Integrity in Triathlon


If you are in Australia and in immediate danger or at risk of harm, call your local law enforcement agency or dial triple zero (000).

AusTriathlon is committed to maintaining the integrity of our sport, protecting triathlon from integrity threats and safeguarding our participants.

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 triathlon safe and fair, for everyone who participates.

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.


Threats to sport 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.



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



Through the National Integrity Framework, AusTriathlon takes a proactive approach to mitigate the integrity threats to Triathlon in Australia and to provide a safe, fair, and trustworthy environment for all participants at all levels of Triathlon.



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.

National Integrity Framework

The National Integrity Framework is a suite of policies which set out rules for unacceptable behaviour in our sport and how complaints about breaches of these rules are managed. In March 2022, the AusTriathlon Board resolved to adopt the National Integrity Framework with commencement on 4 May 2022.

Learn more about Sport Integrity Australia’s National Integrity Framework

Child and Young People Safeguarding

AusTri is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all Children/Young People that are involved in our sport. Our policies and procedures seek to address risks to Child safety and to establish Child safe culture and practices.

  •  This Policy is part of AusTriathlon’s proactive and preventative approach to upholding its commitment to the safety, wellbeing, participation and empowerment of all Children and Young People who access Triathlon.
  • This Policy seeks to ensure that everyone involved in Triathlon is aware of their rights and responsibilities in relation to Children and Young People.
  • This Policy sets out the standards of behaviour expected of those involved in Triathlon and the behaviours that are not acceptable.

Extra safeguarding resources can be found at Safeguarding | Sport Integrity Australia

Children and Young People Safe Practices – Do’s & Don’ts

Child Protection Links & Other Information – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

National Integrity Framework Child and Young People Safeguarding Policy

Member Protection

  • This Policy seeks to ensure that everyone involved in our Triathlon is aware of their rights and responsibilities.
  • This Policy sets out the standards of behaviour expected of those involved in our Triathlon and the behaviours that are not acceptable.

National Integrity Framework Member Protection Policy

Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine

The purpose of this Policy is to provide a framework to:

  • Address and deter any unlawful distribution and use of Illegal Drugs in connection with Triathlon;
  • Aim to reduce the harm caused by Illegal Drugs to Relevant Persons and the broader community;
  • Ensure that appropriately qualified personnel are appointed to provide science and medicine services to athletes within Triathlon; and
  • Ensure that injections are only administered to athletes within Triathlon as part of appropriate medical treatment.

National Integrity Framework Improper use of Drugs and Medicine Policy

Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering

  • This Policy prescribes prohibited conduct which constitutes a breach, as well as offences which must be reported to AusTriathlon.
  • Through this Policy, AusTriathlon aims to ensure that its core values, good reputation and positive behaviours and attitudes are maintained.

National Integrity Framework Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy

Complaints, Disputes and Disciplinary

The Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy has been designed to ensure sport integrity related complaints are dealt with efficiently and effectively and that all involved in Triathlon have confidence that prohibited conduct will be managed via the most appropriate resolution and discipline mechanism.

AusTriathlon National Integrity Framework Complaints Disputes and Disciplinary Policy


  • The Australian National Anti-Doping Policy reflects the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and amendments to Australian anti-doping legislation. The purpose of the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy is to have a single and consistent set of anti-doping rules across all sports in Australia.

Anti-Doping Policy

For further information on Anti-Doping, click here.

Poor conduct which occurred before the 4th of May 2022 should be reported to AusTriathlon and or a State and Territory Triathlon Association through the Triathlon Australia Member Protection Policy (2nd March 2018 to 3rd of May 2022).

Breaches of Integrity Policies: All alleged breaches in relation to our National Integrity Framework and associated integrity policies will be managed under the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy.

Reporting Integrity Issues

Sport Integrity Australia

SIA will manage complaints that relate to Prohibited Conduct under the Child Safeguarding Policy, or allegations relating to discrimination based on a Protected Characteristics, including race, sex, age, disability or religion.

Sport Integrity Australia Complaint Form
P: 1300 027 232

AusTriathlon National Integrity and Complaints Manager

AusTriathlon will manage complaints that relate to any other prohibited conduct under the National Integrity Framework that Sport Integrity Australia does not manage, in addition to complaints relating to matters that are outside the National Integrity Framework.

Chris Cunningham
E: Click here to email
P: (02) 8488 6200


Online abuse can significantly impact sport members and organisations. The eSafety Commissioner is Australia’s national independent regulator and educator for online safety. eSafety provides guidance on online safety issues including cyberbullyingadult cyber abuseimage-based abuse and illegal or restricted content. eSafety can help to get harmful online content removed if it meets the legal threshold for investigation.

Safe Sport Hotline

1800 161 361


The Safe Sport Hotline is part of an expanded service offered to members of sport to share their story with a trusted member of the Sport Integrity Australia team about integrity issues they have experienced. The service includes an anonymous reporting capability that covers wider racial and cultural issues in sport for people who feel they have been discriminated against in their sport.


Please contact your local law enforcement agency or dial ‘000’ if there is an immediate threat to an individual’s safety.

For matters relating to a child being at risk of harm, you may also wish to report your concerns to your local child protection agency. We cannot assist in emergency situations. If you need mental health or wellbeing support, you can contact a support service provider:

AusTriathlon Anti-Doping

For Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, Anti-Doping Education, Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping Online Resources, WADA Code and more – Please click here

Education and Resources

Bullying in Sport

Every person in sport, in every role, has the right to participate in an environment that is fun, safe and healthy, and to be treated with respect, dignity and fairness.


Abusive or Inappropriate Content Online

If you have a concern about abusive or inappropriate material online, you can also report it to the eSafety Commissioner for action. eSafety can investigate cyberbullying of children, adult cyber abuse, image-based abuse (sharing, or threatening to share, intimate images without the consent of the person shown) and illegal and restricted content.


Education & resources

When it comes to sport integrity, it is critical for everyone who is involved in sport, from grassroots to elite-level athletes, their parents, teachers, coaches, sport administration staff and support personnel, are aware of their rights and responsibilities. There are a range of tools and resources available to help keep everyone informed.


The Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy is designed to protect children and young people in sport by putting in place rules and processes to ensure sporting environments are inclusive, positive and safe for all children and young people, all the time. Check out the FACT SHEET, VIDEO and OTHER RESOURCES.

The Child Safe Contact at AusTriathlon is:

Chris Cunningham
National Integrity and Complaints Manager
E: Click here to email
P: (02) 8488 6200

Member Protection Policy

The Member Protection Policy is designed to protect the welfare, wellbeing and health of everyone involved in sport. It provides clear definitions of abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, victimisation and vilification in sport, along with information on how to report these behaviours. Check out the FACT SHEET, VIDEO and OTHER RESOURCES.

Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy

The Improper Use of Drugs and Medicines Policy is designed to protect athletes from harm caused by the improper use of medicines, supplements and illegal drugs. Check out the FACT SHEET, VIDEO and OTHER RESOURCES.

Competition Manipulation and Sport Gambling Policy

The Competition Manipulation and Sport Gambling Policy is designed to keep sport fair by protecting sporting competitions from competition manipulation (also known as match-fixing) and associated betting activity. Check out the FACT SHEET, VIDEO and OTHER RESOURCES.

Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy

The Complaints, Disputes and Disciplines Policy (CDDP) provides sport and its participants with a best practice complaint management process that can be run by either Sport Integrity Australia or the sport. Check out the FACT SHEET, VIDEO and OTHER RESOURCES.

Integrity eLearning

Sport Integrity Australia eLearning offers several online 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.

Play By the Rules

Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.

eSafety Comissioner – eSafety Sport Hub

The eSafety Sport hub provides resources to help the sports community including information on how to recognise online abuse and deal with online abuse in sport, as well as tailored advice for sport administratorscoaches and officials, and athletes and competitors.

Stay Up to Date

Keep up to date with all that is happening in sport integrity by following Sport Integrity Australia on FacebookXTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn or listen to On Side, the official podcast of Sport Integrity Australia.

You can also download the Sport Integrity App, which are available for free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.