Active Councils

Does your local Council only treat sport and recreation as an asset management issue, or does your local Council promote sport and recreation for a healthy and inclusive local community?

In the Sydney metropolitan Council the bookings of Council facilities for sport for women and girls are only 14% and for men and boys it’s 86%. This is one of the things we are trying to change.

Our objective is to assist Councils to ensure the needs of women and girls, in equity, access and participation, are promoted as a priority in the Council’s planning for sport and recreation.

Currently we are two years into a 5 year program working with the 152 Councils in NSW, with funding from the NSW Minister for Sport’s Strategic Partnership Fund.

Becoming an active council means to:

- Promote and support participation of women and girls
- Check the allocation of sports grounds in programs and policies; support Girls Get Active Events
- Partner with sports clubs to build capacity
- Improve sports amenities for gender equity
- Play an active role in promoting health of community through Community Strategic Plan

At present only the 76 councils featured below, out of the 152 councils in NSW, are actively promoting women in sport. The councils in bold are also proud Members of Womensport NSW.

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  • Ballina
  • Bathurst Regional
  • Blacktown
  • Blayney Shire
  • Blue Mountains
  • Bogan Shire
  • Bourke
  • Brewarrina Shire
  • Broken Hill
  • Burwood
  • Camden
  • Canada Bay parramatta council
  • Canterbury
  • Central Darling Shire
  • Cessnock
  • Clarence Valley
  • Cobar Shire
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Coolamon Shire
  • Coonamble Shire
  • Cootamundra Shire
  • Cowra Shire
  • Dubbo City
  • Fairfieldaflcricket04
  • Gilgandra Shire
  • Glenn Innes Severn Shire
  • Holroyd
  • Hurstville
  • Inverell Shire
  • Kiama
  • Kogarah
  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Lachlan Shire
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Lane Covephoto copy
  • Leichhardt
  • Lismore
  • Liverpool
  • Maitland
  • Manly
  • Marrickville
  • Mid Western Regional
  • Moree
  • Mosman
  • Muswellbrook Shire
  • North Sydney
  • Oberon Shire  pic4
  • Orange City
  • Parkes
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Pittwater
  • Port Macquarie Hastings
  • Port Stephens
  • Queanbeyan
  • Randwick
  • Rockdale
  • Shellharbour
  • Shoalhaven  IMG_1200
  • Sydney
  • Temora Shire
  • Tenterfield
  • The Hills Shire
  • Tweed Shire
  • Upper Hunter Shire
  • Upper Lachlan Shire
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Walcha Shire
  • Walgett Shire
  • Warringah
  • Warrumbungle Shire
  • Waverly
  • Weddin Shire
  • Wingecarribee Shire
  • Woollahra
  • Young Shire