About the Sydney University Moves+

The Sydney University Moves+ is a FREE APP exclusively for students and staff at the University of Sydney. By connecting an activity tracker to the app, users collect points for the daily activity they do.

The Sydney University Moves+ incentivises individuals to be more active, more often. Our primary aim is to use Moves+ to support The University of Sydney students and staff who currently have lower activity levels to achieve more daily movement, for the benefit of their physical and mental wellbeing.

  • Compatible with Apple Health, Google FitStravaGarminFitbit and Withings
  • Track walking, running, swimming and cycling activity
  • Redeem points for rewards including; clothing, coffee, gym pass and Apple Watch raffle tickets
  • Complete in-app Challenges for bonus points
  • Join public groups or create your own group with peers
  • Unlock in-app achievement badges

How to join the Sydney University Moves+

  1. Download the Moves+ app from the Apple or GooglePlay store
  2. Register for a Moves+ account using your name and your University of Sydney email address
  3. Verify your account 
  4. Connect your preferred activity tracker

Don’t forget to allow notifications from Moves+ in your device’s settings, to receive updates from the Sydney University Moves+ team.


How your points are calculated

100 steps 1 point
1 kilometre running 28 points
1 kilometre cycling 9 points
100 metres swimming 5 points

Support and guidance


If you are having issues with the Sydney University Moves+ platform, please read the information below regarding common troubleshooting issues, or visit the FAQ page on the OpenPlay website for more detailed guidance.