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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

Get Active in Holdfast Bay

We offer a variety of opportunities to lead active lifestyles at Holdfast Bay:

  • Parks, Beaches, and playspaces: 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 flowers to make nature art.
  • Walking and Cycling Trails: Walk to school or work along our footpaths or visit our Walking and Bike Trail page to find a walking or riding trail to visit on the weekend. Walking Groups: Join one of the many Heart Foundation Walking Groups in the area for a weekly walk finished with a cup of tea and a chat.
  • Events and Activities: Keep an eye out for fun exercise activities on our What’s On page.

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.

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 the 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 our grants page.

Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing Funding Programs

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) 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 ORSR that may be relevant to your club, if you find a program that fits with your club's needs we encourage you to find out more visit the website or call the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing funding.