Return to Campus

This page contains information on the return to campus for Melbourne University Sport programs and services

With the easing of government restrictions, sport is coming back to campus!

Page last updated: Wednesday 1 July 2020, 2:00pm


Melbourne University Sport programs and services are starting to return to campus.

With the easing of government restrictions, the following activities are recommencing on campus:

  • Resumption of Club Training and Recreational Activities - Find out more
  • Beaurepaire Centre Pool - See below and here
  • Beaurepaire Centre Gym - See below and here
  • Beaurepaire Centre - High-Performance Studio for Elite Athlete Program training

The Nona Lee Sports Centre will open for approved club activity from Monday 22 June, with more information to follow soon for the reopening of:

  • Group Fitness classes
  • Casual Court Hire (Squash, Badminton, Tennis)

Detailed program information is listed below and on each program page through our website.

For those still unable to make it on to campus, we remain committed to supporting students and staff to stay active at home, with a range of online programs and resources provided here.


Postcode Restrictions

Following the Victorian government announcement on 30 June, if you reside in postcodes 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060, 3064 you will not be permitted entry into the Beaurepaire Centre, Nona Lee Sports Centre, or Club training on or off-campus until lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Visitors may be asked to provide identification when entering one of our facilities.

Your return to campus

We all have a responsibility to keep our campus safe.

It’s important to understand that this is not an immediate return to campus life as it was before COVID‑19.

Prior to returning to campus, all visitors to campus must complete the University's Health Declaration, view the University's COVIDSafe Tutorial and agree to all social distancing and hygiene measures put in place by the University and Melbourne University Sport:

Each program will also have its own process when accessing our facilities which need to be followed:

To stay safe, students, staff and visitors must:

  • stay home if unwell
  • adhere to physical distancing
  • maintain hand hygiene
  • cough/sneeze into your elbow
  • plan your trip
  • minimise movement around campus
  • use the Snap Send Solve app to report concerns or problem

Our programs will be recording your details, we also strongly recommend downloading the COVIDSafe app or keeping a diary to assist with contact tracing.

Visit here for the latest Coronavirus updates from the University of Melbourne and links to other resources.

Return to Campus

Beaurepaire Centre - Pool and Gym

The Beaurepaire Centre Pool is now open for lap swimming, with the Gym to reopen from Monday 22 June

  • Access for the pool and gym is currently FREE for all students and staff of the University, residents and staff in the Colleges and previous members of the fitness centre. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Bookings will open 48 hours prior to each session
  • Change rooms, lockers and showers are not available for use, in accordance with the state governments guidelines
  • All gender toilets will be made available for swimmers and gym users
  • Entry to the pool and gym will be via the main entrance to the Beaurepaire Centre
  • Please be swim or gym-ready when you arrive as change rooms and showers will be closed

Pool

Book a Swim and view relevant guidelines

Gym

Book a Gym session and view relevant guidelines


If you have any questions or require login details for the booking system, please email memberships@musport.org and we will be able to provide this information

Facility Status Update

Facility Status

Nona Lee Sports Centre

APPROVED CLUB ACCESS

Beaurepaire Centre - Pool

OPEN with limited hours

Beaurepaire Centre - Gym

OPEN with limited hours

Lincoln Square Fitness

CLOSED

Southbank Fitness

CLOSED

Sports Precinct

APPROVED CLUB ACCESS

Find out more about the return to campus plan for each of our programs below. Each section then links back to the relevant part of the website for each program. You can also view the full road map showing a range of different stages of sport returning to campus here.

Sport is on the way back - Message from the Director 27 May 2020
Sporting Clubs

The latest Club COVID-19 resources can be found here.

As part of our discussions with the University, we have presented an MU Sport Framework for the Resumption of Community Sport and Recreation (Stage 1). This framework can be found on our dedicated COVID-19: Resumption of Club Training and Recreational Activities (Stage 1) webpage.

Status: Currently in stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

Competitive - Outdoor training only in groups of up to 20 participants (plus coaches/other personnel usually required)
Instructional - No indoor activities permissible
Recreational - Outdoor activities only of in groups of up to 20 participants

Stage 2

Competitive - Modified/non-contact indoor and outdoor training in groups of up 20 (plus coaches/other personnel usually required). Non-contact competitions may resume. Contact training may resume from 13 July*. Contact competitions may resume from 20 July*
Instructional - Modified/non-contact indoor training in groups of up 10 participants (plus an instructor) can resume. Full-contact training may resume from 13 July*
Recreational - Outdoor activities in groups of up to 20 (including instructors/leaders can resume*

*Pending Victorian Department of Health and Human Services guidelines

Stage 3

Competitive - Full sporting activity (training and competition) can be conducted in groups of up to 100
Instructional - Full sporting activity (training and competition) can be conducted in groups of up to 100
Recreational - Indoor and outdoor activities in groups of up to 100

Participant numbers will be restricted based on facility configurations and an average space requirement of 4m2 per participant. Some activities require landowner/manager permissions e.g. Parks Victoria, City of Melbourne etc.

Club update

Sporting club access to University facilities and access to meeting and club storage spaces is still suspended. MU Sport encourages clubs to also suspend their off-campus activities and to follow all relevant state/national sporting body and health advice to ensure the safety of members. If your club becomes aware of a member being diagnosed with COVID-19, you should follow the Club Critical Incident Procedure and contact MU Sport immediately.

Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Club Coordinator Tom Mullumby.

Fitness/Gym

Status: In Stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

Currently allows for outdoor Boot Camp style classes with up to 10 participants

Stage 2

Modified access with up to 20 participants. Free Access available for the first 4 weeks! Find out more.

Visit our Staying Active page for online fitness content if you can't make it to our gym on campus.

Stage 3

Modified access with up to 100 participants

Membership update

Direct Debit: All direct debit memberships have been automatically suspended, and no further payments will be debited from your account until further notice
Salary Package Memberships: All salary package memberships and deductions have been suspended and will not resume until further notice
Term memberships (1month, 4 month and 12 month): All term memberships have been automatically suspended and will not resume until further notice

Group Fitness

Status: In Stage 1 as at 1 July. More information to follow on a resumption of Group Fitness

Stage 1

Online Group Fitness classes options available here

Stage 2

Modified Group Fitness program with up to 20 participants in classes. Free Access available for the first 4 weeks!

Stage 3

Modified Group Fitness program with up to 30 participants in classes

Visit our Staying Active page for online fitness content during stage 1

Membership update

Direct Debit: All direct debit memberships have been automatically suspended, and no further payments will be debited from your account until further notice
Salary Package Memberships: All salary package memberships and deductions have been suspended and will not resume until further notice
Term memberships (1month, 4 month and 12 month): All term memberships have been automatically suspended and will not resume until further notice

Swim

Status: Currently in Stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

No programming currently available

Stage 2

Modified Access to Pool for casual lap swimming. Free Access available for the first 4 weeks! See Swim page for information.

Stage 3

Modified Access to Pool for casual lap swimming

Visit the Swim page

Water Safety Program

Status: Currently in Stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

No programming currently available

Stage 2

No programming currently available

Stage 3

Modified access for Water Safety Program participants per government guidelines

Visit the Water Safety Program page

College Sport

Status: Currently in Stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

No programming currently available.

Stage 2

No programming currently available.

Stage 3

Full sporting activity (training and competition) can resume in groups of up to 100*. Some indoor and spectator restrictions are likely to remain.

Participant numbers will be restricted based on facility configurations and an average space requirement of 4m2 per participant

Visit the College Sport Program page

*Pending Victorian Department of Health and Human Services guidelines

College Sport update

All College Sport competitions scheduled for Semester 1 will be postponed. MU Sport will work with the Heads of College and Inter-Collegiate Sports Council to plan for the recommencement of competitions as and when permissible. Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Sport Participation Coordinator Larissa Payne.

Campus Sport

Status: Currently in Stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

No programming currently available.

Stage 2

No programming currently available.

Stage 3

Competitions can resume*. Some indoor restrictions likely to remain

Participant numbers will be restricted based on facility configurations and an average space requirement of 4m2 per participant

Visit the Campus Sport program page

*Pending Victorian Department of Health and Human Services guidelines

Campus Sport update

All Campus Sport competitions will be postponed for Semester 1. Team registration fees will be refunded as soon as possible. Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Sport Officer Abbey McNally.

Community Sport

Status: Currently in Stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

No programming currently available.

Stage 2

No programming currently available.

Stage 3

Competitions can resume*. Some indoor restrictions likely to remain

Participant numbers will be restricted based on facility configurations and an average space requirement of 4m2 per participant

Visit the Tin Alley Sport program page

*Pending Victorian Department of Health and Human Services guidelines

Tin Alley update

The Tin Alley Netball Autumn competition (Monday and Wednesday nights) will be postponed for Semester 1. Team registration fees will be refunded as soon as possible. Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Sport Officer Abbey McNally.

Intervarsity Sport

Status: Currently in Stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

No programming currently available

Stage 2

No programming currently available

Stage 3

Local competitions can resume*. Some indoor and spectator restrictions likely to remain.

Participant numbers will be restricted based on facility configurations and an average space requirement of 4m2 per participant

Visit the Intervarsity Sport program page

*Pending Victorian Department of Health and Human Services guidelines

Intervarsity Sport update

The University’s participation in Intervarsity Sport competitions, including UniSport Australia events, will be postponed until such time as competitions can be rescheduled. This includes the Melbourne – Monash Big Blue, the University Basketball League, Uni Nationals – Swimming, Uni Nationals – Athletics and Uni Nationals 3x3 Hustle. Training for these activities is also suspended. Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Sport Performance Coordinator Tom Lutwyche

Elite Athlete Program and Strength and Conditioning

Status: In Stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

Outdoor S&C training in groups of up to 10 (including coach) with no equipment

Stage 2

Modified HP Studio S&C training in groups of up to 9 (plus S&C staff)

Stage 3

Modified HP Studio S&C training in groups of up to 9 (plus S&C staff)

Stage 2 and 3 are essentially a ‘return to normal’ stage for EAP S&C with some simple coaching modifications to maintain social distancing

Visit the Elite Athlete Program page

Elite Athlete Program update

The EAP will continue to provide advocacy and support to student-athletes via online platforms and all enquiries should be directed to Elite Athlete Coordinator Brendan Parnell. S&C support will also continue online and student-athlete enquiries should be directed to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Tony Sephton

Pride in Sport

Status: Currently in Stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

No programming currently available

Stage 2

No programming currently available

Stage 3

Modified Fitness Program

Visit the Pride in Sport program page

Pride in Sport update

With the general closure of MU Sport facilities, some programs associated with the Pride in Sport program will be suspended.

Queer friendly exercise classes for Semester 1 are cancelled for the time being. Updates regarding future classes will be provided when possible.

MU Sport Pride Ambassadors and Sports Clubs are encouraged to contact the Pride and Diversity Coordinator for specific information around their involvement in the program at chris.bunting@unimelb.edu.au

For people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and have specific concerns around COVID-19 and your health needs, please see this resource developed by the Aids Council of NSW (ACON) for further information. Please note that this information is current as of March 9th and may get updated in the near future.

The University's Pride in Action Ally Network have developed a comprehensive resource page for COVID and the LGBT+ community here.

Moondani Yalingwa - Indigenous Sport Program

Status: Currently in Stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

No programming currently available

Stage 2

See Gym/Fitness and Group Fitness access options above

Stage 3

See Gym/Fitness and Group Fitness access options above

Visit the Moondani Yalingwa program page

Moondani Yalingwa update

All current programs for Indigenous students will be suspended until further notice. This includes any use of the Fitness facilities and Campus Sport teams.

Updates regarding future events such as Indigenous Uni Nationals will be provided when possible.

If any Indigenous students or staff have questions regarding sport and fitness during this time please contact the Sport Leadership Coordinator, Asha Steer at asha.steer@unimelb.edu.au

Strong Women

Status: Currently in Stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

No programming currently available

Stage 2

Strong Women Network events – continue as online/virtual events. Modified Fitness program

Stage 3

Face-to-face events with social distancing measures in place. Modified Fitness Program

Visit the Strong Women program page

Alpine Lodge

Status: Currently in Stage 1 as at 1 July

Stage 1

No accommodation currently available – Day Trips permitted to Mt Buller when the ski season opens

Stage 2

Accommodation for 20 guests may be permitted with family only sharing the same room

Stage 3

Full lodge accommodation may be permitted

Visit the Alpine Lodge program page.

Alpine Lodge update

We are currently are working through ways we can operate the Alpine Lodge. Currently, with the new restrictions from 22 June, overnight stays are only permitted if there is no communal use of facilities, which unfortunately is not how our Lodge is set up.

At this stage, we are only taking expression of interest not bookings. We will keep you updated. Please contact Jen Dow if you would like to discuss further.

School Holiday Program

Status: Currently in Stage 2 as at 1 July

Stage 1

No programming currently available

Stage 2

No programming currently available. July School Holiday Program has been cancelled.

Stage 3

Modified Program up to 100 children may be permitted

Visit the School Holiday Program page.

School Holiday Program update

The March/April holiday program was cancelled. Those who had enrolled have been contacted regarding refunds. If you have paid but did not receive a separate email, please contact us at: sport-camps@unimelb.edu.au

Indoor - Casual Hire

Status: Currently in Stage 1 as at 1 July

Stage 1

No programming currently available

Stage 2

Indoor court hire including badminton and stadiums may be available for up to 20 people, bring your own equipment, no contact sport

Stage 3

Indoor court hire may be available for up to 100 people, bring your own equipment, no contact sport

Visit the Court Hire page

Outdoor - Casual Hire

Status: Currently in Stage 1 as at 1 July

Stage 1

Tennis allowed, bring your own equipment. Athletics Track and Hockey pitch usage permitted for up to 10 people. No contact sport permitted

Stage 2

Outdoor facility hire available for up to 20 people, bring your own equipment, no contact sport

Stage 3

Outdoor facility hire available for up to 100 people, bring your own equipment, no contact sport

Visit the Court Hire page