About us

Fawkner Leisure Centre is part of Active Merri-bek, which is owned by the City of Merri-bek and run by YMCA Victoria.

Programs / services


At Fawkner Leisure Centre, we'll help you achieve your fitness goals – whether it's working out in our gym, having a cycle on our of our bike machines, taking part in one of our group fitness classes (offered through our weekly timetable), or bouncing around on our trampoline!

Women-only gym access

Women-only gym access is available to all female patrons of the community. Women and girls of different backgrounds and religions can train in the gym comfortably once the gym is closed to the public. During these sessions, we have made the entire gym area available to female participants only. In this session there is no dress code, however it is expected that you wear appropriate workout attire.

Times: Sundays 4:00pm – 6:00pm.


Swimming is a great way to stay active and healthy. At Fawkner Leisure Centre you can learn to swim, exercise with lap swimming in our indoor pool, relax in our hydrotherapy pool and sauna, or cool off in summer in our outdoor heated pools.

We also offer single gender programs including: casual swimming men-only sessions; casual swimming women-only sessions; and women's swimming lessons.

We are an accredited Watch Around Water facility, meaning there are guidelines that must be followed when visiting the centre. 


Check out our facilities via our virtual tour.

Fawkner Leisure Centre offers:

  • Fawkner Leisure Centre gym facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Cardio and weights area
    • EVOLT360 Body Composition Scanner
    • Functional Training Zone including: assault bikes, deadballs, kettlebells, TRX etc.
    • MyZone Training System
    • Personal Success Plan, to help you reach your goals
    • Pin-loaded and free weight equipment


Fawkner Leisure Centre offers programs that enable people of all abilities the opportunity to participate in a safe and clean environment with qualified, enthusiastic and reliable staff. We run accessible programs and have a range of accessible facilities including accessible parking, change rooms, pool hoist, wheelchair charging and access.

We also offer concession pricing and are part of the Companion Card Program, which means a person with a disability does not have to pay the entry fee for the carer that comes with them.

Memberships and prices

We offer a variety of memberships at Fawkner Leisure Centre, including programs tailored to seniors and youth. We also offer various support and concession memberships to disadvantaged members of our community.

Our centre is also open to casual visitors and all casual prices are listed on our prices page.

Opening hours

Take a look at our opening hours page.

Contact us

You can call or email us via our contact us page.


Fawkner Leisure Centre
79/83 Jukes Rd
VIC 3060

For those taking public transport, Gowrie train station (on the Upfield line) is an 800m walk from the centre. The number 530 bus stops at CB Smith Reserve. There are bike racks available the front of the centre. In terms of parking, there are three parking areas next to the centre with over 220 spaces. Some spaces are time restricted. Parking for people with a disability is located at the front of the centre.

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