2022 Event Bylaws Released

Badminton Australia is delighted to announce that the 2022 Event Bylaws have been approved by the Badminton Australia Board and have been placed on the Badminton Australia website in preparation for national events in 2022. We will review the bylaws at the end of the year and consult states and territory organisations on any further changes we may need to make in preparation for 2023.


Key people involved in the process from the outset of the process on the working group were:

Chair – Jamie Parsons

External Support – Andrew O’Loughlin

Carolyn Toh

Robert Brockman

Jacinta Joe

Louisa Ma

Simon Oaten

Rick Wolters

Grace Hanratty

Peejade Chen

Peter Roberts

Matt Simpson


Thanks also to Loke Poh Wong for all his great work throughout the process particularly in drafting the final document.


The key substantive outcomes for the final document include:


  • strengthening the opportunity to promote badminton through more exciting and closer ties
  • reducing the burden on administrative work of volunteers by BA staff taken on workload to streamline event management
  • ensuring the Championships are financially sustainable through more commercial opportunities
  • providing more opportunities to promote the sport
  • strengthening alignment with the High performance system
  • protecting the traditions of the sport
  • Ensure priority is given to development of officials
  • have an emphasis on performance for Open/U19 and development for U17/U15
  • Providing for multiple divisions for teams giving more athletes more opportunity for success
  • A reduction in the number of team matches per tie creating closer and more exciting ties better suited to broadcast and live streaming
  • Providing more opportunities for Oceania athletes to participate in the team and individual events to help develop badminton throughout the region
  • Adding value to the event experience for athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators
  • Increasing the number of medals and awards on offer that provide more opportunities to promote badminton
  • Consideration of the health and wellbeing of  participants by reducing the number of matches for athletes who play across all 6 days


To access the new Bylaws please click here – click here