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Women and girls get set to lead the charge to register for Premier's Active April

8 February 2017

It’s time to dust off those holiday cobwebs, start warming up those muscles and act on that new year’s resolution to get healthy and active by signing up to this year’s Premier’s Active April.

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#ChangeOurGame for gender equality in sport

1 February 2017

VicHealth is the latest organisation to get behind the Victorian Government's Change Our Game campaign. 

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Kickstart 2017 with an athlete pathway grant

11 January 2017

Victoria’s emerging sports stars can apply now for grants to help them showcase their talent through the Victorian Government’s Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program.

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Nominate your local sports hero for the Victorian Sport Awards

6 December 2016

The 2016 Victorian Sport Awards marks the start of an exciting new era, bringing the best of the Vicsport awards and the Victorian Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards together to honour our sports heroes from grassroots to elite. 

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$2 million Victorian Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund kicking goals for grassroots soccer

28 December 2016

Upgraded pavilions, synthetic pitches and pitch lighting are just some of the new facilities grassroots soccer clubs from Williamstown to Leongatha will be receiving as part of the Victorian Government’s new $2 million Victorian Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund.

Ace new way to get to the Australian Open

21 December 2016

Fans of sport and live entertainment can now look forward to making a grand entrance to the 2017 Australian Open with today’s official opening of Melbourne’s new Tanderrum footbridge.

Game-changing campaign calls for more female sports leaders

29 November 2016

Cricket Victoria CEO, Tony Dodemaide, CEO of Netball Victoria, Rosie King, and Australian cricket great and sports commentator Melanie Jones are just some of the Victorian sports leaders backing the Victorian Government’s call for increased leadership and participation by women and girls in sport and active recreation.

New framework to help shape the future of sport and recreation

11 December 2016

The Victorian Government is developing a strategic framework for sport and recreation in Victoria and we’re inviting Victorians to have their say.

Victoria’s Camp Manyung ropes course wins universal design international award

7 December 2016

Australia’s first universally designed ropes course at Camp Manyung, Mt Eliza, was today acknowledged with a Golden award in the Tourism/Inclusive Culture/Mobility category at this year’s International Association for Universal Design Awards in Japan.

$1.1 million hole-in-one for Victorian Golf Open

8 December 2016

The Victorian Golf Open is set to tee off again in Barwon Heads and attract even more elite golfers to the tournament thanks to a $1.1 million funding boost from the Victorian Government.

A new round of Sporting Club Grants Program is now open

6 December 2016

Victorian sport clubs and emerging athletes are being encouraged to unlock their potential through the latest round of the Victorian Government’s $4.6 million Sporting Club Grants Program.   

Get your kids in the swim of things this summer with VICSWIM

7 December 2016

Enrolments are now open for the 2017 VICSWIM Summer Kidz Program.

Big win for Oakleigh indoor sports

4 December 2016

A new state-of-the-art indoor sports stadium and gymnastic facility will be built in Oakleigh thanks to a $3 million Better Indoor Stadiums Fund boost.

New strategy to shape the future of our major stadia

22 November 2016

The Victorian Government recognises our major sporting stadiums continue to play an integral part in the lives of all Victorians. That’s why we’re inviting all Victorians to tell us what’s important to them.


21 October 2016

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