The City of Melbourne is working on a project called Fair Access. It aims to improve opportunities for women, girls, and other groups to participate in community sports and recreation activities.

All councils in Victoria will need to create a Fair Access policy and action plan as part of the Victorian Government's Fair Access Policy Roadmap.

The City of Melbourne held public consultations in September and October of 2023. These consultations helped us understand why it’s difficult for women, girls and other groups to participate. Based on the feedback, we have developed two documents:

Community consultation

Find out what we heard during phase one of consultation.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community Engagement – Phase 1

    31 August to 13 October 2023

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Analysis and policy development

    November 2023 to February 2024

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Draft policy and action plan released

    Late February 2024

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Community Engagement – Phase 2

    March 2024

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Policy and action plan endorsement

    June 2024

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