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We are a community with great recreation spaces, facilities and sporting clubs that provide opportunities to be active both indoors and out. We are committed to helping our community be active and our sport and recreation clubs be welcoming, sustainable and well run.

For the Community

Community Tennis Courts

We have a number of tennis courts available for the community to access and enjoy with family and friends. These courts are available without booking or a fee and are there to share with other members of the community.
Public Facilities

Get Active in Holdfast Bay

We have lots of great opportunities to lead active lifestyles here in Holdfast Bay:

  • Parks, Beaches and play spaces: Visit one of our great parks, beaches or play spaces. There are lots of free activities you can do with your family and friends when you get there, such as playing some cricket on the beach, going exploring through one of our gullies or collecting some leaves and flower to make nature art.
  • Walking and Cycling Trails: Walk to school or work along our footpaths or visit our Walking and Bike Trails page to find a walking or riding trail to visit on the weekend.

For more information about the benefits of physical activity take a look at the Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines

For Sports Clubs

We support our local sports and recreation clubs in a number of ways and we encourage club leaders to join our ClubHub database to receive information on club development opportunities.

To register for the ClubHub e-newsletter or to discuss how we can support your club contact the Community Recreation and Sports Coordinator (08) 8229 9965 or Club development workshops

Club Development Workshops

The City of Holdfast Bay has partnered with the City of Marion to offer a series of club development workshops throughout the year. Each workshop will focus on a different topic relevant to sporting and recreation clubs with the ultimate goal of helping clubs operate more effectively, recruit and maintain members and plan for the future to ensure longevity of the club.


The City of Holdfast Bay encourages clubs to become a STARCLUB - a well-run club where quality coaches and officials work alongside valued volunteers in a safe and welcoming environment. A STARCLUB will meet specific criteria and in the process receive information and support to build the club to provide the best environment possible for members and the wider community. STARCLUB is a program run by the Office for Recreation and Sport and can be a deciding factor for grant programs so why not turn your club into a STARCLUB!

Funding Programs

City of Holdfast Bay Community Donations Program

This program provides support to organisations and clubs to increase opportunities for participation in physical activity, healthy eating and general community wellbeing and which in turn support the City of Holdfast Bay's "Our Place" Community Plan.

Sporting and Recreation Grants are available through the Community Recreation and Wellbeing Stream.

Office for Recreation and Sport Funding Programs

The Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS) supports sport and recreation through the development of policy, programs and resources, the provision of funding, recreation and sport planning, infrastructure development, elite sport pathways and programs, and the promotion of physical activity. Below are a number of funding programs on offer by the ORS that may be relevant to your club, if you find a program that fits with your clubs needs we encourage you to find out more going to the office for recreation and sport funding website or speak with the ORS on 1300 714 990.

Active Club Program

The Active Club Program has two funding rounds per year, and helps active recreation and sports clubs with:

  • facility upgrade requests up to $25,000 (Round 45 only)
  • program and equipment up to and including $5,000 (Round 45 and Round 46)

Sport & Recreation Development & Inclusion Program

Provides assistance to eligible organisations to develop and implement projects that will grow the sport or activity, improve services or address barriers to inclusion.
Applicants can be funded up to $100,000 each year for up to 3 years

Applications are now closed.

Community Recreation & Sports Facility Program

The Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program helps eligible organisations to establish or improve sport and active recreation facilities that meet the needs of the community in South Australia.
Organisations can apply under the following categories:

  • Minor facility development (requests $25,000 - $200,000)
  • Major facility development (requests $200,000 - $1,000,000)

Closed 10 April 2019.