Make a Move, Make a Difference

Get inspired and get moving

Welcome to your local exercise and leisure hub

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Explore ways to include fun activities in your day with our website. Connect with local walking, running and gardening groups, explore walking and bike paths, access free online workouts, find nearby exercise stations, and discover fun activities to keep moving.

Embrace new experiences

Gardening is a great activity

Gardening is a fun activity that involves lots of movement. It’s like a special adventure that makes us happy and healthy. We can grow yummy things to eat and make friends with nature. It’s a great hobby for your mind and body and rewarding watching plants grow.

Join our community gardening group, run by volunteers

  • connect with nature 
  • learn about planting, growing and composting 
  • grow fresh and organic vegetables
  • meet new friends.

Location: Afri-Aus Care Inc, 562 Springvale Road, Springvale South.

Time: Monday 11am to 2pm. 

For more information contact Marama Kufi by email at marama.kufi@monashhealth.org 

Venture outdoors – discover new places to move

Step outside and explore the beauty of Victoria with a comprehensive guide to outdoor activities.

Explore Get Active Victoria’s Place interactive search engine to help you find new or local:

  • walks
  • playgrounds
  • skateparks
  • exercise stations.

You can find a variety of local walks at Heart Foundation Walking and guided park walks at Parks Victoria.

Join a local walking group or start a new walking group

Walking is a great way to keep active. Search to find your closest walking group. Search for local walking groups near you.

If you’d like to start a walking group, the Heart Foundation can help you with:

  • Planning routes, locations and meeting times.
  • Providing training and access to an online profile for group management.
  • Keeping you informed with ongoing communications, event invitations, and workshops from the Heart Foundation.

For more information, lead a Heart Foundation Walking group in your community

Run, jog, walk 5km with friends

Have you heard about parkrun? parkrun is a free, community event where you can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate. parkrun is 5k and takes place every Saturday morning. junior parkrun is 2k, dedicated to 4-14 year olds and their families, every Sunday morning.

parkrun is positive, welcoming and inclusive; there is no time limit, and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Find your local parkrun.

Get Active @ Home – your personal workout hub 

Can’t step out? No worries. Dive into a world of home-based activities that keep you on your toes. Whether it’s workout routines or creative ways to get those essential 30 minutes of daily movement, we’ve got you covered.

Explore the full range of activities on This Girl Can’s official page and find free resources on Get Active Victoria’s site. 

Discover local events and activities in your area

Explore new experiences and activities. Find exciting local events and activities on your council’s website.

Spring into summer with Casey

Free opportunities: outdoor HITT, Zumba, Self Defence, Parkrun, Youth Boxing and more. From 7 October to 17 December.

Various locations across the City of Casey.

Find out more about the free activities on offer

What’s on Greater Dandenong

Find local events and activities across the City of Greater Dandenong.

Various locations across the City of Greater Dandenong.

Find out more about events across Greater Dandenong

Discover Cardina

What’s On Cardinia is your local guide to events happening around Cardinia.

You can also discover parks, reserves and walking trails across Cardinia Shire.

Various locations across the Shire of Cardinia.

Discover Cardinia outdoors or What’s on Cardinia

Sun protection

The free SunSmart Global UV app tells you when sun protection is recommended for your location – this is when the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation is 3 and above. For maximum protection, use all five forms of sun protection – covering clothing, sunscreen (e.g. SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen), a broad-brim hat, shade and sunglasses.

Did you know we can see and feel the sun’s light and heat, but we can’t see or feel the sun’s UV radiation? This means UV can even damage our skin on cool or cloudy days.

Check out the SunSmart website for more information.

Experience the heart-healthy benefits of physical activity 

Did you know that dedicating time to physical activity is one of the most heart-smart choices you can make? The Heart Foundation backs this with compelling insights.

Ready to take the plunge? Check out the Heart Foundation’s and Get Active Victoria’s resource collection and empower yourself with trusted articles and health-related information.

Make a Move, Make a Difference toolkit 

Immerse yourself in our Make a Move, Make a Difference toolkit for educators, leaders, and community members. Share it widely across your communication channels. Foster swaps and explore your local activities. Amplify your impact with our social campaign. 

Get involved

If you would like to get involved in Make a move, make a difference, please contact us on healthpromotion@monashhealth.org