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Club Development & Support

Training and Development Providers 

 Sports Community

Training, Online Portal of a wealth of information, Consulting Services and digital content production services, just to name a few of the services developed for grassroots sport volunteers.

Yarra Ranges Learning

A learning portal for the Yarra Ranges Community providing information, resources and training opportunities.

Community Training Calendar Online training calendar for community groups, provided by the Yarra Ranges Council.


Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission offer training in two areas - Understanding the Law (Equal opportunity for volunteers) and Effective Practice (Train the Trainer & Play by the Rules) .

Eastern Volunteers Training workshops offered to community groups and volunteers.
Good Sports (ASDF) RSA Courses, Club Liquor Licensing Seminars, online information and support, registration to the Good Sports Program.


Funding Opportunities

There are a range of funding providers available who can provide financial assistance to club projects, events or the purchase of equipment.

Sport & Recreation Victoria 

Sport and Recreation Victoria provides grants and funding to support groups from local community clubs through to the elite level. Funding is available for a range of activities, from improving or building new facilities to putting in place community projects and programs. 

DPCD Grants Index 

Provides a snapshot view of all grant programs offered by the Department of Planning and Community Development.

Our Community

Our Community offers an Easy Grants newsletter which is Australian's only consolidated grants newsletter covering Federal, State & Local Government, Philanthropic and Corporate Grants. Also available are tools and resources for grant writing and fundraising.


The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, best known as VicHealth, works in partnership with organisation's, communities and individuals to make health a central part of our daily lives. Funding schemes include Active Club Grants. 

Yarra Ranges Council Various funding programs are provided to support projects for community groups and organisation's.


Volunteer Support

Council recognises the important role volunteers play in operation of sport and recreation clubs in the Yarra Ranges. Without their generous commitment of time and skills, many sport and recreation clubs would struggle to survive.

Select the one of the links below to find out how you can provide support, encourage and reward the volunteers in your club.

Volunteer XCHANGE 

The Volunteer XCHANGE program is a free service established by the Yarra Ranges Council to connect community groups and their one-off or short term projects with volunteers who would like to share their passion, skills and talents. 

Victorian Volunteering Portal 

An online community and information resource for Victorian volunteers and volunteering organisation's established by the Victorian Government. 

Eastern Volunteers 

A not for profit organisation established in 1976, that provides volunteer recruitment and community transport to people living in the Cities of Maroondah, Whitehorse and the Yarra Ranges. 


Seasonal Tenancy

Many of Council's sports grounds are jointly used by cricket during summer and football/ soccer during winter. The respective clubs at these facilities operate under a signed Seasonal Tenancy Agreement with Council to ensure the facilities at the sports ground are properly maintained and managed accordingly.

An end of season handover meeting is conducted twice a year (at the conclusion of the summer and winter seasons).


Policies/ Strategies/ Masterplans

Interested in reading on what changes are planned in your local recreation reserve?

A range of documents are available for viewing via this link 


Our Team

Ben Bainbridge

Executive Officer

Paul Mainey

Recreation Development Officer

Ron Pearce

Contracts & Development Officer

Fiona Christopher

Recreation Development & Projects Officer

Rob Hamilton    

Parks Planner 

Jacinda Erich        

 Inclusion Officer

Sue Neale 

Strategic Project Support Officer 







Contact us on 1300 368 333 or alternatively via email mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

Club Development
Last Updated: 09/04/2014
Yarra Ranges Shire Council © 2009
P O Box 105, Anderson Street, Lilydale, VIC 3140
Tel: 1300 368 333 Fax: 9735 4249