14 Aug, 2018 Last updated: 14 Aug, 2018

VicHealth is enabling more people in regional Victoria to be physically active in healthier sporting environments.

The Regional Sport Program 2018-21 is an investment under the VicHealth Physical Activity Strategy 2018-23 that aims to engage less active Victorians in rural and regional areas in sport. Through this program, VicHealth will partner with Victoria’s nine Regional Sports Assemblies to improve the health of regional Victorians.

The Regional Sports Assemblies will work with local partners to create more opportunities for less active Victorians to be physically active through sport and active recreation with focus on young people (12-17) and women and girls.

In particular, Regional Sports Assemblies will:

  • Support clubs to implement social or modified sport programs for young people (12-17) or women and girls (e.g. State Sporting Association programs)
  • Address gaps in participation pathways by supporting clubs to introduce new teams, programs or competitions for young people (12-17) or women and girls
  • Support clubs to use club facilities and venues as places for delivering active recreation opportunities (e.g. Yoga in Bowls Clubs)

Regional Sports Assemblies will develop locally relevant strategies informed by community consultation, local insights and the identification of local gaps and opportunities. Based on these strategies, Regional Sports Assemblies will work with local and state partners to initiate and support delivery of participation opportunities, and support clubs and other stakeholders to ensure successful programs can be sustainable in the longer term.


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