Active transport


October is Walk to School Month

Each October the VicHealth Walk to School Month program encourages Victorian primary school students to walk, ride or scoot to and from school to build healthy habits.

Last year, more than 140,000 students took part and walked the equivalent of two return trips to the moon. 

Once again, Council is promoting the Walk To School Month program and assisting schools to participate. This year we are offering grants of up to $500 towards an activity that will raise awareness and get children out and active. 

For more information about the Walk to School Month grants download the Nillumbik Shire Council Walk to School Guide(PDF, 249KB) and the Grant Application Form(PDF, 256KB) or visit VicHealth Walk to School

Walk to School Month Competition

Draw or tell us what you enjoy about walking, scooting or riding to and from school or being active at school. Enter to win 1 of 10 $50 vouchers to Rebel Sports!

Download the entry form Here(PDF, 141KB)

Walking School Bus

Walking School Buses are a fun way to get to school. The Walking School Bus follows a set route and picks up 'passengers' along the way. Volunteers, usually parents, supervise primary school students as they walk to school in a group.

Children get regular exercise and learn about road safety while socialising and making new friends. Reduced car travel benefits the environment and eases traffic congestion around schools.

To find out more about how to start and run a Walking School Bus at your school, go to the VicHealth website

Or contact Council on 9433 3723 or

Premier's Active April

This annual challenge aims to get Victorians to have fun and be more active. People are welcome to register individually, as a family, in a team or as a school. Find out more about the program and how to register at the Premier's Active April website.

Participants are eligible for a range of special offers including a 10 visit pass to a participating leisure facilities which can be used at the Eltham Leisure Centre and the Diamond Creek Community Centre.

National Walk Safely to School Day

National Walk Safely to School Day is held in May each year. This is an annual event which encourages all primary school children and their parents and carers to walk and commute regularly and safely to school.

For more information visit