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What is recreation?

On 10 June 2011, the Queensland Government signed the National Sport and Active Recreation Policy Framework.

The Framework helps to clarify the focus of Australian, state and territory government sport and recreation agencies, by providing nationally agreed definitions for ‘active recreation’ and ‘sport’.

Under the Framework:

Active recreation activities are those engaged in for the purpose of relaxation, health and wellbeing or enjoyment with the primary activity requiring physical exertion, and the primary focus on human activity. 

Examples of active recreation include bushwalking, boating, mountain bike riding, rock climbing, trail horse riding, swimming, jogging, surfing and water-skiing.

Last reviewed
9 August 2011
Last updated
16 December 2010