20 Oct, 2014 Last updated: 07 Aug, 2015

Understanding and addressing the barriers preventing more female participation in physical activity is complex.

Download: Female participation in sport & physical activity: a snapshot of the evidence (PDF, 360KB)

Evidence shows that gender and the needs of females should be considered when developing specific physical activity opportunities.

This research snapshot provides an understanding of:

  • Current trends in activity and participation levels for Victorian women
  • Health benefits of physical activityfor women
  • Motives for females to get physically active
  • Physical activity across life stages