Who can join the Melbourne University Sport Fitness Centre?
We welcome everyone from University of Melbourne students, staff and alumni to our greater community at large. The only stipulation to become an MU Sport Fitness Centre is that one must be 17 years of age or older.
What kind of Memberships are available and how much do they cost?
Our Fitness Memberships allow you full access to three facilities:
Click here for a full schedule of membership options. Also members receive special rates on court bookings and massage services, which can be found here.
Is a membership purchased at Lincoln Square Fitness valid at the other centres?
Yes. All MU Sport memberships allow you access to all three facilities.
What is “Off Peak” membership?
Off peak memberships provide weekday access to the gym and the swimming pool from open - 11am; all group fitness classes starting prior to 2pm; and unlimited access on weekends.
Can I suspend my Membership?
Only 12 Month and Direct Debit Memberships can be suspended (see terms and conditions for details). All other Memberships cannot be suspended. To suspend your membership, simply fill out a deferment form and email to memberships or drop off at any MU Sport reception desk.
What if I have never used a gym before?
You do not need any experience to become a Fitness Member. However, if you are new to gyms, we require you to take advantage of a free Intro Program to help get you started. These small group orientation sessions run daily and will enable you to learn the basics of exercise while familiarizing yourself with the facility. Just ask about this program when you sign up or at any MU Sport reception.
Where can I keep my belongings while I work out?
MU Sport provides two locker options for all Members:
1. We have casual electronic lockers available, which operate by inputting a 4 digit pin number to secure your belongings until the end of your workout. These lockers are located in our gyms, pool and the Sports Centre.
2. A more permanent option of a 12 month locker is also available. The 12 month lockers are located in the Sports Centre, and are available for hire through direct debit only, at a rate of $10 per fortnight, plus a $20 upfront key deposit. Enquire at the Sports Centre reception.
Are there bike lockers available?
No there are not. However, there are ample bike bays in front of both the Beaurepaire and Sports Centres. We do not sell locks, so make sure you bring one from home.
How do I hire a court?
Bookings for tennis, squash, badminton, volleyball, basketball courts and the hockey pitch must be made in advance at the Sports Centre Reception or over the phone +61 3 8344 5405. No bookings can go ahead without prior payment being made for the booking. Casual court hire can be made up to two weeks prior to the booking. For current fees, click here.
MU Sport also offers a student rate for a $2 Quick Hit of squash, tennis or badminton between 9am-11am. An additional $4 is required to hire racquets and balls. No prior bookings allowed - you simply go to the Sports Centre reception and signup for an available court.
How do I join a Melbourne University Sports Club?
Our website offers a list of all the University affiliated sporting clubs, with links to club contacts. Clubs provide competitive, recreational and instructional opportunities for students, staff, alumni and friends of the University. Membership enquiries should be directed to the individual club.
Where are the Group Fitness Classes located?
All group fitness classes are located either at the Sports Centre or at Lincoln Square Fitness on Bouverie Street. Classes are not pre-booked, however some of the classes require tickets, and tickets become available 30 mins before the scheduled time.
Is Yogalates part of the Yoga/Pilates pass?
Yes. It also comes under the same pass price as both yoga and pilates classes.
Can children use the pool?
Kids under 16 are not permitted to use the pool, even with adult supervision, unless they attending swim lessons. All swimming lessons at the Beaurepaire Centre are conducted by Propulsion Aquatic. Click here for information about use of the pool and aquatic programs.
Do you offer physio and other health services?
Yes to both. Elite Akademy Sports Physio has a practice based at the Sports Centre. For more information on other services, see the Health & Wellness information on our website.
Can I use the athletics track/outdoor basketball court?
As long as there are no club or event bookings for the athletics track, and if you are just using the track to run a few laps for general fitness, we allow people to use the track for free. For large group bookings you need to contact the Venue and Events Coordinator and put through a booking request.
The same applies for use of the outdoor basketball court. The rings are usually put up between 10am-4pm and are available for public use as long as it causes no disruption to any bookings on the athletics track. To use the court outside of these hours, a booking request would need to be made.
What is the money from the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) used for?
Details on the distribution of the SSAF and how Sport allocates this funding can be viewed here.