Bowls Victoria is the governing state body for the sport of bowls, and our primary purpose is to grow, develop and nurture Victoria’s most accessible sport.
Bowls Victoria is responsible for governance, events, player development, rules, club services and communications throughout the state. We service over 500-member clubs and over 42,000 registered players, and lead the sport and business of bowls for the benefit of the Victorian bowls community.
We own and operate the Victorian Open, Victoria’s marquee bowls tournament, and guide, support, and manage our state team representatives and world champion athletes who represent our sport on the world stage and proudly call Victoria home. We are also a not-for-profit organisation.
Bowls offers a unique proposition to its participants due to being a sport with few boundaries when it comes to participation. It’s a low impact and non-contact sport suitable for varying levels of physical abilities and cultures, and it’s a game that can be enjoyed at any stage in life, both socially or competitively, in a range of environments.
The Honourable Linda Dessau, AC
Governor of Victoria
and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC.