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Book Your Session - Recreation Facilities

From 22 June Recreation Centres will progressively reopen areas of the facility including pool hall (25m and warm water), health club, group fitness, school holiday program and stadium.

The Lakes Entrance Aquadome and Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre will operate from 6am to 8pm weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends.

Bookings are essential to ensure the facilities stay compliant with COVID-19 restrictions. Unfortunately, if people do not pre-book sessions they will not be permitted entry.


Opening times:

  • Session duration: 1 hour (45 minutes activity time, 15 minutes to leave facility and to allow spot cleaning process to occur)

  • Number of bookings per session: 20 people per area / per session max.

  • Deep clean: 1 hour in the middle of the day when both the pool hall and health club will be unavailable to the community while a deep clean is completed.

  • Gym users: no towel no entry. Please bring water bottle.

    Morning entry will be staggered:

  •  Pool hall bookings will commence at 6am weekdays, and 9am weekends.

  •  Health club sessions will commence from 6.15am weekdays and 9.15am weekends

    Toilets and showers will be available, although we highly encourage people plan to shower at home. Showering must be completed within the booked one-hour session.

    BARC changeroom upgrades are still in progress, temporary facilities will be availability but are limited.


    Group Fitness

    Group fitness will return with a revised program. Program is advertised on the book page, follow the link above.

    Bookings are required via above link, session open 24 hours prior to class and close 5pm evening before session. No walk-ins.


    Children’s Services

    The BARC holiday program will commence 29 June. The program will run with no excursions. This program will be subject to bookings with sessions capped at 20.

    Aquadome and BARC creche and after school care will reopen for term three – 13 July.


    BARC Stadium

    Bookings will be available for the stadium for 20 people maximum. Please call the Centre on 5152 5710 to make your booking.

  • Memberships

    Memberships can be reactivated on the first visit and fortnightly direct debit will resume. Members will stay on suspension until they re-enter a facility.

Booking Information

  • You must book online before attending the centre. No bookings or payments will be made at the centre. 

  • All bookings must fill out a COVID 19 site registration form (preferably before arriving) and give this to customer service on arrival.

  • Sessions are only be available in 1-hour blocks (45 minutes in the water/gym and 15 minutes to enter and leave the facility).

  • Individuals can only book 1 session a day. Sessions open Saturday 12 midday for the following week. Bookings close at 5.00pm the day prior. 

 Other Information

  • These facilities are closed: spa, sauna and interactive play features.

  • Swim school is still suspended. 

  • Social distancing measures are in place.

  • Facility terms and conditions still apply. 



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