Knox is set to host some of the best athletes from around the country thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane today announced that Knox has secured the Helloworld Travel Australian School Championships through the Labor Government’s Significant Sporting Events Program.

The Championships will be held on 4 Dec 2017 – 8 Dec 2017 at various stadiums in the Knox region, and is expected to attract up to 2,000 of Australia’s best secondary school basketball stars.


The event provides an opportunity for the people of Knox to showcase their local sports facilities, attractions and talent to visitors from far and wide.

Events like this mean serious business for Knox. They attract tourists, create jobs, keep local businesses busy, and inspire more kids to get involved and join grassroots clubs.

That’s why the Victorian Budget 2017/18 included a further $1 million for the Significant Sporting Events Program to keep securing more events for Melbourne and regional Victoria.

To date, the 2014-2018 Significant Sporting Events Program has provided more than $6 million to secure 264 big sporting events to Victoria. More than half of these events have been held in regional Victoria.

Grants are available to support event organisers, state sporting associations, sporting venues or Local Government Authorities to boost the profile and legacy of sporting events or assist with operational requirements.

For more information or to apply online, visit

Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

“This is great news for Knox – another big event that will bring the best young basketball stars to our own backyard.” 

“Securing the Helloworld Travel Australian School Championships means serious business for our region – attracting visitors, creating jobs and boosting the local economy.”