Community Health

KidSport

KidSport is a State Government funded program which makes it possible for Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances. KidSport will allow eligible youth aged 5-18 years to apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees. The fees will go directly to the registered KidSport clubs participating in the project through their local government.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicant must be aged 5-18 years.
  • Applicant must have a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card or be referred by a 'recognised' referral agent.
  • Applicant's primary place of residence must be in the local government area they are applying to (to register with City of Bunbury, the child must live in the City of Bunbury).

Funding will cover the cost of fees to join the nominated sport or recreation club up to a maximum of up to $150 per child per calendar year (this may include other related costs as identified by the club). Applicants can apply for up to three clubs per calendar year, as long as the total does not exceed $150.

To apply for KidSport, please complete an application form located at the South West Sports Centre and submit it along with a copy of your Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card. Please wait three working days before returning to the South West Sports Centre to collect your validated form and take it to your club.

Participants and Clubs who have any questions about KidSport can contact the City of Bunbury’s Sport and Recreation Liaison Officer Gary Thompson on 9795 2255 or gthompson@bunbury.wa.gov.au.


Alcohol and Other Drug Management Plan

The Alcohol and Other Drug Management Plan is a result of the City’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2015-2020. The plan was facilitated by the Mental Health Commission and in consultation with key alcohol and drug services in the Bunbury community and it’s surrounds and the community.

 The City of Bunbury Alcohol and Other Drug Management Plan was endorsed by council on 6th March this year. Since its endorsement; service providers have come together to form the Alcohol and Other Drug Management Plan Reference Group, the reference group is made up of essential services including the Mental Health Commission, St John SW Community Alcohol and Drug Services, WA Country Health Services-South West, WA Primary Health Alliance, Police, City of Bunbury, SWAMS, Red Cross, Doors Wide Open, Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation, Accord West, Cancer Council WA, Peer Based Harm Reduction, School Drug Education and Road Aware, Headspace, Roadwise and Local Drug Action Group.

You can find a copy of the plan HERE​

 If you are in need of help please visit www.mhc.wa.gov.au