Local sport

Sports Motorsport
Phillip Island is steeped in the history of Australian motor racing. A circuit composed of the island’s interior roads was used for the original Australian Grand Prix in 1928 and continued to be used for the race up until 1935. In 1952 the Phillip Island Auto Racing Club was formed. They commenced construction on the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit which opened in 1956. In 1960 the original Armstrong 500 was held, although with the bridge to the mainland unable to support heavy hotmix bitumen equipment the track broke after the third running of the race in 1962. In 1963 the race relocated to the Mount Panorama Circuit and over time evolved into the race known today as the Bathurst 1000. The circuit closed in the late 1970s but was redeveloped and re-opened in 1989 to host the first international version of the Australian motorcycle Grand Prix. It continues to host the race today and is also a venue for the Superbike World Championship, V8 Supercars and the Australian Drivers’ Championship.

Phillip Island offers a great selection of local sports including the local Leisure Centre that offer a range of sporting facilities for Basketball,  Badminton, Netball, Indoor Soccer the centers Gym has modern equipment and a welcoming environment is just the beginning of a great workout.

Phillip Island tennis clubCorner Chapel street and Drumond Road Cowes open seven days

Phillip island golf course 33 to 34 Settlement Road Cowes

Phillip island Football club Recreation Reserve Church Street Cowes


Phillip Island has two local primary schools and one local secondary college in Newhaven.

Cowes primary school
177 Settlement Rd Cowes Vic 5952 2132

Newhaven primay School
12/22 School Avenue Newhaven Vic 5956 7326

Newhaven College secondary school
Boys home road Newhaven 5956750


South Coast Bus run services to Wonthaggi via Anderson connecting with Vline Bus services to major cities

South Coast Taxis run services for Phillip Island, San Remo and the Bass Coast area