Gippsland Sport Census Report

As the Covid-19 pandemic started in early 2020, across the following two years a thirst for data to ‘understand the impact’ has emerged. Many reports have been written about the impact of the pandemic on community sport broadly, all with common themes emerging.

GippSport set out to find out specifically what was happening in Gippsland. There had been lots of broad high level reports published, we were interested in trying to identify specifically what is happening at a grass roots level. How are Gippsland clubs weathering the storm and what are the local opportunities as we return to sport in Gippsland?

The report and discussion

This research aims to build a comprehensive understanding of the scale and nature of the challenges all Gippsland sport and recreation clubs are currently facing, and is a piece of work that we intend to build on over time.

Download a copy of the Gippsland Sport Census Report

Response dashboard

Throughout 2021, GippSport contributed to the Regional Sport Victoria (RSV) Supporting Regional Clubs research project. The intent of which was to inform the future focus areas of RSAs as well as assist the sector in developing practical supports that address challenges for community sport. This report has been finalised and is available through RSV.


In October 2021, GippSport opened two surveys to collect detailed information and understand the current landscape of grassroots sporting clubs across Gippsland, our first Gippsland Sports Census. This was a further deep dive using the RSV report as the starting platform.

Sport Census Dashboard

To make the Sport Census Dashboard full view, click on the square on the bottom bar.

Download the Response dashboard with LGA breakdown filters

Please note: this dashboard will only work on PC only. 

Download the Response dashboard with Sport breakdown filters

Please note: this dashboard will only work on PC only. 

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GippSport acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work, The Bunurong Peoples, Gunaikurnai Peoples and other traditional owner groups of the Gippsland/East Gippsland Region.  We recognise their ongoing connection to the land, waters and community, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and the ongoing living culture of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

GippSport is committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and working in solidarity towards reconciliation.

GippSport – Gippsland Sports Assembly Inc.
PO Box 741, Traralgon, VIC, Australia 3844
Traralgon Sports Stadium, Catterick Cres, Traralgon