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Programs and projects

This section provides details and links for programs and projects that address physical activity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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The programs, projects and lessons learned have been rated to the left. The items are listed by title, but you can also select to list them by reach, focus, start date and end date.


Details and links (where available) relating to relevant programs, projects and lessons learned are collected here.

When you click on one of the headings of the table, the list will be sorted according to that heading. For more information about the program, click on the title.

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Title Reach Focus
East Gippsland Aboriginal sport and physical activity program VIC
A randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of swimming on chronic suppurative otitis media in Aboriginal children living in two remote communities in the Northern Territory (Nguiu and Wadeye) NT
Aboriginal family holiday program VIC
Aboriginal grassroots netball program WA
Aboriginal power cup SA
Aboriginal sports program WA
Activate NT NT
Active Kooris club VIC
Active-ate QLD
Activities program QLD
AFL Cape York kickstart program QLD
AFL Kickstart Indigenous programs National
Ambitions VIC
Ampilatwatja sport 'n' rec program NT
An evaluation of the benefits of swimming pools for the hearing and ear health status of young Indigenous Australians: a whole-of-population study across multiple remote Indigenous communities SA
Annual National Indigenous basketball championship National
ARMtour NT
ARMtour (Athletes and role models) program NT
Assessment of physical activity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people National
Athletics for the outback program National
Aunty Jean's good health team program - Aboriginal chronic & complex care program NSW
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey National
Basketball after hours linking learning and engagement for results and safety (BALLERS) NT
Be active eat well VIC
Be deadly, get healthy VIC
Beat it physical activity and lifestyle program National
Bega Garnbirringu Health Service mobile clinic WA
Binar sports WA
Boots for kids project National
Bran nue me, better your health and fitness program NSW, VIC
Break the habit breakdance WA
Budjeri Napan - La Trobe Valley Koorie sports committee VIC
Building healthy communities project NSW
Butt out boondah (smoke) NSW
Casual bowls VIC
Changing lanes program QLD
Choose to move WA
Chronic condition management strategies in Aboriginal communities SA
Chronic illness program QLD
Clean slate without prejudice NSW
Clontarf football academy WA
Clontarf to Curtin AHEAD rowing program WA
Collaborative pathway to health and fitness VIC
Community walking grants program VIC
Cooking healthy and physical activity project (CHAPA) NT
Daisy petals program WA
Deadly choices QLD
Deadly fun run series NT
Deadly sista girlz NSW
Deadly sport Gippsland VIC
Do it for life SA
Eat healthy, drink healthy, live healthy campaign QLD
Eat well be active South Australia SA
Elite Indigenous travel and accommodation assistance program (EITAAP) National
Exercise as medicine in Indigenous health WA
F.I.T (Fit Indigenous trainers) club QLD
Fair game WA
Feedin' the mob VIC
Filling the gaps; nutrition and physical activity needs assessment for children VIC
Find your 30 QLD
Fitzroy Stars VIC
Fitzroy Valley physical activity program WA
Football dreaming program National
Footy means business program National
Fresh for kids NSW
Fresh kids VIC
Gary goanna goes healthy WA
Get healthy information and coaching service NSW
Get in the game QLD
Get on track challenge WA
Girls academy NSW, NT, WA
Go for your life community education program VIC
Go4fun - healthy, active, happy kids NSW
goNT be active NT
Good for kids good for life NSW
Good sports program National
Gugan Gulwan school holiday program ACT
Hayden Reynolds Tiwi College program NT
HEALInG program: healthy eating activities (and) lifestyles (for) Indigenous groups NSW
HealthLAB project NT
Healthy active Murri kids QLD
Healthy and active in the West Kimberley (HAWK) now! WA
Healthy and happy wathaurong men VIC
Healthy black and deadly NSW
Healthy communities initiative National
Healthy happy and wise WA
Healthy lifestyle National
Healthy lifestyle and weight management program NSW
Healthy lifestyle program NSW
Healthy living NT
Healthy living network National
Healthy living program SA
Healthy start, healthy life National
Healthy weight program (NT) NT
Heart health 'for our people, by our people' WA
Hero rewards National, QLD
Hockey Australia's National Indigenous program NSW, NT, QLD, WA
Hoops 4 health NT
I-Fit Aboriginal group fitness program NSW
Identifying pedagogical factors enabling success in elite level team sport for Indigenous Australians: Lessons for closing the gap National
Imparja cup NT
Improving Indigenous health in regional communities NT, QLD
Indigenous community sport and recreation program (ICSRP) QLD
Indigenous football development program National
Indigenous golf program National
Indigenous healthy lifestyle project WA
Indigenous management academy initiative NSW
Indigenous marathon project National
Indigenous mountain bike project (IMTBP) NSW
Indigenous softball program National
Indigenous sport and active recreation program National
Indigenous sport development officers National
Indigenous storybook WA
Indigenous youth program camp National
Indigenous youth sports program QLD
Jack Marsh cup Indigenous cricketing program National
John Moriarty football National
Jump rope for heart outreach program NSW
Kalgoorlie to Perth pipeline challenge WA
Keep it corka SA
Keeping them on track SA
Kick bowel cancer campaign National
KidSport WA
Koori participation in aquatic education VIC
Koori walkabout NSW
Koori women get active VIC
Kuka Kanyini project SA
Leaping lizards program WA
Learn earn legend! National
Learning, eating, active play, sleep (LEAPS) program QLD
Let's get physical - Broome style WA
Life at the core WA
Life. Be in it. NT
Lifescripts: advice for healthy living National
Live longer! National
Live well - Kimberley active: get moving & healthy tucker campaign WA
LiveLighter VIC, WA
Living strong program QLD
Local community campaigns to promote better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health National
Local sporting champions program National
Lyrebird exercise classes NSW
Maali academy program WA
Mangabay dhingiga ganggundi bimbi QLD
MarnGrook on Diamond Creek: sport on a level playing field VIC
Metro tomorrow people (Ngulluk koolbaang) WA
Midnight basketball National
Mootang tarimi (living longer) outreach screening program NSW
Moree healthy lifestyle group NSW
Move QLD
Move it mob style National
Move well eat well for schools project TAS
Move2Change project NSW
My healthy balance WA
National Aboriginal sporting chance academies NSW
National Indigenous 3on3 basketball and hip hop challenge National
Nauiyu aquatic recreation project NT
NCIE fitness NSW
Ngadyung ACT
Noogal Toengorrt Tani cricket program VIC
NSW knockout weight loss challenge NSW
Nutrition and physical activity program NT
Nyungar wardan katitjin bidi - Derbal nara (People's ocean knowledge trail of Cockburn Sound and districts) WA
One deadly step NSW
One netball program National
Our mob: healthy in the tropics QLD
Participation in community sport and active recreation (PICSAR) VIC
PEACHâ„¢ adaption project for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families QLD
Pilbara Aboriginal heart health program WA
Prevent diabetes live life well program NSW
Preventing cardiovascular disease among Indigenous Australians NSW
Queensland Aboriginal and Islander population health hub primary prevention project QLD
Raise the bar National
Real deadly fitness NSW
Red dust program at Tiwi College NT
Remote Aboriginal swimming pools program WA
Rethink sugary drink National
RLSSA NT remote pools project NT
Road to good health VIC
Shake a leg NSW
Shape up Australia National
Sistas and aunties program NSW
Smoking, nutrition, alcohol and physical activity (SNAP) into life project WA
Soles 4 souls National
Soul sisters living strong program VIC
Specky dreaming footy frenzy program National
Sport and health social marketing program VIC
Sport sponsorship WA
Sporting chance programme National
Sporting schools program National
Sports ability National
Sports connect webinar series National
Sports healthy futures program National
Spring into shape program NSW
State sporting association participation program VIC
Street corner champion beatball (beatball) WA
Strong men project NT
Stronga sistas program National
Stronger communities for children NT
Study of environment on Aboriginal resilience and child health (SEARCH) NSW
Sunrise Health Service physical activity program NT
Surfing participation program VIC
Swan Nyungar sports education program WA
Swap it don't stop it National
Swim across Australia National
Swimming NSW Indigenous participation program NSW
Tackling smoking and healthy lifestyle program (SWAMS) WA
Tackling violence out of our community WA
Take the challenge WA
Tangentyere youth activity service NT
Tennis Queensland Indigenous program National
The Bindjareb yorgas health program WA
The Buddy-up program SA
The Desert feet tour WA
The drumley walk QLD
The Evonne Goolagong Foundation (EGF) program National
The good sports Central Australian pilot project NT
The healthy lifestyle capacity building project for the remote physical activity workforce in Aboriginal communities across the Northern Territory NT
The Indigenous sports program ACT
The joy of movement QLD
The Nangala project National
The provision of 'fly-in-fly-out' physical activity programs to Indigenous Cape York communities QLD
The South East engagement (SEE) project WA
Tobacco and healthy lifestyles WA
Tomorrow people National
Torres Strait Islands rugby program QLD
Traditional Indigenous games National
Troy Cook health and leadership program WA
Ultimate frisbee National
Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Limited (VACSAL) junior football and netball program VIC
Walkabout kitchen project NSW
Walkabout wonders QLD
Walking program National
Warma sports and social club VIC
Water aerobics program NSW
West Coast Eagles Indigenous leadership program WA
Western Australian healthy schools project (WAHSP) WA
Western desert sports program WA
Willora diabetes self management project NT
Wirra club ACT ACT
Wirraka Maya's leap leadership program WA
Women's checkout program VIC
Women's footy fitness program NT
Work it out! QLD
Workplace Indigenous physical activity (WIPA) project QLD
Yarnin' health VIC
Yirriku (Active mob) WA
Yirrkala active cooking NT
Yoka yaanginy healthy activity programme WA
Youth, sport and recreation program NT
Last updated: 23 November 2015
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