Membership Costs & Benefits

What is it?

Membership to Pride in Sport provides organisations active in LGBTIQ inclusion, or those starting to introduce LGBTIQ Inclusion into their diversity strategy with extensive support, resources, networking opportunities, training, consulting and advice via a dedicated account manager and frequent interaction with other LGBTIQ diversity practitioners within your local area. We are a national program with the opportunity to train your staff/volunteers/members in-house and provide face-to-face consulting expertise nation wide.


Why should my organisation join?

Being positive towards LGBTIQ employees, athletes, volunteers and spectators is the ultimate litmus test for an inclusive culture and takes an Australian diversity strategy to the next level by ensuring that sporting organisations are inclusive of all people, regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status.

For sporting leaders being asked to consider the issue of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status in the workplace, the response is often “Why?” or “What has this got to do with business or sport?”

The benefits of LGBTIQ inclusion in sporting organisations have been highlighted in a number of national and international studies, including the most recent AWEI findings. Diverse teams are better able to solve complex problems and exhibit a higher level of creativity and a broader thought process.

How will it help?

By allowing your employees, athletes and volunteers to bring their full selves to the sport they love, you see a;

  • positive impact on productivity, on-field performance and tenure;
  • enhance organisational reputation; and
  • maintain a competitive advantage.

Understanding differences between those in your sport and bridging those differences is an essential means of creating an environment where everyone feels safe and valued. It’s also the law.

On June 28 2013, the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Act 2013 received Royal Assent, and from August 1, 2013 these changes mean that employers and sporting organisations are prohibited from discriminating against someone because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status. People will be able to make complaints to the Australian Human Rights Commission if they believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of these new grounds.

Pride in Sport provides Australian sporting organisations with the experience, expertise, support and advice to assist your organisation in all aspects of LGBTIQ inclusion.

Please see the Business Pitch for why LGBTIQ workplace inclusion is important and how Pride in Diversity can support you and your organisation.


Membership Rates & Benefits

Pride in Sport offer four tiers of membership;

  • Technology only
  • Small Employer (less than 100 employees),
  • Standard (more than 100 employees)
  • Principal Partner membership.

To view all the various tiers and their associated benefits please download a copy of the 2019 Membership Rates & Benefits. For a copy of the associated terms and conditions, please click here.


Fee for Service & Add on Rates

Pride in Sport also offer training and consulting on a fee for service basis. Non-members can purchase blocks of training and/or consulting hours ranging from 2 up to 8 hours. Pride in Sport members are able to purchase add on hours, offered at an approximately 32% discount on the non-member rates.

To receive a quote for Fee for Service and/or add-on rates, please Contact Us.