The Australian Parkour Association Inc. (APA) was formed in 2006 by some of the most experienced and dedicated Parkour practitioners in Australia in order to develop Parkour as a discipline and to foster its growth in Australia. It is a nationally recognised organisation capable of operating anywhere within Australia.
The organisation was formed out of the need for liability cover for those who organise training sessions and a body with nationwide representation to guide and develop Parkour in Australia.
The association was formed, and is run by active Parkour practitioners. For these people the Parkour and the people who wish to learn it come first. The association is there for the benefit of others, the people who created it aim to keep it that way.
The statement of purpose sums up what the Australian Parkour Association is trying to achieve.
The Australian Parkour Association is a legally recognised incorporated association. Any profits made are put back into the association and do not provide any personal gain for its members.
Administration and operations are conducted by its members. A committee is elected from members of the association to oversee the operation of the association. All members of the committee are volunteers.
Representatives from each member state are elected and provide a state level point of communication through which members can voice their opinions.
Membership, although encouraged, is not necessary to access most Australian Parkour Association events and services. There is no obligation to join the Australian Parkour Association unless you wish to be involved in teaching Parkour and want to be covered by its nationwide insurance policy.
Should you wish to join the Australian Parkour Association please visit the membership page.
This statement of purpose dictates the way the Australian Parkour Association conducts itself and outlines what the goals of the association are:
An incorporated association is a separate legal entity in its own right, separate from its individual members.The incorporated association model was chosen to achieve the goals of the Australian Parkour Association set out in the statement of purpose. Incorporation allows an association to:
Incorporation also provides benefits for members and officers, including:
By law, incorporated associations are non-profit organisations. The Australian Parkour Association exists to benefit Parkour. Profits made by the association are put back into the development of Parkour and the Australian Parkour Association, and are not distributed to members.
View the Rules of The Australian Parkour Association document here.
The Australian Parkour Association is run by an elected committee comprising of national representatives and elected state representatives. The committee meets to discuss the operation of the association as needed and as required by the Associations Incorporations act 1981.