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Updated: 20 April 2011

Non-Government Organisation and Professional Bodies Weblinks


The following is a list of non-government physical activity websites.

If you have a website related to physical activity and would like to promote it here, please email us.

Bibbulmun Track Foundation

Bibbulmun Track Foundation (external link)

22-Nov-10 10:26

The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is a community based not for profit organisation and aims to assist with the management, promotion and maintenance of the Bibbulmun Track. The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching nearly 1000kms from Kalamunda (Perth Hills) to Albany (South Coast) through the heart of the scenic South West of Western Australia.

Cancer Council WA

Cancer Council WA (external link)

02-May-11 13:37

Dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer on West Australians through advocacy, research, education and support for cancer patients and their families.

Council on the Ageing Western Australia

Council on the Ageing Western Australia (external link)

02-May-11 11:15

COTA (WA) is Western Australia’s peak non profit seniors’ organisation, representing the interests of all seniors in Western Australia.

Diabetes WA

Diabetes WA (external link)

22-Nov-10 10:20

Diabetes WA supports people living with, affected by and at risk of diabetes. The Diabetes WA website is a hub of practical information, support and program advice to help people live well with diabetes and become more informed about the condition. You will find information on diabetes management, type 2 diabetes prevention and how to live a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating.

Free Range Kids

Free Range Kids (external link)

08-Aug-11 08:53

Free Range Kids are children and young people who experience freedom from their front door. The Free Range Kids website is brought to you by Sustrans - a UK charity promoting travel by foot, bike and public transport for everyday journeys. A key area of work for Sustrans has been to reverse the decline in the levels of walking and cycling to school and beyond, making it easier for kids to be out and about and active.

Injury Control Council of Western Australia

Injury Control Council of Western Australia (external link)


02-May-11 13:06

ICCWA is the peak not for profit organisation involved in injury prevention and community safety promotion in Western Australia.

Local Government Managers Association (WA)

Local Government Managers Association (WA) (external link)

19-Apr-11 09:41

The Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) WA is a professional association representing managers and aspiring managers in local government. The LGMA is committed to the development and improvement of local government management. It is committed to maintaining high professional and ethical standards throughout the profession and to ensuring that its members are at the forefront of change and innovation.

Local Government Planners Association

Local Government Planners Association (external link)

19-Apr-11 09:42

The Local Government Planners Association (LGPA) serves and represents local government planners, their counter-parts in state government and the private sector. The LGPA believe that through balancing professional development and fellowship opportunities, they maximise participation and secure better outcomes for their participants.

Nature Play WA

Nature Play WA (external link)

02-May-11 08:25

Research undertaken around the world indicates there are real benefits for children being involved in nature. If you’re a parent looking for ideas on how to get your children more involved in outdoor activities in Western Australia, then the Nature Play WA website is a great place to start!

Parks And Leisure Australia (WA Branch)

Parks And Leisure Australia (WA Branch) (external link)

06-Jan-11 14:09

Parks and Leisure Australia (WA Branch) provides all the up to date information about what is going on in your region. Conference notes, Regional News and anything else that may be of interest to you will be available here.

Planning Institute of Australia (WA Division)

Planning Institute of Australia (WA Division) (external link)

19-Apr-11 09:22

The Planning Institute of Australia (WA Division) represents professions involved in planning Australia's cities, towns, regions and places. PIA is a not-for-profit federation of State and Territory Divisions with National Council comprising one representative from each state Division, an elected National President, and an Honorary Secretary/Treasurer.

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (external link)

19-Apr-11 09:41

The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA) works closely with its partner organisations and other public health groups to promote public health interests and action in priority areas such as obesity, alcohol, environment & health, injury, child health, Indigenous health and public health expenditure. The PHAIWA is an independent public health voice.

Telstra Foundation

Telstra Foundation (external link)

06-Jan-11 14:16

Provides social innovation grants to build social connections and also reflect the Telstra Foundation’s priorities of social innovation, capacity building, measurable impact and creative use of information and communication technologies.

The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation (external link)

22-Nov-10 10:23

The Heart Foundation is working to reduce the impact of heart disease on the Australian community. The Heart Foundation does this by raising money for research into heart and cardiovascular disease as well as programs to educate the community about reducing the risk of heart disease through healthy eating habits, regular, moderate physical activity, managing blood pressure and being a non-smoker.

Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA)

Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA) (external link)

19-Apr-11 09:32

The Urban Development Institute of Australia, Western Australia Division, represents all segments of the development industry. The Institute has been representing the urban development industry in Western Australia for more than 30 years.

WA Disabled Sports Association Inc.

WA Disabled Sports Association Inc. (external link)

02-May-11 13:46

WASDA is the peak, non profit organisation that is responsible for ensuring people with disabilities are empowered and have a range of opportunities to participate in sport and recreation.

WA Local Government Association

WA Local Government Association (external link)

19-Apr-11 09:22

The WA Local Government Association (WALGA) advocates on behalf of all the State's local governments and negotiates service agreements for the sector. WALGA is not a government department or agency.

WA Sports Federation

WA Sports Federation (external link)

22-Nov-10 10:18

The Western Australian Sports Federation (WASF) is the independent, peak industry body for sport and active recreation in Western Australia. WASF exists to support, promote and advocate for the ongoing development of sport and active recreation in WA.

Top Trails WA

Top Trails WA (external link)

17-May-11 11:01

West Australians nominated their top 50 trails – the ones which they felt had the ‘wow’ factor and showed WA at its best. On the Top Trails website you’ll find an overview for each of the trails – along with links to other websites for further information about the national park or region they are located in.