Become a Host Organisation: let’s work together to get your community walking 


Every one of the Heart Foundation’s walking groups has a Host Organisation behind it. It may be a local health or community centre. It could be a local council or aged care facility. It might even be a shopping centre, workplace, local pharmacy or other health-related business. Regardless, all Heart Foundation Walking Host Organisations have one thing in common: a passionate commitment to keeping their community active and healthy.

Heart Foundation Walking Host Organisations are the lifeblood of Heart Foundation Walking. They nominate a staff member who helps Heart Foundation Walking by serving as a Local Coordinator, a key contact point for anyone in their community or organisation who wants to start a Heart Foundation Walking group.

Local Coordinators

  • Promote Heart Foundation Walking through their existing networks and work with the Heart Foundation to recruit and train volunteer Walk Organisers and help them set up new walking groups.

  • Help train Walk Organisers who lack web access.

  • Explain the benefits of joining Heart Foundation Walking.

Local Coordinators don’t do all this valuable work alone. The Heart Foundation supports them by providing ongoing training, resources and help, along with complimentary Heart Foundation merchandise.

Becoming a Heart Foundation Walking Host Organisation offers you a way to form genuine connections with your local community, build social cohesion and relationships, deliver on your health goals and build trust. Find out more with our Host Organisation Flyer (PDF).

To speak to us call 13 11 12 or email us on


Register as a Local Coordinator and set up your Host Organisation

Register as a replacement / additional Local Coordinator for an existing Host Organisation.