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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.

Christmas Opening Hours

Saturday 23 December        9.00 am - 6.00 pm

Sunday 24 December          9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Monday 25 December          Centre Closed

Tuesday 26 December         9.00 am - 6.00 pm

Wednesday 27 December    6.00 am - 9.00 pm

Thursday 28 December       6.00 am - 9.00 pm

Friday 29 December           6.00 am - 9,00 pm

Saturday 30 December       9.00 am - 6.00 pm

Sunday 31 December         9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Monday 1 January              9.00 am - 6.00 pm

Tuesday 2 January             Normal hours resume


*Please note Group Fitness Classes and Children's Services are not available between 23 December and 7 January. Normal services recommence on Monday 8 January.*

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.


Centre redevelopment

The centre will be undergoing a $6.4 million redevelopment of the pool, café and foyer areas.


This redevelopment has been funded through $3 million from Sport and Recreation Victoria and $3.4 million from council's capital works program.


The works are expected to be completed by late 2018.


Our Community Information Sheet provides more details of the designs and features of the new development and also updates on how the project is progressing.


Entry prices

Current from 1 July 2017


 Entry Type




 Wet Area*




(3-under 10)

Free entry for children under 3

Aqua Aerobics 




 Family Aquatic




 Health Club (Peak Periods)**




 (Teen Gym) 

 Health Club (Off Peak)**




Group Fitness Class 




 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.



Did you know we have no joining fees on all of our memberships! A new, easier to understand, membership model is now available. 


We believe exercising is more fun with friends, so if you're an existing direct debit member who refers a friend to join one of our direct debit memberships you will BOTH receive a FREE fortnight if your friend is still an active member in 90 days!



 Membership Type


Direct Debit per Fortnight


Direct Debit per Fortnight

 Gold - Full facility access



Dry - Health Club and Group Fitness 



 Wet - 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

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


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


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


Our large, fully-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 available from qualified staff.


Group Fitness 


We offer over 20 scheduled classes a week catering for all abilities and fitness levels.


We also offer classes 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



 9.00am   Aquacise*




 9.15am  BodyPump    Body Pump

 Body Pump

 10.30am  Pilates*  BodyBalance* Zumba Gold*    


 5.30pm  Zumba  Pilates*






 6.30pm  Boxing






* 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.



Occasional Care

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.

Occasional Care runs Monday to Friday for three hours 9.00am - 12.00pm.


Download further information on our Creche.


After School Care

We offer a fun and exciting After School Program for primary school age children between the ages of 4 and 13 years.

Our programs run each day of the school year through the school term (excluding public holidays) in a supervised, relaxed, safe and fun environment.

Our program provide positive social opportunities and cater for the children of parents who work, study or have other commitments.

Activities include structured and unstructured indoor and outdoor games, art, craft, cooking and special events.

We offer a healthy afternoon snack.


Holiday Program 

We look forward to seeing you during the school holidays for more adventures, excursions and holiday fun!

The program caters for children that currently attend Primary School.

What to bring: Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Plenty of extra snacks, refillable water bottle and sunhat.

Children must wear: Sleeved shirts, Sunscreen, Broad brimmed hat, Covered shoes and Runners (no thongs).


Bookings for the September school holidays start Friday the 1st if September!

Please contact us on 5152 5710 for more information.


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 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 get a coffee and a healthy snack after a workout or to catch up with friends in a relaxed environment.



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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