The Sport Governance Standards (SGS) are the measures by which sporting organisations at both the National and State level can evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of their governance systems and processes.
The SGS have been co-designed with the Australian sport sector to achieve continuous governance improvement in all sporting organisations, with an increased focus on accountability and transparency.
Using the SGS as an organisational governance evaluation tool, government agencies are able to identify, advise, support, resource, as well as educate our sport partners. In doing so, government agencies at both the national (ASC) and State and Territory level will use SGS evaluations to work with sporting organisations to continually improve their governance systems and process.
There are 35 SGS, each comprising 4 measures, which organisations assess their own performance against annually. Each standard aligns to a Sport Governance Principles, effectively bringing it to life.
A key output from the SGS self-assessment is the SGS Benchmarking Report. The report aims to benchmark the current governance maturity of sporting organisations in Australia and identify major development needs so the ASC can prioritise support, education and resources for the sector.