Support for women’s sport

Building on our record investments in encouraging and supporting women’s participation in sport.

Young women playing netball

The Victorian Budget 2019/20 provides:

Facilities designed for everyone

$83 million for the upgrade of the State Basketball Centre and planning for the Knox Arena, to cater for women’s and mixed gender leagues.

Community Cricket Program

$13.5 million for the Community Cricket Program, to deliver targeted improvements to women’s sporting venues.

Shooting Sports Facilities Program

$8 million for the Shooting Sports Facilities Program, which will continue to improve facilities across Victoria, while providing greater opportunities for women to participate at all levels.

Motor sports

$7.4 million for motor sports, including $300,000 to expand the Dare To Be Different program which will encourage more women and girls to get involved in the sport.

Dedicated netball support

$2.8 million to employ four netball development officers. Recognising the huge popularity of netball among women and girls, this funding will go towards promoting the game and providing support to those volunteers who are running grassroots competitions around the state.

Golf scholarships

$160,000 to establish golf scholarships, including to increase women’s participation in the game.

Upgrading community sporting infrastructure

Investments in the Local Sports Grants initiative, with funding to upgrade community sporting infrastructure, including at least 13 women’s changerooms and facilities.

Reviewed 24 May 2019

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