Our sporting state

Victoria is renowned as Australia’s sporting capital.

Women's AFL team

And across our state, local sporting clubs are the heart and soul of local communities – bringing people together and encouraging Victorians to get active.

This year’s Budget builds on our record investment in sport, while delivering on the commitments we made to local communities. This includes:

Sporting grants

$175 million in grants for community sport infrastructure, giving local athletes the facilities they deserve across the state.

State Basketball Centre redevelopment

$83 million to plan the redevelopment of the State Basketball Centre, and plan for the Knox Arena, including 10 new community courts for local basketball competitions.

Cricket clubs

$13.5 million in grants to local cricket clubs across Melbourne, developing new community centres and upgrading local cricket facilities.

Developing the next generation

$7.8 million to develop our next generation of sporting stars, including supporting the growth of netball and establishing seven high-performance basketball hubs across our state.

Golf clubs

$7.5 million to support and grow Victoria’s golf clubs with infrastructure and equipment upgrades.

Motor sports

$7.4 million to upgrade community facilities, promote participation and encourage diversity in local motor sports.

Whitten Oval

$1 million for design and planning work to progress the upgrade of Whitten Oval, ensuring this proud local institution can continue serving its community for years to come.

Media release

Boating, Sporting, Fishing Means Victorian Jobs

Reviewed 27 May 2019

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