About the centre

With the staff and the facilities at the purpose built Deakin Sport and Recreation, both members and casual visitors can feel healthier and happier.

If you want to focus on you, your health and your fitness, the Deakin Sport and Recreation is the place to be.
Owned by the Deakin University, and managed in partnership with YMCA Victoria. The facilities on offer are vast and we cater for people of all ages and all levels of fitness.


  • A Health Club on two levels with more than 230 square metres of floor space and a great range of equipment;
  • A cycle studio with 11 cycle bikes;
  • Cardio and Circuit fitness rooms;
  • Sports stadium
  • Ovals and pavilions
  • Squash and tennis courts

Convenient location:
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Pigdons Road, Geelong.

Your on campus gym is located in the KD Stewart Centre (Building da), situated adjacent to the student green.
Taking public transport? The Waurn Ponds Fitness Centre is easy accessable by bus and bike.
Bus: Catch one of the five bus services that run from Geelong CBD or railway station direct to the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus. Route #14, 16, 19 and 20.
Bike: What better way to warm up before your worksout than cycling to the gym. On campus you will find showers and change rooms, bike racks and lockers to make your commute as easy and safe as possible.
Refer to Deakin University or Travel Smart websites for more information.
If travelling by car, carpark 3, 4 or 6 are the closest to the on campus gym. There is limited parking available, just don’t forget your loose change!
It’s a short walk to the on campus gym, great opportunity to warm up before your work out.
Refer to Deakin University on campus map for location.

Deakin Sport and Recreation is well equipped to cater for people of all abilities including easy access to the centre and within the facility.

  • Ample on campus accessible car spaces; and
  • Accessible change rooms including disabled showers and toilets.

Our friendly team are highly qualified and they have the experience to hep you reach your training goals – whatever they may be. Our staff know that they are there for you.

Check out the facilities in the Discover section, or call or come in.