Partner with Active & Healthy

Partner with Active & Healthy

Get involved in the Active & Healthy program and help shape the Gold Coast as Australia's most active and healthy city.

Active & Healthy encourages residents to regularly take part in physical activity and wellness programs.

We promote awareness of entry level, low and medium intensity activities that are suitable for people just starting or getting back into regular activity.

We offer 3 levels of involvement (supplier, champion and third-party) for individuals, businesses or organisations working in:

  • fitness
  • health
  • sport
  • recreation
  • wellness
  • mums and bubs.

Partnering benefits:

  • Help create a healthier community
  • Increase your business profile
  • Connect into community events and festivals
  • Network with the local fitness and wellness industry.

You can be a part of the Active & Healthy Lifestyle Program and/or the holiday programs.

Lifestyle Program

The Active & Healthy Lifestyle Program offers affordable and accessible weekly activities across the Gold Coast, encouraging residents to participate in regular physical activity. You can apply to be part the program at any time of the year.

The program runs weekly from July to June every year during school terms (40 weeks).

Holiday Program

The Active & Healthy Holiday Program helps activate the City’s parks and community facilities. It includes a large variety of activities during the school holidays for kids aged 4 to 17 years. There are 4 holiday programs:

  • Summer: December and January (6 weeks)
  • Autumn: April (2 weeks)
  • Winter: June and July (2 weeks)
  • Spring: September and October (2 weeks)

To be part of the holiday program, submit your application via the third-party application form 4 weeks before the start of the holidays.

How to apply

Supplier

The Active & Healthy supplier application process is by tender.

The procurement process for the next 5 years for the delivery of services for Active & Healthy Program, is now closed.

Champion

Applications for the 2024-25 Lifestyle Guide are closed

Our champions are qualified and experienced local health and fitness professionals who give back to the community by providing a free or low-cost community-based fitness or wellbeing class in Gold Coast parks or community facilities.

Classes must not cost more than $8 per person. Rate of charge will depend upon community centre costs, capacity of rooms and also if the activity is outdoors. Please note that as a champion you will not be paid a fee by the City to run the activity.

In return for your community service, our team will:

  • help with access to a park or open space to conduct the activity in
  • help with access to one of our community facilities. We may help with hall hire if the activity and location meet a specific community need. Please highlight the need in your application
  • promote activities through the Active & Healthy Lifestyle Guide and our website
  • provide you with an Active & Healthy uniform and A-frame signage
  • provide opportunities to network with the local fitness, recreation and wellness industry.

Active & Healthy champions must provide at least one affordable or free community fitness, recreation or sport activity per week, within the program's timeframe.

Instructors must have:

  1. Public liability insurance - $20 million minimum
  2. Relevant professional qualifications and experience
  3. Blue card (if an activity involves children under 18 years of age)
  4. Senior First Aid – HLTAID0011 and CPR – HLTAID009 (for activities that involve physical activity)
  5. Risk Management Plan

Application instructions

Complete the online form below. You must include copies of the following supporting information with your application:

  1. Public liability insurance - $20 million minimum
  2. Relevant professional qualifications and experience
  3. Blue card (if an activity involves children under 18 years of age)
  4. Senior First Aid – HLTAID0011 and CPR – HLTAID009 (for activities that involve physical activity)
  5. Risk Management Plan

Third-party promotion

If you provide affordable fitness, recreation, sport and wellness activities and programs or school holiday based events, activities and workshops on the Gold Coast, we would love to help promote them.

In return our team will list approved activities in the Active & Healthy Lifestyle Guide or the Active & Healthy Holiday program online calendar.

This offer is for:

  • sport/recreation clubs and community organisations
  • fitness professionals / allied health professionals
  • local businesses and organisations running affordable kids and family activities and workshops in the holidays.

Who provide:

  • group fitness/recreation classes in a community facility or private studio/gym (e.g. yoga, tai chi, fitness, HIIT)
  • sports “come and try” days and social based activities
  • kids (4 to 17 years) activities, events and workshops that run in school holiday periods

Application instructions

Complete the online form below. You are required to:

  1. Provide details of current certifications and insurances. Copies of documents are not required.
  2. Acknowledge that you have a Risk Management plan for each activity and location each activity is taking place.

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Activity criteria

Activities offered must be:

  • of low to medium intensity and cater for beginners
  • delivered in a professional and safe manner
  • community oriented
  • affordable
  • of benefit to local residents and the area in which the activity is held.

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For more information and to register your interest for the next program please email activehealthygc@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Active & Healthy at your event

Active & Healthy supports and engages with organisations that deliver events, expos, workshop and festivals across the Gold Coast.

Together we can improve the physical, social and mental well-being of our community.

We can add value to your event and increase the awareness of our program.

Levels of involvement

There are different levels of involvement:

  1. Provide Active & Healthy Lifestyle guides and holiday programs
  2. Provide promotional material
  3. Present at your event
  4. Set up an information stall at your event
  5. Provide an interactive activity

Who can apply

  • Community/not-for-profit organisations
  • Schools
  • Local businesses
  • Sport and recreation clubs

Assessment process

Each application will be reviewed and assessed on the criteria below:

  • community benefit
  • exposure for the Active & Healthy program
  • budget
  • resources.

How to apply

Register your interest in our Active & Healthy team attending your community event by completing the online application form:

Request Active & Healthy attendance at my community event

Timelines

Applications are open all year round. We endeavour to respond within 2 weeks of receiving your application. If the event is within that time period, we will do our best to respond earlier.