About the Pride in Sport Index

  Pride in Sport Index

The Pride in Sport Index is an initiative of the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Sports Commission and a legacy of the Bingham Cup, Sydney.  Following the release of the Out on the Fields study in May 2015, the largest international study examining homophobia in sport, these organisations commissioned Pride in Diversity to develop a Pride in Sport Index.

The Pride in Sport Index™ (PSI) is the first and only benchmarking instrument specifically designed to assess the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) people within Australian sport and sporting organisations. Participating in the index will allow Australian sporting organisations to not only assess their own practice, but determine that which constitutes good practice, along with the ability to benchmark their own initiatives against an external measure and other sporting organisations.

An advisory group has been established to assist Pride in Diversity in the development of the Pride in Sport Index.  The advisory group includes; the National Rugby League (NRL), the Australian Football League (AFL), the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), Football Federation Australia (FFA), Cricket Australia, Swimming Australia, Water Polo Australia, Basketball Australia and Golf Australia.

Pride in Sport Index Submissions

Please click here to download your copy of the 2019 Submission Document (for 2018 calendar year)

We encourage all sporting organisations, clubs and university sports to participate in the 2018 PSI.

There is no cost. You do not need to be a Pride in Sport member. Results are confidential.

Participation will provide you with:

  • Transcript of results
  • Recognition of participation
  • The ability to benchmark your LGBTI work
  • Year on year results by which to gauge improvements made as well as identify opportunities for future improvement
  • Opportunity to participate in an employee survey with comprehensive high level results fed back to your organisation
  • Traffic light report clearly identifying where you scored full points, partial, none at all
  • Baseline PowerPoint presentation making it quick and easy to feed back your results to your executive
  • Certificate of participation
  • Hard copy benchmarking publication

You may also choose to participate anonymously.

Submissions are reporting against 2018 data, evidence and initiatives.


We can accept individual award submissions between Monday 25th February – 5pm Friday 8th March 2019 (or midnight Saturday 9th March 2019 if sending large file transfer URL’s).

  • No later than 5pm, Friday 8th March 2019 for hand-delivered, couriered or mailed submissions (hard copies, USB’s etc).
    • Send to: 
      Pride in Sport, ACON,
      414 Elizabeth Street,
      Surry Hills  NSW  2010.
  • If you are sending this form electronically with a small number of attachments, emails will be accepted.  If you are sending the full Pride in Sport submission or several attachments, this must be sent by file transfer program URL’s (Including but not limited to Dropbox, Google Docs, ParcelPost, Microsoft OneDrive or any other internally approved large file transfer system).  Deadline for electronic submissions is: midnight Saturday 9th March 2019.


You can now request your unique URL for survey participation by clicking here. Your URL along with some sample communications that you can utilise / edit to promote the survey will be sent to you within a couple of days if you are requesting this information.

To allow plenty of time for you to promote the survey and promote participation, the close date for the survey has been extended to midnight 31st March, 2019. Please note, this extension applies to the SURVEY ONLY. PSI submission close dates remain unchanged.

The survey will go LIVE as soon as it is sent to you. An email will be sent via the PSI mailing list to notify you once the survey is live along with a hard copy of the final for any internal approvals and approximate completion times.

Participation in the survey allows you to balance the results of your PSI with the views and lived experiences of your employees, members, participants and/or volunteers. While survey data is linked to your organisation enabling us to provide you with a comprehensive high level analysis of responses, individual respondent data is not collected.

For the first time, Pride in Sport member organisations are able to participate in the survey, regardless of whether or not they are participating in the index.

‘CLICK HERE‘ to view information about the Australian Pride in Sport Awards.

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