The Move and Connect program and grants offer international and local students living or studying in the City of Boroondara the chance to try a range of different sports and activities for free. 

From 7 May to 16 June, participants can try soccer, tennis, barefoot bowls, adult gymnastics, HIIT, yoga, badminton, swimming, cycling, croquet, hockey and Zumba.

You can bring a friend to try some activities together.

Move and connect activities

The Move and Connect activities are a Victorian Government funded program that aims to reduce social isolation for international and local students.

To be eligible for the Move and Connect program, you must be:

  • a current international or local student over the age of 18
  • currently living, or studying at university or TAFE or another registered training organisation, within the City of Boroondara.

Bring a friend for free

Try out one of the Move and Connect activities with a friend. Bring a friend along for free.

They can be a student or non-student and they don't have to live in Boroondara. They just need to be over the age of 18 and registered for the activity beforehand.

Book your activity    

You can also continue to participate through a grant for membership or participation to local sports clubs and Council leisure and aquatic centres in Boroondara. 

Move and Connect grants

If you are an international or local student living or studying in the City of Boroondara, you can apply for a Move and Connect Grant. 

The Move and Connect grant gives access to reduced memberships or participation costs associated with local sporting clubs, and Council leisure and aquatic centres within the City of Boroondara.

How it works

You can apply for up to 75 per cent of sports club or facility fees (capped at $200), subject to availability.

Funding is paid directly to your Boroondara sports club or a selected leisure and aquatic facility which will then reduce your membership or participation fees. 

How to apply

Step 1: Check if you are eligible

Check if you are eligible before you apply by reading the Move and Connect Grants guidelines.

Step 2: Submit the application form

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Move and Connect Grant from 10 May.

Apply for a grant 

Make sure you complete all sections of the form and attach:

  • evidence of your current student ID card, if you study in Boroondara
  • proof you live in City of Boroondara (for example, a copy of your driver’s licence - front and back - or an amenities notice), if you study outside City of Boroondara.

You must submit all supporting documentation. We can’t assess your application until this is done.

You should also contact your chosen club or facility to confirm the cost of your participation or membership, as you will need to enter the cost into the application form. 

You can claim 75 per cent of the full cost of the membership or participation, or a maximum of $200.

For example:

  • Sports club membership $200, applying for $150 (75 per cent)
  • HALC 3 month membership full access $480, applying for $200 (maximum amount)
  • HALC group fitness 10 visit pass $187, applying for $140.25 (75 per cent)

Step 3: Application assessment

We will let you know if your application is successful within 14 days. We will contact you if there are any delays

Step 4: Claiming your grant funding

If your application is successful, you and your chosen sports club, leisure or aquatic facility organisation will be notified. 

Your chosen sports club or facility will then be contacted and advised how they can invoice Council for the grant and reduce your membership or participation fee. 

More information

If you are not sure about your eligibility, or would like further information or assistance, please contact our Sport and Recreation team on 9278 4967 or email [email protected]