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Active & Healthy program

The Active & Healthy Lifestyle Program is a great way to try a new fitness activity or sport, discover one of our great parks or sporting facilities and meet new people.

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Partner with Active & Healthy

Join the movement to help shape the Gold Coast as Australia’s most active and healthy city.

The City’s Active & Healthy team are interested in partnering with individuals and organisations who are involved in the fitness, health, sport, recreation or wellness industries on the Gold Coast. We are currently developing the next Active & Healthy program which will run from 16 July 2018 through to 26 June 2019, and we would like to work with you to help our community become more active and healthy.

Benefits of being involved

  • working with the City’s Active & Healthy team to create a healthier community
  • promotion in the City’s Active & Healthy guide and on the website
  • increase business profile
  • opportunities to network with the local fitness and wellness industry
  • provide opportunities to connect into community events and festivals
  • link into Game On, which is a series of activation and events to showcase the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM and to harness the excitement of the Games to encourage all residents to be more active every day.

To be involved you must have the following:

  • sufficient qualifications in your professional field and experience delivering group based programs/activities for the community
  • $10 million public liability insurance (individuals or businesses)
  • current first aid certificate
  • current commission for children blue card (if working with children)
  • be community minded
  • risk management procedures in place.


One of the Active & Healthy Program’s objectives is to encourage inactive residents to engage and regularly participate in physical activity and wellness programs. The Active & Healthy program focuses on increasing the awareness of entry level, low to medium intensity activities that are suitable for people just starting or getting back into regular activity.

Activities must be:

  • of low to medium intensity and cater for beginners
  • delivered in a professional and safe manner
  • community oriented
  • affordable.

Levels of involvement

Active & Healthy supplier

The Active & Healthy Supplier Procurement Process is currently half way through a three year agreement and an expression of interest will be released in February 2021. We encourage qualified and experienced fitness professionals to become involved as a Champion in the meantime.

Active & Healthy champion

Are you passionate about helping our community become healthier and happier? Then we want you! We are looking for qualified and experienced, local health and fitness professionals who would like to give back to the community through the provision of a free or low cost community-based fitness or wellbeing class in the City's parks or community facilities. Choose the Champion Level that suits you, levels are based on the cost per participant.

Level 1 Champion

Activities are offered at between $0 to $7 per hour.

  • Activity listed in 2018-19 booklet
  • Activity listed online (
  • Activity included on various flyers distributed citywide
  • Provided with Active & Healthy uniform and other forms of collateral / promotion tools
  • Assistance with a venue (parkland or community facility)
  • Commercial fitness permit not required

Level 2 Champion

Activities are offered at between $8 to $15 per hour.

  • Activity listed in 2018-19 booklet
  • Activity may be listed online (
  • Activity included on some flyers distributed citywide throughout the year
  • Commercial fitness permit required

Benefits of being a Champion

  • Working with the City of Gold Coast's Active & Healthy Team to create a healthier community
  • Promotion in the City's Active & Healthy Lifestyle Guide and City of Gold Coast website
  • Increase your business profile and awareness
  • Opportunities to network with the local fitness, recreation and wellness industry
  • Exposure to additional opportunities to connect into community events and festivals
  • Continue the excitement of the Commonwealth Games 2018 and encourage our community to become more active


  • qualifications, insurance and certifications mentioned above
  • provide at least one (1) affordable (up to $7 per hour) or free community-based activity per week, or a series of community seminars/workshops or talks (offered a number of times throughout the programs timeframe)
  • activities must occur between the programs timeframe – 16 July 2018 to 26 June 2019.

Please note: As a champion you will not be paid a fee by the City to run the activity.

Fitness professionals who would like to run active and healthy champion activities in the City parklands are not required to have a commercial fitness permit for the activities you offer the Active & Healthy Program. Approval is issued by the City's Active and Healthy team for the free or low cost activity.

If you are offering other commercial activities in parks (not just the Active & Healthy activity) you will require a commercial fitness permit in order to use the parklands.

Apply now

Applications are now closed.

For further information contact our Active & Healthy Team on 07 5581 6207.

Active & Healthy programs and alliances

School holiday program

If you run fun and engaging activities for kids aged four to 18 years over the school holidays then we would love to work with you. Each holiday period, we offer a comprehensive school holiday program and are keen to partner with activity providers who are running activities across the City in the holidays.

We will promote your activities in the Active & Healthy school holiday program and can assist with access to parks and venues to run your activities. Activities don’t need to be health and fitness based as we are happy to promote a whole range of fun activities that are on offer, including sport, art, craft, fitness, wellbeing, education, nature discoveries, etc.

You need to be qualified, hold a blue card and public liability insurance. Activities can be camps, all day activities or just for a few hours. It's our intention to provide parents with a one-stop guide that lists all activities on offer on the Gold Coast over the holidays.

We are also open to new activity ideas or suggestions, so please let us know if you would love to run a great activity for kids over the holidays but need some help getting it started.

If you would like to be notified when the opportunity arises to be included in the next Active & Healthy holiday program, please email with your contact details.

Active & Healthy Alliance Gold Coast website

The Active & Healthy Alliance Gold Coast is a collaboration of organisations that aims to improve the levels of physical activity of local residents and become one of Australia’s most active and healthy cities. By doing so, we are ensuring a healthier and knowledgeable sport, health, fitness and wellbeing industry.

All clubs, fitness instructors, facilities, gymnasiums, community groups that offer activities or events that will support and encourage the Gold Coast community to stay active and healthy are invited to register their details on the Active & Healthy Alliance website for free. This is a great opportunity to recruit new members and increase interest in the activities you offer.

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