"Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria (BSRV) enhances the lives of people throughout Victoria who are blind or vision impaired through sport and recreation. Since our establishment in 1977 we have evolved into a small but thriving charity, which is setting the benchmark for blind sport and recreation in Australia. Supporting more than 1,200 members, we encourage people with no or low vision of all ages and backgrounds to lead more healthy and active lifestyles.

As a small non-profit organisation, we have a personal, flexible and inclusive approach, ensuring that we meet individual needs.  Through our range of diversified sport and recreation programs for children, adults and seniors, we offer choice and a tailored experience across all life stages.  The social nature of our programs help people of all abilities - from beginners through to more experienced and elite athletes - to improve their physical health, while also strengthening their social connections. 

Our programs are for all members of the community – regardless of their religion, age, gender, cultural background, sexual orientation or economic circumstances."

Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria Website 


Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria (BSRV) provides sporting and recreational opportunities to people who are blind or vision impaired.

BSRV is a statewide organisation and was established in 1977 to promote health and wellbeing for people of all ages who are blind or vision impaired. Our objective is to increase participation and develop competitive and recreational sporting opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired.

Some of the many and varied programs for both adults and children we have include running, cricket, soccer, AFL, golf, goalball, gymnastics, lawn bowls, indoor bias bowls, ten pin bowling, snow skiing, table tennis, walking programs (including camps), fitness and aquatic programs, yoga and tennis.

Various specialist children’s programs are held throughout the year and are always very popular.  Some of the day programs for children have included horse riding, rock climbing, high ropes course and Werribee Zoo to name a few.

Teenagers are welcome to join our ‘Active Teens’ program.  This program has been specifically designed for teenagers and will enable them to build confidence, learn new skills, make new friends and get active!

As the only recognised State Sporting Association for athletes who are blind or vision impaired by Sport and Recreation Victoria, Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria lobbies government on all levels in relation to programs, infrastructure, facilities and funding for people who are blind and vision impaired.

Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria is a charity registered by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Our Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status means that all donations are fully tax deductible.

As a small non-profit organisation, we have a personal, flexible and inclusive approach, ensuring that we meet individual needs.  Through our range of diversified sport and recreation programs for children, adults and seniors, we offer choice and a tailored experience across all life stages. 


PRESIDENT – Maurice Gleeson OAM

VICE PRESIDENT – Caroline van de Pol

TREASURER – Kaye Speed

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER – Susan Marshall

www.blindsports.org.au