Active & Healthy Directory
Active and Healthy Somerset Resource Centre
Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run
Sports Centres, Community Gyms and Swimming Pools
Flyers and Publications
Somerset Regional Council is dedicated to improving the health and physical activity levels of the community. A number of regular Active & Healthy programs are promoted or provided, as well as services and information resources to local sporting clubs to assist them with developing and improving their services.
This annual event, an initiative of Somerset Regional Council, is about enjoying the great outdoors with family, friends or work colleagues and, most of all, having fun.
The Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run takes place on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail between Fernvale and Lowood. The course is an 8km track of disused rail corridor and is ideal for amateurs, professional athletes, and parents with strollers. Competitors have the choice of participating in either an 8km or a 3km event and take in the breathtaking views of the Brisbane Valley, Brisbane River and historic rail trail.
This year the 15th annual Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run will be held on Sunday, 9 July 2017 with an exciting new element added which will see Somerset Regional Council join forces with Bicycle Queensland to deliver a bicycle component between Wulkuraka and Fernvale.
More information on the Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run can be found at http://railtrailfunrun.com.au
Supporting Council's Active Ageing Program, a new outdoor gym has opened in Lowood. The state-of-the-art equipment is free for the community to use and is a sure fire way to take your workout to the next level. To find out more on the realSpaces initiative head to www.realSpaces.org
The Fernvale Sports Park on Brouff Road was opened in September 2016. The new site has numerous high quality facilities including four netball courts, a cricket and AFL oval, a rectangular rugby/soccer field, car park, change room facilities and amenities block.
“This facility, from its initial inception, has been very community driven,” Cr Lehmann said.
“Council was overwhelmed with positive feedback and support received from Somerset residents and other sporting associations.”
“The Brisbane Valley Rattlers now call this facility their home and Amazons netball club also use the facility as their training grounds,” Cr Lehmann said.
The Fernvale Sports Park was jointly funded by Somerset Regional Council to the tune of $1 million and the Queensland Government, who contributed $800,000 to the project under its Get Playing Plus funding program.
Do you want health information to help you lead an active and healthy life?
Do you know what active and healthy activities are on in the Somerset Region?
Check out our directory that will answer both those questions. If you are a club or business who is not listed in our directory and would like to be, please contact us to find out how.
A significant collection of sport, health and fitness resources and equipment is available at Somerset libraries for lending to community members. This service operates in conjunction with Council's existing library service in that any library member must comply with the conditions of lending.
Somerset libraries for lending to community members. This service operates in conjunction with Council's existing library service in that any library member must comply with the conditions of lending.
A catalogue showing the equipment available to borrow can be viewed on the Library Catalogue in the “Active & Healthy Somerset” format.
There is a lot of information on the web relating to developing and running a club but sometimes it's a little hard to find or you have to wade through pages to find the good information. We have done the hard work for you by developing a document listing excellent web based resources and links that Clubs can use to find vital information on important club topics. Topics include club, financial, event and volunteer management; policies and procedures, legislation etc. and a list of good websites for more information at the end of the document.
Please share this webpage with your committees and any other clubs you know that could use it. The information is mostly generic and from a variety of websites, sporting or otherwise, so all clubs and associations can benefit from what it contains.
Fernvale Indoor Sports Centre
This modern facility is located at 32 Banks Creek Road, Fernvale. The Centre features two full size playing courts marked for basketball, netball and futsal, two indoor cricket nets, gymnasium, cardio room and group exercise rooms.
The Centre is open Monday to Friday from 5.30am to 8.30pm, Saturdays from 7am to 5pm and Sundays from 9am to 12pm, and has varied opening hours during the Christmas period.
Fernvale Indoor Sports Centre offers gym memberships, fitness classes, after school sports programs, evening sports, cheerleading and more. See the Flyer and Publications section below for the Centre timetable.
The Fernvale Indoor Sports Centre is operated by Belgravia Leisure on behalf of Somerset Regional Council.
Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre and Gym
This facility is located on the corner of Mary and Hope Streets, Kilcoy. The Centre features gym equipment, indoor sports facilities and group exercise spaces.
Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre and Gym is open Monday to Friday mornings from 6am to 10:30am, Saturday mornings from 8am to 11am and Monday to Thursday afternoons from 3.30pm to 7pm. The Centre is closed on public holidays.
Exercise classes, personal training sessions and sporting programs are available. See the Flyer and Publications section below for the Centre timetable.
Enquire about memberships and activities on 0420 974 683 or (07) 5497 2444 or email email@example.com
The Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre and Gym is operated by Somerset Health and Fitness on behalf of Somerset Regional Council.
Toogoolawah Community Gym
This facility in McConnel Park, Toogoolawah, features gym equipment and group exercise space.
The Toogoolawah Community Gym is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7am to 10am and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm. The Gym is closed on public holidays.
The Gym offers exercise classes, gym equipment and personal training sessions. See the Flyer and Publications section below for the Gym timetable.
Enquire about memberships and activities on 0420 974 683 or email
The Toogoolawah Community Gym is operated by Somerset Health and Fitness on behalf of Somerset Regional Council.
The Lowood Swimming Pool is on Main Street, Lowood, and is open Monday to Friday from 6am to 6pm, Saturdays from 7am to 6pm and Sundays from 10am to 5pm; the pool is open Public Holidays from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day).
Activities at the pool include Learn to Swim and Aqua Aerobics classes and squad and triathlon training. The pool is also available for lap swimming and hire for private sessions or birthday parties. The pool is open from the September school holidays through to the end of the Easter school holidays.
For more information phone (07) 5426 1545 or visit www.somersetsports.com.au
The Lowood Swimming Pool is operated by Somerset Sport and Aquatics on behalf of Somerset Regional Council.
Kilcoy Aquatic Centre
The Kilcoy Aquatic Centre is found on the corner of Mary and Hope Streets, Kilcoy, and is open from the September school holidays through to the end of the Easter school holidays. The pool operates Monday to Friday from 6am to 6pm, Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 10am to 5pm; Kilcoy Aquatic Centre is open 10am to 5pm on Public Holidays and is closed Christmas day.
Learn to Swim, Squad and Aqua Aerobics classes, as well as Pool Parties, are scheduled throughout the season.
The Kilcoy Aquatic centre is operated by Aqua Antics on behalf of Somerset Regional Council.
Esk Swimming Pool
The Esk Swimming Pool is found on Mary Street, Esk, and is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm, Saturdays from 10:30am to 3:30pm and Sundays from 10:30am to 3:30pm; the pool is open public holidays from 10.30am to 3.30pm (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Esk Swimming Pool will be open from 10am to 5pm on Australia Day.
Activities at the pool include Learn to Swim classes, lap swimming and private pool bookings. The pool is open from the September school holidays through to the end of the Easter school holidays.
For more information phone (07) 5426 1545 or visit www.somersetsports.com.au
The Esk Swimming Pool is operated by Somerset Sport and Aquatics on behalf of Somerset Regional Council.
Toogoolawah Swimming Pool
The Toogoolawah Swimming Pool is found on Factory Road, Toogoolawah, and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6am to 9am, Mondays to Fridays from 3pm to 6pm, Saturdays from 10am to 5pm and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. The pool has extended opening hours over the January School Holidays and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 6pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 6am to 6pm; Saturdays from 10am to 5pm; Sundays from 12pm to 5pm; and public holidays from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day).
Learn to Swim and Aqua Aerobics classes are scheduled throughout the season. The pool is open from the September school holidays through to the end of the Easter school holidays.
For more information phone (07) 5423 1187 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toogoolawah Swimming Pool is operated by Aqua Antics on behalf of Somerset Regional Council.
The Somerset region has a large provision of parks and recreation areas for use by the public. Play in the playground, kick a footy around, go skateboarding, or shoot some hoops; the options are there for your choosing.
See Council Parks to find out where to play.
Walking, Cycling and Horse Riding
There are many trails in the Somerset region where you can get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, Wivenhoe Hill Trails, Conondale Range Great Walk and Bicentennial National Trail are all found within the Somerset region and offer walking, biking, horse riding and trail running.
See page 15 of the Somerset Visitor Guide for trail information.
Water Sports and Activities
The lakes, creeks and rivers in the Somerset provide some fantastic places to enjoy the water.
Somerset Dam, Wivenhoe Dam and Atkinson Dam all provide multiple opportunities to take part in some aquatic fun. This includes boating, swimming, fishing, kayaking and sailing or simply barbequing, camping, picnicking or walking near the water. Jet skiing and waterskiing are also permitted at Somerset Dam and Atkinson Dam. seqwater, one of Australia's largest water businesses, manages the major storages in the Somerset region of Wivenhoe Dam, Lake Somerset Dam and Atkinson Dam and provide the outdoor recreation activities at these dams.
See the full range of seqwater’s Recreation activities.
The Somerset region also boasts several canoe launch points and canoe trails. Somerset Regional Council has compiled the Somerset Canoe Trail Map from local enthusiasts who regularly visit our region. The areas highlighted on the map can be readily accessed and offer year round canoeing opportunities. Other areas can be explored by more experienced enthusiasts as conditions permit.