40 million Victorian Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package

Applications for grants under the Victorian Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package will be accepted from 25 May until 15 June 2020, or until the funding allocation is exhausted.

From today, 12,000 clubs and associations across the state will be able to apply for support under a $40 million program to help with basic running costs and to support readiness to return to play. The $40 million community club and association program is a key component of the Government’s Experience Economy Survival Package and will help associations, leagues and clubs maintain their viability and connection to their communities, assist the return to training and play, and support members.

Eligible organisations will be able to apply for funding in four categories, with grants available for amounts:

  • Up to $350,000 for large state sporting associations
  • Up to $200,000 for smaller state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies, and other state sport and recreational bodies
  • Up to $15,000 for associations and leagues
  • Up to $1,000 for individual clubs.

Guidelines are through this link -  https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-sport-sector-coronavirus-covid-19-short-term-survival-package


Mallee Sports Assembly in partnership with our colleagues at Regional Sport Victoria, have put together a 3-part community webinar series for all clubs across regional Victoria.

Join us for the following sessions:

• Thursday 21st May, Managing Finances and Sponsorship (featuring @MooreStephensAu)

• Tuesday 26th May, Strategic Planning

• Thursday 28th May, Innovative Participation Strategies

📲💻 To book your spot, go to https://www.trybooking.com/BJOPU

Proudly supported by @VicHealth and Sport and Recreation Victoria


Victoria's Gradual easing of restrictions - see COVID tab 


Mallee Sports Assembly

MSA - CLUB WEBINAR COVID-19 - SAVE THE DATE - 3rd June, 2020 - More details click on Covid-19 tab on this website. 

Covid-19 Updates 30/04/20 see CO-VID 19 tab


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

Email:  info@malleesportsassembly.org.au

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


In the MALLEE This Girl Can!

Mallee Sports Assembly is once again excited to celebrate "This Girl Can Week" from 23rd - 29th March, 2019.  We are inviting clubs and associations from across the Mallee - Gannawarra, Buloke, Swan Hill and Mildura local government areas to celebrate with us by forwarding appox 100  word story and include photos endorsing "This Girl Can".  For more information give MSA Mildura a call on 5021 3464.



2019 Merbein & District Community Bank 97.9 Triple M Northern Mallee Sports Star Awards

Congratulations to the winners from the Sports Star Gala Awards evening held on the 7th February, 2019.of the awards 

Northern Mallee Sports Hall of Fame

  • Deserie Bayenes (Wakefield) - Clay Target Shooting
  • Greg Rohdes - Golf, Volleyball, Life Saving, Football (AFL) Umpiring
  • Alison Styles (Diggle) - Volleyball

Telstra Store Mildura - 2019 Master Athlete of the Year Award - Kamahl Lord - BMX Racing

AV Trophies - 2019 Junior Encouragement Award - Willem Allen - Swimming

Viatek - 2019 Senior Team of the Year Award - Full Noize Racing Team - Speedway Sidecar Racing

WIN TV - 2019 Junior Team of the Year Award - Red Cliffs Football Netball U15 Division 2 Girls Netball Team

Autosynergy - 2019 Club of the Year Award - Ataru International Taekwon-Do

Mildura Waves - 2019 Coach of the Year Award - Josh Barila - Swimming

Sunraysia Daily - 2019 Sports Administrator of the Year Award - Toney Hurley - Football (AFL) & Netball

Rural Access - 2019 Athlete with a Disability Award - Cosimo Cirillo - Football (Soccer)

Mallee District Aboriginal Services - 2019 Aboriginal Sportsperson on the Year Award - Jemmika Douglas Football (AFL)

Mildura Rural City Council - 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award - Marion Leslie - Football (AFL) & Netball


2019 Merbein & District Community Bank 97.9 Triple M

Northern Mallee Sports Star of the Year - Peter Manolas Trophy  

Luke Argiro - Clay Target Shooting.


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

The March monthly nominations for the 2020 Merbein & District Community Bank 97.9 Triple M Northern Mallee Sports Star of the Year Award has been extended and now close on Friday 10thApril, 2020.   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



























  • Swan Hill - Fair Play Code Workshop
    Mallee Sports Assembly – Swan Hill will be conducting a Fair Play Code Workshop at Nyah West Golf Club on Monday 30th March, 2020.
  • Mildura - Fair Play Code Workshop
    Have your booked your sporting club into the Fair Play Code Workshop?  It is not too late, registrations close on the 13th March, 2020.
  • Bul - Yoga at Wycheproof
    The residents of Wycheproof recently completed “Beyond The Front Step” surveys that  identified that yoga was a preferred activity for the residents of Wycheproof.
  • Bul - Donald Dolphin
    Mallee Sports Assembly (MSA) - Loddon Mallee Region Move It Project – ‘Beyond the Front Step’, local older adults - Donald Dolphins - For more informaton on this contact MSA Wycheproof office 0427 780 109.
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