The South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL)  is committed to ensuring that children and young people who participate in its activities have a safe and happy experience. SMJFL supports and respects children, young people, staff, volunteers and participants.



In April 2012, the Victorian government initiated an inquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. The inquiry’s final report, Betrayal of Trust, made a number of recommendations that have been acted on by the Victorian Government. The creation of Child Safe Standards (the Standards) was one of the key recommendations.  From 1 January 2017, the Child Safe Standards will apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria (including National Sporting Organisations).


SMJFL Documents

SMJFL Child Safe Policy – (reviewed 19/02/2021)

SMJFL Child Safe Code of Conduct – (reviewed 08/1/2020)

SMJFL Recruitment Policy – (reviewed 08/1/2020)

Incident Reporting Procedure

Incident Report Template