Get NSW Active


Project overview

The NSW Government is committed to encouraging people to walk or cycle as part of their everyday travel.

The Get NSW Active program provides local councils with funding for projects that create safe, easy and enjoyable walking and cycling trips. These trips help to relieve pressure on our roads and public transport networks and are part of a healthy lifestyle for NSW communities. 

2023/24 program - now closed  

The NSW Government has committed $50 million to the Get NSW Active 2023/24 program.

The 2023/24 program closed for applications on 6 January 2023. Please refer to the  Funding guidelines (PDF, 3.11 MB) which contain information such as project eligibility and funding options. These guidelines have been further simplified and clarified from previous years following council feedback.

2022/23 program

The 2022/23 Get NSW Active program provided $117 million in funding for 283 projects that support safe, easy and enjoyable walking and cycling trips across NSW.

Please see the map below for more details on these successful projects.

More Information

For more information and feedback relating to the Get NSW Active, please contact

Get NSW Active’s strategic objectives are aimed at: 

  • improving bike riding to and within centres, neighbourhoods and to key destinations
  • improving walkability in centres, neighbourhoods and at key destinations, and
  • enabling vibrant centres and liveable neighbourhoods through the creation of street environments that prioritise walking and cycling. 

Transport for NSW under this grants program, encourages councils to plan ahead, develop a program of works and consider different funding options for proposed projects.

This approach enables Transport for NSW to progressively plan and expand networks and support councils to develop a sustainable forward program of walking and cycling projects that provides tangible benefits for our communities and customers.

*Get NSW Active was formerly named the Walking and Cycling Program