The Footscray Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre is open every day except public holidays.

You can use our swimming, sport and teaching facilities, including:

  • 25-metre heated swimming pool
  • fully equipped gym with cardiovascular equipment
  • aerobics and martial arts rooms
  • spinning room
  • dance studio
  • three multi-purpose courts for basketball, netball, badminton and volleyball.

Opening times

The Footscray Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre is open at the following times, however facilities can be hired outside these times.

Gym & health club

  • Monday to Thursday: 6am - 10pm
  • Friday: 6am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Check our group exercise class timetable.

Swimming pool

  • Monday to Thursday: 6am - 8.45pm
  • Friday: 6am - 7.45pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 3pm
  • Sunday: 9am - 3pm

Closure dates

The centre is closed on public holidays and over the Christmas period. Please refer to the academic calendar for a full list of dates the University is closed.

Facility hire

We have several facilities available for hire.

Facility Price
Multi-purpose courts (3 available) $45.50/court/hour
Dance studio $39.50/hour
Aerobics room $39.50/hour
Spinning studio $89.00/hour
Pool lane (6 available) $28.60/lane/hour
Whole pool (10 lanes, available outside of opening hours)* $178.00/hour + lifeguard hire
Inflatable obstacle course (more information on this page) Variable

*To hire the whole pool outside of regular hours a lifeguard or lifeguards must also be hired. The number of lifeguards and hence the price for this will depend on the number of participants in your group.

If you want to hire any of the facilities at the Aquatic and Fitness Centre for club training or competitions, please complete our booking request form.

Inflatable obstacle course hire

If you're looking for something different for your next children's party, staff function, swimming carnival or school group, why not try our 18 metre inflatable obstacle course?

Individuals must be able to swim 25 metres at a 2 metre depth in order to use the obstacle course.

The obstacle course is available for hire both during and outside of normal opening hours.

Inflatable obstacle course hire
Length of booking During opening hours Outside opening hours
1 hour $206.00 $240.00
2 hours $267.00 $301.00
3 hours $328.00 $363.00

Please complete the VU pool inflatable hire form and return it to Mimi Craig, or contact Mimi if you have any questions.

Email: mimi.craig@vu.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9919 4880

Alternatively, you can pick up a hire form from the Fitness Centre reception desk.

18 metre inflatable obstacle course

Contact us

Call us or drop in to have a chat about your fitness.

Phone: +61 3 9919 4460
Fax: +61 3 9919 4483
Email: vuafc@vu.edu.au

Location & parking

Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre is located at Footscray Park Campus, Building L, level 0.

You can park in the Footscray Park campus carpark  - view the parking map.

Ticketed parking is also available via Farnsworth Avenue to the north (back) of the campus.