code of conduct

The Girl Guides Australia Code of Conduct sets the standards of behaviour expected of all adults participating in Guiding in Australia. It is designed to ensure that all adult Members, volunteers and employees of Girl Guides Australia (GGA) and State Girl Guide Organisations are aware of their obligations and responsibilities.

Adults involved in Girl Guiding in Australia should adhere to this Code of Conduct:
 1.   Behave in the spirit of The Girl Guide Promise and Law.
2.   Adhere to GGA and the relevant State Girl Guide Organisation’s policies and procedures.
3.   Treat others fairly, knowing that GGA and State Girl Guide Organisations do not tolerate unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, gender, marital status, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, political or religious beliefs, social background or health.
4.   Create an environment in which girls and adults are safe from emotional, physical, verbal and sexual abuse.
5.    Respect other’s rights to privacy and the confidentiality of their personal information.
6.   Fulfil the roles and responsibilities as stated in your position description (where applicable) and act within the limitations of your authority in performing your duties.
7.   Represent Girl Guiding in the community in a positive light.

GGA and Girl Guides NSW & ACT reserve the right to take action regarding any breach of the Code of Conduct.

To learn more, download the print friendly Code of Conduct or the Code of Conduct Poster. You may also like to read the FAQ sheet

To acknowledge you've read and understand the Code of Conduct and agree to abide by it, download this PDF, fill it out and send to Guide House.

If you have further questions or queries regarding the Code of Conduct, you can direct them to your State Commissioner and/or your State Learning and Development Manager