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Sports and recreation

About Active Melbourne

The Active Melbourne program encourages all residents, city workers and visitors to be active regardless of age, gender, culture or ability.

Put a Spring in your step

The Bourke St stairs at Southern Cross Station have been transformed into a scenic garden to motivate commuters to ditch the escalator and take the stairs.

People exercising

Personal trainers wishing to use Melbourne’s parks and open spaces must apply for a permit via the online event permit application form.

Browse Active Melbourne directory

Our easy-to-use directory contains recreation and sporting opportunities in the City of Melbourne.

Sports ground use football

Each year, more than 70 community sports clubs apply for permits to use the wide range of sports fields available in the City of Melbourne.

Community grants 2015

Community grants are provided to not for profit sports and community organisations, and schools to improve people’s quality of life.

Active Melbourne activities