Integrity in sport means that athletes, supporters and fans can participate and celebrate sport, confident in the knowledge that they are part of a safe, ethical and inclusive environment.

Any threats to the integrity of sport (such as competition-manipulation, doping, and behaviours that impact people’s positive experience of sport, such as discrimination or abuse) are taken seriously by Swimming Australia and Swimming Northern Territory.

Below you will find links to the current National Integrity Framework and other Sports Integrity information, including resources for clubs and members.

  • National Integrity Framework
  • National Integrity Framework - effective 1 January 2024

    The National Integrity Framework (NIF) is a set of rules that all members of our sport need to follow when it comes to their behaviour and conduct in swimming including obligations to report misconduct. Those rules are contained in the following policies (available below):

    1. Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy
    2. Member Protection Policy
    3. Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy
    4. Competition Manipulation & Sports Gambling Policy
    5. Complaints, Disputes & Discipline Policy (CDDP)
    6. Code of Conduct

    The NIF allows complaints to be made either to Sport Integrity Australia (an independent government body) or to the Swimming Australia integrity team. The type of complaint will determine where the complaint should go.

    Types of complaints and contacts Types of complaints and contacts
    • Complaints about child abuse including sexual, psychological, physical, verbal abuse
    • Member protection where complaints are based on characteristics including race, disability, sex, religion or age.


    • Misuse of drugs and medicines
    • Sports betting & race fixing
    • Breach of code of conduct eg responsible consumption of alcohol, use of social media, positive role model etc
    • Member protection where complaints are about bullying, harassment, intimidation

    National Integrity Framework Policy Information

    Swimming Australia Member Protection Policy

    Swimming Australia Member Protection Policy 

    Working With Children

    All Technical Officials, board members and club committee members in the Northern Territory are required to have an up to date Working with Children's Check (Ochre Card).

    Working with Children's Online Link

  • Code of Conduct
  • SNT Code of Conduct

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

    Code of Conduct Swimming Australia

  • SNT Member Protection Information Officer
  • Member Protection Information Officers (MPIO's) play a vital role in Swimming Northern Territory. They implement the SNT Member Protection Policy and de-escalate conflict within the sport. MPIO's are educated to provide information, support procedures and options to resolve complaints.

    Swimming Northern Territory Member Protection Information Officer is:

    Jane Edwards -

  • Recommended Online Courses
  • Sport Integrity Australia - Child Safeguarding in Sport Induction

    This course is a requirement of ALL SNT club committee members.

    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.

    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.

    Sport Integrity Australia | Children and Young People Safe Practices Do’s & Don’ts

    Reporting and Responding to a Breach

    Sport Integrity Australia Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy Guidelines

    Sport Integrity Australia (SIA)

    The following courses are recommended by Swimming Northern Territory for ALL Club Committee members and interested general members in the 2023-24 and 2024-25 seasons: All course can be found through the below link:

    SIA Course Link

    Courses to Undertake:

    Annual Update 2024

    National Integrity Framework

    Decision Making in Sport

    Cyber Safety and Security for Sports

    Clean Sport 101

    Competition manipulation and sports gambling

  • eSafety
  • Technology such as social media, team apps, videoing, image sharing, and group chats are central to sport. But there's plenty of poor conduct that can occur online, from racist or sexist comments on social media posts to online bullying or image-based abuse like sharing nudes without consent.

    When it comes to online safety, athletes are not alone – you can report serious online abuse to the eSafety Commissioner (eSafety).

    eSafety is Australia's national independent regulator and educator for online safety, and provides guidance on online safety issues including cyberbullying, adult cyber abuse, image-based abuse and illegal or restricted content. eSafety can help to get harmful online content removed if it meets the legal threshold for investigation.

    The new eSafety Sports Hub provides helpful advice for anyone in sport, including: 

    • How to report abuse
    • How to deal with online abuse in sport
    • Recognising online abuse in sport
    • Tailored advice for athletes, coaches, and officials, sport administrators, parents and those in the sporting spotlight.

    For access to the eSafety Sports Hub click on the link below:

    eSafety Commissioner - Sports Hub

  • 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 Swimwear Policy

    Inclusive Swimwear Policy Overview

    Inclusive Swimwear Flowchart

  • 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

  • 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.

    Good Sports supports and inspires over 11,000 community sporting clubs to set up a better environment for players, volunteers, supporters and officials. It helps your club tackle tricky topics such as alcohol, drugs, smoking, mental health and safe transport.

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

  • Government Sporting Policy Links

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