Governance

Corporate governance at Bowls Victoria involves the relationships between management, the board, and our stakeholders. It provides the structure through which the objectives of Bowls Victoria are set, and the means of attaining objectives and monitoring performance are determined.

The following information relates to Bowls Victoria’s corporate governance framework. For clubs seeking assistance on policy creation, please visit the Club Assist page or contact Bowls Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer.


ANNUAL REPORTS

2021-22
2020-21
2019-20
2018-19
2017-18
2016-17
2015-16


BOWLS VICTORIA DOCUMENTATION

Constitution
Regulations
Code of Conduct
Board Charter


BOWLS VICTORIA POLICIES

Disciplinary Guidelines
Equal Opportunity – Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment & Anti-Bullying
Investment Policy Statement (includes Role of the Investment Committee)
Member Protection
Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
Privacy
Risk Management
Social Media
Smoke Free
State Selection Policy
Sunsmart
Whistleblower


STRATEGIC PLAN

The Bowls Victoria Strategic Plan sets our direction for the future. It identifies our Vision, Mission, Values, Goals and Priorities for 2022-2025.


SPORTS INTREGRITY

Child Safety

Bowls Victoria is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of all children and young people and has zero tolerance for child abuse which includes anything that compromises the health and well-being of children.

Bowls Victoria endorse and operate under the National Integrity Framework: Bowls Australia Child Safeguarding Policy and the 11 Child Safe Standards as set by the Victorian Government, including Child Safe Standard 1 – Relevant entities establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.

Full details regarding Bowls Australia’s Child Safeguarding Policy can be found on the Bowls Australia’s Sports Integrity web page.

Sport Integrity & Managing Complaints

Bowls Victoria (via Bowls Australia) have adopted Sports Integrity Australia’s (SIA) National Integrity Framework which takes a proactive approach to mitigate integrity threats to sports and provide a safe, fair, and healthy environment for participants at all levels of the sport. In conjunction with the new policies we have also adopted a new independent complaint-handling process run by Sports Integrity Australia. This means that all members can raise any integrity concerns directly to Sports Integrity Australia.

The suite of policies and further information can be found on Bowls Australia’s Sports Integrity web page.


BOWLS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL POLICIES

Where appropriate, the policies and position statements of Bowls Australia will be adopted by Bowls Victoria. You can access Bowls Australia’s National Policies on their website.


AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION
SPORT GOVERNANCE PRINCIPLES

The Australian Sports Commission’s Sport Governance Principles Framework has been developed to assist sporting organisation across Australia in delivering a more positive sporting experience for all participants.