The Play by the Rules magazine is a free online magazine for people interested in safe, fair and inclusive sport issues. The magazine comes in three different formats - a Flip Book with embedded media, a PDF version with links and a plain text version. The Flip Book version of each magazine is only available for 12 months following publication.

Latest Issue
  • Issue 38: October 2021

    Feature articles include:

    • Steps towards reconciliation in community sport clubs
    • How to support athletes who transition out of sport
    • Parents - can't live with them, can't live without them
    • Sport-related Concussion
  • Issue 37: June 2021

    Feature articles include:

    • Sport's ugly blind spot - abuse of officials
    • Conflict of interest by committee members
    • Tips and tricks for office holders of incorporated bodies
  • Issue 36: March 2021

    Feature articles include:

    • Are sports programs closing the gap in Indigenous communities? The evidence is limited. 
    • Why is it important for ALL officials to have an inclusive mindset?
  • Issue 35: December 2020

    Feature articles include:

    • Winners of the 2020 Play by the Rules Awards
    • Lessons learned in 2020
    • Serving notices in the digital age
  • Issue 34: September 2020

    Feature articles include:

    • Community sport fights back!
    • Looking after our mental health
    • Legal liability and your COVID-19 Safety Coordinator
  • Issue 33: June 2020

    Feature articles include:

    • How do we keep the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people on the agenda?
    • We are all in the rehabilitation group
    • Guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in sport - the section 42 exception
  • Issue 32: March 2020

    Feature articles include:

    • Child sexual abuse in sport: Insights from a survivor/ally research team
    • How safe are the outdoor adventure activities you participate in?
    • Paralympians set to educate Australian schools
  • Issue 31: December 2019

    Feature articles include:

    • Recreational athletes and the WADA Code in 2020
    • Remember the 'good news' stories
    • Play by the Rules year in review
  • Issue 30: September 2019

    Special feature articles include a research synopsis on:

    • Safe sport
    • Fair sport
    • Inclusive sport
    • When sport mirrors society
  • Issue 29: June 2019

    Feature articles include:

    • Implementing your policies and codes: A practical checklist
    • Workforce diversity breaks down cultural barriers
    • Regulating sport-related concussion: Taking steps toward a public-private partnership
    • Winning isn't everything