Child Safe Standards Workshop – Bairnsdale

New laws relating to the safety and protection of children, within sporting clubs, came into effect on the 1 January 2017.

The Child Safe Standards are a response to the 2012 Betrayal of Trust Inquiry and they apply to all sporting organisations that operate in Victoria and provide sporting services to anyone under the age of 18 years.

As this is legislation this is not an option for clubs, it is a must, and clubs must act to meet the Child Safe Standards requirements.

GippSport is running a workshops in Bairnsdale which will help clubs understand the seven Child Safe Standards and the actions that a club needs to take to implement them.

Details are as follows:
Date: Monday 23 October
Time: 6PM to 8 PM
Venue: Boolarumah Function Room, Bairnsdale City Oval
Cost: FREE


For more details, and to book a spot, please click here  or call our head office on 51358335.


New to a Committee or a first time President, Secretary or Treasurer?

GippSport has the workshop for you!


  • Legal Duties
  • Key Responsibilities and Obligations
  • Effective Meetings
  • What is my Role?
  • Influencing Change
  • Handling Complaints

Who should attend?

  • People New to Committees, New Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers
  • People thinking of joining a committee or taking on an executive position
Location Date Time Venue Register
Sale Monday, 16 October 6.30pm to 8pm Gippsland Regional Sports Complex,
116 Cobains Road,Sale
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Morwell Monday, 13 November 6.30pm to 8pm Morwell Bowling Club,
52 Hazelwood Road, Morwell
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Inverloch Friday, 17 November 1pm to 2.30pm Inverloch Hub
16 Abeckett Street, Inverloch
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Korumburra Monday 20 November 6.30pm to 8pm Korumburra Recreation Centre
Sanders Street, Korumburra
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Drouin Monday 27 November 6.30pm to 8pm Bellbird Park
270 Settlement Road, Drouin
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Bairnsdale Monday 27 November 6.30pm to 8pm Bairnsdale City Oval
Boolarumah Function Room
Macarthur St, Bairnsdale
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Baw Baw Disability Expo

Baw Baw Shire Council invites you to attend the Baw Baw Disability Expo that will provide information for community members as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) transitions in Inner Gippsland from October 2017.

This is the perfect opportunity to explore what is available for you in Baw Baw and beyond. There will also be a guest speaker, information sessions and a lucky door prize.

Date: Wednesday 18 October
Time: 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Venue: Danny’s the Venue Logan Park: South Road, Warragul

Auslan interpreters can be organised on request. Please contact Baw Baw Shire Council’s Rural Access Officer by phone on 56 250 217 or be email at                                 

Caitlyn Jones Wins MDP Scholarship (Girls) 2017

Caitlyn Jones from the Omeo Benambra Football Netball Club has won the 2017 GippSport Most Disciplined Player Scholarship for Girls.

Caitlyn was nominated by her club for her contribution on and off the netball court. According to her coach Sandi Beltrame, she is a great role model for her Junior Netball team mates. “Caitlyn is always very helpful and energetic both at training and game days. She helps other mums and older people by baby –sitting the toddlers so they can train and play. She is a most considerate team and community person in all areas,” said Sandi.

Caitlyn was presented with a scholarship to the value of $400 at an assembly at the Omeo Primary School on Thursday. The Omeo Benambra Football Netball Club also received a cheque for $100 for providing the nomination. “GippSport is very keen to promote young people like Caitlyn who not only participate in sport, but also make a contribution off the field of play. Her parents, club and school are justifiably proud of her. It was great that the club found the time to nominate her,” said Barry.

GippSport, Victoria Police and McDonald’s Family Restaurants combine to make the Most Disciplined Player program possible for junior sporting clubs in Gippsland. Clubs are encouraged to join this free weekly program and are encouraged to provide nominations for this scholarship on an annual basis.

FREE Gymnastics for over 55s program

Get stronger, more mobile and be able to continue the activities you love to do in life.

GippSport, in partnership with Gymnastics Victoria, will be running 6 FREE Gymnastics for over 55s sessions in Maffra!

The Gymnastics for over 55s program is a fun and social opportunity that aims to help yparticipants improve their mobility, strength and coordination; the activities in the program can be catered to the individuals and tailored to levels of ability or mobility.

The skills developed in the Gymnastics for over 55s program are used for common activities, such as:

  • Walking up and down a flight of stairs;
  • Hanging out the washing;
  • Bending down or reaching up into cupboards; and
  • Playing with grandchildren.

Dates:   Monday 9 October, Thursday 12 October, Monday 16 October, Thursday 19 October, Monday 23 October & Thursday 26 October

Time: 10am – 11am

Venue: Maffra Gymnastics Club,
Cameron Sporting Complex
Morison Street, Maffra

To register, please contact Ryan at GippSport on 0429 853 385 or email


Understanding NDIS Funding Information Workshop

This workshop is aimed at assisting people with disability and their families make informed choices about how they set up and use their NDIS funding package.

  • User-friendly basics on what the NDIS funds and doesn’t fund
  • NDIS Price Guide, including the funding categories
  • What funding is flexible and what are the rules
  • Understanding the funding ‘management options’ including Plan Management and Self-Management

Date: Friday 13 October
Time: 12pm, for a 12.30pm start to 2.30pm
Venue: Moe Town Hall Albert Street, Moe

Places are limited
To book this workshop phone Joanne Bedford, Rural Access Officer on 5128 5775 or email

Presenter: Christine Scott has many years working with the disability ‘system’, along with personal experience as a parent of a young adult with a disability who has been funded by the NDIS since 2013. Christine also works at VALID and has supported many individuals and their families with resolving NDIS issues and in getting the best out of the NDIS in the Victorian launch sites.