March Update, Fitness Challenges, Social Sport, and more

There’s lots of exciting things happening at DeakinACTIVE this month. Check them out below!


Harmony Week (March 20th-26th)

Harmony Week runs from the 20th-26th March and is a celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds.

It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone, something DeakinACTIVE prides itself on!

You can wear orange to show your support, or you can attend a Harmony Week event (like the ColourMOVE event)

Look out for the big world map in the gym soon. We’d love to know the diversity of all of our amazing members!


DeakinMOVES – Download our App

DeakinMOVES is your own fitness buddy in your pocket! Access healthy recipes, blogs, tips and tricks, and log your fitness activity and general movement to create good habits and better health & wellbeing. Get more active and get MOVEing!

You can also join our monthly fitness challenges via the app. Compete against your friends and go in the running to win some cool prizes!

You can also join our monthly fitness challenges via the app. Compete against your friends and go in the running to win some cool prizes!

Are you up for the challenge? Two great challenges to join during March:

  1. March Fitness Frenzy running from 27th Feb – 12th Everyone who complete 5,000 MOVES over the 2 weeks will go in the running to win 1 of 10 x 2-weeks free memberships.
  2. Let’s MOVE challenge running from 13th-31st Watch this space for more info!

Download the DeakinMOVES app and join our fitness challenges today! Join via the DeakinMOVES app and get MOVEing today!


$0 Joining Fee

DeakinACTIVE is your on-campus gym and fitness facilities – and we’re here to help you reach your health & fitness goals! Destress from your studies, move your body, get strong and have fun! Workout in the gym, attend a group fitness class, book in a health consult or some personal training sessions for more accountability.

Discounted student membership fees, no lock-in contract and join DeakinACTIVE during Oweek or T1 for $0 joining fee! Come and workout with us, get fit and have fun!

You can join up in person in the gym or join up online


DeakinPLAY Social Sports Competitions

Keen to try out a new sport or get into some fun, social mixed netball, basketball and badminton games? DeakinPLAY is the home of social sports competitions at Deakin and we’re all about having fun, meeting new friends and having a run around the courts to be more active.

Social Sport Competitions – starting 13th March
T1 social sport competitions start from 13th March at both Burwood and Waurn Ponds. Grab your mates together and make up a team, or join up as an individual and we’ll add you into a team looking for players!

Register now or check out the DeakinPLAY webpage for more info.


3×3 Basketball Showcase Event – 7th Mar (WP) and 8th March (BUR)

Ever played 3×3 basketball or keen to try it out?  Come along to our showcase event, shoot some hoops, play some games, make new friends and have fun!

TIME:       5pm-7pm

WHERE:   Wednesday 7th March – Waurn Ponds, DA Building, Indoor Stadium, 75 Pigdons Rd, Waurn Ponds

Thursday 8th March – Burwood, Building HB, Indoor Stadium, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood

WHAT:     All welcome! With prizes to be won on the night. Register AND attend to go in the draw to win 1-mth free membership to DeakinACTIVE.


All Abilities Safe Space

Be Fearless. Be proud. Be Accessible. Come and join the DeakinACTIVE Safe Space program! Every Wednesday from 7am-10am* DeakinACTIVE invites all genders, abilities and identities to come and join the Deakin Fearless movement and train at any of our in-campus health facilities at no cost – and with no obligations.

If you have any kind of physical, sensory or mental disability or are from the LGBQTIA+ community come and workout with us! Lights will be dimmed and the music low for a welcoming sensory environment for everyone. The main aim is to get you all moving in a safe and welcoming environment and feeling comfortable to do so! For more info see


Updated Opening Hours

Opening hours have been extended across all DeakinACTIVE facilities:



Mon-Fri 6am-9pm
Sat 9am-2pm
Sun 12pm-5pm



Mon-Thurs 7am-8pm

Fri 7am-6pm

Saturday: 9am-12pm
Sunday: 12pm-3pm



Mon -Thurs 7am-1pm & 4pm-8pm
Friday 7am-1pm
Sat/Sun Closed


Stay active, keep moving and we hope to see you in at DeakinACTIVE soon.

The DeakinACTIVE Team