Getting kids active

We have a number of initiatives designed to increase physical activity levels of primary school-aged children. 

Stop and Drop zones are a signposted location, up to a kilometre away from the school's entrance, where parents are encouraged to park and then walk, ride, scoot or skate with their children to school. We suggest students leave the zone by 8.30am to get to school on time. The zones can increase children’s physical activity and ease school traffic congestion.

Footpath stickers line the way to school from Stop and Drop zones in Beaconsfield and Bunyip. The stickers were designed in consultation with students, and funded by a 2015 National Ride2School Grant. 

Find a stop and drop zone

Students from schools around Cardinia Shire are encouraged to get to school in an active way (walk, ride, scoot or skate) every year during the month of March. The most active school during Mobile March is awarded the perpetual Mobile March trophy.

For more information, or to register your school to participate, contact Council’s Active Children’s Officer on 1300 787 624 or email

We have a bike trailer available for schools and community groups to hire. It has bikes, helmets and safety vests for 10 people, plus road signs.

Book the bike trailer

Each October, we work with local primary schools to coordinate Walk to School. Each year, all primary schools in Cardinia Shire are invited to hold activities encouraging students to walk, ride, scoot or skate to school.

Watch our Get Active Cardinia Active Travel to School video series below, featuring students, teachers and parents from 


For info and enquiries about getting children more active contact our Healthy Children's Facilitator on 1300 787 624 or