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In Australia, each state and territory has child safety laws that set out responsibilities for both organisations and individuals who work or have contact with children. There is no national child safety system or legislation, so you’ll need to understand what’s required in each state or territory.

It's important to note that if you're travelling interstate for sport and recreation, you will need to understand and meet the requirements for each state or territory. For example, on many interstate trips people will need to comply with more than one state law – so if someone travels from Perth with children to Melbourne they will need to comply with Western Australian law and Victoria law.

Click on the 'Read More' buttons below to see the relevant child safety laws for your state/territory. 

**2021 UPDATE NOTICE** - please note that the information below was produced as guidance for sporting organisations a number of years ago and as such is currently under review to ensure it is up to date and reflects recent regulatory and legal changes to the community sport landscape. 

As soon as updated versions are available - they will be provided, together with links to up to date source material for your reference.  In the meantime however, please note that this information remains guidance only. You should check with the relevant State/Territory organisations local to you to ensure you are accessing up to date information. 

It remains the responsibility of each individual club/sporting organisation to ensure that their club policies and procedures are contemporary, up to date and meet your compliance and legal requirements.  PBTR takes no responsibility for any content that is out of date or inaccurate due to the passage of time.