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Sports & exercise at Deakin

Whether you’re playing for fun, competing in a team, or working out, get active while you study in our world-class facilities.

Take care of your body and mind

Your wellbeing is important. Use these resources to stay healthy, happy and safe in a new environment while you complete your studies.

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Come to play at DeakinACTIVE

The home of sport, health and wellbeing at Deakin

DeakinACTIVE offers an integrated approach to wellness that goes beyond just exercise. It promotes a holistic healthy lifestyle aimed at helping you be the best version of you across all areas of your life.

Sports are a proven way of relieving stress and keeping fit. Whether you prefer working out at the gym, joining an exercise class or going for a run, there’s something for you at Deakin.

World-class sporting facilities across each Deakin campus include gyms, fitness classes, running tracks, basketball courts and sports ovals, which are available to all Deakin College students.

Enjoy access to state-of-the-art Technogym machines, group fitness classes, social sport teams – even stadium courts for use and hire. Download the Deakin Moves app for programs, challenges and a workout tracker to stay on track and reach your personal fitness goals.

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“I am impressed with the academic support and services available at Deakin College. It has helped me achieve high grades in my first trimester, considering that I am very new to the country and to the Australian education system. I received a lot of intensive support from my teachers since the classes were smaller and I can book free consultations with Learning Advisors and Learning Mentors anytime.”

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DeakinACTIVE locations

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 throw of the Waterfront campus. And don’t forget the Waterfront itself, an ideal place for bike-riding, running or even just a leisurely walk.

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