Melbourne IS Badminton – International Student Welfare Program

We are pleased to have the Melbourne IS Badminton sessions running again in 2022 in partnership with Melbourne-City Badminton, Study Melbourne and the State Government of Victoria!

Melbourne IS Badminton (Melbourne International Student Badminton) is a Study Melbourne Inclusion Program supporting the wellbeing and skill development of international students (International Student Welfare Program).

Melbourne IS Badminton encourages students completing their study abroad in Melbourne and Victoria to come down and connect with fellow international students that all share the same passion for Badminton.

Participants can expect:

  • CONNECT with fellow International Students.
  • STAY HEALTHY – physically & mentally
  • DEVELOP your skills
  • ALL LEVELS welcomed

Melbourne IS Badminton social sessions are at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC, 30 Aughtie Drive, ALBERT PARK VIC 3206):

  • Wednesdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturdays 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Limited spots are available – Bookings online are essential, here:

If the session is sold out and you wish to be wait-listed, please email Melbourne-City Badminton.

For the latest updates, follow Melbourne IS Badminton on Facebook (@Melbourne.IS.Badminton) and Instagram (@MelbourneISBadminton.

Flyer for Melbourne IS Badminton
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An Inclusive Vision for Badminton Victoria

Badminton Victoria (BV) is proud to launch our new Inclusion Policy and Strategy for People with Disability. We recognise the diverse range of communities who enjoy badminton throughout the state and aim to proactively welcome all people to our sporting community through these evolving governing and planning initiatives.

Inclusion Policy

The new Inclusion Policy encourages greater representation in badminton across our community. It aims to increase participation, especially amongst groups that face additional barriers to play, with a focus on marginalised communities such as but not limited to:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

  • People with disability

  • Culturally and linguistically diverse people

  • LGBTQIA+ people

Strategy for People with Disability (PWD Strategy)

The PWD Strategy was developed in consultation with research conducted with Badminton Australia and Badminton Oceania to build a strong grassroots base for people of all abilities to enjoy badminton and support a pathway for para badminton at all skill levels. The PWD Strategy adopts a “fit for purpose” approach, addressing three major factors affecting the player experience:

  • Clubs and Associations

  • Education and Training

  • Competitive Play

Badminton Victoria will continue to encourage fair and equal opportunities in every aspect of badminton – regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, race, nationality, ethnic background, or disability – who aspire to be a player, coach, administrator, technical official, volunteer or manager. We are looking forward to working with our member clubs, associations, venues, and stakeholders to deliver welcoming and accessible facilities and programmes for all our badminton participants.

The Inclusion Policy and PWD Strategy are now available on the Badminton Victoria website here.

For more information and opportunities to be involved, contact Badminton Victoria:

Olivia Na

Participation and Inclusion Manager – Badminton Victoria

Phone: 03 9686 4777