Active Wellbeing

Join the movement to shape Victor Harbor as South Australia’s most active wellbeing community.

The purpose of active wellbeing is to encourage a strong, vibrant and healthy culture, to increase physical activity, feelings of wellness and community connections.

The goal of the City of Victor Harbor's Active Wellbeing Officer is to empower the community with tools and resources to lead a more active lifestyle and activate spaces in the community that encourage movement and connection.

Our community is a tapestry of individuals weaving their unique stories of health and growth. Together, we'll create a vibrant, active, and healthy community in body, mind and spirit.

There are active wellbeing activities for all ages in this city! Get involved with some of the ideas, events and programs on offer.

Community Walking Groups

Ladies Walking Group

Meet at Barker Reserve (opposite City of Victor Harbor Civic Centre) at 1:30pm on Tuesdays. Contact Judy at 0415 528 540 for more information.

Young at Heart Walking Group

Meet at various locations across Victor Harbor, Port Elliot and Goolwa, with walks up to one hour. Every Monday and Wednesday from 9am. Visit the Heart Foundation website for more information.

Out and About Walking Group

Meet at various locations with walks averaging 5-6 kilometres. Every Monday from 9am. Visit the Out and About Walking Group page for more information.

Five ways to wellbeing

A review of the most up-to-date evidence suggests that building the following five actions into our day-to-day lives is important for wellbeing.


With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

Be active

Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

Take notice

Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

Keep learning

Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.


Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeking yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.