Date: April 24, 2018

Equal opportunity in golf



On March 13, Golf Victoria and Golf Australia officially launched the Equal opportunity in golf at Huntingdale Golf Club.

The guide, which was developed with the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission, reminds clubs they have a positive duty not to discriminate against women and minority groups.

Equal opportunity in golf is a key part of the sport’s efforts to address the under-representation of women in golf. Women make up 21% of all golf club members nationally and 23% in Victoria, which is significantly out of step with other sports and with contemporary Australian society.

The guide, which also comes in a handy ‘quick guide’ version, can help clubs understand their obligations under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. It details their 'positive duty' to provide an environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation, and to take ‘reasonable measures’ to eliminate these practices in their clubs and in membership policies.

A full video replay of the presentation can be found at the top of this webpage. The documents can be found below.

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More information:

For more information and all enquiries please contact Golf Victoria and/or the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission using the details below.

  • Golf Victoria
  •   Level 1, 47A Wangara Road Cheltenham, VIC 3192
  •   Telephone (03) 8545 6200
  •   Fax (03) 9543 9307
  •   Email