Recreation SA's vision is to increase the participation and profile of active recreation and our mission is to provide industry support, advocacy and development of Community Recreation, Outdoor Recreation and Aquatic Recreation in South Australia. Keep reading, or download our Member Brochure at the bottom of the page, to find out more.

Recreation SA is the recognized peak industry advocate body for the Aquatics, Outdoor & Community Recreation industries of South Australia.

Member benefits

  • Latest News
    Be informed about what's happening in your industry with Recreation SA's E-newsletter and quarterly industry updates. Free subscription and member
    notice inclusions.
  • Advocacy & Representation
    Advocacy to government lobbying for the interests of all organisations and individuals
    working to increase and support the participation of active recreation in SA.
  • Advisory Services
    Access to industry codes, standards and expert advice in specialist areas.
  • Networking & Events
    Be eligible to receive reduced prices for Recreation SA Professional Development workshops, State Conference, networking functions, forums and education seminars.
  • HR Support & Tools
    Access to employment, legal, human resources, industrial relations, legal advice, fact sheets, and support. Free use of members-only online resources.
  • Be part of your industry
    Nominate or vote at the Recreation SA Board and Committee elections. Help shape your industry and drive Recreation SA's advocacy items. Members are eligible to nominate and participate in the annual Recreation SA Awards for Excellence.
  • Professional Credentials and Recognition
    Show your customers, clients and potential employers you have the professionalism, skills and knowledge to satisfy their needs. Membership allows your organisation to be listed in our business directory (a member of the Peak Association).

Services and Industry Activities

Recreation SA conference

The Annual Recreation SA State Conference allows members an opportunity to network and be informed about the latest industry trends and developments and feature local and national presenters and a range of trade exhibitions.

Recreation SA Awards for Excellence

Each year individuals and organisations making an outstanding contribution to the recreation industry in South Australia are honoured, as part of the annual Recreation SA Awards.

Human Resources

Recreation SA has developed a comprehensive sport and recreation human resource guide for the exclusive use of members, in-conjunction with Sport SA.

Member Resources

All members will be provided secure access and logins to member-only online resources, templates, and publications.

Advisory committees

Help shape the direction and provide advocacy items for your industry – all Recreation SA members are eligible to serve on our advisory committees overseeing the; Aquatic, Outdoor, Community and/or Fitness & Health Recreation sectors.

Code of practice for public Swimming pools in SA

Recreation SA has developed and released the state’s first-ever Code of Practice for SA Public Swimming Pools, aligned to the GSPO. The document aims to benefit all employees and patrons in the aquatic industry by providing a framework for planning and assessing aquatic environments, creating and maintaining safer venues and minimising risks and hazards.

Watch Around Water

Recreation SA administers and promotes this national water safety awareness program which aims to educate parents and caregivers about adequate supervision of children under 10 at public swimming pools. In 2019, Recreation SA and the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing increased the number of WAW Centre's from 63 to 127 (85% of all public Aquatic Facilities in SA are WAW members).

Professional Development

Recreation SA in collaboration with Fitness Australia and the Community Recreation Industry run interactive networking events and professional development short courses. We also facilitate and deliver Wilderness First Aid Courses for the Outdoor Recreation Industry.

Completed Projects 2018/19

Recreation SA completed a State-wide Aquatic Facility Audit and Master Plan (with facility mapping) which is available via our website. We also facilitated and completed the 2018/19 Trails Master Plan Project which included the development of a website, bulk trails importing tool and potential phone app.

Download the brochure for more info