Report An Integrity Concern


What is Sport Integrity?

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.

For those reasons, it’s critical that we keep diving 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.

Diving Australia takes integrity seriously.

All our members and participants have an obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of sport, as well as the health and wellbeing of people who participate.

We work closely with Sport Integrity Australia, the national agency established to protect sport against integrity threats and prohibited conduct.

For more information visit the check out:

  • Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) Website
  • Safe Sport Hotline: 1800 161 361
  • Enquiries: 1300 027 232
    • The SIA General Helpline is available to assist people with queries about education, substance information, therapeutic use exemptions and whereabouts.
    • People can also call the General Helpline to enquire about the complaint process or discuss their ongoing integrity complaint.


Reporting Integrity Issues

Everyone from athletes, parents, support personnel, administrators and supporters play a role in protecting the integrity of our sport.

If you see something, say something!

On 15 June 2022, Diving Australia adopted the National Integrity Framework and opted into the Independent complaints handling process for integrity-related issues run by Sport Integrity Australia that relate to doping, discrimination and safeguarding children and young people.

Concerns or complaints about alleged integrity breaches of the National Integrity Framework can be reported directly to Sport Integrity Australia through the following methods:

  • Filling in a formal complaint or reporting a concern through the online form on the Sport Integrity Australia website
  • Phoning 13 000 27232
  • Completing the 'report an issue' form in the Sport Integrity App. This can be anonymous if you choose.

View the NIF Complaints Video or Fact Sheet for advice on the Complaints Process and handling integrity matters.

Our Integrity Rules

We take sport integrity seriously and have the following policies in place. The National Integrity Framework is essentially a set of rules that all members of our sport need to follow when it comes to their behaviour and conduct in sport. There are four core policies that make up the National Integrity Framework. These are:

Member Protection Policy
Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy
Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy
Competition Manipulation and Sport Gambling Policy

These core policies are underpinned by the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy, which explains how people who have breached a National Integrity Framework Policy are held accountable for doing the wrong thing.

Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy

All policies and guidelines can be found here

Policy Information

Improper Use of Drugs and Medicines

The improper use of drugs and medicines in sport, including the use of supplements and the provision by unqualified and unauthorised people are a risk to the health of athlete and the integrity of sport.

To counter these risks, we have put in place an Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy which ensures:

  • Medical practitioners working in our sport are accredited and qualified to fulfil their duties
  • Medicines are used in appropriate ways
  • Safe use of supplements which comply with the World Anti-Doping Code
  • Illegal drug use is prohibited in our sport

For more information, check out the Improper Use of Drugs and Medicines Fact Sheet.

Click here for information to help 13-17 year old’s understand the Improper Use of Drugs and Medicines Policy.

Click here to view our Improper Use of Drugs & Medicines Policy.

Competition Manipulation and Sport Gambling

Manipulating sports competitions, commonly known as ‘match-fixing’ is when someone alters a sporting competition to remove the unpredictable nature of the competition to obtain an undue advantage, or benefit.

People are motivated to manipulate competitions for a variety of reasons such as to get a better draw in a round-robin tournament (often referred to as tanking) or to avoid relegation to a lower competition. Another reason people manipulate competitions is to profit through betting markets by underperforming intentionally.

In Australia, the manipulation of sporting competitions can also result in a criminal conviction and up to ten years in jail. Participants of a sport involved in manipulating competitions will also likely face a long ban from sport. More information can be found on the Sport Integrity Australia website.

For more information, check out the Competition Manipulation & Sports Gambling Fact Sheet.

Click here for information to help 13-17 year old’s understand Competition Manipulation and Sport Gambling Policy.

Click here to view our Competition Manipulation & Sport Gambling Policy and coordinating responses to combat illegal activities.

Member Protection

The Member Protection Policy highlights the important legal and governance responsibilities in relation to member protection.

Click here for information to help 7-12 year old’s understand their rights in sport.

Click here for information to help 13-17 year old’s understand their rights in sport.

Click here for information to help 13-17 year old’s understand the Member Protection Policy.


For all enquiries relating to integrity matters, please contact the Diving Australia National Integrity and Complaints Manager.