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Community physical activity programs

This page details both state-wide community physical activity programs as well as the programs available in each local government area.

State-wide

  • Sporting Schools – Sporting Schools is a national program available to all Australian primary schools bringing together schools and sports to help get Aussie children active in their local communities. The Australian Sports Commission in partnership with 32 national sporting organisations, has developed quality programs and resources to offer a fun and supportive environment for children and coaches.
  • Get Active Program – the Get Active Program is a 10-week program that aims to enhance participants’ health and well being by discussing issues such as motivation, stress management, self-esteem and goal setting, and participating in fun physical activities. The Get Active Program specifically seeks to engage people who are not currently physically active or who have experienced barriers to physical activity.
  • Heart Foundation Walking – Heart Foundation Walking is a fun, social and easy way to be active and best of all it's free. It is Australia’s largest network of community-based walking groups. Visit this site to find a local walking group near you.
  • Heartmoves - the Heart Foundation has developed a low-to-moderate intensity exercise program called Heartmoves, designed for people who are living with health conditions.
  • Parkrun - Parkrun is a series of five kilometre runs held on a Saturday morning in areas of open space around Australia. Parkruns are free, open to all and are safe and easy to take part in.
  • Join a sporting club – Contact your local council or the state body of the sport you are interested in. Alternatively contact Communities, Sport and Recreation on 1800 252 476 or email sportrec@communities.tas.gov.au.

Break O'Day

Break O'Day community events

The Break O'Day Council provides a full list of community events.

Brighton

Brighton Alive

The Brighton Alive website lists a range of activities happening in the Brighton municipality.

Burnie

Burnie events

The Burnie City Council website provides information about what's on in Burnie.

Community directory

Burnie Community Directory

Central Coast

Heartmoves

The Heartmoves program is a gentle physical activity program suitable for anyone who hasn't done any exercise in a while. You can exercise at your own pace in a friendly atmosphere. Heartmoves is run by accredited exercise professionals specifically trained in managing safe, low to moderate intensity physical activity programs.

Contact

Melissa Cruse
6429 8959
heartmoves.heartfoundation.org.au

Central Coast calendar of events

Find out what's happening in the Central Coast Council area by checking out the calendar of events.

Central Highlands

Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking aims to make regular physical activity enjoyable and easy.

Contact

Corina McCarthy
6254 5025
Corina.McCarthy@dhhs.tas.gov.au

Circular Head

Community Groups

Some community groups are listed on the Circular Head Council's website

Community Events

Find out about community events

Recreation

Circular Head has many options for sport and recreation.

Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre

Circular Head has plans to develop a community and wellbeing centre.

Clarence

Live Clarence

A vibrant hub of information to get you healthy, active and involved in and around the beautiful City of Clarence.

Contact

http://www.liveclarence.com.au/

Bellerive parkrun

A five 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am at Bellerive Beach Park.

Hobart parkrun - Risdon Brook Dam

Weekly free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am. All abilities welcome.

Contact

http://www.parkrun.com.au/hobart/

Fitness in the Park

Free fitness sessions in Council parks and open spaces during the year. Sessions include Group fitness, walking, beginners and over 50s, Mums and Bubs Fitness. No bookings required.

Contact

Suzanne Schulz
6245 8664
sschulz@ccc.tas.gov.au
www.ccc.tas.gov.au

Recreation Programs - Clarence City Council

Recreation programs cater for young people (grades 5-8) and are held at the Clarence Plains Youth Centre, Risdon Vale Community Hall & Warrane/Mornington Neighbourhood Centre.

Contact

Stacy Klousia
6247 1230
cpyouthcentre@gmail.com
www.ccc.tas.gov.au

Heart Moves for Seniors and Young Mums

Gentle exercise for people with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or are at risk of these conditions.

Contact

Julie Andersson
6245 8780
jandersson@ccc.tas.gov.au
www.ccc.tas.gov.au

Heartmoves

The Heartmoves program is a gentle physical activity program suitable for anyone who hasn't done any exercise in a while. You can exercise at your own pace in a friendly atmosphere. Heartmoves is run by accredited exercise professionals specifically trained in managing safe, low to moderate intensity physical activity programs.

Contact

Jenny Jacobs
6248 9125
christopherjacobs@dodo.com.au

Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking aims to make regular physical activity enjoyable and easy, especially for people who are not used to being active.

Contact

Corina McCarthy
6254 5025
Corina.Mccarthy@dhhs.tas.gov.au

Derwent Valley

If you are aware of programs that are operating in the Derwent Valley municipality, please contact us so we can add them to this list. For further information visit derwentvalley.tas.gov.au

Devonport

Devonport Walks

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12.15pm - 12.45pm

These regular walks are suitable for all ages and fitness levels and depart from the Devonport Entertainment and Convention Centre.

The walks are led by Councils Recreation Officer, Axel Verschuren, and generally go along Victoria Parade. A half an hour walk is perfect to get out of the office and encourage gentle physical activity along the lovely foreshore.

This is a free program supported by the Devonport City Council.

Contact

Axel Verschuren
6424 0515
averschuren@devonport.tas.gov.au
www.devonport.tas.gov.au

School Holiday Activities

The school holiday program is for primary and high school aged children. Activities include basketball, squash, table tennis and badminton, just to name a few.

Contact

Axel Verschuren
6424 0515
averschuren@devonport.tas.gov.au
www.devonport.tas.gov.au

Devonport and East Devonport Recreation Centres

These facilities are run and maintained by the Devonport City Council. A diverse range of sporting groups are catered for, as well as school groups and the general public.

Meeting rooms, change rooms, toilets, showers and a sauna facility are also available. Both centres cater for the following activities:

  • Aikido, Judo and Karate
  • Badminton
  • Basketball & Netball
  • Table Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Tai Chi
  • Squash & Racquetball
  • Dancing
  • Futsal
  • Roller Derby
  • Volleyball, both indoor and outdoor
Contact

Glenda Burnett
6424 41095 
gburnett@devonport.tas.gov.au

Devonport parkrun - Mersey Bluff

Weekly free 5km timed run every Saturday at 8am. All abilities welcome.

Contact

http://www.parkrun.com.au/devonport/

Dorset

Heart Foundation Walking Group

These groups are very socially inclusive and in between walks organise other social events such as walks and bike rides, they also participate in community events such as the Bridport fun run and relay for life.

Contact

Gaynor Peaty
6352 5504

Scottsdale Over 50 Fitness Group

The group meets every Tuesday at 11.00am at the Salvation Army Hall and is run by a qualified fitness instructor. The first visit is free and the subsequent charge is $5.00 per session and $2.50 hall hire.

Contact

Gaynor Peaty
6352 5504

Pilates

For all ages, genders and beginners to advanced levels.

Contact

Marie Gooch
0407 961 143

Community Gym

Variety of activities for all ages and genders. You can be part of a group or obtain a key and use it at a time to suit yourself.

Contact

Candice Walker
6352 3481

Dorset Bicycle Group (DBUG)

Family friendly social ride on the first Sunday of each month and suitable for all ages and genders.

Contact

Tom Ransom
6356 1281

Tai Chi

Suitable for all ages and genders and is run every Tuesday at 10.00am at the Bridport RSL Club.

Contact

Tracey Crack
6352 6531
tcrack@dorset.tas.gov.au

Circuit Training

Suitable for all ages and genders and is held at the Scottsdale high school gym every Tuesday at 6.30pm and the Bridport Primary School every Wednesday at 6.00am.

Contact

Tracey Crack
6352 6531
tcrack@dorset.tas.gov.au

Flinders

Community Calendar

Find out what's happening -- and even register an event -- on the community calendar.

Being Active

The Flinders Council recognises that regular physical activity promotes good personal health as well as assists in shaping strong, vibrant and inclusive communities. Find out about being active on Flinders Island.

Community Groups

The Furneaux Region has a wide range of organisations for the community to participate in and be inspired by. Come along and join a community group.

George Town

Community Groups

The George Town Council publishes a community directory

Community Events

Check out the George Town events calendar

Recreation

George Town has a proud sporting tradition as well as natural assets throughout the municipality that facilitate a wide range of recreational pursuits.

Park run

A five kilometre timed run every Saturday at 9am at Kanamaluka Trail, George Town.

If you are aware of programs that are operating in the George Town municipality, please contact us so we an add them to this list. For further information visit georgetown.tas.gov.au

Glamorgan-Spring Bay

If you are aware of programs that are operating in the Glamorgan-Spring Bay municipality, please contact us so we can add them to this list. For further information visit gsbc.tas.gov.au

Glenorchy

Glenorchy on the Go

The Glenorchy on the Go program consists of specialised physical activity sessions that encourage and support healthy lifestyle changes. It is free (or low cost) for adult residents in the City of Glenorchy. The programs and activities run during weekdays at local community venues and anyone can enrol.

YMCA Glenorchy

Find out what's on offer at the YMCA

Glenorchy Pool

Glenorchy Pool

Mountain Bike Park

The Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park includes a range of trails including cross country, downhill, mountain cross, dirt jumps and northshore tracks.

Senior Programs

The Glenorchy City Council promotes active ageing.

Hobart

Youth Arts and Recreation Centre

A safe and friendly venue for young people 12-25 to participate in recreation activities such as basketball, table tennis and 8Ball as well as creative activities such as dance, music and beat making and art workshops. Wednesday to Friday, 3pm - 6pm.

Contact

Joel Imber
6231 5150
imberj@hobartcity.com.au
www.youthartsandrec.org

Mather's House

A community space in the central CBD that promotes healthy ageing by offering a range of activities and programs as well as a home cooked lunch Tuesday to Friday. Programs operating from the Centre include ukulele lessons, singing, computer lessons and much more.

Contact

Angela Barrington
6234 1441
barringtona@hobartcity.com.au
www.hobartcity.com.au

Criterion House

A community space in the central CBD that promotes healthy ageing by offering a range of activities and programs.

Contact

Danielle Walker
6238 2772
walkerd@hobartcity.com.au
www.hobartcity.com.au

Healthy Hobart

Free activities in Hobart's parks

22 October 2017 - 25 March 2018

Come along and try 28 different free activities happening in Hobart's parks and reserves, suitable for all ages and abilities. From yoga to abseiling, kite flying to cricket, mountain bike riding to petanque.  Find out what you and your family enjoy and connect with local clubs for free.

To see the full schedule or to register visit Healthy Hobart.

For more information phone the Hobart City Council on 6238 2956.

Heartmoves

The Heartmoves program is a gentle physical activity program suitable for anyone who hasn't done any exercise in a while. You can exercise at your own pace in a friendly atmosphere. Heartmoves is run by accredited exercise professionals specifically trained in managing safe, low to moderate intensity physical activity programs.

Contact

Paul Hamilton
0417 836 988
paul@allaboutfitness.net.au

Park Run - Queens Domain

Every Saturday at 9am, a 5km timed run at the Queens Domain, Hobart.

Park Run - Risdon Brook Dam

Every Saturday at 9am, a 5 kilometre Park Run is held at Risdon Brook Dam, Risdon Vale.

Free

Contact

hobartoffice@parkrun.com

Hobart Park Run

Huon Valley

Walking Groups 

The major objective of the walking groups is to provide a free and ongoing support system to encourage people of all ages, to be involved in physical activity and do some gentle exercise. The program is free and is supported by the Huon Valley Council on behalf of the Heart Foundation in Tasmania.

Contact

Health Promotion and Education Officer
6264 0300
hvc@huonvalley.tas.gov.au
www.huonvalley.tas.gov.au/walkinggroups

Kentish

Kentish Health Centre

  • Fitness for Health
  • Community Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Zumba
  • Sheffield Sole Mates

Contact

Kentish Health Centre
6491 2740
kentishhealth.com.au

Railton parkrun

A five kilometre timed run every Saturday at 9am at Lions Park, Railton.

King Island

Sportsgrounds, parks and reserves

Discover King Island's sportsgrounds, parks and reserves

Kingborough

Join a local group

Find out about Kingborough's many local groups.

Events

Kingborough promotes a range of events.

Kingborough Sports Centre

A range of sports, fitness and social activities are available at the Kingborough Sports Centre.

Youth Programs and Activities

Check out the Youth Programs and Activities.

Launceston

Launceston Leisure & Aquatic Centre

The City of Launceston’s Leisure and Aquatic Centre offers state of the art facilities including a 50 metre pool and gymnasium.

Events

The City of Launceston hosts a range of events

Get Active

Walking tracks, bike trails, spaces and initiatives are available to encourage people in Launceston to get active.

Active Launceston

Active Launceston aims to get people moving and feeling great through a series of programs and events.

Latrobe

Meander Valley

Meander Valley Community Directory

Find out about community events in the Meander Valley Community Directory

Events

Events calendar for the Meander Valley

Recreation and Facilities

A list of the Meander Valley's Recreation and Facilities

Northern Midlands

Various Programs - Northern Midlands Community Sports Centre

  • Fully equipped gym with member access
  • 5am - 11pm seven days per week
  • Squash courts and sports stadium
  • Fitness classes include Zumba, Pilates, Conditioning, Bootcamp,
  • Abs Thigh Butt, Fitball, Boxing Fit and running groups.
  • Living Longer, Living Stronger classes for over 45 years
  • Personal training and remedial massage
  • Ladies and junior netball, badminton and basketball
  • Kids fun time
  • Workplace level 2 First Aid and CPR Courses
  • Personal trainer certificate III and IV courses
Contact

Health Revival Longford
6391 1055
healthrevival.com.au
info@healthrevival.com.au

Sorell

Community Organisations/Groups

The Sorell Council provides information about activities in the municipality in the Community Services Directory.

Events

Find out about events in Sorell.

Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking is a network of free community based walking groups and there’s a group  in Sorell

Southern Midlands

Heart Foundation Walking 

Heart Foundation Walking aims to make regular enjoyable and easy, especially for people who are  not used to being active

Contact

Corina McCarthy
6254 5025
Corina.McCarthy@dhhs.tas.gov.au

Tasman

CoastCare Programs

There are many active groups in the Tasman Municipality. They undertake a range of activities to help improve our coasts, from weeding, tree planting to monitoring dune movement. To participate simply join your local CoastCare group at Shelley Beach, Parker Beach Eaglehawk Neck and Sommers Bay. Contact the Tasman Council for more details.

Contact

Tasman Council
6250 9200
tasman@tasman.tas.gov.au
www.tasman.tas.gov.au

Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House Community Programs

The house runs a series of community programs including circuit training, yoga, and tai chi. Please visit the Dunalley Community House website for upcoming events.

Contact

6250 2118
contact@dunalleytasman.org
www.dunalleytasman.org

Waratah-Wynyard

Community Groups and Activities

The Waratah-Wynyard municipality has the many community groups and activities.

Sporting Groups and Activities

Find out about sporting groups and activities.

Healthy Communities

The Healthy Communities Initiative will help increase the Cradle Coast community's participation in healthy eating practices and lifestyles; improving the wellbeing of residents at risk of chronic disease.

Walks

Waratah-Wynyard has a variety of fantastic scenic walks on offer.

West Coast

Beach to Bay Strahan Fun Run

ACTIVE Strahan is a group of people supported by the community, who are committed to improving the physical and mental health of the people in Strahan and the wider West Coast of Tasmania. After identifying a need in Strahan for social and physical exercise options the concept of the 'Beach To Bay' fun run and family day was formed.

Starting in 2012, the committee is primarily focused on organising and running the Beach to Bay Fun Run. The motto for the race is "Walk it, skip it, run it" which embodies the inclusive nature of the day. The Beach to Bay Fun Run is the main event on the first Saturday in November.

Contact

ACTIVE Strahan
activestrahan.com.au

West Tamar

Recreation and Sporting Groups

West Tamar is home to numerous recreation and sporting groups.

Community Groups/Organisations

The West Tamar Council provides information about community centres and community groups.

Riverside Swim Centre

Windsor Community Garden

Calendar of events