AUSactive is calling on the Federal Government to acknowledge the importance of staying fit and well by allowing tax deductions for gym, pilates, yoga, tai chi, and active health memberships. This move aims to incentivise people to make their health a priority. We need your support to make this happen – and are asking that you sign our pledge.

Shockingly, 75% of Australians aren’t getting enough exercise. This lack of activity can lead to serious health issues like heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and dementia. Regular exercise can help reduce the risk of these conditions and prevent obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, and it’s critically important for mental health too.

Despite these clear benefits, gym and other active health memberships aren’t currently eligible for tax deductions. Changing this would not only make it easier for people to stay well but will also save money on future government costs by keeping people out of the health system. Let’s make investing in personal health simpler by allowing tax deductions for gym memberships.

We urge you to join us by signing this petition. Your support will show that you believe in making physical activity more accessible and promoting healthier lives for everyone. Together, we can make our nation healthier and more active.