The statutory authority responsible for governing State Sport Centres’ Venues

About The State Sport Centres Trust

The State Sport Centres Trust is a statutory authority responsible for governing the State Sport Centre’s four venues; Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC), the State Netball and Hockey Centre (Parkville), Lakeside Stadium and the State Basketball Centre (Knox).

State Sport Centres Trust operates under the State Sport Centres Act 1994. The operations of the State Sport Centres Trust are overseen by Steve Dimopoulos, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events and the Hon Ros Spence, Minister for Community Sport.

State Sport Centres Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees, chaired by Tracey Cooper.

Our Vision

As a premier multi-sport facility in Victoria, our vision is to enable sporting organisations and individuals to achieve peak performance, reach their potential and deliver world-class events.

Our Strategy

At State Sport Centres, our premier multi-sport faciIities exist for you to discover your best.

We know that striving to reach your full potential is what matters to you, and that’s exactly why we exist – to offer the pathways, programs and support to help you achieve your goals.

Whether you are a beginner or a high-performance athlete, we support your desire to strive for constant improvement – each day. To be faster, stronger, fitter, healthier and happier.

In witnessing beginner aspirations to high-performance achievements, you inspire us through your commitment and courage. It drives us to do more for you. To build a community of like-minded people who support one another and be there as you strive and if you stumble.

We understand the dedication, focus and grit that it takes to continuously push through and conquer your personal best and we are with you every step of the way.

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY AND WELLBEING

The State Sport Centres Trust (SSCT) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people’s rights, relationships, identity and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon.

We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are visitors to our venues and facilities.

The SSCT requires all staff to uphold these commitments. The SSCT has specific policies, work instructions and training in place to achieve these commitments.

[The Statement of Commitment is currently under internal review, as at 4 January 2024].