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Move in May to save

Are you ready to keep fit this winter?

Become a Yarra Leisure member before 31 May and we'll waive the joining fee, meaning you save up to $99!*

You'll get access to four well-equipped gyms, three amazing swimming pools and a 9-hole inner city golf course, plus many more extra benefits.

Whether you're a swimmer, a gym fanatic or a group exercise lover, our facilities cater to all of your fitness needs.

Visit your local Yarra Leisure facility today to become a member and save, our contact our friendly customer service staff for further details on 9205 5032.

Check out all our membership types at our membership page.

Move in may to save 2017

Terms and conditions:

*Conditions apply: No joining fee offer available on Yarra Leisure's no minimum commitment membership types – ongoing fortnightly direct debits thereafter. No joining fee offer also available on term memberships. A saving of $99 is based on a full priced membership joining fee. Not to be used in conjunction with any other Yarra Leisure membership offer. Offer only available to new Yarra Leisure members. Valid for sale from Monday 15 May until Wednesday 31 May. For further details about membership options and terms and conditions please visit your local Yarra Leisure facility or speak with our friendly customer service staff.

Collingwood Leisure Centre - Heating, Ventilation Air/ Conditioning System Replacement

Collingwood Leisure Centre is set to undergo works to replace its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The major works which affect customers will occur from Friday 19 May until Monday 29 May. The works will occur on the dry side of the centre only, meaning the aquatic areas will not be affected.

During the works, there will be dates where the HVAC system is disconnected to certain rooms. This means that there may be some times in some areas that you may notice some difference in usual conditions and/or your comfort levels. All rooms affected will still be open to the public; however there will be a reduced amount of equipment available at the time the works take place.

Further information

For further information and detail regarding thes works including timelines and details on times and areas that will be affected please visit the Collingwood heating ventilation air con system replacement webpage.

Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

The results of Yarra Leisure's most recent Customer Satisfaction Survey are now available. On our Customer Satisfaction Survey Results page you'll find a highlights infograph, as well as a detailed report regarding the survey's findings.

The survey was conducted between 11 November 2016 and 20 November 2016 and was completed by 1311 respondents.

Aqua group fitness lane allocation

Seasonal lane allocation

As of 1 June 2017, seasonal lane allocation for Aqua group exercise classes will apply.

Based on our Lane allocation policy which was made public in September 2016, lane allocation for our Aqua group exercise classes at Collingwood Leisure Centre will change, as it will be off-peak season. Yarra Leisure will review lane allocation and communicate with attendees again in September this year.

Aqua lanes

Seasonal changes to lane allocation apply to the 9:15am Aqua group exercise classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All other Aqua group exercise allocations are per existing arrangements. Please see the attached timetable below.

Unless the Duty Manager determines a substantial operational matter requires addressing on the day, it is intended that these new lane allocations are fixed.

We appreciate the cooperation of all pool users while we implement changes. We ask all pool users keep a safe and respectful distance from other activities.

Lap swimmers

For lap swimmers, our weekly published lane availability will reflect these seasonal changes to aqua group fitness.

Further information

For further information please contact, Marty Moran – Health and Fitness Coordinator, via email at

pdf format Aqua group fitness seasonal lane allocation (98.26 KB)

Fitzroy Swimming Pool change room upgrade

The Fitzroy Swimming Pool change room refurbishment project is now well underway. Currently works are occurring in the male change room which will be followed by the female change room and the accessible and family change room.

The first stage works have been delayed by the discovery of latent conditions being:

  • An issue in the roof structure which required replacement, involving the removal and reinstallation of walkways and services on the roof;
  • Significant re-levelling of the floors around the shower bases and the accessible toilet to provide a consistent grade to install the new fittings and partitions.

These issues have now been addressed and officers are working with the contractor to ensure that the program is completed in a timely manner.

The male change room is now scheduled to be completed by late June 2017 with further stages of the work to commence post this date.

We are currently working with the contractor to see if there are opportunities to shorten the program. Any changes to the program will be communicated via further updates.

Updated timelines

  • The male change room will be closed for an extended period. It is anticipated that the renovation works will now be completed by the end of June.
  • The upgrades to the female change room and the accessible and family change room will occur post the completion of the male changing room. Further updates will be provided in the coming weeks.

Further information

For further information and detail regarding these works including amenities available during these works please visit the Fitzroy change room upgrade webpage.

New lockers at Collingwood Leisure Centre

The new lockers at Collingwood will be ready to use on Monday 5 December. No need for keys!

You can grab a 5-step user guide from reception. 

Members: skip reception and go straight to the locker bay. Scan your card, tag or RFID to access a locker.

Visit pass and casual users: get a locker barcode at reception. Scan this barcode at the locker bay to access a locker.

We'll have extra staff on during peak periods to assist.

For easy access, buy an RFID today!

An RFID is a wristband that replaces your membership card/tag. You can use an RFID at the turnstiles and to access a locker at Collingwood. RFIDs are $6 at reception.  

Pug's Press and AquaSphere - Autumn editions

April 2017

Check out our latest editions of Pug’s Press and AquaSphere. These publications feature the achievements of Yarra Leisure's swim school and triathlon participants, upcoming programs available, plus interesting articles for you to enjoy.

Hard copies of the newsletters are also available for collection from your local Yarra Leisure facility . We hope you enjoy this edition of Pug’s Press and AquaSphere, and welcome any feedback regarding these publications.

pdf format Pug's Press Autumn 2017 (825.55 KB)

pdf format Aquasphere Autumn 2017 (338.52 KB)

Yarra Leisure News - winter edition 2016

The winter edition of Yarra Leisure News is now available for download.

pdf format Yarra Leisure News - Winter edition 2016 (1.58 MB)

In this edition you'll find information regarding significant works in progress and on the horizon, updates from all our centre managers, news about healthy changes happening at reception, and much more. 

Hard copies of the newsletter will also be available for collection at your local Yarra Leisure facility.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Yarra Leisure News and welcome any feedback regarding this publication.

Yarra Leisure wins the inaugural ARV Business Excellence Award

After a particularly productive 2015, the Yarra Leisure team were recognised for their efforts at the 2016 ARV (Aquatics and Recreational Victoria) Awards last Friday night, receiving the inaugural Business Excellence Award.

The Yarra Leisure team were recognised for many things, and the massive task of an intensive internal review analysing every aspect of operations across the three leisure centres and Burnley Golf Course, was just one of them. The whole process took an entire year, and left no stone unturned. The review resulted in a number of recommendations that the Leisure team have already started addressing and acting upon; something that will continue throughout 2016 and beyond.

On top of the review, Yarra Leisure adopted new staff structures, introduced a board of management style team, achieved LSV (Life Saving Victoria) platinum pool status for all three leisure facilities, upgraded gym facilities and equipment at two out of three centres (with Richmond Recreation to follow), underwent a rebrand, and much more. It’s fair to say then that 2015 was a demanding one for the Yarra Leisure team, and all are thrilled with the recognition from ARV.

However, there is no time to waste on self-congratulation; because with considerable capital works and upgrades both underway and on the horizon, 2016 is fast shaping up to be just as busy as last year.

Virtual Spin classes now available at Collingwood

Ever wanted to cycle through the Canadian Rockies, Northern Italy or New Zealand's South Island? Now you can!

With the new group exercise timetable starting on Monday 11 April, we are excited to officially launch of our new Wellbeats Virtual Spin timetable at Collingwood Leisure Centre. The virtual spin timetable will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy a variety of spin options throughout the day.

To download a copy of the new timetable please visit our Group Fitness webpage.

As per all of our group exercise sessions, you will be required to obtain a ticket to the relevant class from our customer service staff.

Small Group Training comes to Yarra Leisure

We are very excited to launch our Small Group Training sessions effective Monday 11 January exclusively available to Yarra Leisure members.

With four different styles of classes, small group training sessions will cover all elements of fitness and give you the best opportunity to achieve your fitness and health goals.

All sessions are conducted under the watchful eye of a highly qualified trainer who will provide motivation and ensure that correct technique and intensity levels are obtained.

The sessions are conducted on the gym floor and last for 30 minutes in duration.

For information regarding the sessions available and to view the timetable please visit our Gym services and support page.


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