Constitution and Policies


The Bowls Australia Constitution provides the framework and rules by which the organisation is governed. Bowls Australia is a company limited by guarantee.

Bowls Australia Constitution


The Constitution empowers the Bowls Australia Board and Management to create policies. 

Affiliation and Eligibility to Play Policy
Interstate Pennant Declaration Form
Interstate Clearance Application Form
Anti-doping Policy: Bowls Australia’s Anti-Doping Policy is the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, effective from January 1, 2021, and found here on the Sport Integrity Australia website. All members, participants and non-participants in the sport of Bowls are bound by these rules.
Appeals Policy
Artificial Devices Policy
Bowls Testing Policy
Challenge to Bowls Form
Club Coach Reaccreditation Policy
Code of Conduct
Competition Manipulation and Sport Gambling Policy (from 1 January 2024)
Developing Junior Bowls – Guidelines and Policy
Greens Protection Policy
Hall of Fame Policy
Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy (from 1 January 2024)
Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy (from 1 January 2024)
Instantaneous Penalties Policy
Instantaneous Penalties Policy – Instantaneous Penalties Report Form
Introductory Coach Reaccreditation Policy
Life Membership Policy
Life Membership Policy – Life Membership Form
Member Protection Policy (from 1 January 2024)
National Team Selection Policy
National Merchandise Policy (NMP) Policy
Personal Electronic Devices
Player and Club Clearance Policy
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy – Privacy Procedure
Request for a Selection Module Appeals Hearing
Review and Appeals Policy
Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy (from 1 January 2024)
Smoke Free And Alcohol Policy
Sun Smart Policy
Weather Policy
Website Disclaimers and Privacy Statement
Whistleblower Policy


Should you require the assistance of the National Integrity Manager, please contact:

National Integrity Manager
Elke Bellgrove
P: 03 9087 4223

National Integrity Framework

Bowls Australia’s Sports Integrity page outlines all matters related to the National Integrity Framework.

The National Integrity Framework is a set of policies that apply to everyone involved in our sport need and which sets expectations about behaviour and conduct in Bowls. There are four core policies which make up the National Integrity Framework. These are:

These core policies are underpinned by the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy, which explains how people who have breached a National Integrity Framework policy are held accountable for doing the wrong thing.

The National Integrity Framework brings consistency across Australian sport. For further information check out the National Integrity Framework FACTSHEET and VIDEO.

Open Bowls Policy

Following a number of challenges relating to anti-discrimination legislation at club, regional and state/territory association level, Bowls Australia (BA) has undertaken detailed research and has formulated a position on Open Bowls in Australia.

The findings of the research demonstrate that state/territory associations, districts, regions, associations and clubs should apply the following principles to their competitions to provide equal opportunities for all members.

Where only single gender competition is offered, it is desirable to provide an opportunity for Open Bowls to take place.

Clubs, regions and association administration operations should provide equal opportunities including within their constitutions. 

BA endorses equal access to greens and other facilities for all members and to promote Open Bowls at the grassroots level. 

All stakeholders in bowls in Australia should be aware of their obligations under the relevant Anti-discrimination Act that applies to their area. 

Open Bowls does not solely relate to open gender, but religion, race, culture and disability collectively.