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Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre

Our recreation centres offer great facilities to help you and your family keep fit, healthy and active. See what we have to offer at our recreation centre in Bairnsdale.

Where we are

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Bairnsdale  Vic  3875
Phone 03 5152 5710
Fax 03 5153 1585

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday
6.00 am – 9.00 pm

Saturday and Sunday
9.00 am – 6.00 pm

Public Holidays
9.00 am – 6.00 pm
(excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday) 


We have a variety of membership options which are easy and very cost effective. Download information on membership prices, from a 10 visit pass through to a gold pass.


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The Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre has over 25 scheduled classes a week catering for all abilties and fitness levels. Classes include BodyPump, BodyBalance, RPM, Zumba, Pilates, Aquarobics and more. We also offer classes specifically designed for older users or those recovering from heart surgery or other serious illness, please come in or call one of our professional fitness staff for advice. 


Our programs and timetables are constantly reviewed. Download our Summer 2014/15 Group Fitness timetable, current as at 5 November 2014 or our Aquarobics timetable, current as of 18 November 2014.


At the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre we have a pool for every member of the family

  • 8 lane 25m pool heated to 30oC
  • Learn to Swim/Toddler pool heated to 32oC
  • Spa and Sauna

Learn To Swim

The Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre delivers the Royal Life 'Swim and Survive' swim program. Our program is based around making learning fun while teaching water safety and swimming skills. This is achieved by using only qualified instructors teaching small groups to maximise the amount of time your child spends learning. 


Still have questions? Why not download our FAQ's?


If you would like to enrol please download our enrolment form and drop it off in person or post to PO Box 1618, Bairnsdale VIC 3875.


Our childcare service is in a purpose built facility within the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre. Whilst your children are in care you are welcome to either use the Centre or leave to catch up with friends, get your haircut or attend an important meeting, its up to you. Care is available for up to 3 hours from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Download further information on our Creche or Out of School Hours Care (OSHC).



The BARC Cafe is a great place to relax with a coffee and a healthy snack after a workout or to catch up with friends while your children are in lessons.


The three court, wooden floor, multi-purpose stadium is a wonderful place to practice as a team or come down with a couple of friends for a game of basketball, futsal, netball or volleyball. Please call the Centre for court availability and costs.


We offer a range of high quality gym wear, as well as all those little things that are easy to forget such shampoo/conditioner and deodorant available for sale in the foyer as you enter the Centre. We are also have the largest range of Zoggs swimwear, googles and swim equipment in East Gippsland.


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