Lodge A Complaint
How to Lodge a Complaint
Complaints about alleged conduct under the Child Safeguarding Policy or Discrimination based on Protected Characteristics including race, disability, sex, religion or age can be submitted to Sport Integrity Australia below.
Please Contact Sport Integrity Australia here:
Make an integrity complaint or report
Complaints about other Prohibited Conduct under the National Integrity Framework should be submitted to Surfing Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Member Protection– Abuse, Bullying, Harassment, Discrimination, Victimisation or Vilification
- Competition Manipulation & Sport Wagering – Altering the result, Betting on your own sport, Disclosure of Inside Information, Failure to Report
- Improper Use of Drugs & Medicine – Criminal Conviction, Unlawful Use of Prescription or Over-The-Counter Medicine, Unauthorised Injection or Possession, Supplying or Providing Non-Compliant Supplements to a Relevant Athlete
If your complaint relates to any of Surfing Australia’s other policies, including but not limited to:
- Code of Conduct
- Competition-related rules
- Selection disputes
- Personal grievances
- Australian National Anti-Doping Policy
- Surfing Australia Policy for the Inclusion of Transgender and Gender Diverse People
- Social Media Policy
If you are unsure please contact Surfing Australia at email@example.com
Lodging A Complaint
Below are some simple tips to remember when considering lodging a complaint with Sport Integrity Australia.
- Anyone can make a complaint.
- Only complaints about alleged conduct under the Child Safeguarding Policy or Discrimination based on Protected Characteristics including race, disability, sex, religion or age can be submitted to Sport Integrity Australia.
- Complaints can only be actioned if the person who allegedly committed the behaviour is bound by our sport (i.e. they must have agreed to be bound by the policy via membership or agreement).
- Complaints relating to Selections, Governance, Personal Grievances, Whistle-blower, or Code of Conduct are not covered under the National Integrity Framework. Complaints of this nature should be submitted to your State Sporting Organisation or to Surfing Australia Complaint manager
Below are some factsheets to assist with the complaint process:
- National Integrity Framework Complaints Process: Step-By-Step
- Complaints, Disputes & Discipline Policy Case Categorisation Guidelines
- Standards & Prohibited Conduct
If you are unsure about the framework or a potential policy breach, please contact Surfing Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org
“If you see something, say something”
To report a breach of an integrity policy, submit directly to Sport Integrity Australia via:
- Sport Integrity Australia website
- Phone: 13 000 27232
Or contact Surfing Australia at email@example.com