The Play by the Rules magazine is a free online magazine for people interested in safe, fair and inclusive sport issues. The magazine comes in three different formats - a Flip Book with embedded media, a PDF version with links and a plain text version. The Flip Book version of each magazine is only available for 12 months following publication.

In each Issue there are news updates, feature articles and Play by the Rules course and resource profiles. Take a look below for the latest Issue and all back Issues - there are some great articles and resources to access in this growing library. The best way to keep up-to-date is to subscribe to Play by the Rules and you'll be notified when new Issues are ready. 

Latest Issue
  • Issue 37: June 2021

    Feature articles include:

    • Sport's ugly blind spot - abuse of officials
    • Conflict of interest by committee members
    • Tips and tricks for office holders of incorporated bodies
  • Issue 36: March 2021

    Feature articles include:

    • Are sports programs closing the gap in Indigenous communities? The evidence is limited. 
    • Why is it important for ALL officials to have an inclusive mindset?
  • Issue 35: December 2020

    Feature articles include:

    • Winners of the 2020 Play by the Rules Awards
    • Lessons learned in 2020
    • Serving notices in the digital age
  • Issue 34: September 2020

    Feature articles include:

    • Community sport fights back!
    • Looking after our mental health
    • Legal liability and your COVID-19 Safety Coordinator
  • Issue 33: June 2020

    Feature articles include:

    • How do we keep the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people on the agenda?
    • We are all in the rehabilitation group
    • Guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in sport - the section 42 exception
  • Issue 32: March 2020

    Feature articles include:

    • Child sexual abuse in sport: Insights from a survivor/ally research team
    • How safe are the outdoor adventure activities you participate in?
    • Paralympians set to educate Australian schools
  • Issue 31: December 2019

    Feature articles include:

    • Recreational athletes and the WADA Code in 2020
    • Remember the 'good news' stories
    • Play by the Rules year in review
  • Issue 30: September 2019

    Special feature articles include a research synopsis on:

    • Safe sport
    • Fair sport
    • Inclusive sport
    • When sport mirrors society
  • Issue 29: June 2019

    Feature articles include:

    • Implementing your policies and codes: A practical checklist
    • Workforce diversity breaks down cultural barriers
    • Regulating sport-related concussion: Taking steps toward a public-private partnership
    • Winning isn't everything
  • Issue 28: March 2019

    Feature articles include:

    • Keeping children safe in sport: A summary of the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
    • Transparency and privacy in sport
    • Maccabi Australia's commitment to Member Protection