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Sport safety and injury

The Clearinghouse for Sport can help connect people in sport to a world of ideas, experience and knowledge.

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Safety and injury prevention is a top priority for all sporting organisations. Along with safety guidelines for your sport and good coaching practices, club volunteers can benefit from training in this area.

For safety practises, contact your state or national body first. In most cases, they’ll have policies and guidelines in place for your sport.

More information

Sports Medicine Australia has a range of resources and training courses to help increase your knowledge of sports safety, including:

The Office of Sport has practical workshops in sports taping, first aid, injury prevention and more.

For information and guidelines on pregnancy and sport, head to Sports Medicine Australia and Play by the Rules.

Get involved in Smart Play’s national sport safety and injury prevention program, which aims to reduce the incidence and severity of sport injuries.

Find out everything you need to know about concussion at Sports Medicine Australia.