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Sports and Exercise

Whether you’re playing for fun, competing in a team, or just working out, sport and exercise at Deakin is a great way to get active while you study. Deakin College students have access to many of Deakin University’s world-class sporting facilities across our campuses, including gyms, fitness classes, running tracks, basketball courts and sports ovals.


DeakinACTIVE is the home of sport, health and wellbeing at Deakin. Whatever form of sport or exercise you prefer, there’s something for you on offer. Sport can be a great way to relieve stress, keep fit and be the best version of you. Whether it’s working out at the gym, joining an exercise class or going for a run, sport can be a great way to get out and meet people. DeakinACTIVE promotes an integrated approach to wellness, involving not just exercise but also a holistic healthy lifestyle aimed at helping you succeed while at College, not only in your studies, but in all areas of your life.

Featuring gyms with state-of-the-art Technogym machines, group fitness classes, social sport teams and stadium courts for use and hire, there’s something to suit everyone. There’s even an app – Deakin Moves – that includes programs, challenges and a workout tracker to help you keep on track and to reach your personal fitness goals.

You can find DeakinACTIVE on all our campuses in the following locations:

DeakinACTIVE Melbourne Burwood

Building HE
+61 3 9251 7719

Opening Hours:

  • Monday-Friday (6am-9pm)
  • Saturday-Sunday (9am-5pm)

DeakinACTIVE Burwood includes:

  • a gym with 300 square metres of floor space, bikes, treadmills, weights and plasma screens
  • group fitness classes (including our half-hour Express Lunch class)
  • a stadium with two basketball courts
  • a football field
  • a general-purpose field.

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Building DA
+61 3 5227 2711

Opening Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday (7am-8.30pm)
  • Friday (7am-7pm)
  • Saturday (8.30am-12.30pm)
  • Sunday (12.30pm-4.30pm)

DeakinACTIVE Waurn Ponds includes:

  • a gym with 290 square metres of floor space, a cycle room and a cardio room
  • group fitness classes
  • a stadium with two basketball/multipurpose courts
  • the Elite Regional Sports Precinct.

Geelong Waterfront

While Deakin Waterfront campus does not have its own gym, there is a free shuttle-bus running all day to and from Waurn Ponds so you can easily take advantage of all the great facilities on that campus. There are also plenty of independent gyms and fitness centres located within a stone’s through of the Waterfront campus. And don’t forget the Waterfront itself, an ideal place go bike-riding, running or even just a leisurely walk.

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