July 2015 Last updated: 20 Jul, 2015

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

The VicHealth Regional Sport Program will support growth in physical activity participation through sport, while also increasing the availability and supply of water in community sport. VicHealth will achieve this by empowering Regional Sports Assemblies (RSA's) to deliver smart and clever approaches to get more people healthy through sport.

The VicHealth Regional Sport Program will make a big impact by:

  1. Creating and delivering new sport participation opportunities that address the needs of those who are inactive or somewhat active to become more active through sport
  2. Strengthening policy and practices making water the beverage of choice in regional sporting clubs, leagues and facilities

VicHealth is committed to building healthy rural and regional communities in Victoria, and community sport plays an important and meaningful role within regional Victoria.

The efforts to increase physical activity within the Regional Sport Program form part of the VicHealth Physical Activity, Sport and Walking Investment Plan (2014 to 2018) – a strategic approach to making physical activity participation part of everyday living, and competitive and social sport.

The efforts to make water the beverage of choice in rural and regional sport form part of the VicHealth Water Initiative – an integrated program of work with the goal of more Victorians choosing water instead of drinks with added sugar.

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