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About the Program

Stepping On is a FREE, 7-week fall prevention program for adults aged 65 years and over and Aboriginal adults aged 45 years and over:

  • ​The program helps participants learn how to reduce their risk of falling and how to maintain their independence.
  • Stepping On includes gentle group exercise to improve balance and educational talks from experts.
  • Topics covered include home hazards, community safety, managing medications, safe footwear, and vision and healthy eating.
  • No prior knowledge or exercise experience is required.

​​Stepping On is a NSW Health program and is run locally by Northern Sydney Local Health District in conjunction with Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney. Program coordinators are health professionals with backgrounds in aged care, falls prevention and rehabilitation. ​

  • Older adults exercising

    We offer a number of Stepping On programs across Northern Sydney. Each course runs for seven weeks, two hours per week, with a booster session two months after the last session.

    See our term program list for times, dates and locations:

  • Register for Stepping On
    How to Register

    To register for Stepping On: 

    Call: 1800 255 774 
    Online: Register here 

    Once you have completed your registration, our Northern Sydney Stepping On team will contact you to complete the registration into your program.

  • Who the program is for
    Who is it for?

    Stepping On is for adults:
    • aged 65 years and over (and Aboriginal people aged 45 and over)
    • living at home (incl. those living independently in a retirement village)
    • able to walk independently or with a walking stick
    • fearful of falling (or has recently fallen)
    • living in the area coverd by the Northern Sydney Local Health District
    The program is not suitable for people with dementia or neuromuscular conditions.


  • ​​​Most venues chosen are accessible by public transport.
  • Car parking is available at most venues.
  • You can request community transport (for a small fee) at registration.​

 Refer Patients and Clients

​Health professionals wishing to ​refer​ their clients/patients to Stepping On can use the Stepping On Referral Form:

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 Become a Facilitator

​If you are interested in facilitating a Stepping On program in Northern Sydney Local Health District, then our Train the Trainer Workshop is a must.

Those attending our workshop learn about:

  • The issues related to planning and implementing Stepping On programs.
  • How to use the Stepping On Manual as a resource for the program.
  • Key evidence-based prevention strategies to enable older people to reduce their risk of falling.
  • How to resource and up-skill experts and incorporate other community resources.
  • Understanding the importance of building trust with and cohesiveness amongst group participants
  • How to set homework.

The workshop is suited to allied health professionals, exercise physiologists, nursing or community worker background, including CALD.

Register your interest in attending a future one by emailing: