Active living

City of Rockingham Health and Wellbeing Profile (May 2019)                                                                         

Our Health and Wellbeing Profile was produced by the South Metropolitan Public Health Unit and the Department of Health WA. The profile demonstrates that the City of Rockingham plays a significant role in creating an environment for communities to prosper and enjoy good health. It influences many aspects of community life which contribute to health and wellbeing, e.g. urban planning, parks and facilities, transport, social support and community participation. The information in this profile will help to inform Council, the public, partners and other stakeholders about how well the local population is faring, and provide us with the evidence required to plan effectively for the health and wellbeing of the local community.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2022

Our Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2022 highlights the City’s vision for improving the health and wellbeing of the community.
Through extensive research of local community health needs and wider public health priorities, we have identified four priority areas which will form the key elements of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2022.
The four priority areas of the strategy are:

  1. sport, recreation and physical activity
  2. social cohesion
  3. healthy lifestyles
  4. community education and awareness.

Please read on below to find out more about the many ways we are supporting the health and wellbeing of Rockingham residents.

A group of men with a soccer ball cheering after a game.Men Rockin' Goals Together

The City is committed to facilitating opportunities for the wider community to lead a healthier and connected life. One of the focus areas, as outlined in the City’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy, is to provide programs and opportunities that encourage physical activity, promote nutrition, healthy eating and social connection in the Rockingham community. Recent studies have shown:

  • Seven in 10 older men say their health isn't very good.
  • Seven in 10 men are overweight or obese.
  • One in two men have experienced a mental health problem.

As a result, we are now in the process of developing a new program for 2023 called “Men Rockin' Goals Together” which will be held at the new Baldivis Indoor Sports Complex. The program, which is being co-designed by community members, will include an indoor soccer competition with additional focus on weight loss, nutrition, peer support and improving health outcomes. The program will start in late April with a Come n Try Day taking place on Thursday 30 March from 6pm at the Baldivis Sports Complex, Eighty Road, Baldivis. 

Registration for the Come n Try Day is essential as spots are limited. To register please complete the registration link by Monday 27 March 2023.

For more information on the program and Come n Try Day please contact the City on 9528 0333 or email

Come n Try Day

  • 6pm Thursday 30 March
  • Baldivis Indoor Sports Complex

Register for Come n Try Day 


Active living

There are endless opportunities to get active in Rockingham.

If you are looking for an opportunity to join a club, get active or try something new check out the Rockingham Activity Guide. The City of Rockingham also has many great activities, trails and walks to enjoy. See sports and hobbies for more information.

Women in a group fitness session.

Heart Foundation Walking Groups

Heart Foundation Walking is Australia's largest network of free community-based walking groups coordinated locally by the City of Rockingham. We have a number of free walking groups available for anyone to join. Meet regularly and enjoy a fun and social way to stay fit and healthy. If you would like to know more, visit our Heart Foundation Walking page.


We have been successful in receiving funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to administer the KidSport program. KidSport makes it possible for eligible children to join a not-for-profit sport or recreation club, by contributing up to $150 towards club registration and other agreed fees. Read more about KidSport.

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