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: 8:00am, Tuesday 22 December 2020

More Sport in 2021

The gradual return of sport to the University will continue into next year, with fitness facility, club and program use set to expand as students return to campus.

See below for planned improvements to our opening hours in 2021.

Opening hours from Monday 25 January 2021


Opening hours from Monday 22 February


  • Opening hours to return to normal in time for Semester 1 Orientation
  • Hours will be confirmed in January 2021


Facilities to increase capacity limits and more from 7 December

Thanks to the collective effort behind containing the spread of COVID-19 in Victoria, capacity limits and entry restrictions at the Beaurepaire Centre and Nona Lee Sports Centre will soon be significantly improved!

Beaurepaire Centre

  • Increase capacity to 150 patrons at a time
  • QR code system will be used for check IN and OUT to monitor building capacity
  • Removal of pre-booking system and 45 minute workout time – stay as long as you want!
  • Re-open Changerooms and communal use areas such as water fountains
  • The pay-per-visit system to access the gym will remain. All direct debit and payroll deduction fitness memberships will remain indefinitely suspended until further notice. If you wish to reactivate your membership instead of paying per visit, please contact our memberships team.

Nona Lee Sports Centre

  • Increase capacity to 150 patrons at a time
  • All contact and non-contact sport to resume
  • Re-open Changerooms and communal use areas such as water fountains

Your health and safety is our most important priority as we bring sport back to the campus, read the section below on how to stay safe on campus.

We're back on campus!

The information below is accurate as at 8:00am Sunday 6 December 2020

Gym, Pool, and Group Fitness have returned with Badminton, Squash and Tennis Court Hire also now available!

Gym and Pool no longer require bookings and can be accessed on a walk-up basis with no session limits.

Group Fitness bookings will open 48 hours prior to each session via our online booking system.

Tennis, Badminton and Squash Court Hire booking information can be found here.

Due to limited classes and spaces, casual pricing will be applied for each session and booking. All fitness memberships will remain on suspension. If you would like to reactivate your membership, please email the Guest Services Coordinator Maria Barres. Please note spaces are limited and holding a membership does not guarantee a spot in a session/class.

Some key items to note for these sessions:

  • A full-size towel is mandatory for all gym and group fitness classes. If you do not have a full-size towel you will not be able to participate in your booking. Your towel must be used as a barrier between you and any equipment that you sit, recline, or lie down on, including the floor/ground
  • You will be required to wipe down equipment that you have used at the end of your session. We will provide sanitizer spray and wipes after you have used it

Find out more information on the classes see the buttons below

Your return to campus

The information below is accurate as at 10:00am Wednesday 4 November 2020


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. Session and booking information can be found on each page below:

To stay safe, students, staff and visitors must:

  • not come to campus if you have a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss of sense of taste or smell – however mild
  • wear a fitted face mask, covering the nose and mouth
  • 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. Follow this guide about getting tested for COVID-19 and what to do if you or someone you know tests positive, including notifying the University.

*Resumption of all activities, timelines and numbers listed below are pending Victorian Government and University approval and are subject to change*

Fitness/Gym

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Online classes and activities available on Staying Active

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Online classes and activities available on Staying Active

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 2 November and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Outdoor X-Train classes with limited participants. Online classes and activities available on Staying Active

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Restricted access to indoor facilities with limited participants (up to 20 per session). Online resources to continue

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Group Fitness

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Online classes and activities available on Staying Active

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Online classes and activities available on Staying Active

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 28 October

Outdoor X-Train classes with limited participants. Online classes and activities on Staying Active to continue.

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Restricted access to indoor facilities with limited participants. More details to follow. Online resources to continue

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Aquatics

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

No programming available

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

No programming available

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

No programming available

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Restricted access to indoor facilities with limited participants. More details to follow.

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Water Safety Program

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

No programming available

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

No programming available

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

No programming available

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

No on-site program. Online LSV Water Safety Education Session available

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

On-site lessons to resume

Clubs - Competitive

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Online club-specific engagement

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Online club-specific engagement

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Outdoor non-contact training with limited participants (in groups of up to 10)

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Outdoor non-contact training to continue, indoor non-contact training to be confirmed

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Full sporting activity (training and competition). Some indoor and spectator restrictions likely to remain

Clubs - Instructional

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Online club-specific engagement

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Online club-specific engagement

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

No indoor activities permissible

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Outdoor non-contact training to continue, indoor non-contact training to be confirmed

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Full contact training and competition with increased participants. Some indoor restrictions likely to remain

Clubs - Recreational

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Online club-specific engagement

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Online club-specific engagement

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Outdoor activities with limited participants (in groups of up to 10)

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Outdoor activities with increased participant numbers

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

College Sport

No semester 2 2020 programming available.

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Regular competitions to resume in semester 1 2021. Some indoor and spectator restrictions likely to remain

Campus Sport

No semester 2 2020 programming available.

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Staff Summer competition possible if restrictions permit

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Regular competitions to resume in semester 1 2021. Some indoor and spectator restrictions likely to remain

Community Sport

No semester 2 2020 programming available.

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Summer competition possible if restrictions permit

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Regular competitions to resume in semester 1 2021. Some indoor and spectator restrictions likely to remain

Varsity Sport

No semester 2 2020 programming available.

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Regular competitions to resume in semester 1 2021. Some indoor and spectator restrictions likely to remain

Elite Athlete Program

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Virtual Strength and Conditioning classes

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Virtual Strength and Conditioning classes

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Virtual Strength and Conditioning classes

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Heavily restricted access to indoor facilities with limited participants

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Pride in Sport

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Celebrate days of significance, support Pride ambassadors and develop online learning modules

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Continue to celebrate days of significance, support Pride ambassadors and develop online learning modules

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Continue to celebrate days of significance, support Pride ambassadors and develop online learning modules

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Modified fitness program to resume

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Increased participation in fitness programs

Strong Women

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Strong Women Network continues as a remote offering

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Strong Women Network continues as a remote offering

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Strong Women Network events continue as online/virtual events

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Strong Women Network events continue as online/virtual events with modified fitness program to resume

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Face to face events to resume and increased participation in fitness programs

Moondani Yalingwa

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Fortnightly newsletter and access to virtual running/walking events

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Fortnightly newsletter and access to virtual running/walking events

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Continue fortnightly newsletter and access to virtual running/walking events

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Increased engagement through fitness and aquatics

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Increased participation in fitness and aquatics programs

Alpine Lodge

Closed for 2020 - more information here

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Alpine Lodge to return in 2021

School Holiday Program

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

September/October program online including video each day with an activity, online activity pack and daily challenges

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

September/October program online including video each day with an activity, online activity pack and daily challenges

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Online content available

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Online content available

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

On-campus program to recommence in January 2021

Indoor - University use

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

No venue hire available

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

No venue hire available

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

No venue hire available

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

No indoor venue hire available.

Restricted access to indoor court and room hire with limited participant numbers to be confirmed.

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Outdoor - University use

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

No venue hire available

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

No venue hire available

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

University Tennis Academy running COVID-Safe coaching sessions at Tennis Courts

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Restricted access to outdoor court hire with limited participant numbers

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Indoor and Outdoor - Commercial use

No commercial use available

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Commercial venue hire to resume