Designed, developed, and operated by Athletics Australia, Active Bands is an exciting and fun platform that encourages children to be more physically active, more often.

Active Bands unites the digital and physical worlds with a clever mix of science and technology to enhance your school's activity program - including Sporting Schools. Many schools and thousands of Aussie kids Australia-wide are involved, with more joining every day.

FREE for Schools

The Active Bands program is free to use, thanks to government partners Sport Australia. Together, we are committed to positively influencing the health and wellbeing of Aussie kids.


How It Works

Each student will receive a free wristband that connects to the Active Band mobile app developed by Athletics Australia. The platform then rewards children, unlocking incentives as movement milestones are met.

Why Active Bands?

Only 19% of Australian children aged 5 to 17 are meeting the recommended guidelines of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a day. Athletics Australia, through Active Bands, is taking a lead role in influencing and assisting Aussie kids to be more physically active.   


Brought to you by Athletics Australia & Athletics SA

The Active Bands program is owned and operated by Athletics Australia, and free to use, thanks to partners Sport Australia, all of whom are committed to positively influencing the health and wellbeing of children. 


World Athletics Games for Classroom Teachers

All schools who register with Active Bands also recieve a range of World Athletics Activity Cards giving classroom teachers plenty of fun and quick physical activity ideas. Tailored for different age groups, the World Athletis Activity Cards are very easy for teachers to follow with no prior physical activity or athletics knowledge needed!


Expression of Interest 

To register your school's expression of interest please complete the online registration form.

2024 Expression of Interest Form

For more information, contact our Pathways Lead Heath Wingard at