About us

We are committed to being the Australian University of choice for sport.

We are focused on providing an outstanding student experience, student employability outcomes and being an industry partner of choice.

Our sport programs, partnerships, research and course development to enable us to:

  • make a positive difference to the communities we serve through sport
  • be the leading university in Australia for sport-related teaching and research
  • support student participation in sport and sport-related clubs
  • actively engage the local community and schools through the use of enhanced sporting facilities and sport services
  • leverage sports facilities to encourage all members of the university to improve their health and fitness
  • secure long-term, meaningful institutional influence within the sports industry in Victoria and Australia.

Start your sports journey with us

Looking to enhance your university experience by getting involved in sport? We offer many avenues to enable you to get involved in a sport or active recreation.

  • Our Sports Centres at the Melbourne and Bendigo campuses offer a number of student membership options, facilities and services. If you are a Student Union member, you can receive a further 5% discount on memberships.
  • Join one of our 25 affiliated sports clubs.
  • Get involved with our on-campus La Trobe League social sport competitions at our state-of-the-art La Trobe Sports Stadium.
  • Represent us at an intervarsity sporting competition or University Nationals.
  • If fun runs and mass participation events are more your thing, you can represent us in our Team La Trobe community events.
  • If you're living on campus in residential colleges, our Sport and College Sports Representatives coordinate an extensive inter-college sports program.
  • At our Melbourne campus, we offer a La Trobe Swim School and water safety programs at the Indoor Sports Centre for students.
  • Our Elite Athlete Program (LEAP) provides elite athlete students assistance and support to successfully combine their academic and sporting pursuits.

Our extensive range of facilities and programs provide you with opportunities to engage in health and fitness while employed at La Trobe University.

We facilitate programs and classes for local residents, schools, clubs and user groups in the local communities we serve - Melbourne's North and Bendigo. We offer many membership optionsfacilities and services to all members of the public, including public membership of La Trobe sports clubs which includes free access to our sports facilities.

In 2022, La Trobe Sport granted over 2000 hours of free of charge access to our playing fields, stadium court, tennis courts and squash courts to local community groups and clubs.



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