Constitution and Policies

The Constitution of the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) is available for download here. Alternatively, please contact the APC on (02) 9704 0500.

Outlined below are eight policies created by the APC that relate to the way it deals with participants in its programs, individuals and organisations. As above, please click on the links below or contact the APC on (02) 9704 0500 to acquire a copy of any or all of these policies.

APC Codes of Conduct
The APC Codes of Conduct set out the standards of behaviour which apply to those who represent the APC as athletes or staff.

APC People Protection Policy
The APC People Protection Policy applies to representatives of the APC and participants in the APC’s activities and programs. Its purpose is to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of all people engaged in the activities of the APC, including children. This policy sets out the processes to be followed in the event of a person making a complaint against any representative of the APC.

Any questions or complaints under the APC People Protection Policy should be addressed to the APC’s Disciplinary Officer, Jim FitzSimons, by email to or by calling (02) 9704 0500.

APC Privacy Policy
The APC Privacy Policy summarises how personal information is managed by the APC. It complies with the National Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act 1988. This policy applies to anyone about whom the APC obtains personal information.

APC Anti-doping Policy
The APC Anti-doping Policy complies with the requirements of the Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority. It applies to all athletes and other members of APC programs, including APC teams.

APC Equal Opportunity and Anti-discrimination Policy
The APC Equal Opportunity and Anti-discrimination Policy sets out the APC’s commitment to providing opportunities for all Australian Paralympic athletes to train and compete in their sport free from discrimination and to creating a working environment which is free from discrimination in any form.

APC Website Media Distribution Policy
The APC Website Media Distribution Policy specifies how media outlets may use material from the APC website and the responsibility for any liability incurred from such use.

APC Online Donation Refunds Policy
The APC recognises that sometimes donations are made in error and it does not seek to be the recipient of donations that are not willingly given. The  APC Online Donation Refunds Policy governs the conditions under which the APC will refund donations and the processes to be followed.

APC Classification Policy
Classification underpins all competition in Paralympic sport. The APC Classification Policy sets out the position, roles and responsibilities of the APC with regards to classification and creates a framework for processes and procedures for the management of classification in Australia. The APC Classification Policy is supported by the APC Classification Standard – Athlete Evaluation, APC Classification Standard – Protests and Appeals and APC Classification Standard – Classifier Training and Certification.