/affiliated bodies, boards, committees, participants, employees, coaches, contractors, officials, and support personnel.

    e-Learning Course - Sport Integrity Australia - Child Safeguarding in Sport Induction

    By the end of the course, users will be able to:

    • understand what child safeguarding in sport is
    • understand what the Child Safeguarding Policy is, who it applies to and when
    • understand the role of 14 Child Safe Practices in the Policy
    • understand the recruitment and screening requirements
    • recognise alleged breaches of the Policy, and
    • identify how to respond to alleged breaches.

    Any individual and any organisation who is bound by the Child Safeguarding Policy should undertake the course, which should take around 45 minutes to complete.


    Swimming Australia Safe Sport Course 

    To ensure you are Safe Sport compliant, be sure to enrol and complete the free online course (45-60 min), provided by Swimming Australia in partnership with Victoria University:

    Swimming Australia Safe Sport Course 


    Sport Integrity Australia (SIA)

    e-learning - Introduction to Illicit Drugs in Sport

    e-learning - Clean Sport 101


  • Inclusion
  • At Swimming Northern Territory we aim to build participation and connection by creating an inclusive swimming community, where all Australians feel welcome, have equal opportunities and are treated with respect.

    Inclusive Swimming Framework 2020 - 2022
    Inclusive Swimwear Policy

    Inclusive Swimwear Policy Overview

    Inclusive Swimwear Flowchart

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