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Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre
Our large, fully-equipped and supervised Health Club offers a range of equipment to meet all fitness needs.

The Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre offers:

  • 25m heated indoor pool
  • Warm water exercise pool
  • Children's pool with water features
  • Learn to Swim program
  • Spa and sauna
  • Health Club
  • Group fitness sessions
  • Kiosk / cafe
  • 3-court stadium

Entry requirements

The centre has now fully reopened and is following Victoria's COVID Roadmap. Bookings are no longer needed, but patrons need to be fully vaccinated.

CovidSafe Plan BARC

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 6.00 am – 8.00 pm

Weekends and Public Holidays: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

(Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. Shorter hours on Anzac Day.)

* Pool closes 15 minutes before closing time.

Fees and Membership

Wet Area (Pools / Spa / Sauna)

  • Adult - $7.10
  • Concession - $5.60
  • Child (5-10 years) - $5.60
  • Child (Under 5) - Free
  • Family - $16.20

Aqua Aerobics

  • Adult - $15.20
  • Concession - $12.70

Health Club

  • Adult - $15.70
  • Concession - $13.70
  • Teen Gym - $9.50

Group Fitness Classes

  • Adult - $15.20
  • Concession - $12.70

Living Longer, Living Stronger

  • Adult - $7.00

For information on memberships, please visit our Membership Page.

Health Club and Group Fitness

Health Club

Our large, fully-equipped and supervised Health Club offers a range of equipment to meet all fitness needs. The Health Club offers an extensive range of equipment from industry leading brands Precor and Life Fitness.

We are also now home to East Gippsland's only Queenax functional training system which provides an increased number of training options. This means you will be able to add some variety into your training program.

Ongoing programming and support are all part of our standard Health Club memberships, however if you're after a more personalised approach personal training sessions are available.

Group Fitness

We offer several 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.

Please call us on 5152 5710 for our current timetable.

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.

Stadium Bookings

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 on 5152 5710 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 form and a staff member will contact you about your event.


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 provides 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.

Watch Around Water

We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for children when they are in or near the water. To promote the active supervision of children the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre is an accredited Watch Around Water facility.

Our sole aim is to have zero fatal and non-fatal drowning incidents in our aquatic facilities. To achieve this we cannot rely only on our pool lifeguards. We kindly ask that parents/guardians follow our Watch Around Water guidelines.

Children under 5 years old

Must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible parent / guardian and must be constantly and actively supervised during recreational play within arms reach.

Parent / guardian must be in the water with their child.

All children under 5 years will be given a pink wristband.

This will help lifeguards to identify children who should be within arms reach from their parent / guardian.

Children under 10 years old

Must be accompanied into the centre by a responsible parent / guardian and must be constantly and actively supervised.

The parent / guardian must be positioned to have a clear view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them and the child / children.

Parents must be prepared to get into the water if needed.

Contact Details

80 McKean Street, Bairnsdale

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This page was last published on: 
Monday, January 17, 2022