Mallee Sports Assembly - Virtual Challenge - 12th and 13th September, 2020

Why not join us to be involved in our Virtual Challenge to get more people active across the local government areas of Mildura, Swan Hill, Buloke and Gannawarra.   For more information contact

MSA on 5021 3464 or email:




Community Shade Grants Program - Round 5 2020 - closes 12th September, 2020 see Grants tab


Sporting Club Grants Program - Round 1 2020 -closes 29th September, 2020 - see Grants tab


Voluntering Australia - closes 20th September, 2020 - see Grants tab


Active Kids Grant - closes 30th Septmber, 2020


VicHealth - Reimagining Health: A VicHealth Partnership Grant coming soon


Statement from the Premier Daniel Andrews - Sunday, 2 August 2020

From the outset of this second surge, our aim has been to protect regional communities. By putting a ring around the city, we want to protect the entirety of our state.

For the most part, it’s worked. But as we know, this virus doesn’t discriminate, and its only goal is to spread.  Based on the current numbers, it’s clear there is a real and growing threat in some regional communities.

The thought of this virus getting into regional aged care – and wiping out entire generations within our regional communities – is something that keeps me up at night. I know I’m not alone.

We cannot let this virus tear through regional aged care in the way it has with private sector aged care in Melbourne.

We cannot let it mean more Victorians in hospital beds. More Victorians hooked up to machines just to breathe. And more Victorians – more grandparents, parents, sons, daughters, partners and loved ones – choked to death by an invisible enemy.

That’s not something I’m willing to accept. I don’t think it’s something any of us are willing to accept.

We must do more. We must go harder. It’s the only way we’ll get to the other side of this.

It’s why from 6pm tonight, Victoria will enter a State of Disaster. We used this same provision over summer, and as we step-up our fight against this public health bushfire, we need to use it again.

This will give our police additional powers to make sure people are complying with public health directions – more on which we’ll have to say in the coming days.

And from 11:59pm on Wednesday, regional Victoria will return to Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions.  That means there’ll again only be four reasons to be out: shopping for food and essential items. Care and caregiving. Daily exercise. Work and study – if you can’t do it from home.  Otherwise, you need to stay home.

Businesses in regional Victoria will also return to Stage 3 restrictions.  That means restaurants and cafes can only offer delivery and takeaway. Beauty and personal services will need to close. Entertainment and cultural venues will need to close. Community sport will need to stop.

This we’ll be tough for these businesses and their workers – and we’ll have more to say very shortly about extra support to help get you through.

Face coverings will continue to be compulsory – ensuring that if we do have to be out, it’s in the safest way possible.

The question I know most parents will be asking: regional schools will return to remote and flexible learning – across all year levels and across the state. The only exception will be for our specialist schools.

Onsite supervision will again be made available for students who need it, including children whose parents are permitted workers and vulnerable kids who can’t learn from home. We know this will be a significant ask of parents with little ones – and big ones too. But I promise, as a parent to three, it’s an ask I don’t make lightly.

For information about coronavirus, please visit or phone 1800 675 398

These changes will be in place for at least the next six weeks. As always, we’ll keep reviewing and realigning the restrictions in line with the advice of our health experts – and if we can change things earlier, we will. 

I know there’ll also be questions about why restrictions are needed in some communities that have no cases.  But as we’ve learnt over the course of thing, just because you have no cases today – doesn’t mean you won’t tomorrow. And when the cost of failure if measured in lives, it’s a risk we cannot afford to take.

I’ve had the job of leading this state for almost six years – more than 2000 days. And today is by far the hardest day – and the hardest decision.

But it is the decision I’ve made to keep our state safe.  The whole way through this, I promised to be upfront. So I’ll say this now. This will be imperfect. And for a little while, there’ll be more questions than answers.

It’s why I’m asking something else of Victorians – please be calm, please be kind, please be patient.  I understand people will feel scared and sad and worried.

But we are Victorians – and we will get through this as Victorians. With grit, with guts and together.  All the temporary sacrifices we make now – all the time missed with mates, those delayed visits to mum – those sacrifices will help keep our mates and our mums and our fellow Victorians safe.

We can – we will – get through this.
Apart. But together.


To the Mallee Community Sport & Active Recreation sector and our partners,

Re: Covid-19 & Mallee Sport Assembly programs and service delivery

In line with the changing expert medical & health advice, Mallee Sports Assembly has been slowly adjusting and winding back our service delivery, community programs & capacity building activities for the past week.  We recognise that as a community sport community and a lead organisation within that we have a role to play to help reduce the transmission and spread of Covid-19.  

Considering the most recent developments in relation to Covid-19, we are advising of specific adjustments that we’ve implemented across our suite of programs effective as of 5:00pm March 19 2020.  These are:

  • All community sport & active recreation programs are cancelled until further notice;
  • All group capacity building activities – workshops, training courses etc will be postponed and rescheduled
  • All other business & service delivery activities are under constant review and will be adjusted as needed based on the expert medical & health advice.

As a whole community we are working through a very unique and challenging situation, much of what we’re trying to plan for and respond to as a community is uncertain which brings with it a level of anxiety which is understandable.  Ultimately we need to be guided by the expert medical & health advice and implement actions for the benefit of our community’s health & wellbeing.

As an organisation, in collaboration with our Regional Sport Victoria colleagues, our two priorities through this period are:

  • Supporting the Mallee Sport & Active Recreation sector to ensure it comes through this period in as strong as a position as possible; and,
  • Doing everything we can to encourage the Mallee community to stay active, wherever possible, which we think is more important than ever.

For each of our programs and business areas, the implications of this are:

SRV Together More Active Program (Club Support)

VicHealth Regional Sport Program (Social & Modified Sport Programs)

ADF Good Sports Program

Loddon Mallee Region Move It Project – ‘Beyond the Front Step’ Project

Collectively as a Mallee Sports Assembly team we are looking at other options of delivery and are reviewing the situation daily.  We will keep our Mallee Sporting Community as well as our project partners informed as the situation changes.

Please contact our team with any questions that you may have.  We will be publishing a community sport information page shortly which we will endeavour to keep up to date with the relevant community sport recommendations that are both sport specific, and relevant to our six Mallee Local Government Areas.

I hope everyone stays well during this period, and thank you in anticipation of your continued support with our programs and services.


For more information on the Covid-19 Information for Mallee Community Sport - How Can We help?

See COVID-19 tab


Kind Regards,


Carmel Mackay
Executive Officer | Mallee Sports Assembly


0428 213 509



More information on Covid- 19 on the CO-IVD 19 page - updated 03/04/2020


RE: COVID – 19 (Coronavirus) 


With the spread of COVID-19 globally, Mallee Sports Assembly is remaining informed regarding the rapidly changing environment. With a number of competitions and events postponed and/or cancelled it is evident that there is going to be a significant impact on the sport and recreation community.

Clubs and associations are encouraged to liaise directly with the relevant State Sporting Association in the first instance when looking for guidance on club activities and programming.


Mallee Sports Assembly encourages clubs and associations to adopt the information and instructions provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. 


Everyone can take steps to reduce the risk of coronavirus infections: · Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer. · Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth. · Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow. · Stay at home if you feel sick. If you take medication make sure you have enough. · Phone your doctor or the hotline – 1800 675 398 – if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do. · Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water and get plenty of sleep. · Wearing a face mask is not necessary if you are well. · Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol. 


If anyone suspects they may have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days on 1800 675 398. Keep Triple Zero free for emergencies.   MSA will inform participants of any changes to meetings, workshops and courses as these changes occur.

Keep up to date with Mallee Sports Assembly, by following us on Facebook, or via our website. 

Stay safe - Mallee Sports Assembly team—covering Mildura, Swan Hill, Buloke and Gannawarra Local Government Areas



2020 Merbein & District Community Bank 97.9 Triple M Northern Mallee Sports Star Awards

The monthly nominations for the 2020 Merbein & District Community Bank 97.9 Triple M Northern Mallee Sports Star of the Year Award can be forwarded to   For further information please contact Mallee Sports Assembly on 50213464 at our office at 101-101a 9th Street, Mildura.



2020 MSA Mildura & District Real Estate and Merbein & District Community Bank Calendar of Events - is ready for collection by members of MSA.  For more information contact either Mildura, Swan Hill or Wycheproof offices.


Mallee Sports Assembly (MSA) - Loddon Mallee Region Move It Project – ‘Beyond the Front Step’ Project

The Loddon Mallee Region Move It Project is a regional project overseen by Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Mildura Rural City Council.

Funding has been allocated to lead a wide range of activities to support inactive people aged 65 years and over to be active:

Improve older residents’ understanding of the benefits of regular physical activity, mental wellbeing and social connectedness; and

Build the capacity of groups to deliver age appropriate activities to older residents.

The project is supported by the Australian Government’s Move It AUS Better Aging Grant through Sport Australia.

Mallee Sports Assembly is excited to announce that we have been granted funding to support a new project ‘Beyond the Front Step’ which will be conducted from September 2019 – September 2020.  The MSA project will focus on building the capacity of existing sport & active recreation providers; and developing new and exciting opportunities for people 65+ to be active. The MSA ‘Beyond the Front Step’ project will be delivered in Mildura, Swan Hill and Buloke regions. Survey



























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