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.

Active Your Way Glenelg

Access our monthly Active Your Way Glenelg News Bulletin below.

Active Your Way Glenelg Monthly News Bulletin April 2023(PDF, 1MB)

Clubs and the community can stay updated on all things recreation and sport on the Active Your Way Glenelg 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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Previous month's Active Your Way Glenelg News Bulletin Editions are accessible below:

Edition 1 - February 2023(PDF, 2MB)

Edition 2 - March 2023(PDF, 2MB)

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

Update Club Contact Details & Participation Data

Need to update Council's record of your sport and recreation club's contact details? 
Or need to submit Club data and information to participate in Council's incentivisation program?

Note: Incentivisation Program is currently under development and will be applicable for Clubs that are hold a current Lease or Licence for use of Council recreational facilities.


If yes to either of the above, please complete this online form which will then be forwarded on Council's Recreation Team. 

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