Reservoir Leisure Centre

Centre closure: RLC is currently partially open, in line with the current State Government restrictions. Have a read below about what’s on.

Pop up testing

Drive or walk in for COVID-19 testing at 2A Cuthbert Road Reservoir Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 October - 10am-5pm. For more details, visit the DHHS website.

Service changes and restrictions | Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions answered: view Frequently Asked Questions about service changes and restrictions at RLC.

For updates about other Council services, keep an eye on the Darebin City Council Facebook page and find more information at, or call 8470 8888 to speak to a Darebin Customer Service representative. 

RLC online

To help you keep moving, our free online exercise classes have made a return! Keep an eye on the Reservoir Leisure Centre Facebook page for the latest updates.

RLC Health Wellbeing and Socio-Economic Impacts Discussion Paper

In May 2019, Council resolved to engage a principal consultant to develop a discussion paper investigating what opportunities for health, wellbeing and socio-economic outcomes the redevelopment of the Reservoir Leisure Centre could achieve for the Reservoir community.

Applying a holistic public health and community development framework, the consultant will build on the feasibility study, which was informed by community consultation throughout 2019.

This project will run through to the end of October 2020.

In line with the Victorian Government's road map and guidelines, Reservoir Leisure Centre is excited to announce outdoor personal training is available from Monday 12 October 2020.

All outdoor personal training (PT) sessions are held in accordance with State Government regulations and have a COVIDSafe Plan, ensuring safety and hygiene at all sessions. All sessions will be run outside at Reservoir Leisure Centre, in a safe, designated area.

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Why Choose a PT?

There are a number of reasons why people seek the guidance and support of a Personal Trainer. If you can relate to any of the statements below, it might be time to get in touch with our team and let them help you:

  • You know you would benefit from a fitness expert as you have specific health and fitness goals but aren't sure how to achieve them.
  • You have injuries or health issues that need skills and knowledge in exercise prescription and technique.
  • You have never exercised, or it's been a long time, so you are not sure what is best for you and you'd like support and guidance.
  • You have been exercising on your own but not reaching the results you want.
  • You are feeling unmotivated to exercise and are not achieving your fitness goals on your own.
  • You are an experienced exerciser who would benefit from training with a skilled and knowledgeable Personal Trainer who can help you reach the next level.
  • You want expertise, knowledge, experience and professionalism to guide you on your fitness journey.

So, whatever your health and wellness goals or if you just want to get outdoor and active, our trainers are here to help you!

PT Session Prices

Session type



Outdoor Personal Training 30 minutes 1:1


One on one session with a personal trainer

How to Book a PT Session

It’s easy to get yourself started, simply follow the steps below and you can book a session today.

1. Click the ‘Book Now’ button below, which will take you through to our online booking platform.
2. Scroll down to find ‘Outdoor Personal Training’
4. You can now either choose a specific Personal Trainer or select ‘any staff’  to find a time slot that suits you and you will be allocated one of our fantastic trainers.
5. You can now find an available session in the calendar based on your preferred time. Once you have chosen your time slot, select it then click ‘Book Now’.
6. You can then add your personal details, follow the prompts and make a payment for your session.
7. You will be sent a confirmation email of your session booking. 

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IMPORTANT - What to bring:

- An exercise mat (we have some spare if you need one, they are sanitised before use)
- Water bottle
- Sweat or exercise towel
- Warm layers of clothing (weather is changeable)
- Sunscreen (even if it's cool, the UV rating can be high) 

A couple of other important details:

- Note: toilets, change rooms, shower and locker facilities remain closed as the centre is currently closed to the public in line with State Government restrictions.
- Hand sanitiser will be provided. Please use this on arrival.
- Please wear appropriate footwear, no open toed shoes, thongs etc.
- If you have a cough or other flu symptoms (like a fever, sore throat or runny nose) please stay at home. Contact us and we can rebook your session. 
- Classes take place outdoors and may be cancelled in poor weather.
- We ask that all participants help us keep sessions safe for everyone by adhering to social distancing and other health requirements.


Reservoir Leisure Centre provides a friendly atmosphere for members and visitors to develop, improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Gym facilities at RLC include:

  • Cardio fitness equipment
  • Pin and free load weights
  • Functional training cage
  • Large group exercise studio
  • Group cycle studio

Our qualified gym instructors support all new members to identify and set fitness goals. New members can book in for a free fitness assessment, where we will talk to you about your goals and develop a tailored program for you to follow. We show you how to use gym equipment, ensuring you feel confident to use it properly and safely, and we can help track your progress by re-assessing and modifying your program based on your improvements. 

Group fitness classes are a fun and interactive way to get fit and healthy – a great workout for all ages and fitness levels, and a great way to stay motivated! 

Scroll down to read descriptions of the classes we have on offer and session times, or download our Group Fitness Timetable

You are required to bring your own sweat towel to all group fitness classes. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. At all times, follow the instructor's direction in regards to technique and safety cues.

If you have any physical or medical conditions that may be affected by exercise or are pregnant, please seek medical clearance from your doctor prior to participating in any class. Please inform the instructor of any medical concerns prior to class commencing.

To book and pay for a visit, enter your booking details via the Bookings page. Alternatively, you can call our friendly Customer Service team on (03) 9496 1050 during our opening hours to book your visit.

Personal Training at RLC can assist you in staying motivated when working towards your fitness goals. 

We are committed to programming your session to achieve results in a safe friendly manner. All of our trainers are qualified professionals ready to personalise your program for you to maintain long term health and well-being benefits. 

Complete a Personal Training Enquiry Form and our Program Leader will be in contact to discuss your enquiry and provide further information.

Personal Training Prices

Starter Pack- 3 Sessions

$99.00 First time users only

1 Session


10 Sessions


1 Session/per week

$80.00 fortnightly debit

2 Sessions/per week

$160.00 fortnightly debit


Benefits of Personal Training

  • Time efficient, one on one training to ensure you are achieving your goals
  • Extra motivation and support to hold you accountable
  • Education in improving technique and form
  • Improvements in overall health and well-being
  • Results driven; short or long term

Further information

  • 30 minute sessions with a qualified trainer
  • Upfront or direct debit options available
  • Personal Training packs valid for 12 months from date of purchase
  • Best rate per session available via direct debit
  • Terms & conditions apply on purchase

At Reservoir Leisure Centre we cater for all abilities and ages ranging from 6 months to masters, providing both strong water safety and stroke technique.

We believe swimming is a life skill and requires time, care, practice and regular commitment.

The best things about our Swim School:

  1. We offer the Royal Life Saving Society endorsed Swim and Survive program
  2. All of our teachers are Austswim qualified
  3. Our pools are heated and we have a 25m pool
  4. We offer a year round on-going, progressive program.
  5. Classes available across 7 days of the week

There really isn't anywhere better to learn to swim in Darebin. Our Swim and Survive program will teach your child, or yourself, vital life skills. Living in Australia we are surrounded by water. It's part of our lifestyle, so make sure you and your family are safe in and around the water.

We follow the progressive Swim and Survive program which is a comprehensive swimming and water safety initiative of the Royal Life Saving Society that seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of all Australian children in order to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.

Wonder, Courage and Active have been chosen as the Swim and Survive program titles to reflect the hopes and aspirations of children and families as they embark on a lifetime of fun and safety in the water.

Each program is structured into skill strands that ensure a balanced, comprehensive instructional approach to a child's aquatic education. 

Wonder, Courage and Active

Wonder, Courage and Active have been chosen as the Swim and Survive program titles to reflect the hopes and aspirations of children and families as they embark on a lifetime of fun and safety in the water.

Wonder: A water familiarisation program for parents and their children aged 6 to 36 months.
Courage: A program that builds water confidence for preschool aged children between the ages of 3-5 years.
Active: A swimming and water safety program for school aged children between the ages of 5-14 years.

Each program is structured into skill strands that ensure a balanced, comprehensive instructional approach to a child's aquatic education.

Key dates for Swim School 2020  

Download our handy 2020 Swim School Calendar for all the dates you need to know, including direct debit dates, themed weeks and swim carnivals.

Term Start date End date
Term 1 28 January  5 April
Term 2 14 April  5 July
Term 3 13 July  27 September
Term 4 5 October  20 December

Swimming lesson pricing

Swimming lessons Single visit (30 minutes)
Adult $18.90
Child $14.20
Special needs $21.00
Private lessons $43.00

All prices effective 1 July 2019 (includes GST)

To get started or to learn more please visit or contact us on 9496 1050 or complete the Swim School Enquiry form.


We have pools for exercise, play, and learning to swim, as well as a spa, steam room and sauna for relaxation and recovery at Reservoir Leisure Centre.

Aquatic facilities

Our indoor aquatic facilities include:

  • 25 meter pool
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Beach entry toddlers pool
  • A dedicated learn to swim pool
  • Sauna and steam room (newly renovated)
  • Spa

Our outdoor aquatic facilities (open between November and February) include:

  • Waterslides
  • Toddler pool
  • Family pool
  • Play pool

Whether you're looking for a casual visit or to sign up for a membership, find all our pricing information here. We have a range of options available to suit your needs.

Pool single visit Price Concession
Adult $6.40 $5.00
Child under 3 years Free N/A
Child 3 - 15 years $5.00 N/A
Family (2 adults, 3 children) $17.10 $15.00
Staying Active (60+) $3.25 N/A
Pool multi-visit
Adult 20 visit pass $115.20 $90.00
Child 20 visit pass $90.00 N/A
Staying Active (60+) 20 visit pass $58.75 N/A
Swim, spa sauna & steam visit
Adult $11.20 $9.10
Staying Active (60+) $6.75 N/A

Health and fitness single visit Price Concession
Group fitness
$15.70 $12.55
Staying Active (60+) Gym $10.00


Staying active (60+) Group fitness $9.30 N/A
Water exercise
Aqua moves
Active Hydro
$12.85 $10.15
Arthritis $10.15 N/A

Becoming a member at RLC provides the best value for ongoing access to our facilities and services.

New members are always welcome. Contact us to talk about your goals and arrange a tour. Call 9496 1050 or complete the Membership Enquiry Form.

Membership Benefits
Health Club
  • Unlimited gym access
  • Unlimited groupfitness classes
  • Unlimited aquatic facilities


  • Unlimited access to aquatic facilities including pools, spa, sauna and steam room

Staying Active (60+)

  • Unlimited gym access (until 4:30pm weekdays)
  • Unlimited groupfitness classes (until 4:30pm weekdays)
  • Unlimited aquatic facilities (until 4:30pm weekdays)
  • Unlimited access to the facility on the weekends
  • Aquatic only membership available

Teen Health Club
(13-17 years)

  • Unlimited gym access (until 5:30pm weekdays)
  • Unlimited group fitness classes (until 5:30pm weekdays)
  • Unlimited aquatic facilities (until 5:30pm weekdays)
  • Unlimited access to the facility on the weekends
  • Aquatic only membership available

 Membership pricing

Membership type Admin fee Fortnightly direct debit
Health Club $30.60 $40.10
Aquatic $30.60 $24.60
Staying Active (60+ years old) $30.60 $25.60
Teen Health Club (13-17 years) $30.60 $20.50

*All memberships are based on a flexible month-to-month plan.
*Concession prices available. Terms & conditions apply.

All prices effective 1 July 2020 (includes GST).

At Reservoir Leisure Centre, we offer a unique birthday party experience for your child and all of their friends.

Our birthday parties are suitable for children aged between 6 – 12 years. We can promise you that there will be plenty of splashing and laughter!

Choose from a weekend, or even a weekday during the school holidays (excludes Wednesdays) and we can help your child celebrate their special day.

What’s included?

  • Your very own party area on pool deck
  • 90 minutes of supervised activities (including our pool inflatable)
  • 30 minutes of time for present opening and free time
  • invitations
  • a present for the birthday child

And the best part is that you can sit back and relax as our experienced staff organise all the entertainment and clean-up for you. 

For party booking enquiries call us on 9496 1050 or complete the Birthday Parties at RLC booking form.

Reservoir Leisure Centre offers extended opening hours on selected weekends for trans and gender diverse people to enjoy exercise in a safe, supportive environment.

RLC is proud to have been the first leisure centre in Victoria to hold a Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) Swim Night in early 2018.

A recommendation of Darebin’s Sexuality, Sex and Gender Diversity Advisory Committee, these events have been developed to provide a welcoming and safe environment for trans and gender diverse members of our community to enjoy exercise.

Working with Transgender Victoria and the Victorian Pride Centre to develop a successful framework for hosting these events, we’ve since shared our experience with leisure centres in neighbouring municipalities. There are now several TGD and LGBTIQ inclusive events happening regularly at leisure centres across Melbourne.

Along with access to the pools, our TGD events have expanded to include access to the gym facilities and group fitness classes.

These events are open to trans and gender diverse people of all ages — if that’s you, come along, get some exercise or just hang out and socialise and in a safe and supportive environment. Friends, partners and families are welcome.

Entry is $3.00 at the door – no bookings required.

Upcoming dates
TGD Community Nights at RLC will return in 2020. Follow us on Facebook to be the first to know!

FAQs for attendees 
Download this PDF to find answers to your frequently asked questions. 

Have you attended one of our TGD events in the past? We’d love to know how it was for you, and if you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see at these events in future. Take the survey.

Here’s what some of our past attendees have had to say:

“What a very special evening. Thank you so much to everyone who made this happen. I had such a great time. It was a safe and friendly atmosphere. Met such lovely peeps. Thanks Darebin City Council.”

“Thank you so much for creating such a positive and safe space for us. There was so much care and consideration.”

“That was fun. Thanks, Reservoir Leisure Centre for accommodating us and making us feel welcome. Admittedly I was nervous about coming but I felt comfortable the moment I walked in the door. Your staff were really friendly and nice. I couldn't have asked for more.”

If you can’t make it to one of our events, keep an eye on Moreland City Council, Banyule City Council and Yarra City Council Facebook event pages for more inclusive swim nights around Melbourne.

Contact us, check our opening hours, and find us on Facebook.

Location and contact details

Reservoir Leisure Centre
2A Cuthbert Road, Reservoir
Phone 9496 1050

Operating times:

Monday 6am – 8pm 
 Tuesday 6am – 8pm
Wednesday 6am – 8pm
Thursday 6am – 8pm
Friday 6am – 8pm

8am – 1pm

Sunday 8am – 1pm

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