Competition Regulations

The purpose of the Competition Complaints Handling Regulations is to deal with offences which may arise in the conduct of netball tournaments, competitions, activities and events through Netball Victoria.

Overview and forms

It sets out the procedures to follow in dealing with competition related offences and disputes in an effective, appropriate and timely manner. This document is the primary reference for offences that may arise in the conduct of netball tournaments, competitions, activities and events throughout Victoria.

The Competition Regulations consist of the following six parts:

Part I – Definitions
Part II – Introduction
Part III – Offences
Part IV – Complaints Procedure
Part V – Penalties
Part VI – Appeals

An organisation body must appoint a Complaint Manager to be responsible for dealing with reports made under the regulations. 

Netball Victoria must be officially notified of the appointment of a Complaint Manager in writing as per the Complaint Manager nomination form.

An organisation body must appoint an Appeal Officer to be responsible for dealing with appeals from determinations made under the regulations. 

Netball Victoria must be officially notified of the appointment of a Appeal Officer in writing as per the Appeal Officer nomination form.

A complainant who makes a complaint under this regulation should enter the details of the alleged offence(s) on the complaint form in the Netball Victoria Competition Complaints Handling Regulations. 

All the particulars in connection to the complaint should be noted and where ever possible witness statements and witness details should be provided. 

A complaint should be made as soon as possible and at least within three (3) working days of the offence occurring.

Upon receipt of a complaint the Hearing Officer must provide the respondent with a copy of the complaint form and ask them to respond by completing the respondent form in the Netball Victoria Competition  Complaints Handing Regulations. 

The respondent must detail their version of events within up to four (4) working days after receiving the complaint against them.

The Notice of Appeal must state the full details of charge(s), the decision by the Complaints Manager or Hearing Panel and the grounds of appeal. 

The Notice of Appeal must be lodged within fourteen (14) days of the notification of the decision of the Complaints Manager or Hearing Panel.
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