Community facilities

Access to sport and recreation facilities at a community level is an integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for all Victorians, both in urban and rural communities. Sport and recreation opportunities provide settings for social interaction, sharing common interests and enhancing a sense of community.

Community sporting facility lighting guide

Sport and Recreation Victoria's Community sporting facility lighting guide is designed to assist local clubs, organisations and councils with lighting projects for Australian Rules, football (soccer) and netball. It offers recommendations for planning, design, maintenance and operation of a variety of lighting systems.

The Guide covers key topics that councils and clubs need to consider when planning a sports lighting project, including the planning process, power supply, maintenance and operation, types of lighting and design standards for training and competition. 

Community facility funding program

Sport and Recreation Victoria's Community Facility Funding Program helps provide high quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria.

The program encourages:

  • increasing sport and recreation participation
  • increased community access to leisure opportunities
  • better planning of sport and recreation facilities
  • innovative sport and recreation facilities
  • environmentally sustainable design

Country football and netball program

Sport and Recreation Victoria's Country football and netball program provides funding to assist country football and netball clubs, associations and umpiring organisations to develop facilities in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations including:

  • change room facilities for players and umpires of both genders
  • development or upgrading football playing fields
  • development or upgrading of netball facilities
  • development or upgrading of lighting facilities.

Forms and templates for funded projects

See a list of resources required for project management and acquittal for the various facility funding programs.

More information


These publications are intended for use as a guide only and further specialist advice should be sought on the specifics of your project.

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Contact information

Contact us for assistance with a project idea or an application.