What is the Pride in Sport Index?

The PSI (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™ is the first and only benchmarking instrument specifically designed to assess the inclusion of people with diverse sexualities and genders within Australian sporting organisations and codes more broadly. 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.

Who can participate?

  • Sport & Recreation Organisations
  • National Sporting Organisations
  • State Sporting Organisations
  • Regional Sporting Organisations
  • Sporting Associations
  • Elite Clubs
  • Community Clubs
  • Activity Centres
  • University Sports
  • Aquatic Centres
  • School Sports
  • Academies
  • Sporting Institutes
  • Government Sport Departments
  • Sports Federations

Key points to remember:

 There is no cost

 No need to be a Pride in Sport member

 Results are confidential

 You can participate anonymously

 Year-on-year benchmarking

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 internal survey, with comprehensive high level results fed back to your organisation from your cohort
  • Baseline PowerPoint presentation making it quick and easy to feed back your results to your executive
  • Certificate of participation
  • Soft copy benchmarking publication

Submission Documents

In 2021 there are two different PSI Submission Documents to choose from, both with a unique set of questions.

The ‘STANDARD PSI Submission Document’ is open to sporting organisations of any kind (see ‘who can participate?’, above).

The ‘COMMUNITY SPORTS CLUB Submission Document’ however, is a smaller version of the PSI designed specifically for grass roots community sporting clubs/associations, run predominantly by volunteers.


Community Sports Club
Submission DocumentPSI COMMUNITY CLUB Submission Document


The deadline for both hard copy and soft copy PSI submissions is no later than 9:00am Monday 8 February 2021.

No extensions

There is no possibility for extensions. This is to ensure the equitable and fair opportunity for all organisations to have the same deadline. Any submission received after the above deadline will not be considered.


Hard Copies
POST TO: PSI Submissions, Pride in Sport, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010.

Soft Copies
EMAIL TO: psi@prideinsport.com.au

Soft copies include, but are not limited to; dropbox, google docs, parcelpost, Microsoft OneDrive or any other internally approved large file transfer system
(If needing to provide access to share drive documents, please add bnewell@acon.org.au and wreilly@acon.org.au)

Need Help?

To help you with your submission, Pride in Sport has put together a dedicated support page on our website. On this site you will have access to key terms and definitions, how to record and submit evidence as attachments, additional work ideas, and more…

For additional support, please visit www.prideinsport.com.au/psi-support

If you require support or have any queries when submitting your document, please send an email to – psi@prideinsport.com.au

PSI National Survey

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. The deadline for PSI survey responses is no later than 9:00am Monday 8 February 2021.

Request Survey Link