Diversity and inclusion
Our community is a diverse mix of people - race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation and religion.
Being inclusive means deliberately providing opportunities for all Tasmanians to participate in sport, recreation and community life. Sport and recreation organisations should be aware of the diversity of their community and provide opportunities for everyone to participate.
For more information on inclusion and diversity in sport and recreation, visit Play by the Rules.
Communities, Sport and Recreation works with the Aboriginal community, organisations and sporting organisations to provide opportunities for Tasmanian Aboriginal people to access and benefit from participation in sport, recreation and physical activity.
For information, contact 1800 252 476.
Policies and Guidelines
The Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Sport Australia and the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports developed the Guidelines for the Inclusion of Transgender and Gender Diverse People in Sport.
These guidelines highlight legislative requirements and provide sporting organisations with practical advice on how to create and promote an inclusive environment for transgender and gender diverse people in sport.
Some National Sporting Organisations have developed LGBTIQ+ inclusion policies and guidelines. For example:
- Cricket Australia - Guidelines for the Inclusion of Transgender & Gender Diverse People in Community Cricket.
- Netball Australia – Inclusion of Transgender and Gender Diverse Athletes in Elite Netball Competitions Policy.
Pride in Sport
Pride in Sport is Australia’s first and only sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist sporting organisations at all levels with the inclusion of employees, players, volunteers and spectators with diverse genders and sexualities.
For more information, visit Pride in Sport.
Communities, Sport and Recreation, supports the sport and recreation sector to provide opportunities for older Tasmanians to enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle. Being physically active improves and maintains health, independence, cognitive function and quality of life as we age.
Get Active Booklets
Being active is important at every stage of life and age is certainly no barrier to getting active.
Active communities enjoy a number of benefits including improved quality of life, reduced risk of health problems and more community involvement.
The Get Active booklets provides information on activities for older adults to be active and social in their local area. These activities range from gardening, playing golf or tennis, joining in aqua aerobics or playing scrabble. The booklets have ideas to suit a wide range of interests and abilities.
The 2022 editions of Get Active are available now from libraries, councils and Service Tasmania outlets.
There is a booklet for the North and North West.
COTA Tasmania (Council on the Ageing) has been the voice of older Tasmanians for over 50 years. COTA Tasmania runs a variety of programs and information sessions across the state. Find out more about COTA.
Communities, Sport and Recreation supports the sport and recreation sector to provide opportunities for people with disability to participate.
Disability Sporting Organisations
New Horizons provides inclusive sport and recreation opportunities across Tasmania. Membership is open to people with any disability (intellectual, physical, spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders and more) from ages 5 and up and their families.
Physical disABILITY Sports Tasmania provides people with spinal cord injury and physical disability the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation activities at a social, local, national or international level.
Special Olympics Tasmania provides weekly sports training and regular competition for people with intellectual disability. Through sport, people with intellectual disability learn skills and build confidence to achieve their personal best in sport and life.
Access and guidelines
- Access for people with a disability and the premises standards: facts for sporting clubs and associations. (PDF, 209.73KB )
- Consumer, Building and Occupational Services - Guidance on the regulatory requirements for disability access for premises
Information and links
Communities, Sport and Recreation works to support, improve and promote opportunities for women and girls to participate in sport and recreation in Tasmania at all levels.
Ticket to Play
Ticket to Play provides two vouchers up to $100 each towards club membership for children aged 5-18 years and listed on a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card or in Out of Home Care. Vouchers can be used either both at one activity provider, or at two different activity providers. Learn more about Ticket to Play
- Wellbeing Consultation Report – We Call it Happy, Commissioner for Children and Young People Tasmania
- 2018-2021 Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy, Department of Education
- Sporting Organisations and Physical Activity Providers Guide to Working with Schools, Department of Education Tasmania
- Regional Sports Coordinators, Department of Education Tasmania