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Walk to School is back for 2018 and we can’t wait to get walking, riding and scooting to and from school! Join this year’s active travel revolution by registering as a school or individual.

Every October, Walk to School encourages Victorian primary school kids to walk, ride or scoot to and from school. It’s a great way to help students learn healthy habits and achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity, every day. It also encourages primary schools, local councils and communities to make active travel easy, safe and accessible.

Along with the health benefits, walking to school has benefits for the whole community. It reduces traffic congestion, saves on parking, helps us connect with family and friends and even saves the environment! There are so many great reasons to participate in Walk to School this October.

Walk to School creates positive health outcomes. It’s based on extensive research and evidence indicating that increased physical activity in Victorian children can provide real health benefits. To promote physical activity in Victorian communities, VicHealth has funded 63 councils. They play a crucial role in supporting schools and ensuring it’s safe, easy and fun to walk, ride or scoot to school this October. 

We’re so proud to have such amazing local councils involved in this year’s Walk to School. Don’t see your local council listed? Don’t worry! There’s plenty of opportunity for you to take part in Walk to School activities.

This year we’re hoping to make it even bigger, so register for Walk to School 2018 today!

Walk to School 2018 funded councils

Walk to School is all about making active travel easy, safe and accessible. Meet the councils going above and beyond to help their local schools and community get active.

  • Alpine Shire Council
  • Banyule City Council
  • Bass Coast Shire Council
  • Baw Baw Shire Council
  • Benalla Rural City Council
  • Boroondara City Council
  • Borough of Queenscliffe
  • Buloke Shire Council
  • Campaspe Shire Council
  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Casey City Council
  • Central Goldfields Shire Council
  • City of Ballarat
  • City of Darebin
  • City of Greater Bendigo
  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • City of Port Phillip
  • City of Whitehorse
  • City of Whittlesea
  • City of Wodonga
  • City of Yarra
  • Colac Otway Shire Council
  • Corangamite Shire Council
  • East Gippsland Shire Council
  • Gannawarra Shire Council
  • Glenelg Shire Council
  • Golden Plains Shire Council
  • Greater Shepparton City Council
  • Hepburn Shire Council
  • Hindmarsh Shire Council
  • Horsham Rural City Council
  • Indigo Shire Council
  • Kingston City Council
  • Knox City Council
  • Loddon Shire Council
  • Macedon Ranges Shire Council
  • Manningham City Council
  • Mansfield Shire Council
  • Maroondah City Council
  • Melton City Council
  • Mildura Rural City Council
  • Mitchell Shire Council
  • Monash City Council
  • Moreland City Council
  • Moonee Valley City Council
  • Moorabool Shire Council
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
  • Mount Alexander Shire Council
  • Murrindindi Shire Council
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Northern Grampians Shire Council
  • Pyrenees Shire Council
  • Southern Grampians Shire Council
  • South Gippsland Shire Council
  • Stonnington City Council
  • Strathbogie Shire Council
  • Swan Hill Rural City Council
  • Towong Shire Council
  • Wangaratta Rural City Council
  • Warrnambool City Council
  • Wellington Shire Council
  • Yarriambiack Shire Council