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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

80 McKean StreetBARCext.jpg Bairnsdale
Phone 03 5152 5710
Postal Address - Po Box 1618

Bairnsdale VIC 3875

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
(closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. Hours vary on Anzac Day.)


*The pool area closes 15 minutes before closing time.


Casual Entry Costs

The following casual entry prices are current from 1 July 2016


 Entry Type




 Wet Area Entry*




Aqua Aerobics 




 Family Aquatic Entry




 Health Club Entry (Peak Periods)**




 (Teen Gym) 

 Health Club Entry (Off Peak)**




Group Fitness Classes 




 Living Longer Living Stronger




* Wet area entry includes use of the spa and sauna for those over the age of 16

**Off Peak times are 8am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday and all weekend, Peak entry is all other times.



From 1 July say goodbye to joining fees on all of our memberships! A new, easier to understand, membership model is now available.



 Membership Type

 Full Price

Direct Debit per Fortnight

 Concession Price

Direct Debit per Fortnight

 Gold - Full facility access



Dry - access to Health Club and Group Fitness 



 Wet - access to Pool area and Aqua Aerobics



 Off Peak - Full facility access*



Junior - Restricted facility access**



*Off Peak times are 8am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday and all weekend

** Those aged under 13 have unlimited pool access, 13-17 year olds access to Health Club during specified times.


Corporate membership rates are available for employees from a number of large employers.  Please contact a member of our Customer Service Team to find out if your employer has a current arrangement with us. 


To cancel or suspend your current membership please complete our online form.


Our large, full equipped and supervised Health Club offers a range of equipment to meet all fitness needs.  From a range of different cardio options to a large free weight area and a range of pin loaded machines to hydraulic exercise equipment for gentle exercise we are able to create a program to suit your exercise needs.  If you're after a more personalised approach Personal Training sessions are also available with a number of our qualified staff.


Group Fitness 


We offer over 27 scheduled classes a week catering for all abilities and fitness levels.  Classes include Les Mills BodyPump and BodyBalance, spin, Zumba, Pilates, boxing, Aqua Aerobics and more.


We also offer classes specifically designed for older users or those recovering from heart surgery or other serious illnesses, please come in or call one of our professional fitness staff for advice. 











 6.15am  Spin  Strength Effect

 Rush Hour


 Rush Hour


 Tai Chi*

 9.00am   Aquacise*

 Aqua Dance*



 9.15am  BodyPump  HIIT & Core  


 Strength Effect


 Aqua Stretch & Flex*

 10.30am  Pilates*  BodyBalance*




 5.30pm  Zumba  Pilates*






 6.30pm  Boxing





 Aqua Conditioning*


* Classes designed for older adults                                                                                        


If you would like to know more information about our classes please read our Group Fitness explanations .




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 centre delivers the Royal Lifesaving 'Swim and Survive' program. Our program is based on 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. 


If you want to know more, see our Frequently Asked Questions?


If you would like to enrol please complete our online enrolment form.

To make any changes to your current enrolment please complete our change of lesson form.



Our childcare service is in a purpose built facility within the 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 three hours from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm, Monday to Friday.


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


All Abilities Program

This is an inclusive activity based program for kids aged between 13 and above.  The program suits all ranges of abilities and runs each school term.  


If you want to know more about the 2016 program, see our information flyer.


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



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.


The stadium is also available for hire for larger events or sports competitions, if you would like to make a booking please complete and return our booking form  and a staff member will contact you about your event.



We offer large variety of Zoggs swimwear, goggles and swim equipment.


Customer Feedback

We value the feedback of our members and guests. If there is an issue you would like to bring to our attention or you would like to say thanks please complete our customer feedback form.


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