Judo Victoria is the officially recognised governing body for Judo in Victoria. It is an Incorporated Non-For-Profit organisation.

The purposes of Judo Victoria Incorporated are;

1.  to promote the values of Kodokan judo in Victoria


  • The jita-kyoei philosophy (mutual welfare and benefit)
  • The Moral Code/Values of judo: Courage, Respect, Modesty, Sincerity, Friendship, Honour, Politeness, Self-control.


2.  To promote and lead the administration of judo in Victoria in partnership with its Affiliated Clubs and Affiliated members.


Judo Victoria is affiliated with the Judo Australia, the Victorian Olympic Council, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association and the Australian Olympic Committee, and by extension with the Oceania Judo Union and the International Judo Federation.

Judo Victoria is an inclusive organisation that welcomes male and female members from 4 years of age to over 90 and does not discriminate based on gender, ability, race, religion or sexual orientation. It is committed to providing a SAFE environment for all members and has committed to the Victorian Government’s Fair Play Code and Child Safe Standards.


Judo has a zero-tolerance policy to harm, abuse and/or neglect of a Child/Young Person in any form. All Children/Young People have the right to feel safe and protected from all forms of abuse, harm, and neglect. Children/Young People have the right to take part in sport in a safe, positive, and enjoyable environment.

Judo Victoria caters for members who are looking for fitness, self-defence, competition as well as traditional Kodokan forms called Katas.

The benefits of being a member of Judo Victoria Incorporated.


Affiliation with the Australian Olympic Committee and International Judo Federation (IJF) allowing qualified representation at Olympic and Paralympic Games, World Championships and other internationally recognised IJF World Tour events.


Member benefits of an organization governed and managed that promotes a fair, safe, drug free environment for its members. This includes values and practices promoted and funded by the Australian Sports Commission including; National Coaching Accreditation, Member Protection, and Anti Doping.


Member policy and program structure and support ensuring standards expected in Australian society. This includes National and Victoria focused; Competition Sporting Codes, Grading policy and procedures, Refereeing standards, and Member Protection policy and procedures to deal fairly with conflict resolution issues.


Open access to Victorian and National websites to keep members informed on judo news, event calendars, tournament results, policies and procedures. Access to Victorian and National judo publications, grading certificates and merchandise.


Membership with the Judo Federation of Australia and Oceania Judo Union allowing qualified representation at National and Continental Union events.


Access to funded High Performance, National Talent Identification and Junior Development Programs for elite athletes promoting optimal athlete performance at international level.


Participation in Tournaments, Technical Courses and Training Camps promoting best practice coaching and training strategies delivered by a range of internationally recognised judo experts.


Access to a national insurance program providing extensive liability and personal accident coverage for member clubs and individuals.