Women and Diversity


For every ACT Sporting Precinct, we need to ensure there are more defibrillators for participants and spectators.

In addition to key sporting precincts receiving this life-saving technology, we will look at establishing a program to broaden the provision of these machines to community groups and venues.


The important health benefits of active movement include social engagement and mental stimulation.

Working with senior citizens groups, leisure centres and recreation clubs, we will provide grants to trial new and innovative ways to increase the involvement of seniors. We see merit in building on the success of groups like Table Tennis ACT and Capital Football who offer senior’s options. We plan to target other interest areas like walking groups, fitness classes and strength training, to offer programs for seniors. We believe there should be an activity to help you stay active, regardless of your age, ability or location.


There have been great advances made to support female participation, but more can be done.

Building on programs like Mums Exercise Group Australia and the Canberra Roller Derby League, we want to support young girls and women to stay engaged in exercise and sport in a way that works for them. We will encourage more innovation in areas, such as online platforms, to help overcome constraints to do with time and transport.

We will ensure that local sporting venues have suitable facilities, and will take into consideration issues of access, affordability, safety, lighting and flexibility. We will work with the sporting community to find the creative solutions to increase female participation.


We will support programs that increase involvement for people that are under-represented in sport and recreation.

By partnering with community organisations, we want to ensure that everyone is able to participate and enjoy sport. This can be achieved by providing opportunities for people to try new things and get involved.

We can increase participation by providing the appropriate pathways for all members of our community, so that no groups are excluded, and everyone feels involved.


An audit is required to determine if sport and recreation facilities are readily accessible for people with a disability.

We believe that everyone can benefit from participation, and that venues should be both accessible and enjoyable for all members of the community. By auditing our infrastructure and looking for ways to improve access for all abilities, we can also contribute to making the ACT the ‘Amateur Sporting Capital’ of Australia.