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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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Get involved in the Active & Healthy program

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

We're currently developing the next Active & Healthy program and are interested in working with individuals and organisations in the following fields:

  • fitness
  • health
  • sport
  • recreation
  • wellness.

The next Active & Healthy program will run from 12 July 2021 to 26 June 2022.

Apply now

Applications to get involved in our next Active & Healthy program are now open.

To be included in the 2021-22 Active & Healthy Lifestyle Guide and on our Active & Healthy online calendar of events:

We will confirm by email within three weeks of submission if your activities meet the criteria and are suitable for inclusion. Submission of an application does not automatically mean approval.

Levels of involvement

Active & Healthy supplier

The Active & Healthy Supplier process is currently closed for the 2021-22 Active & Healthy Program. Current suppliers were awarded a three-year contract as part of the tender process in 2020.

The next supplier process will be open mid-February 2023 with a new, three-year procurement award in place for July 2023 to June 2026.

For more information and to register your interest in the next supplier process please email activehealthygc@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

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. Classes offered must not cost more than $5 per person.

In return for your community service, our Active & Healthy team will:

  • assist with access to a park or open space to conduct the activity in
  • assist with the access to a City community facility. We will consider providing help with hall hire if the activity and location meets a specific community need. Please highlight this in your application
  • promote the class to the local community 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.

Requirements

  • qualifications, insurance and certifications listed below
  • provision of at least one affordable (up to $5 per hour) or free community fitness/recreation/sport activity per week
  • activities must occur within the program's timeframe.

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

Download the Active & Healthy application form below.

Active and Healthy promotion of third party

If you are running affordable fitness, recreation, sport and wellness activities and programs on the Gold Coast, we would love to help promote these as listings:

Who can apply?

  • sport/recreation clubs and community organisations
  • fitness professionals/allied health professionals.

Types of activities

  • 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 training sessions.

In return for your community service, our Active & Healthy team will:

  • list approved activities in the 2020-21 Active & Healthy Lifestyle Guide and on the website
  • provide opportunities to network with the local fitness, recreation and wellness industry.

Requirements

  • current qualifications
  • first aid and CPR certificates are desirable (if providing a physical activity service)
  • Commission for Children Blue Card (if working with children).

Download the Active & Healthy application form below.

Benefits of being involved

  • working with our Active & Healthy team to create a healthier community
  • promotion in our Active & Healthy Lifestyle Guide and on our Active & Healthy online calendar of events
  • increase your business profile
  • opportunities to network with the local fitness and wellness industry
  • opportunities to connect into community events and festivals.

To be involved you must have the following:

  • sufficient qualifications in your professional field and experience delivering group-based programs/activities
  • $10 million public liability insurance (individuals or businesses)
  • Senior First Aid – HLTAID003 and CPR – HLTAID001 (for activities that involve physical activity)
  • Commission for Children Blue Card (if working with children)
  • risk management procedures in place.

Activity criteria

One of Active & Healthy's objectives is to encourage inactive residents to engage and regularly participate in physical activity and wellness programs. We focus 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
  • of benefit to local residents and the area in which the activity is held.

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