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Northern Region

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The Office of Sport’s Northern Region delivers a range of services and initiatives designed to enhance sport and recreation in Northern NSW.

With offices located in Newcastle, Lennox Head and Ourimbah, we work across the industry to facilitate best practice and cultivate greater capacity for sport and recreation in the community.

Our development programs benefit clubs with training on safety, finances, risk management, grant writing, sponsorship and running a club.

We also deliver education opportunities for athletes and coaches, including accreditation in fitness and AUSTSWIM, to strengthen the industry as a whole.

Partnering with schools, universities, PCYC and other sports bodies is another way we promote learning and participation in sport and recreation.

We also provide advice to local government and are members on a number of sports councils and taskforces developing strategies and programs to make sport and recreation more accessible to more people, more often.

We believe volunteers are the heart of the sport and recreation industry and we foster this through development programs that help sports clubs and organisations recruit, mentor and retain volunteers.

We also collaborate with not-for-profit organisations to deliver greater access to sport and recreation for people with disability, those living in rural areas, seniors, women and the Indigenous community.


Phone: (02) 4064 3000


Phone: (02) 6618 0400


Phone: (02) 4362 3184

The Lennox Head and Newcastle Offices will be closed from 5pm Friday 22 December and will reopen on Monday 8 January, 2018.

The Ourimbah Office will be closed from 5pm Wednesday 20 December 2017 and will reopen on Monday 8 January, 2018.

Bookings for holiday activities during this time can be made by contacting our Client Service Centre on 13 13 02.

What's on in Northern Region

Member Protection Information Officer Workshop
18 Dec

Member Protection Information Officers (MPIO) have an important role to play at all levels of sport. 

Boy surfing a big wave. Photo by Jennifer Anderson.
19 Dec to 21 Dec

Hang ten in no time at all with the Office of Sport’s Surfing program.

20 Dec to 22 Dec

Hang ten in no time at all with the Office of Sport’s Surfing program.

Lake Ainsworth beach
27 Dec to 2 Jan

Welcome in the New Year with fun packed days for the whole family!

Swim and Survive bookings now open

Regional offices

Newcastle office

McDonald Jones Stadium Administration Building, 294 Turton Road
Broadmeadow NSW 2292
McDonald Jones Stadium Administration Building, 294 Turton Road
Broadmeadow NSW 2292
(02) 4064 3000

North Coast office

Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre, Pacific Parade
Lennox Head NSW 2478
PO Box 121
Lennox Head NSW 2478
(02) 6618 0400
(02) 6687 4175

Ourimbah office

Ourimbah Campus, University of Newcastle (enter via Central Coast Community College precinct on South Loop Rd)
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Ourimbah Campus, University of Newcastle, Brush Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
(02) 4362 3184
(02) 4362 2910

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Did you know ...?

Northern Region:

  • Covers 26 Local Government Areas (from Gosford LGA in the south to Upper Hunter LGA in the west to Tweed LGA in the north)
  • Ran 253 programs with 6,848 participants and 49,569 participant days/occasions in the 2014/15 financial year.