Integrity, a Call to Action


Sport is an Australian way of life. It brings people together, regardless of any differences in language, ability, culture and beliefs, and provides physical, social and economic benefits.
It is critical that we keep Underwater Sports, both as a sport and recreation, safe and fair, for everyone who participates.

Threats to sports integrity include things like illicit drug use, doping, competition-manipulation and behaviours that impact people’s positive experience of sport, such as discrimination or abuse.
Integrity in sport means that athletes, supporters and fans can participate and celebrate sport, confident in the knowledge that they are part of a safe, fair and inclusive environment.
The Australian Underwater Federation takes integrity seriously and is committed to safeguarding our sport.

All our members and participants have an obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of Underwater Sports, as well as the health and wellbeing of others within the sport.

We work closely with Sport Integrity Australia, the national agency established to protect sport against integrity threats. For more information visit the Sport Integrity Australia website.

To provide sports at all levels with guidance in the integrity space, Sport Integrity Australia has developed, and The Australian Underwater Federation has adopted, the National Integrity Framework.

Each policy covers Definitions, Jurisdiction, Prohibited Conduct and Obligations. The items Prohibited Conduct and Obligations are important as they detail the behaviours and expectations placed on participants and organisations.

Education, Resources and Awareness

When it comes to sport integrity, it is critical that our athletes and support personnel are aware of their rights and responsibilities. There are a range of tools and resources available to help keep participants informed.

Sport Integrity Australia provides a range of resources and eLearning courses relating to sport integrity, including doping, match-fixing, illicit drugs and ethical decision-making courses. Specific anti-doping courses are also available for coaches, support persons, medical practitioners and parents.