FAQ

We want to ensure that Score! gives Victorians with disability a voice in sport and recreation.

Only Victorians who identify as having a disability are eligible to become an individual member with Disability Sport & Recreation. Only individual members can vote on constitutional matters.

We ask individual members as well as sport and recreation service providers to select the disability type from the same set of options. This helps us to advocate for delivery of sport and recreation services to meet identified needs of individual members.

We’re using the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare disability data set taken from:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014. National Community Services Data Dictionary. Version 8. Cat. no. HWI 126. Canberra: AIHW
This is important so we can compare indicators of public health and participation against a common data framework.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare disability codes are:

Code 1 Intellectual / learning

  • Intellectual
  • Specific learning
  • Autism
  • Developmental delay

Code 2 Psychiatric

  • Psychiatric

Code 3 Sensory/speech

  • Deafblind
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Speech

Code 4 Physical/diverse

  • Physical
  • Acquired brain impairment
  • Neurological

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Peak organisations are umbrella groups that coordinate or organise several sport or recreation activities.

Peak organisations are typically:

  • State Sporting Associations
  • Regional Sports Assemblies
  • Disability Sporting Organisations
  • Local Councils
  • Neighbourhood Houses
  • Leisure Centres
  • Private providers/commercial groups that coordinate delivery of several programmes

Programme providers are often (but not always) linked to a peak organisation. Programme providers are the ones who actually deliver the sport or recreation activity.

Programme providers are typically:

  • Sporting clubs
  • Community groups
  • Activity providers in neighbourhood houses, leisure centres
  • One-off events

When you or your organisation registers to use Score! you also become a Disability Sport & Recreation member.

Disability Sport & Recreation has three types of membership:

Individual

Individual members must be residents of Victoria and identify as having a disability.

Associate

Associate members do not identify as having a disability. They are part of a support network of someone who has a disability (eg. Carer, parent, school, or health professional)

Organisation

An Organisation Member is an organisation, club or association involved in providing sport and recreation opportunities for people with disability.

On Score! organisation members will either register as a “Programme Provider” or “Peak Body”.

Programme Provider

An organisation, club or association directly delivering a sport or recreation programme for people with disability.

Peak Body

A peak body or association that is an umbrella group or coordinating body that organises or administers sport or recreation programmes for people with disability.

If you are meet more than one category of membership, you will need to register separate accounts.

For example, if you identify as having a disability (individual member) and also run a sport or recreation program (organisation member) then you would need to register under both categories.

All comments posted are moderated in line with the terms and conditions of use. You should receive an email from us as soon as the moderator has actioned your comment.

If comments are submitted outside normal business hours then it might take us longer to publish them.

Why can’t I rate and comment on programs?

Ratings and comment functions are only provided to individual and associate members on Score!

Sport and recreation organisations are unable to rate programs. Sport and recreation organisations can log in to post feedback in response to comments made by individual and associate members.

p>Yes, we can. We’ll give you an estimate of when you can expect your listings to appear on Score!

Once the listings are in Score! it is very quick and simple to edit your programs to keep the information current.