Healthy Lifestyle

MOVE it Expo

Join us for the fifth annual MOVE it Health | Fitness | Wellbeing Expo in 2017 at St Luke's Anglican School on Saturday 10th June, 2017. More details to come on Move it from mid March, 2017.

The MOVE it Health | Fitness | Wellbeing Expo is hosted annually by Council, and is the signature event for health, fitness, sport and wellbeing in the Bundaberg Region. 

For the past two years the event has been held on the same weekend as The Ring Road Run event in June at St Luke's Anglican School, East Bundaberg with this partnership again continuing in 2017. The MOVE it Expo brings together a showcase of the region's fitness trainers, health experts, fresh food producers, local sporting clubs and loads of great information for your better health and well-being. The Ring Road Run, brought to you by the Rotary Club of Bundaberg West will take place on Sunday 11th June, 2017, so join the Move it expo and The Ring Road Run for a great weekend of fun, being active and learning about the many options available in Bundaberg for your better health and wellbeing.

The 2016 expo involved a program of stage activities, a fitness challenge and healthy cooking demonstration, a range of providers and information on health, wellbeing, fitness and diverse sports groups available to answer questions on improving health, fitness and activity - for the whole community.

MOVE it - Sucess

With over 2,800 people and local businesses having joined the expo over the past four events since its inception in 2013 and with an every growing stallholder engagement showcasing their services, there is bound to be something for everyone interested in their better health and wellbeing at the 2017 Annual MOVE it Expo.

MOVE it Expo: 2016 Partners & Sponsors

The 2016 MOVE it Expo committee - Bundaberg Regional Council, The Ring Road Run, and The YMCA of Bundaberg give thanks to the St Luke's Anglican School for their support of the event since 2015. 

The MOVE it Expo committee thank Australian National Properties for their continued sponsorship, and media partner Bundaberg Broadcasters for their continued support of the MOVE it event.

If you are interested in sponsoring or partnering with Council in the 2017 Move it Expo please contact the Sport and Recreation team to discuss opportunities.

Bundaberg Regional Council's Healthy for LIFE project

MOVE it Vision

To improve the health and wellbeing of our region through raising awareness and encouraging healthy and active lifestyles.

Contact Us:

Move it Expo Coordination:  Council Sport and Recreation Team. Tel: 1300 883 699.

Stay up to date with healthy, active and sporting events across our region by subscribing to the Sport and Recreation Enews weekly Newsletter here and enter subscribe in the subject line or like us on Facebook at MOVE it Bundaberg.

MOVE it on Facebook

The MOVE it Expo is an initiative of the Bundaberg Regional Council.

To find out about other Healthy and Active Initiatives supported by Council go to the Active page at: 

Healthy for LIFE – Healthy Programs in the Bundaberg Region

Councils in recent years have become more pro active in encouraging increased physical activity and healthy eating in their communtiies. The Bundaberg Regional Council has taken the lead in this area.

During 2012- 2014, The Bundaberg Regional Council was funded by the Australian Government under their Healthy Communities Initiative. The two year project involved partnerships with local service providers and organisations to provide a range of physical activity, cooking and nutrition and healthy lifestyle programs for adults (18 years and over) in the Bundaberg region. The main target group of the Project was people who were not employed full time in the workforce. 

A range of initiatives were implemented by Council under their Healthy for LIFE Brand, with some of these initiatives and infrastructure continuing to be available to the residents of our region through Council’s Sport and Recreation “Healthy and Active” Communities charter.

Find out more
Go to the Active page to learn how to Be Active in our region. Access fitness hubs, walk and cycle paths, join a community walking group or participate in Council's commuity activiity program - Be Active, Be Alive.

Read up on Council’s role in creating local environments that support active, healthy communities and lifestyles and commitment to supporting a vibrant sport and recreation sector - identified in The Bundaberg Regional  Sport and Recreation Strategy.

Healthy Choices Catering for Sports and Community Groups

To make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice, Bundaberg Regional Council under the Healthy for LIFE brand have developed a resource kit to assist sporting and community groups to provide “healthier choices”  to their members and the community when providing catering at their events and activities.  For more information on the “Healthy Choices Catering Resource Kit for Community Organisations” go to Clubs - Resources

General guidelines for healthy eating

  • Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods
  • Eat plenty of vegetables, legumes and fruits
  • Eat plenty of cereals (including breads, rice, pasta and noodles),
    preferably wholegrain
  • Include lean meat, fish, poultry and/or alternatives
  • Include milks, yoghurts, cheeses and/or alternatives
  • Reduced-fat varieties should be chosen, where possible
  • Drink plenty of water

Care should be taken to:

  • Limit your alcohol intake if you choose to drink
  • Prevent weight gain: be physically active and eat according to your energy needs
  • Care for your food: prepare and store it safely
Note: This list is a guide only. For the full Australian Dietary Guidelines go to the Eat for Health Government website.

Healthy Campaigns and Resources

Get Healthy Informaton and Coaching Service

An information and coaching service has been launched by the Australian and State governments under the National Partnership Agreement for preventative health. The Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service® is a free, confidential telephone service that helps people make lifestyle changes in relation to:

  • healthy eating.
  • being physically active.
  • achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

For more information visit 

Healthier. Happier

A Queensland Government website with easy to follow resources and tips to help you stay on track for a Healthier. Happier lifestyle. For more information visit Healthier. Happier today.

Why be healthy?

Australians are living longer than ever before. Doing a few simple things every day can help us to lead healthy and independent lives. The lifestyle choices we make can really affect our health and wellbeing. Many Queenslanders increase their risk of developing a chronic disease such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers through unhealthy behaviours that can be avoided. Improving your diet and being more physically active can help prevent or delay some chronic diseases.

Australian Dietary Guidelines

Nutrition Australia

Australian Government Healthy Weight Website

Get Healthy

Healthier. Happier

Queensland Government - Links for information on Staying Healthy