Community Recreation

Sport and Recreation can provide enormous benefits to the community.  By participating in physical activity people are happier, healthier, work harder and create stronger communities.

The City of Bunbury endeavours to promote and coordinate the benefits of sport and recreation to the community as well as increasing the opportunities for people to participate in physical activity. This is a primary task undertaken by the Community Recreation Team as part of the Community and Customer Services Directorate, responsible for improved social and cultural life for all people that make up the community of Bunbury.

For more information on our facilities and programs, or to book a community venue for your next event click the links below:

A-Z of Sport and Recreation Facilities

Sports, Recreation and Leisure Facility Bookings

Community Health

Club Development

Bike-It Bunbury

Visit the South West Sports Centre website


KidSport is a State Government funded program which makes it possible for Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances. KidSport will allow eligible youth aged 5-18 years to apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees. The fees will go directly to the registered KidSport clubs participating in the project through their local government.
Who is eligible?
  • Applicant must be aged 5-18 years.
  • Applicant must have a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card or be referred by a 'recognised' referral agent.
  • Applicant's primary place of residence must be in the local government area they are applying to (to register with City of Bunbury, the child must live in the City of Bunbury).
Funding will cover the cost of fees to join the nominated sport or recreation club up to a maximum of up to $200 per child per calendar year (this may include other related costs as identified by the club). Applicants can apply for up to three clubs per calendar year, as long as the total does not exceed $200.
To apply for KidSport, please complete an application form located at the South West Sports Centre and submit it along with a copy of your Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card. Please wait three working days before returning to the South West Sports Centre to collect your validated form and take it to your club.


Participants and Clubs who have any questions about KidSport can contact the City of Bunbury’s Sport and Recreation Liaison Officer Gary Thompson on 9795 2272 or

Bunbury seniors are able access funding through the expanded SilverSport program that can go towards fees for eligible seniors' sport and recreation activities from 1 April.

The State Government’s SilverSport program – which is based on the highly successful KidSport program – will provide up to $200 to help seniors to stay active in their community.

It is being extended to Bunbury following a successful trial in Belmont, Kwinana, Northam and Kalgoorlie-Boulder/Coolgardie.

The program will help eligible seniors, who might not otherwise be able to join a sport or recreation club, with the aim to keep seniors fit, healthy, active and socially connected using sport and recreation centres, seniors' fitness classes and clubs.

Activities can include, for example, masters swimming, bowls, group fitness classes, walking groups, gym memberships, yoga, Pilates and more. 

To be eligible applicants need to live in a participating local government, be aged 60 years or over and have a valid health care card or pensioner concession card.

Funding under the program will be available from 1 April and applications can be made through this website or by collecting an application form from the South West Sports Centre or City’s administration centre at 4 Stephen Street.

Eligible clubs and businesses are encouraged to register as a SilverSport provider by downloading and completing the form, which is available here.

A list of providers can be found here

Download a SilverSport registration form here.

More information is available from the Department of Sport and Recreation website at or by calling 9795 2255.  

Once you have joined your preferred sporting or active recreation club, use these tools to help you maintain your motivation and physical activity. 

The Goal Setting Booklet will help guide you through setting goals to get active, and sustaining this so you build good habits. 

The Activity Planner is designed to give you a daily reminder to stick with your physical activity plan