Mountain Biking Australia has 18 affiliated clubs in Victoria with more than 3500 active members involved in almost 100 events each year. Its application to become a State Sporting Association was recently assessed by Sport and Recreation Victoria and formally approved by the government.
It means Mountain Biking Australia now has one united voice in Victoria, and it opens up new opportunities for participation and funding.
Recognised State Sporting Associations are eligible to apply for funding support through programs such as Together more active program and Athlete Pathway Travel Grants.
With the addition of Mountain Biking Australia, the Victorian Government now recognises 78 organisations who drive the development of their sport across the state, from community participation through to a high-performance level.
The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (Victoria) has also recently had a successful application and is now registered as a State Sport and Recreation Body.
State Sport and Recreation Bodies deliver participation opportunities that are not sport-specific, but recreational and/or represent other interests or population groups such as the disability sector. A diverse range of 30 State Sport and Recreation Bodies are recognised in Victoria.
Sport and Recreation Victoria’s programs support State Sporting Associations and State Sport and Recreation Bodies to build a more sustainable sector and to increase the equity, diversity and inclusiveness of the sport and recreation industry through the Together More Active program. The program is investing $6.79m a year from 2019 to 2023 ensuring Victorian sport and recreation organisations are well governed, innovative and can deliver increased opportunities for all Victorians to participate in sport and active recreation.
Click the relevant links for a full list of recognised State Sporting Associations and State Sport and Recreation Bodies