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Murri and Ailan People

Sport and active recreation plays an important role in Indigenous communities. It provides lots of health and social benefits and also helps combat the growing issue of obesity which affects all Australian communities.


Individuals and groups can assist their local community by gaining accreditation with Get Active Queensland Acceditation Program (GAQAP) through enrolment in one of the numerous sport, recreational or traditional games courses that is conducted across Queensland.

The Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Officer Program

To increase community involvement and participation, the Department is working with the Queensland Police Citizen Youth Welfare Association to fund sport and recreation officer positions. The Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Officer (ICSRO) program aims to provide resources in remote and regional communities to deliver sport and recreation initiatives.

ICSRO are developing sport and recreation programs in 38 communities throughout Queensland.

State Level Organisations

Further support and assistance could be provided by State Level Organisations who are responsible for administering and developing their sport or recreation activity in Queensland.

More information

Visit Aboriginal and Torres Stright Islander Peoples Health and staying active information.

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Last updated
24 October 2016
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