Know More – Racism

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Discrimination throughout Australia takes a number of forms. All are unacceptable within basketball and the community as a whole.

This section will showcase a number of resources that help highlight ways to stop racist actions, encourage inclusivity within the community and enable people of all backgrounds and nationalities to be respected, welcomed and understood.

Basketball Victoria has compiled a number of resources, links, videos and posters for you to view and distribute throughout your association and club or throughout your friend group and family members.

Additional resources for the Know More – Indigenous Racism campaign – including print posters, social media graphics and further videos –  are being created and will be released soon to help you, your association and your club to say no more.


Basketball Victoria introduced its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander logo in 2018, with the artwork created by Victorian-based Aboriginal artist Gary Saunders.

The logo represents the strong affinity that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community have with basketball. The basketball at the centre of the design shows that it’s at the heart of the program and the reason for bringing community together.

The rings surrounding the basketball represent a meeting place and the dots represent the community members that support their friends and family. The half circles surrounding the logo depict the Elders of the community overseeing and enjoying the gathering.



Basketball Victoria Welcoming Indigenous Australians into your Associations – 2018

BV Welcoming Document

Basketball Victoria is committed to reconciliation and the ongoing inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into basketball through associations and environments that are welcoming and culturally sensitive.

This resource has been developed to assist associations to create inclusive and welcoming environments through internal growth and education, understanding as well as building relationships with the local community and partnering with key organisations to build sustainability and retention.

Basketball Victoria – Member Protection By-Laws

Basketball Victoria is committed to the health, safety and well-being of all its members and participants and is dedicated to providing a safe environment for participating in the sport of basketball throughout Victoria. Basketball Victoria is committed to a policy of a sport, which is free of harassment, discrimination and vilification. Part IV of this document pertains to harassment, discrimination and vilification as well as mechanisms to report such actions. Part V relates to the complaint process and how to report any incidents of harassment, discrimination or vilification.


National Anti-Racism Strategy – 2012

Australian Human Rights Commission

This Strategy is built on the work and contributions of many Australians. Our objective is to continue to build a strong, resilient and vibrant community in Australia, where we extend our taste for diversity beyond an appreciation of cuisines and celebrations to inclusiveness in the workplace, education, sporting activities, community events and many other aspects of our lives.


What’s the Score Report – 2006

Australian Human Rights Commission

This report attempts to shed some light on this by highlighting existing strategies and programs that have been adopted by 17 national sporting organisations, federal and state governments, various non-government sporting agencies and human rights institutions to combat racism within sport.

Racism it stops with me

Basketball Victoria is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGOs to support the “Racism. It Stops With Me” campaign.

Our organisation has committed to preventing racism by pledging to undertake activities in support of the campaign.

Research from 2011 shows that one in seven Australians say they experienced discrimination because of their colour or background. This figure that has been increasing steadily in recent years.

Research has also shown that 70 per cent of people agree that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people are prejudiced against each other.

The national “Racism. It Stops With Me” campaign, which is being led by the Australian Human Rights Commission, has been developed by a partnership of government and non-government agencies.

For more information about the campaign go to: or follow the campaign on Twitter – @ItStopsWithMe.

Racial Discrimination – Know Your Rights

Australian Human Rights Commission

It is a crime in Australia to vilify and discriminate against someone on the basis of their race. This is enshrined in law with the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act. Make sure you know your rights and know what you can do to ensure this behaviour is reported.

Play by the Rules



Video: “I’ll Stand With You”, VicSport:


Active Victoria: A Strategic Framework for Sport and Recreation in Victoria 2017-2021:


Play by the Rules – Training Courses – Harassment and Discrimination

Play by the Rules – Training Courses – Member Protection Information Officer

Play by the Rules online training section for everyone involved in sport and recreation organisations, including: coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents and spectators. They offer free courses on some of the most important topics in sport, including: child protection, harassment and discrimination and complaint handling. We also offer free online training for Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs).