COVID-19 Update Information

The health and wellbeing of our DeakinACTIVE members remains our highest priority. We are following all government and health guidelines, and listening carefully to any questions and concerns we receive from our staff, members and Deakin University as we move towards a new COVID normal. If you are a student of Deakin University, you can find further information on the Deakin University website COVID-19 FAQ.

Please remember to book via the DeakinMOVES app to attend DeakinACTIVE – for all of your gym workouts and group fitness classes (further details below). If you don’t have the app, please download here.

Mask wearing rules have been relaxed and it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask when you attend DeakinACTIVE. It is mandatory that you carry a mask with you at all times and please wear if you cannot maintain 1.5m social distancing at all times eg. when spotting with weights.


DeakinACTIVE Burwood is located on the ground floor of the new LC Building.

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 6am-9pm
Sat 8am-2pm
Sun 11am-2pm

Available Services:
Fitness Centre and Gym
Health Consultations and Personal Training sessions
Indoor Group Fitness classes
SkillAthletic Classes
Outdoor Group Fitness classes (weather permitting)


DeakinACTIVE Waurn Ponds is located in the DA Building on Pigdons Road.

Opening hours:
Mon-Thurs 7am-1pm & 4pm-8pm
Fri 7am-10am & 3pm-6pm
Sat 9am-12noon
Sun Closed

Available Services:
Fitness Centre and Gym
Health Consultations and Personal Training sessions
Indoor Group Fitness classes
Outdoor Group Fitness classes (weather permitting)


DeakinACTIVE Warrnambool is located in Building H on campus (near Brother Fox).

Opening hours:
Mon/Wed/Fri 7am-10am
Tues/Thurs 4pm-7pm
Sat/Sun Sun Closed

Available Services:
Fitness Centre and Gym
Health Consultations and Personal Training sessions


As we operate in an updated COVID normal, restrictions are easing but we still need to maintain social distancing and 1 person per 4sqm inside our facilities. Masks are no longer mandatory – but you do need to carry one wth you at all times and they need to be worn when you cannot social distance.

We still need to track attendance and numbers inside the facility so you need to book via the DeakinMOVES app, however there is no limit on how many workouts you can now book for the week. High touch points and surface areas will be cleaned and wiped down to maintain hygiene and a clean, safe place for you to workout.

To book the gym floor:

  1. Open the DeakinMOVES app
  2. Click the ‘Gym & Group Fitness Bookings’
  3. Find a day and time slot that you would like to train
  4. Select the DeakinACTIVE Gym Floor and click the ‘Book’ button
  5. When you arrive for your workout, you will need to sign in with DeakinACTIVE reception and start your workout via the app. This is a necessary requirement to support contact tracing in the instance of a suspected or positive COVID-19 case.

To book a group fitness class:

Follow the above process but select your preferred day/time/class and click the ‘Book’ button to reserve your place in the class.

If you can’t make your booking, please cancel out so someone else can take your place, with more than 2 hours notice.

We understand this is a new process, so if you have any queries please feel free to reach out to us.
*If you cannot download the DeakinMOVES App please contact DeakinACTIVE.


We ask that you maintain these practices while you work out:

  • 1.5m physical distancing must be kept at all times
  • Wear your mask if you cannot social distance eg. spotting of weights
  • Wash your hands prior to entering the gym
  • BYO filled water bottle (water cooler temporarily closed)
  • BYO towel. No towel = no workout. No excuses
  • Equipment will be wiped down frequently by staff. You also need to wipe down your own equipment using the supplied antibacterial wipes before and after use
  • Please use hand sanitiser before and during your workout
  • Changerooms are open. Please bring thongs to wear during your shower
  • It goes without saying but if you are feeling unwell please do not attend
  • If you display signs of being unwell you may be asked to leave the premises
  • By attending DeakinACTIVE you are agreeing that you are not experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, you have not returned from overseas in the past 14 days, and that you haven’t come into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. If you do experience any of these symptoms, please inform a DeakinACTIVE staff member.


All communication about DeakinACTIVE will be done via our social media, website or via email. If you need to contact us:
Waurn Ponds

Don’t forget to download our DeakinMOVES app so you can still keep MOVEing and stay active with us! Daily and weekly workouts, monthly challenges and FREE online classes available. Look after yourselves, eat healthy foods, exercise and keep up regular sleeping habits.