Apply to become recognised as a state active recreation organisation
State active recreation organisations deliver recreation outcomes for a specific active recreation activity for the sport and recreation sector in Western Australia.
This is achieved by focusing on developing and delivering the activity as a recreational pursuit and providing leadership, advocacy and safety initiatives to its network of members and/or affiliates.
Benefits of being recognised:
To become a recognised state active recreation organisation by DLGSC, organisations are required to demonstrate and submit evidence against the following criteria:
The organisation is the pre-eminent representative organisation that is responsible for the development of the active recreation activity in Western Australia.
The organisation consists of a membership and/or affiliation system which may include a network of associations and/or clubs.
The organisation can satisfy DGLSC that it is the pre-eminent representative organisation responsible for the development of, and participation in, active recreation activity in Western Australia.
The organisation needs to demonstrate its relevance to the Western Australian active recreation industry for endorsement by the DLGSC and approval by the Minister for Sport and Recreation.
The related activity meets the National Sport and Active Recreation Policy Framework’s definition (agreed by all Australian governments on 10 June 2011) of 'active recreation'.
Active recreation is defined as ‘activities engaged in for the purpose of relaxation, health and wellbeing or enjoyment with the primary activity requiring physical exertion, and the primary focus on human activity’ (Commonwealth of Australia
National Sport and Active Recreation Policy Framework 2011).
The organisation can provide a minimum of 12 months evidence of delivering participation and development programs, competitions and leadership, advocacy and safety initiatives for its members and/or affiliates in the active recreation activity in Western
The organisation is a not-for-profit organisation and is an incorporated association, or company limited by guarantee, or an Australian Public Company.
The organisation has a constitution that complies with the Associations Incorporations Act 2015 (WA) or the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
The organisation has produced annual reports and/or financial statements for a minimum of 2 years and is financially solvent.
The organisation has operable and current policies, and comply with all legislative requirements, including, but not limited to:
Our recognition process includes:
To receive an application form to register as a state active recreation organisation, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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