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ANZAC Day public holiday timetable and opening hours

Tuesday 25 April is the ANZAC Day public holiday. We will have reduced opening hours and an adjusted timetable.

  • Burnley Golf Course 6.30am to 6pm
  • Collingwood Leisure Centre 8am to 6pm
  • Fitzroy Swimming Pool 8am to 6pm
  • Richmond Recreation Centre 8am to 6pm

pdf format ANZAC Day timetable and opening hours 2017 (102.76 KB)



Fitzroy Swimming Pool change room upgrade

We're excited to announce that the change room facilities at Fitzroy Swimming Pool will receive a substantial upgrade in 2017.

The works are set to begin the week of Monday 30 January 2017 with the male change room closed to the public for renovations for 10 to 12 weeks. The female change room will be closed to the public for renovations post the works being completed in the male change room.

This is part of Council’s renewal program and capital works budget, and will be completed in a 2 stage process. We're upgrading the current change room space, not increasing the area of the change rooms.

Stage 1
The upgrade of the male and female toilets and change rooms from January to July 2017.

Stage 2
Upgrade of the accessible and family change rooms, and the front entry ramp and steps from July to October 2017.

Amenities available during the works
Only one change room space will be closed at a time.

An amenity building for toilets and temporary showers will be installed near the deep end of the 50m pool. A second portable building will go on the grass area to allow clear visibility and ensure safety. This will comprise of 2 change rooms and a large change area.

For further information:

Further information and detail regarding these works are available on the Fitzroy change room upgrade webpage.

Customer Satisfaction Survey – Prize winners

Thank you to everyone that completed our customer satisfaction survey for 2016.

We are currently working on collating all the responses received and we will present to you our findings and results early in the New Year.

The customer satisfaction survey prize draw was conducted at Collingwood Leisure Centre and here is our list of winners

  • Fit Bit Alta – Andrew van Hulten
  • Village Cinema double pass – Ryuhei Tsukamoto
  • Village Cinema double pass – Jacqui Frowen
  • Village Cinema double pass – Simon Allport
  • Village Cinema double pass – Anoop Madan
  • Village Cinema double pass – Michael Armstrong
  • Village Cinema double pass – Jess Foudoulis
  • Village Cinema double pass – Nam Le
  • Village Cinema double pass – Anna Burke
  • Village Cinema double pass – Kristy Henderson
  • Village Cinema double pass – Natalia Brennan

If you have any feedback or suggestions regarding Yarra Leisure's customer satisfaction survey please contact Damien Pagnin, Marketing and Communications Coordinator – Yarra Leisure on 9205 5522 or via email at

New lockers at Collingwood Leisure Centre

The new lockers at Collingwood will be ready to use on Monday 5 December. No need for keys!

You can grab a 5-step user guide from reception. 

Members: skip reception and go straight to the locker bay. Scan your card, tag or RFID to access a locker.

Visit pass and casual users: get a locker barcode at reception. Scan this barcode at the locker bay to access a locker.

We'll have extra staff on during peak periods to assist.

For easy access, buy an RFID today!

An RFID is a wristband that replaces your membership card/tag. You can use an RFID at the turnstiles and to access a locker at Collingwood. RFIDs are $6 at reception.  

Fitzroy toddler pool reopening

Fitzroy Swimming Pools’ toddler pool reopens on Saturday 8 October. We look forward to having our younger pool buddies back with us. Term 4 swimming lessons also kick off at Fitzroy this Saturday.

Please remember the supervision requirements across our centres, detailed below.

Watch Around Water

We follow the Watch Around Water policy across our facilities. The Watch Around Water program is the combined effort of Aquatics & Recreation Victoria, Life Saving Victoria and Play it Safe by the Water. The program ensures parents and children always have a safe and enjoyable time around water.

Supervision guidelines

Parent with child under 5 years

Supervising adults must be in the water at all times, within arm’s reach of the child. Each supervising adult may only supervise up to a maximum of three children.

Parent with child 5 - 9 years

The parent/guardian must position himself or herself within the water or poolside so as to have a clear view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them and the child, and be prepared to enter the water.

Parent with child 10 - 15 years

Parents must use their knowledge of the child’s swimming ability to determine accompaniment required.

For more information regarding supervision requirements please visit call Fitzroy on 9205 5180.

Aqua group fitness lane allocation

Lane allocation review

In response to substantial customer feedback, during July and August we reviewed Aqua group exercise lane allocations. Our changes aim to:

  1. Create certainty for participants and staff regarding Aqua group fitness and Learn to Swim lane allocation.
  2. Minimise the potential for Learn to Swim and Aqua group fitness participants to impact one another.

The most significant outcome is the introduction of seasonal lane allocation for some aqua classes, replacing the practice of allocating lanes based on daily attendance.

As of 1 October 2016, seasonal lane allocation for Aqua group fitness classes will apply. Yarra Leisure will review lane allocation and communicate with attendees in September and May each year.

Aqua lanes

We reviewed attendance for every Aqua group exercise class for the 2015-16 financial year. Our data shows an additional lane is warranted in the peak season period of October to May on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The evidence did not support additional lane allocation on peak season weekends, or any day in the off season of June to September.

Seasonal changes to lane allocation apply to the 9:15am Aqua group exercise classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All other Aqua group exercise allocations are per existing arrangements. Please see the attached timetable below.

Unless the Duty Manager determines a substantial operational matter requires addressing on the day, it is intended that these new lane allocations are fixed.

We appreciate the cooperation of all pool users while we implement changes. We ask all pool users keep a safe and respectful distance from other activities.

Lap swimmers

For lap swimmers, our weekly published lane availability will reflect these seasonal changes to aqua group fitness.

Further information

For further information please contact, Marty Moran – Health and Fitness Coordinator, via email at

pdf format Aqua group fitness seasonal lane allocation September 2016 (98.26 KB)

Winter Winners announced

9 September 2016

Congratulations to everyone that participated in our 'Go for Gold' winter winners competition.

The prize draw was conducted at Fitzroy Swimming Pool on Friday 9 September and here is our list of winter winners!

Prizes winners

  • 3 month Yarra Leisure membership – Jimmy Christo
  • 3 month Yarra Leisure membership – Don Bornstein
  • 3 month Yarra Leisure membership – Emmet O'Dwyer
  • 3 month Yarra Leisure membership – Dyana Gray
  • Fit Bit Alta – Brian Gibson
  • Fit Bit Alta – Anita Taylor
  • Fit Bit Alta – Kaitlin Baird
  • $100 Rebel Sport voucher – Yu Chang Li
  • $100 Rebel Sport voucher – Ibrahim Said Mohamed
  • $100 Rebel Sport voucher – Richard Castles
  • $100 Rebel Sport voucher – Kiraki Nicoladis
  • $100 Rebel Sport voucher – Lee Oau
  • Speedo prize pack – Yuk Chan Lui
  • Speedo prize pack – Anna Platis
  • Group Fitness multi visit pass – David Sandison
  • Group Fitness multi visit pass – Wayne Jobson
  • Group Fitness multi visit pass – Jennie Hutton
  • Golf lesson and golf ball pack – Samuel Roberts-Thompson
  • Golf lesson and golf ball pack – Darryl Chan
  • Stroke Improvement course – Joey Ricketts
  • $150 Running Company voucher including gait analysis – Samantha Wischer
  • Flexi solo swimming lesson pack – Jeremy Smith

Terms and conditions

*Entry is open to members, visit pass holders and casual users. Once 10 visits are achieved between 1 August 2016 and 31 August 2016, entry into the prize draw will be granted and you will go in to the draw to win one of prizes listed above. For casual users; each completed workout card is equal to one entry into the competition. Participants can complete multiple cards to increase their chances of winning. For members and visit pass holders; weekly email updates will advise you of the number of visits you have reached. Visits can be checked at reception during the promotion. A maximum of one visit per day will be recorded for the Winter Winners competition. Visits will not be backdated. Prizes will be drawn on Friday 9 September 2016.

Further information

For further information regarding the Winter Winners promotion please contact Damien Pagnin, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, via email at  

Pug's Press and AquaSphere - Spring editions

5 September 2016

Check out our latest editions of Pug’s Press and AquaSphere. These publications feature the achievements of Yarra Leisure's swim school and triathlon participants, upcoming programs available, plus interesting articles for you to enjoy.

Hard copies of the newsletters are also available for collection from your local Yarra Leisure facility . We hope you enjoy this edition of Pug’s Press and AquaSphere, and welcome any feedback regarding these publications.

pdf format Pug's Press - spring edition 2016 (1.53 MB)

pdf format AquaSphere - spring edition 2016 (878.02 KB)

Yarra Leisure News - winter edition 2016

The winter edition of Yarra Leisure News is now available for download.

pdf format Yarra Leisure News - Winter edition 2016 (1.58 MB)

In this edition you'll find information regarding significant works in progress and on the horizon, updates from all our centre managers, news about healthy changes happening at reception, and much more. 

Hard copies of the newsletter will also be available for collection at your local Yarra Leisure facility.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Yarra Leisure News and welcome any feedback regarding this publication.

Yarra Leisure wins the inaugural ARV Business Excellence Award

After a particularly productive 2015, the Yarra Leisure team were recognised for their efforts at the 2016 ARV (Aquatics and Recreational Victoria) Awards last Friday night, receiving the inaugural Business Excellence Award.

The Yarra Leisure team were recognised for many things, and the massive task of an intensive internal review analysing every aspect of operations across the three leisure centres and Burnley Golf Course, was just one of them. The whole process took an entire year, and left no stone unturned. The review resulted in a number of recommendations that the Leisure team have already started addressing and acting upon; something that will continue throughout 2016 and beyond.

On top of the review, Yarra Leisure adopted new staff structures, introduced a board of management style team, achieved LSV (Life Saving Victoria) platinum pool status for all three leisure facilities, upgraded gym facilities and equipment at two out of three centres (with Richmond Recreation to follow), underwent a rebrand, and much more. It’s fair to say then that 2015 was a demanding one for the Yarra Leisure team, and all are thrilled with the recognition from ARV.

However, there is no time to waste on self-congratulation; because with considerable capital works and upgrades both underway and on the horizon, 2016 is fast shaping up to be just as busy as last year.

Virtual Spin classes now available at Collingwood

Ever wanted to cycle through the Canadian Rockies, Northern Italy or New Zealand's South Island? Now you can!

With the new group exercise timetable starting on Monday 11 April, we are excited to officially launch of our new Wellbeats Virtual Spin timetable at Collingwood Leisure Centre. The virtual spin timetable will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy a variety of spin options throughout the day.

To download a copy of the new timetable please visit our Group Fitness webpage.

As per all of our group exercise sessions, you will be required to obtain a ticket to the relevant class from our customer service staff.

Small Group Training comes to Yarra Leisure

We are very excited to launch our Small Group Training sessions effective Monday 11 January exclusively available to Yarra Leisure members.

With four different styles of classes, small group training sessions will cover all elements of fitness and give you the best opportunity to achieve your fitness and health goals.

All sessions are conducted under the watchful eye of a highly qualified trainer who will provide motivation and ensure that correct technique and intensity levels are obtained.

The sessions are conducted on the gym floor and last for 30 minutes in duration.

For information regarding the sessions available and to view the timetable please visit our Gym services and support page.


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