Useful Links

Australian Sports Commission http://www.ausport.gov.au - The Australian Sports Commission is a statutory authority within the Australian Government’s Department of Health portfolio. It was established in 1985 and operates under the Australian Sports Commission Act 1989.

Also see the Play by the Rules site http://www.playbytherules.net.au/. Play by the Rules is a collaboration between the Australian Sports Commission, the Human Rights Commission and all state sport and recreation agencies. The program offers tips, scenarios and policies that make sport inclusive, safe and fair.

Australian Sports Foundation http://www.asf.org.au - The Australian Sports Foundation was established by the Australian Government in 1986, after the Australian Sports Commission Act 1985 called for the creation of a company to support the development of sport in Australia.

Blue Card Services http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au - The purpose of the blue card system is to contribute to the creation of safe and supportive environments for children and young people when receiving services and participating in activities which are essential to their development and well-being, such as child care, education, sport, and cultural activities.

Club Help http://www.clubhelp.org.au - Regional Sports Network Victoria, Club Help has been developed as a "one stop shop" for local sporting clubs. It has been a long term project supported by the Department of Planning and Community Development. This project has been driven by Leisure Networks, the Sports Assembly for the Barwon region with the support of staff across the Regional Sports Network Victoria network.

Committee http://www.committee.com.au - This website is all about offering some help and support to the fantastic volunteers working hard for the benefit of their community.  There's no subscription or fee, everything is available for you to download.

Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au - The Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing is committed to a vision of flourishing parks and forests, physically active Queenslanders and public confidence in the racing industry. Check out their grants and programs.

FNQ Volunteers http://www.fnqvolunteers.org - FNQ Volunteers Inc is a Cairns based not-for-profit community organisation that recruits and refers volunteers into positions within other not-for-profit community organisations throughout Far North Queensland.

Go Volunteer http://www.govolunteer.com.au - A national volunteer recruitment website that provides free advertising for not-for-profit community organisations looking for volunteers.  An initiative of Volunteering Australia.

Good Sports http://www.goodsports.com.au - Good Sports is a three-step program for sporting clubs and provides resources and training to help clubs tackle alcohol-related issues as well as mental health, smoking and obesity.

Office of Fair Trading https://www.qld.gov.au/law/fair-trading/ - A Queensland Government website that focuses on  your rights, crime and the law and fair trading.

Our Community http://www.ourcommunity.com.au - Our Community is Australia's Centre for Excellence for the nation's 600,000 not-for-profits and schools, providing advice, tools, resources and training.

Sharing the Road Together: Drivers and Cyclists http://www.rospa.com/road-safety/advice/ - one of our readers has suggested this website, along with the Definitive Guide to Safer cycling below.  remember that as this is a United Kingdom website, some of our road rules may differ, so if in doubt, please check with your local police station.

Skills Alliance http://www.skillsalliance.com.au/club-central/ - The Queensland Fitness, Sport and Recreation (QFSR) Skills Alliance is the peak body for workforce development of the sports industry in Queensland.  Skills Alliance works closely with peak bodies, industry organisations and associations, employers and individuals.

Sport, Fitness and Recreation Volunteering Portal http://www.sportandrecvolunteering.com.au - Here you can volunteer, find volunteers and opportunities to volunteer, highlight your events, profile volunteers, find training opportunities, access resources and more!

Sports Community http://www.sportscommunity.com.au - Sports Community’s vision is to help build stronger communities by assisting ‘grass roots’ sports clubs to succeed through the empowerment of club volunteers.

The Definitive Guide to Safer Cycling http://www.thebikestoragecompany.co.uk/bike-safety-guide/ - This may be a United Kingdom website, but they do have some tips for safer cycling, adjusting your riding for the conditions and safety clothing and equipment.

Western Australia Department of Sport http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/clubs - The Department develops and implements government policy and initiatives in sport and recreation, while contributing to the healthy lifestyle of Western Australians by increasing physical activity through sport and recreation and providing assistance and advice to local communities; the sports industry (organisations and clubs); businesses and other government departments.

Volunteering Australia http://www.volunteeringaustralia.org - Volunteering Australia is the National peak body for volunteering working to advance volunteering in the Australian community.

Volunteering Queensland http://www.volunteeringqld.org.au/ - Volunteering Australia aims to advance the interests and capacity of community, through effective and innovative volunteering, social participation and civic engagement.