Supporting active lifestyles in local communities

Walk to School encourages Victorian primary school students to walk, ride or scoot to and from school. We love seeing councils work with their local community and that’s why VicHealth’s Walk to School LGA Partnership gives councils funds to support active travel initiatives at a local level. Councils who receive the funding encourage their primary schools to actively participate in Walk to School. Plus, they undertake local initiatives to help their community become more active when travelling to and from school. Due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus, VicHealth is re-evaluating how to deliver the next Walk to School. If you would like to speak to someone about this, email walktoschool@vichealth.vic.gov.au

What is the Walk to School LGA Partnership?

Every October, Walk to School encourages Victorian primary school students to walk, ride or scoot to and from school. We love seeing councils work with their local community and that’s why VicHealth’s Walk to School LGA Partnership gives councils funds to support active travel initiatives at a local level.

Councils who receive the funding encourage their primary schools to actively participate in Walk to School. Plus, they undertake local initiatives to help their community become more active when travelling to and from school.

Walk to School 2019 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
  • Ballarat City Council
  • Banyule City Council
  • Bass Coast Shire Council
  • Baw Baw Shire Council
  • Benalla Rural City Council
  • Boroondara City Council
  • Borough of Queenscliffe
  • Brimbank City Council
  • Buloke Shire Council
  • Campaspe Shire Council
  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Casey City Council
  • Central Goldfields Shire Council
  • 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
  • Frankston City Council
  • Gannawarra Shire Council
  • Glenelg Shire Council
  • Glen Eira City Council
  • Golden Plains Shire Council
  • Greater Shepparton City Council
  • Hepburn Shire Council
  • Hindmarsh Shire Council
  • Hobsons Bay City Council
  • Horsham Rural City Council
  • Hume City Council
  • Indigo Shire Council
  • Kingston City Council
  • Knox City Council
  • Latrobe 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
  • Moira Shire
  • 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
  • South Gippsland Shire Council
  • Southern Grampians Shire Council
  • Stonnington City Council
  • Strathbogie Shire Council
  • Surf Coast Shire
  • Swan Hill Rural City Council
  • Towong Shire Council
  • Wangaratta Rural City Council
  • Warrnambool City Council
  • Wellington Shire Council
  • Yarriambiak Rural City Council

FAQs

Have a question about Walk to School? Before contacting us, have a look at some of our most frequently asked questions and answers.

How is the coronavirus affecting Walk to School in 2020?

VicHealth is currently re-evaluating how to deliver the next Walk to School program. As we begin to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, we’re all trying to find the ‘new normal’, so it’s the perfect time to re-think the way we run our lives. Walking, riding or scooting to school can help everyone – it’s great for our health, the environment and our community. We’re all in this together – walkingriding or scooting to school helps us reduce traffic on our roads and ease traffic on our roads and reduce numbers on public transport.

What if my schools need help?

As a funded council coordinating local Walk to School activities, you may be required to assist schools with the purchasing and distribution of Walk to School materials and to encourage participation.