Is your recreation facility suitable for everyone in your community? Use this checklist to help assess your facilities ability to provide inclusive recreation in your community.

After completing the checklist refer to the “Inclusive Facilities Are You Implementing Best Practices” section to provide helpful advice for your facilities unique needs.  You can read through each of the sections in the “Inclusive Facilities Are You Implementing Best Practices” or use your answers from the checklist to determine what areas you can improve on.

Where the response to a question has been “no” or “sometimes”, click on the highlighted word in the question to take you to the appropriate page for more information.

Knowing your community

  1. Do you know the groups of people who currently use your facility for recreation and non-recreational activities (E.g. Functions)?
  • Yes
  • No- refer to Management considerations for your facility
  • Some but not all- refer to Management considerations for your facility
  1. Do you know the demographic groups in your community?
  • Yes
  • No- refer to Management considerations for your facility
  • Some but not all- refer to Management considerations for your facility
  1. Do you know the organisations, community groups and schools in your catchment area?
  • Yes
  • No- refer to Management considerations for your facility
  • Some- refer to Management considerations for your facility

Developing a positive culture

  1. Do you know what steps you can take to provide a positive culture for inclusion amongst staff and visitors?
  1. Where possible, do your staff represent the diversity of the community e.g. culture and age?
  • Yes
  • No- refer to Management considerations for your facility
  • Some- refer to Management considerations for your facility
  1. Do you raise awareness about inclusion and provide training for your staff?
  • Yes
  • No- refer to Management considerations for your facility
  • Some- refer to Management considerations for your facility
  1. Have you considered how to make a good first impression to potential new members?
  • Yes
  • No- refer to Cultural considerations for your facility
  • Some- refer to Cultural considerations for your facility
  1. Do you take steps to create community engagement and enhance a sense of cultural sensitively, community comradery?
  • Yes
  • No- refer to Cultural considerations for your facility
  • Some- refer to Cultural considerations for your facility

Governance to foster inclusion

  1. Does your facility incorporate inclusion in its strategic plan?
  • Yes
  • No- refer to Management considerations for your facility
  • Some- refer to Management considerations for your facility
  1. Does your facility have policies to support inclusion?
  • Yes
  • No- refer to Management considerations for your facility
  • Some- refer to Management considerations for your facility

Using effective communication

  1. Have you considered how you communicate about your facility to all groups in the community?
  1. Have you considered the different communication needs of those within the community and how to reach people?
  1. Do you know the communication needs of those who attend your facility?
  1. Do you offer different forms of communication as needed?

Access for your facility

  1. Have you considered whether the location of your facility is accessible by public transport?
  1. Have you considered the access needs of people with disabilities and special considerations such as available parking, lighting, ramps, drop off/pick up spaces?
  1. In your facility do you provide equipment to aid participation e.g. hand rails, easy door handles, water chairs

A safe and supportive environment

  1. Is your environment safe and supportive for your members needs? (E.g. varied furniture heights or width of change rooms)
  • Yes
  • No- refer to Environment considerations for your facility
  • Some- refer to Environment considerations for your facility
  1. Have you consulted people who identify as indigenous, CAULD, LGBTI and people living with a disability regarding any special needs?
  • Yes
  • No- refer to Environment considerations for your facility
  • Some- refer to Environment considerations for your facility
  1. Is the atmosphere at your facility positive for your members, staff and the broader community?
  • Yes
  • No- refer to Environment considerations for your facility
  • Some- refer to Environment considerations for your facility