Badminton Australia

Resources for Clubs

Thank you for being an affiliated club with Badminton Australia. Below is a series of resources that we have compiled to help support your club.

Sporting Schools is a national program designed to help schools increase children’s participation in sport and help connect them with community sport opportunities. Schools apply directly to the Australian government for funding, which they can then use towards designated programs for approved sports. You can find further information on the program here. If you would like to be involved in Sporting Schools, please contact your local state/territory association about becoming a preferred Coaching Provider

Shuttle Smash is Badminton Australia’s entry-level program into the sport of badminton, specifically designed for new players aged 5-12 who are interested in getting involved in the sport. You can learn more about Shuttle Smash here (link to Shuttle Smash webpage once complete) and apply to become a Shuttle Smash Program Provider here.

The Australia Sports Commission, formerly Sport Australia, has a wealth of resources for all aspects of sport, including funding opportunities, policy templates, and athlete development. You can access a list of these resources through the Australian Sports Commission website here by clicking on the Sports Organisations option in the main menu (top right) or footer navigation menu.

Sport Australia has also developed Game Plan as a replacement to the previous Sport Australia Club Health Check, to provide sporting clubs of all sizes with insights into their current capability and the tools and resources for ongoing development. Game Plan replaces

Game Plan has been developed to provide clubs with a central repository for resources, records and documentation, allowing organisational continuity over time and the ability to maximise club resources and adapt quickly to change. It is designed to:

  • Assess a club’s capability and performance at a time relevant to them
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Provide access to relevant resources to support club development
  • Inform the direction and priority of activities and investment to build capability

You can register for Game Plan here.

Online Education

Sport Integrity Australia

Sport Integrity Australia has a range of online education courses for players, coaches, parents, and administrators.

Australian Sports Commission

Sport Australia currently offers online learning modules for coaches, officials, and directors. Further modules are currently in development.

Child Protection

Badminton Australia and each of the State & Territory Badminton organisations are committed to the safety, wellbeing and empowerment of all children accessing badminton programs and services, including indigenous children, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and children and adults with a disability.

As part of that commitment Badminton Australia ensure the safety standards that support child protection are the most up to date, accurate and appropriate standards that are underpinned by the Badminton Australia Child Safe Policy. The policy is outlined in our member protection policy which you can view by clicking here.

You can also access a number of Child Safe resources and reference materials on the Badminton Australia Child Safe Resources webpage here.

Working with Children Check (WWCC)

As part of our commitment to Child Safety, Badminton Australia requires all staff and registered coaches to hold a current WWCC or equivalent. It is also recommended that clubs ensure their staff and volunteers hold the appropriate check if the club caters to players under the age of 18.

This check varies depending on location. Please see below for the appropriate check for your state or territory.


Club affiliations are managed through the state or territory badminton organisation, and the process may vary based on location. If you have any affiliation or state-specific queries, we recommend contacting your relevant state/territory organisation directly.