Too few people do enough physical activity to maintain good health. Join us as we share new research and council case studies, plus hear from the experts on ways to get more Victorians moving more, every day. Be inspired with practical tips that you can use in your work.
The half day program features three sessions, each will provide a different perspective on getting inactive Victorians moving more.
Find out how inactive Victorians think and feel about ‘exercise’, what can motivate them to move more and the barriers to being more active.
Presented by Sport and Recreation Victoria.
David’s research focuses on understanding the adverse health consequences of too much sitting and the potential health benefits from frequently breaking up sitting time.
Cat is a qualitative research specialist, with 20 years of market and social research experience in Australia and overseas. She also leads SEC Newgate's Behavioural Insights Group.
Christina’s research focuses on physical activity in clinical groups, specifically older adults and people recovering from injury.
Alexis is experienced in both qualitative and quantitative research. With a background in psychology, she is passionate about investigating social issues and understanding behaviour.
Anna has worked as a landscape architect and open space planner in both private practice and local government. In her current role, she works to create great parks and places for people, culture and biodiversity in Melbourne’s northern growth corridor as well as in rural and regional townships.
Christa is a landscape architect with 17 years’ experience in the local government sector. Designing new and upgrading existing public open spaces, Christa is passionate about providing equitable and accessible open spaces for all.
Getting to know inactive Victorians
Sport and Recreation Victoria
Professor David Dunstan
Implementing solutions in practice
Dr Christina Ekegren
Designing the exercise invitation
Community Exercise Stations
Get Active Victoria is a free government initiative dedicated to supporting Victorians to live a more active and healthy life. Our focus is people who are not getting enough physical activity.
Get Active Victoria provides free online tools such as an activity tracker plus a large library of educational resources and online workouts. We also undertake research to understand how we can support inactive Victorians to move more.Learn more
The event will be of interest to council staff responsible for active recreation infrastructure and open space planning, as well as allied health practitioners with an interest in how to get Victorians more active.
The event is in-person only.
Register by 25 August 2023.
Yes, if you have a colleague who you think will find the event valuable, then they can book a ticket too.
When you book your ticket let us know your requirements (e.g dietary, Auslan interpreter, etc). We will do our best to accommodate you.
Travelling by public transport will be the easiest option for many people but if you need to drive the nearest parking is available at Wilsons Parking at 189 Flinders Lane. For further car parking options located within walking distance visit https://bit.ly/3H8e9F5
The drop off zone/ loading bay is located on Collins Street (permits may be required for access). Swanston Street is not vehicle accessible, only vehicles holding authorised permits are permitted.
Email Get Active Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you can’t attend so that we can make your place available to someone else.