Get ready for summer sport

Summer is around the corner, and community sport is a great way to stay active during the warmer months.

Boroondara is home to a wealth of high-quality sportsgrounds and leisure facilities, and a wonderful grassroots sporting community. It’s little wonder our community sport participation rates are consistently high. With the sporting seasons ticking over to summer, now is the perfect time to join a local club.


Let Wimbledon champ Ash Barty inspire you onto the court for a leisurely or competitive hit at one of Boroondara’s 22 clubs.


Swimming is a great low-impact way to stay active year-round – and cool in summer. Our pools are open for lap swimming, aqua aerobics and lessons.


Hop, skip and long jump your way to Stradbroke Park in Kew East, home to Kew Little Athletics Club.

Lawn bowls

Boroondara is home to an active bowls community, with clubs in Ashburton, Camberwell, Balwyn North, Glen Iris, Hawthorn and Hawthorn East.


Cricket is great for staying active and social. Our thriving cricket community has 24 clubs across Boroondara.


Kew Croquet Club offers competitive croquet and coaching. Or get a group together for a hit of social croquet.

Let us help with the cost

If the cost of joining a club is holding you back, Council offers Individual Participation Grants to help cover the cost of fees. To be eligible, you just need to live in the City of Boroondara, hold a government means-tested card, and choose an eligible Boroondara sporting club (not for profit).

More information

For more on the participation grants, visit our Individual participation grants page.

For more on clubs (including baseball, hockey and petanque), visit our Sport and recreation clubs page.

For more on our leisure centres, visit the Boroondara Leisure website.

A young man leans over and is about to roll a bowls ball