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In line with the latest easing of restrictions, we’re excited to announce that we will be reopening our centre on Thursday 29 July.

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Northcote Aquatic & Recreation Centre welcomes members and visitors to use our range of facilities and services.

We run over 50 group fitness classes each week, offer swimming lessons to people of all ages and abilities, and provide child care services in a safe and engaging environment.


We are conveniently located at 180 Victoria Road, Northcote.

Bus routes 250 and 251 stop outside the centre, and there is plenty of free parking available on site.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday
6:00am - 10:00pm
7:30am - 8:00pm
8:00am - 8:00pm
Public holidays 8:00am - 8:00pm


Northcote Aquatic & Recreation Centre is well equipped to cater for people of all abilities, with ramp access to the centre and within the facility to the group fitness hall.

  • Seven accessible car spaces
  • lift for access to the upstairs group fitness room
  • beach entry for entering the warm water pool
  • portable hoist to access any pool
  • accessible change room hoist
  • ambulant change room with a change bed.

Our friendly team are highly qualified and they have the experience to help you reach your training goals – whatever they may be. Our staff are there for you.


Northcote Aquatic & Recreation Centre is owned by Darebin City Council and managed by YMCA Victoria. As a YMCA community centre, we understand the needs of our members and visitors. We work with a number of community, sports and government bodies to offer opportunities for all our participants. YMCA is the leader in community and recreation facility management. We aim to provide the best in community care and services.

YMCA Open Doors – financial assistance

YMCA Victoria helps local people in need become healthier, happier and more connected to their community. We focus on positive change and believe that everybody has a right to equal access to physical, mental and social well-being.

While hundreds of thousands of Victorians access YMCA programs or services on a weekly basis, we are concerned about the vast number who cannot due to their social and economic situations. By supporting the Y through donating, volunteering or fundraising, you are helping to provide access to opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind and spirit.

Contact our centre today to find out how you can help.


We are committed to help you and your family live a healthier and happier life through more informed food and health choices. To support this goal, we have developed an exciting nutrition program in partnership with Australia’s leading network of nutrition experts, n4 food and health.

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