14 Aug, 2018 Last updated: 16 Nov, 2021

Supporting young people in regional and rural Vic to be active, happy and healthy

VicHealth has a vision where no young person is denied a future that is healthy – regardless of their postcode, bank balance or background. 

We know that young people are healthier and happier when they’re physically active, yet young people in regional Victoria don’t always have the same opportunities as those living in metro areas.  

VicHealth is investing $1.3m to improve the health and wellbeing of young people living in rural and regional Victoria, continuing to partner with 9 Regional Sports Assemblies in 2021-2022.  

Young people in regional and rural Victoria have told us they want to help shape the solutions to the issues impacting them.   

This investment will enable the 9 Regional Sport Assemblies to work with and listen to young people across regional Victoria to understand what they need based on their own experiences and the barriers they face. The assemblies will then partner with local sport clubs and associations, active recreation providers, local councils, recreation facilities and other community grassroots organisations to deliver the physical activity and social connection opportunities young people want and need.   

This partnership with Regional Sports Assemblies builds on VicHealth’s successful Regional Sport Program 2015-2021. 


VicHealth is working with Victoria's Regional Sports Assemblies:

Regional Sports Assembly
Local Government Area
Baw Baw, Bass Coast, Latrobe City, South Gippsland, Wellington and East Gippsland
(03) 5135 8335
Leisure Networks
Geelong, Colac Otway, Queenscliff, Surf Coast and Golden Plains
(03) 5222 3911
Mallee Sports Assembly
Mildura, Swan Hill, Gunnawarra and Buloke
(03) 5021 3464
South West Sport
Warrnambool, Southern Grampians, Glenelg, Corangamite and Moyne
(03) 5561 1689
Sports Central
Ballarat, Ararat, Hepburn, Pyrenees, Moorabool and Golden Plains
(03) 5331 6966
Sports Focus
Greater Bendigo, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Loddon, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander
(03) 5442 3101
Sport North East
Alpine, Indigo, Towong, Wangaratta and Wodonga
(03) 5721 0200
Valley Sport
Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Benalla and Mansfield (03) 5831 8456
Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly
Horsham, Yarriambiack, Hindmarsh, West Wimmera and Northern Grampians 
(03) 5382 4599