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Local Opportunities to be active 

There is a range of free programs to help kids and teens in South West Sydney be more active. Check out some of the options below.       

Active Kids Vouchers 

Families receiving Family Tax Benefit can apply for an Active and Creative Kids voucher for each eligible child. These vouchers can be used to pay for registration, participation or membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities. There are more than 11,000 providers across the state where the vouchers can be used.    

More information including how to apply for your vouchers can be found here. You can access this information in various languages by clicking on the ‘Change language’ tile at the top right corner of the page.    

If you need help, visit any Service NSW Centre, ask at your local library, child’s school or chosen activity provider. If you are an activity provider and would like help to become registered, contact us here.   


Local sports and active recreation parks 


Parkrun is a free, community event where you can walk, jog, run, volunteer, or spectate. Parkrun is 5km and takes place every Saturday morning. Parkrun is positive, welcoming, and inclusive, there is no time limit, and no one finishes last. 

You only register once whether walking, jogging, running, volunteering or a combination.

You can go along to any event, near you any weekend. There are currently 460 parkrun events around the country taking place every weekend, with more locations being added all the time.


Local parks and sports facilities in your area are another great way for your child to be active with friends and family. There are plenty of places across South West Sydney to be active with a wide range of football fields, skating parks, cycle & walkways and playgrounds local to you. Have a look at the links below to find one close to you:   

Camden Council   

Campbelltown Council 

Canterbury-Bankstown Council 

Fairfield Council 

Liverpool Council 

  • Plan a day at one of Liverpool’s newest adventure playgrounds Casula Parklands with ninja training circuits, dog park & sky wall. 
  • Parks and sporting fields are always a fun way to spend the day with friends and family, looks for one near you. 

Wollondilly Shire Council 

Wingecarribee Shire Council 

  • Have a certain field/sport you would like to play? Find the best suited sport fields and parks local to you. 
  • Find your next wandering route in the southern highlights here! 


Search for local Outdoor Gyms and Fitness Activities through the Robin Hood Outdoor Air Gym page. This webpage allows the of search for local outdoor gyms and other activities like park runs & parkour within and around your suburb to showcase different local outdoor gyms and activities.   


Active Travel 

'Active travel' is when you use your own energy to get from one place to another. This might be by walking or cycling, scooter or skateboard. Even using public transport can make you more active, because you have to walk to and from the bus stop or train station. Many schools, parks, train stations and other public places are encouraging active travel by installing bike racks and improving walking paths.  

Talk to your school and see what they may be doing to support active travel.    

For more information visit the Healthy Eating Active Living website.   

For information on road safety, visit Safety Town.   


Go4Fun is a free 10-week healthy lifestyle program for NSW kids aged 7-13, who are above a healthy weight. This program supports lifestyle changes at home that will help the whole family.     

More information including dates and locations can be found here.   

Related Pages  


Active Kids Vouchers

Active Living for Kids


[Source: Go4Fun, Office of Sport, NSW Health]