Reservoir Leisure Centre

All information relating to service charges and restrictions as a result of COVID-19. Updated 18 January 2021.

Pool Update - as of 18 January 2021

The following aquatic services with their relevant capacities are now open. Bookings are not required for aquatic services. 

✅ Main Pool – Capacity 70
✅ Leisure Pool – Capacity 30
✅ Hydrotherapy Pool – Capacity 120
✅ Sauna – Capacity 1
✅ Steam Room – Capacity 2
✅ *Outdoor Main Pool – Capacity 12
✅ *Outdoor Beach Pool – Capacity 20
✅ *Outdoor Slide Pool – Capacity 18
- Spa - Currently closed. 

*Outdoor Pools open if the weather is above 25 degrees.

See the Aquatics page for Outdoor Pool opening times.

Please note, due to ongoing works, our Spa will not currently open. We will provide updates on our Spa service in the coming weeks.
Please keep an eye out for further updates on our pool via our website and Facebook page.

Frequently Asked Questions: Reservoir Leisure Centre Service changes – as of 18 January 2021

Mask Update - 18 January 2021

In alignment with recent State Government announcements, masks are not currently required to be worn within the centre, bt are recommended when social distancing of 1.5m from others cannot be achieved.

Centre Opening Hours Update

Please view our current opening hours listed in our Contact Us and Hours section. 

Gym Visits - Bookings no longer required

Bookings are not currently required for gym visits. Members and casual patrons can arrive at the centre at any time they choose within our above opening hours and check in via our facillity QR Code. Casual visits can be payed upon entry, EFTPOS payments are preferred.

Can I book lap swimming?

No need to book - arrive when you would like to complete lap swimming and check in via our QR Code at our Customer Service desk. 

When will Swim School be returning?

We are pleased to announce that Swimming Lessons will return for semester one on the 25 January 2021 with some new, exciting programs and COVID-safe practices. For more information please see the Swim School page

Is the Hydrotherapy pool open?

Our Hydrotherapy pool is now open! We currently have a capacity of 20 participants in the hydro pool. There are no bookings requirements for hydrotherapy pool access. 

Can I swim outdoors?

Yes - From Monday 28 December, where the temperature is over 25 degrees, our Outdoor Pools will be open for access. See the Aquatics page for Outdoor Pool opening times.

I want to attend RLC to go to a Group Fitness class or get a new Gym Program. Do I need a booking?

Bookings are required for Group Fitness classes and Rezza Restart Gym program starts and can be made online, over the phone or in person. Visit the Bookings page for Group Fitness and Rezza Restart bookings.

Bookings are not required for lap swimming or gym visits.

What kind of safety guidelines will I need to follow during my visit?

 We ask all visitors to comply with the following guidelines:

  • Please make sure you bring your towel to the gym and group fitness classes. No towel, no entry.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the facility, please wash or sanitise your hands upon arrival and during your visit.
  • All workout stations and equipment must be cleaned after use with the provided antibacterial wipes. 
  • Remember to maintain 1.5m physical distancing from others both inside and outside the centre.
  • All patrons need to check in via QR code upon entry. If you do not have a mobile device, please see our Customer Service desk to check in. 

Can I still book One-on-One Outdoor personal training?

Yes! Personal Training is available. Send us an enquiry via the Personal Training Enquiry Form and our team will be in touch to arrange a consultation.

Sessions are held in accordance with State Government regulations and have a COVIDSafe Plan, ensuring safety and hygiene at all times.

What happens to my membership at Reservoir Leisure Centre?

Memberships are now able to be reactivated. To reactivate your membership, head to our Membership and Fees section of our website. 

Bookings are required for all Group Fitness and Rezza Restart sessions. Book via the link below or call 9496 1050.

Bookings are not required for Gym Visits or Lap Swimming.

To view all detailed information and conditions relating to Centre bookings, please view the What's On page. 

Rezza Restart

Book your Rezza Restart program from Tuesday 1 December.

Programs are 30-60 minute gym-based workout programs designed by our Personal Trainers to help relaunch your fitness in 2021.

In this appointment, you’ll spend 45 minutes with a trainer who will guide you through a program using weights, cardio and functional equipment in the gym.

Rezza Restart appointments are complimentary therefore no additional cost. Gym entry fee applies upon arrival for your session.

Book your Restart session online.


Group Fitness Bookings

Group Fitness classes are 45 minutes. If you can’t find the class you’d like to book or have any trouble booking please call us on 9496 1050.

To Book using the widget above:

  1. Click on the desired booking date
  2. Click on the desired class type
  3. Click on 1 person, and select the correct option. Select ACTIVE MEMBER if you have reactivated your membership.
  4. Click 'Book Now'
  5. Complete all relevant contact details
  6. Adhere to booking conditions
  7. Confirm payment
  8. Booking is now confirmed

Terms and Conditions

Please read the following terms and conditions before you make a booking.

Booking policy:
1. Online bookings must be made prior to arrival.
2. For casual users, payment is to confirm your booking. Payment must be made online. Card payments are preferred at the centre. 
3. Bookings open 7 days prior to the session start time and close one-hour prior. 
4. Reschedules can only be made to an existing booking at least two hours prior to the session start time. 

Social distancing, safety, health and hygiene:
5. The patron is responsible for adhering to social distancing, health and hygiene guidelines:
a. Always keep a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others.
b. Gym towel required as condition of entry for Gym and Group Fitness. 
c. Adhere to assigned entry and exit points
d. If you have cold or flu symptoms do not attend your booked session. Stay home and seek testing.
e. Wash your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes

6. Vulnerable and elderly people with chronic health conditions should speak to their doctor about what is appropriate for them.

Failure to comply with the above terms and conditions of entry may result in restrictions for further bookings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Open the bookings app by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button above. Select the type of visit you would like from the options. Then select ‘Check Availability’. A list of available times will appear for you to choose from. To finalise your booking, select your time slot and click ‘Book Now’ to fill in your details and payment information. You will receive an email confirmation.

Yes – you can book over the phone by calling us on 9496 1050 and payment can be made over the phone, or in person at RLC. Card payments are preferred.

Yes. When you make a booking you will receive a confirmation email. To change or cancel your booking, open the confirmation email and select ‘Manage Booking’ and follow the prompts. Please note you will not be able to change or cancel a booking within two hours prior to its start time. 

Reservoir Leisure Centre is excited to be back open with Group Fitness, Gym and Aquatics returned to regular operating hours.

Public Holiday hours – Tuesday 26 January

RLC will be open 9am-6pm on Tuesday 26 January.


Group Fitness classes running on this day:

  • 9:15am Cardio H.I.T
  • 9:30am Arthritis
  • 11:35am Yoga

For regular centre operating hours see the Contact Us and Hours page.

Pool Update - as of 18 January 2021

Our Aquatic Spaces are now open. Please see the below information for each pool area and the relevant capacities. 

✅ Main Pool – Capacity 70
✅ Leisure Pool – Capacity 30
✅ Hydrotherapy Pool – Capacity 20
✅ Sauna – Capacity 1
✅ Steam Room – Capacity 2
✅ *Outdoor Main Pool – Capacity 12
✅ *Outdoor Beach Pool – Capacity 20
✅ *Outdoor Slide Pool – Capacity 18

*Outdoor Pools open if the weather is above 25 degrees. View outdoor pool opening times

Please note, due to ongoing works, our Spa has not yet reopened. We will provide updates on our Spa service in the coming weeks.


Membership Reactivation

We are excited to begin offering members the opportunity to reactive their membership on an opt-in basis. Members wishing to have their membership reactivated can head to our Membership Reactivation page to complete an online form to begin this process. 

Customer survey

We want to hear from you!  
Over the last several weeks we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming our patrons back to enjoy some of our Health Club services such as outdoor personal and group training, and more recently indoor gym, cycle studio and group fitness classes. 
Please take a few minutes to help us understand how we can continue to best support you on your fitness journey by completing our online survey.  

Even if you haven’t had a chance to return for a visit just yet, we’d still love to hear from you. 

Take the survey.

Group Fitness Update  Summer 2021 Timetable

Our Summer 2021 timetable starts Monday 18 January with 50 classes per week. See the Health and Fitness page for our timetable. Online bookings are still be required for Group Fitness classes.

Head to the 
Bookings page to book your class.

Gym and Group Fitness Rates:

Memberships can now be reactivated which is the best value way to visit the centre as many times as you like per week.

Discounted COVID rates still apply for both members who have remained on suspension, as well as Casual patrons.

  • Non Active Members (for current members who are on suspension, and visit pass holders): $8.00 per visit. 
  •  Concession Card Holders: $8.00 per visit.
  • Casual price: $12.55

Please note: All membership direct debits were put on suspension since the COVID closure. Memberships can now be re-activated on an opt-in basis.

For all further Group Fitness related information, please head to the Health and Fitness section of our website.

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. 

Summer 2021 Group Fitness Timetable – Begins Monday 18 January

We are excited to have 50 classes per week back on our Summer 2021 timetable, launching Monday 18

Summer 2021 Group Fitness Timetable

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! 

Group Fitness Class Bookings 
Bookings are required for members and casual visitors.

To book your group fitness class, visit the Bookings page. Alternatively, you can call our friendly Customer Service team on 9496 1050 during opening hours to book your visit.

  • All Group Fitness classes are currently 45 minutes in duration
  • Booking can be made 7 days in advance

Safety and Hygiene

  • You are required to bring your own sweat towel to all group fitness classes
  • Antibacterial wipes are provided and equipment must be wiped down after use
  • Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Follow the instructor's direction in regards to technique and safety cues at all times
  • You will be required to wear your mask to and from the session
  • Classes are capped at 20 participants per session 

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.

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.

What are the COVID safe practises at Reservoir Leisure Centre? 

  •  Separate entry and exit points onto pool deck.
  • Hand sanitising stations. 
  • Labelled social distancing seating and floor markings.
  • Limited change room facility access. 
  • Increased cleaning of equipment before and after each lesson.
  • One guardian per family per lesson.

Reservoir Leisure Centre Swim School

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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions as of 5 January 2021

When does Swim School start for Term 1 in 2021?

Lessons start on Monday 25 January.

When can I enroll my child into swimming lessons?

Enrolments are open now and can be made at any time.

What happens if I have paid upfront for swimming lessons in 2020?

Upfront payments made in 2020 will be rolled over into Semester 1 commencing 25 January 2021.
This includes 15 weeks of the remaining previous semester from 2020.

Moving forward, all students will move to a fortnightly direct debit payment once the 15 weeks has been paid.

How do we make sure we’re booked into lessons for 2021?

We’ll be rolling across all 2020 enrolments into 2021 and aim to have you booked into the same class day and time. We’ll be contacting you if we need to make any changes to your day and time due to class availability.

Will my child be in the same level?

We will keep students in the same level as best as we can. There are some exceptions in our age-based classes.

If your child is in a Wonder level, it is likely they will be moved to a new Wonder or Courage level depending on their age.

If your children are in Courage levels and are starting school in 2021, they will also need to move to Active levels.

If your child’s class changes, we will be in contact with you.

What is happening with my direct debits?

All families who have been paying by direct debit will remain on hold until lessons start on the 25 January 2021. 

The first direct debit will be Thursday 21 January on a fortnightly basis. 

Reservoir Leisure Centre Pools are back open! Outdoor Pools are open when daily temperatures exceed 25 degrees. Please see more information below.

Pool Update - as of 18 January 2021

Our Aquatic Spaces are now open. Please see the below information for each pool area and the relevant capacities. 

✅ Main Pool – Capacity 70
✅ Leisure Pool – Capacity 30
✅ Hydrotherapy Pool – Capacity 20
✅ Sauna – Capacity 1
✅ Steam Room – Capacity 2
✅ *Outdoor Main Pool – Capacity 12
✅ *Outdoor Beach Pool – Capacity 20
✅ *Outdoor Slide Pool – Capacity 18

*Outdoor Pools open if the weather is above 25 degrees.

Outdoor Pools opening hours

School Holidays and Weekends

  • When the temperature is 26 to 31 degrees, open at 1pm
    When the temperature is above 32 degrees, open at 11am

School Term Weekdays

  • When the temperature is 26 degrees or above, open from 3:30pm – 7:30pm 

For Aqua Exercise classes, see the Group Fitness timetable on the Health and Fitness page.

Please note, due to ongoing works, our Spa area has not reopened. We will provide updates on our Spa service in the coming weeks. Please keep an eye out for further updates on our pool re-opening times on our website and Facebook page.

 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.

We are excited to begin offering members the opportunity to reactivate their membership on an opt-in basis.

Members wishing to have their membership reactivated can follow the link below and complete the relevant contact details to begin this process. 
As a thank you to our RLC community and returning members, all reactivated memberships will not be direct debited until Thursday 7th January 2021. 

Click here to view form.

 For all frequently asked questions regarding membership reactivation, please download our FAQ PDF here.

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).

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

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

Reservoir Leisure Centre was unable to run any TGD community events throughout 2020 due to the COVID closure. We are planning to resume TGD Community Nights from March 2021!

 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 2021. 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:

 Normal Operating hours return from Monday 4th of January 2020

Monday 5.30am – 9.30pm 
 Tuesday 5.30am – 9.30pm
Wednesday 5.30am – 9.30pm
Thursday 5.30am – 9.30pm
Friday 5.30am – 8.30pm

8am – 6pm

Sunday 8am – 6pm

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