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Recreation in SA and at the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing

What is Active Recreation?

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing currently defines active recreation as activities engaged in for the purpose of relaxation, health and wellbeing or enjoyment with the primary activity requiring physical exertion, and the primary focus on human activity.

Game On: Getting South Australia moving

The South Australian Government’s Game On: Getting South Australia moving (Game On) initiative outlines a collaborative approach to ensure physical activity and play can fit seamlessly into the daily lives of South Australians. Game On also seeks to provide a shared vision and common platform for the sport and recreation sector in South Australia.

Through better coordination between whole-of-government and sectors that play an enabling role in physical activity, Game On will reverse the levels of poor physical activity and increase movement opportunities across the state, leading to stronger outcomes in community wellbeing, liveability and economic productivity.

Recreation at ORSR

Through the Sector Capability Branch, the ORSR aims to work alongside other government departments and organisations to increase the quantity and quality of active recreation opportunities in SA through improving spaces, places, accessibility and capacity building. Got an idea? Like to partner with us? Get in touch at ORSR.Enquiries@sa.gov.au.

Opening the Reservoirs

In an exciting development for South Australia, many of the states iconic reservoirs have been and will be progressively opened for public access. The reservoirs earmarked for opening or expansion of allowable activities are Hope Valley, South Para, Myponga, Warren, Bundaleer, Beetaloo, Mount Bold, Barossa, Tod River and Happy Valley, some of which are open now! For further information on the progress of all reservoirs, visit the dedicated Government of South Australia Reservoirs website.

Glenthorne Park

The South Australian Government accepted a once in a lifetime opportunity to preserve and revitalise a large area of existing open space in the southern suburbs and to convert it into a thriving environmental and recreational precinct. This provides exciting possibilities for a wide range of recreational activities. Head to the website to discover current and future opportunities.

Trails SA

Trails SA is a website assisting residents and visitors to South Australia experience the State's numerous recreational trails, and to build environmental awareness, fitness levels and social interaction. It is also designed to create economic opportunities for the communities of South Australia. Find a trail in SA to walk, run, bike-ride, horse-ride, canoe, snorkel or scuba.


VACSWIM is a South Australian Government supported initiative which provides primary school aged children with a summer school holiday opportunity to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of water safety, confidence and competence in the water, personal survival activities and basic aquatic emergency procedures.

Recreation SA

Recreation SA is an independent, member-based organisation with a vision to increase the participation and profile of active recreation in South Australia. They are the peak body for Aquatics, Outdoor Recreation, Community Recreation Centres, Fitness and Health Industries.

Nature Play SA

Nature Play SA aims to make unstructured outdoor play in nature an everyday part of childhood. They provide resources, run events and work with other organisations to help prioritise nature play.

Active Ageing SA

Active Ageing Australia is a registered charity promoting physical activity for a lifetime of health and well-being. They are the peak body supporting active ageing information, programs, training, resources, advocacy, policies, practices and collective action.

South Australian Tourism

South Australia is home to award-winning wine, events and festivals. Find places to go, things to do, where to stay and travel ideas on the official tourism website.

National Parks SA

National Parks SA provides information about SA parks, camping and other accommodation, park experiences and ways to get involved in our beautiful land and marine parks.