In order to mitigate risk from COVID-19, all high-contact VU Sport programs, apart from University teaching and research activities, will cease from the close of standard operating hours on Friday 20 March until further notice. 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve with further responses from the Australian and State Governments as well as Victoria University.

In line with these responses, we are providing an update on the important steps being taken to ensure the wellbeing of our students, staff and community members.

For general information regarding and regular updates on COVID-19, please refer to:

Sport programs & facilities closures

Sport programs

All high-contact VU Sport programs will remain closed until further notice in line with government direction. A further update will be issued on April 30.

This includes:

  • social sport programs
  • group exercise classes
  • swim school
  • community engagement and sports academies
  • inter-university sport.

Sport facilities

All sport facilities will be closed until further notice in line with government direction. A further update will be issued on April 30.

The sport facilities including the swimming pool will be maintained in a state of operational readiness during the period.

Sport activities

This cessation of activity affects the following users:

  • all affiliated University sport clubs and university sport-related activity using any Victoria University campus facility for training or competition
  • external hirers and regular user groups using VU Sport facilities
  • fitness centre members and users of the gym, fitness studios, pool or courts
  • external booking holders.

Find out more

Each user group will be contacted directly by VU Sport staff to provide further details.

For general information regarding and regular updates on COVID-19, please refer to:

Memberships, facility hire & competitions

Membership payments

All Direct Debit Gym and Personal Training Memberships will be suspended and any payments made in advance for the closure dates will be credited to reduce your next debit. Your direct debits will be on hold until the Centre reopens so you will not be charged during any closure period.

All Salary Packaged Memberships will be suspended in line with the proposed closure dates. Payments will be discontinued from staff members pay as soon as it can be arranged internally and will only recommence when the sport facilities reopen.

All Term Gym Memberships will be suspended and Visit Pass Holders will have any closure time added to the end of your membership/pass.

Swim school

All Swim School lessons will cease after the final lesson on Friday March 20.

Swim School members will receive financial credit for any lessons paid in advance that was not delivered.

Direct debits will not be charged until classes recommence.

Facility hire

All facility hire usage will be cancelled during the closure period.

We will work with our bookings to reschedule lost rounds of competition and where we can, fit in additional bookings for trainings and trials if required.

As bookings are charged in arrears there will be no charge for bookings that were cancelled between 14 March and the time the facility reopens.

Special exemptions may be made for particular groups to allow classes or specific University business to occur.

Sporting club access to facilities

Sporting club access to University facilities will be suspended.

VU sport encourages clubs to follow all relevant state/national sporting body and health advice to ensure the safety of members.

Sport competitions

The University’s participation in Inter-University Sport competitions, including UniSport Australia events, is postponed until such time as competitions can be rescheduled.

This includes:

  • the University Basketball League
  • Uni Nationals – Swimming
  • Uni Nationals – Athletics
  • Uni Nationals 3x3 Hustle.

For more information visit the UniSport COVID-19 updates webpage.

Updates & advice

While the impact of COVID-19 is still evolving, we look forward to returning to business as usual at the earliest opportunity.

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.

During the closure period please follow our social media for fitness and wellness tips, workouts and physical activity options from home as well as regular updates and information on future programs: