Sports and Recreation

Active Your Way Glenelg Logo Sports and recreation are essential to a healthy lifestyle and community. Glenelg Shire has plenty of beautiful spaces for you to relax and play in.

The Glenelg Shire Recreation Services maintains quality sporting facilities, playgrounds, and open spaces. The Council provides opportunities for a wide range of sport, recreation, and leisure activities. We aim to promote a more active and lively community.

We can help community groups and clubs with development, planning, and promotional activities. We also assist with volunteer training opportunities and applications for the Recreation category of the Council's Community Grants Program.

Please get in touch with our Recreation Coordinator Hayden Annett on (03) 5522 2260 or send an email for more information.


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Clubs and the community can stay updated on all things recreation and sport on the Active Your Way Facebook page.

Visit and like the page to stay aware of the events, workshops and news from Glenelg Shire Council Recreation Services.

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Reserve a Sports Ground

We use the IMS Reserve Manager system to manage our sporting facilities, including Recreation Users information, allocations, and bookings. Click here for a copy of Council's Reserves and Pavilions casual hire conditions(PDF, 478KB) including a risk assessment template.

If you manage a club or are a casual user, you can create an account to reserve our sporting grounds.

Reserve a sports facility

Walk to School

Walk to School
Council join's VicHealth in its annual mission to get kids walking, riding and scooting to school as part of the health promotion foundation’s annual Walk to School program. Every October, Walk to School encourages families to get active on the trip to and from school to help kids build healthy habits for life.
For more information visit the Walk to School website.

Walking Maps

You can find some maps to great walks in the area with these links.

Sams Loop

Portland Visitor Centre to Whale Watching Platform

Bridgewater Seal Colony

Cape Nelson Loop