The National Sport and Active Recreation Policy Framework agreed by all Australian governments on 10 June 2011 defines sport as:
"A human activity involving physical exertion and skill as the primary focus of the activity, with elements of competition where rules and patterns of behaviour governing the activity exist formally through organisations and is generally recognised as a sport.
(Commonwealth of Australia National Sport and Active Recreation Policy Framework 2011)
A national governing body is the pre-eminent body in Australia recognised by the international federation for the sport. The national governing body is responsible for the development of the sport and is accountable at the national level for providing its members with technically and ethically sound sport programs, policies and services.
National sporting organisations are national governing bodies that have been recognised by the Australian Sports Commission.
Recognised State Sporting Associations are eligible for funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria's funding programs. Please note that recognition as a State Sporting Associations does not imply an organisation will be funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Recognised State Sporting Associations are also invited to participate in regular networking and professional development opportunities and stakeholder consultations facilitated by Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Manager, Sport Industry Development Sport and Recreation Victoria Department of Health and Human Services GPO BOX 4057 MELBOURNE VIC 3001
SRV will contact you to arrange a meeting to discuss your application. Additional information and/or documentation may be requested from you prior to this meeting being scheduled.
You will be advised in writing of the outcome of your application.
The Minister for Sport is the final authority on recognition.
If you require further information or have queries about the State Sporting Association recognition criteria and the process for recognition, please contact Sport Industry Development on telephone (03) 9096 9808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org