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Here, we’ll keep you informed on what’s happening now and in the future!

UQ Sport

The University of Queensland,
Building 33, Union Rd,
St Lucia, Qld 4067

Current Disruptions

COVID-19 Eased Restrictions Update

(UPDATED: 6am, Thursday 15 April 2021)

The Queensland Government has announced that from 6am, Thursday 15 April, restrictions put in place in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak will be removed.

Masks are no longer mandatory when visiting UQ Sport venues and facilities at both St Lucia and Gatton.

Given the changing nature of the situation, it is vital that all UQ Sport customers and patrons monitor updates and adhere to health directives outlined by the Queensland Government.

UQ Sport Aquatic Centre Maintenance Project 

(UPDATED: 11:30am, Friday 26 February 2021)

From Monday 1 March 2021, selected areas within the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre will be closed for maintenance.

Works will focus on the grassed area and footpaths surrounding the 25m Pool. No programs, lessons or classes will be effected by the works, however, lane capacity in the 25m Pool may be reduced at times.

All efforts will be made to minimise disturbances, however, Aquatic Centre patrons may experience machinery noise during the works.

We appreciate your patience throughout this project.

Please continue to visit this page for updates, or contact the Aquatic Centre.

COVID-19 Venue & Program Updates

(UPDATED: 3pm, Monday 16 November 2020)

All UQ Sport venues and programs continue to operate according to our approved COVIDSafe industry plans, as imposed by the Queensland Government.

We continue to monitor the current situation and will advise of any changes to our operations as required.

Please continue to monitor this page, as well as our COVIDSafe page, for further updates.

To ensure our customers, members, staff and the wider UQ community are COVIDSafe, we’ve made some changes to our venue and program operations. Please visit our COVIDSafe page for guidelines on what we need you to do before, during and after your exercise session to help us maintain a COVIDSafe space.

It’s vital you regularly visit this page to remain up-to-date with the latest COVIDSafe information, particularly as the Queensland Government eases restrictions.

Please be aware, some customers and patrons may be directed by UQ Sport staff to check-in by scanning the QR code, or completing the sign-in sheet, at selected venues.

Contact information about customers and staff collected by UQ Sport will be kept securely for 56 days, and provided to public health officers if requested. The information must include: full name, phone number, email address and the date and time period of patronage.

Before you visit one of our venues, you’ll need to login or create a My Account profile update your contact details. You’ll need a UQ Sport account to book-in for some sessions, including our Group Fitness classes at St Lucia.

To get started, visit the UQ Sport website and click on My Account

If you have an active Gold or Gym / Cardio Membership, or Casual Gym Pass, be sure to check-in and out via the reception desk before and after your session. Non-members can use the Weights and Cardio Gym by purchasing a Casual Gym Pass.

Customers must abide by 1.5m physical distancing at all times, and follow all the guidelines published on our COVIDSafe page

If you’re an active Gold Member, you’ll need to check-in for a Group Fitness class via our My Account portal. Once you’re logged-in, click on the ‘Group Fitness’ tab, and select your preferred class and session time. After you’ve secured a place, an electronic entry ticket will be generated.

Simply present your e-ticket, via your smartphone, on arrival at the Fitness Centre. Please note, online Group Fitness bookings open 12 hours before the scheduled start time.

Non-Members can participate by purchasing a Group Fitness Pass. Please note, Pass holders will only be permitted to participate if there is space available in their preferred session.

The Personal Training Studio (maximum capacity: 15 people) in the Fitness Centre is open for one-on-one or group Personal Training sessions! Outdoor PT sessions are also be available – just contact the Fitness Centre team to book a session.

Visit our COVIDSafe page for guidelines of what you need to do before, during and after your session.

Strength & Conditioning programs are held in both the Strength & Conditioning Gyms at the Fitness Centre, with a maximum of 15 people (including coaches and support staff) permitted in each Gym.

Competitive Swim Squad participants must check-in by presenting their Membership card at the Fitness Centre reception desk. Strength & Conditioning Pass holders should also check-in with reception staff.

All other participants must check-in by scanning the UQ Sport QR Code at the Fitness Centre reception desk.

Participants must abide by 1.5m physical distancing at all times, and follow all the guidelines published on our COVIDSafe page

UQ Sport Gold Members and Casual Group Fitness Pass holders can participate in a 60-minute Swim Fit or Aqua Fit session (see timetable). Please note, participants must be a minimum age of 18.

Gold Members are encouraged to secure a place in their preferred session by checking-in via the My Account portal. Once you’re logged-in, click on the ‘Group Fitness’ tab, and select your preferred session time to check-in. Please note, online bookings will open 12 hours before the scheduled session.

Gold Members and Casual Group Fitness Pass holders can also check-in on arrival at the Aquatic Centre, if spaces are available.

Visit our COVIDSafe page for guidelines of what you need to do before, during and after your swim.

Customers can swim in the 25m and 50m Pools anytime between during Aquatic Centre opening hours. Please note, there is no minimum age requirement for lap swimming.

Simply scan-in on arrival at the Aquatic Centre, and enjoy your swim! Customers are not required to sign-out when leaving the Aquatic Centre.

For more information, please visit our COVIDSafe page.

^ Please note, aquatic hire equipment is not currently available due to COVID-19.

All Competitive Swim Squad participants will be contacted directly by David Heyden (Head Coach – Aquatics) who will issue each participant with a personalised training program (see timetable).

Before participating, all Competitive Swim Squad Members must ensure their contact details are up-to-date, by logging-in or creating a My Account profile. Please note, guardians responsible for junior swimmers will be required to complete this step on the participant’s behalf.

On arrival at the Aquatic Centre, each participant must present their Membership card to be scanned. Participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a guardian in order to check-in. Guardians of children under 15 are permitted to wait for their child to complete their session in a designated area, as directed by UQ Sport staff.

Further guidelines can be found on our COVIDSafe page.

Our Kids and Adult Learn-to-Swim programs are now open with lessons being held in both the Program and 25m Pools. To register for lessons, please call or visit the Aquatic Centre during opening hours.

New Learn-to-Swim participants aged between 3-17 years are required to undergo a swimming assessment prior to registering in the program.

Please visit our COVIDSafe page for guidelines on what we need you to do before, during and after your lesson to help us maintain a COVIDSafe space.

To book a Tennis Court, please visit our My Account portal. Payment (non-Members) is required at the time of booking. Please note, Gold Members^ can book a complimentary court before 5pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-10pm Thursdays.

Pickleball Courts can also be booked via our My Account portal. Please note, customers are required to provide their own Pickleball paddles and balls.

The player responsible for booking a Court must have, or create a My Account profile. All subsequent players are required to sign-in on arrival at the Tennis Centre.

For more details, visit our COVIDSafe page.

Kids and Adult Coaching programs run throughout the year. Contact the Tennis Centre for enrolment information.

To check-in for a Cardio Tennis class, login to our My Account portal and click on the ‘Group Fitness’ tab. After you’ve secured a place in the class, an electronic entry ticket will be generated.

Simply present your e-ticket, via your smartphone, on arrival at the Tennis Centre. Please note, online Group Fitness bookings open 12 hours before the scheduled start time.

There are a number of options available for individuals and groups wishing to access the track and field facilities at the Athletics Centre.

From Monday 8 February 2021, Athletics Memberships (4 & 12 Month) will be available to purchase. All UQ Sport Members – including Gold Members – enjoy daily access to our track and field facilities. From Monday 8 February, customers can also purchase a single-use Casual Track Pass.

Bookings are essential for all group bookings by contacting the Athletics Centre. Persons wishing to conduct coaching activities at the Athletics Centre are also required to be registered with UQ Sport.

There are selected ‘General Access’ times (see availability) when Athletics Centre facilities can be used free of charge. Please note, access fees apply at all other times.

Athletics loan equipment is available at selected times, however, bookings are essential. Users wishing to carry out throws training (javelin and discus) are also required to book ahead.

During peak times (3pm-7pm, Monday-Friday; 8am-11am, Saturday), users are required to sign-in at the Check-in Booth – situated in the tunnel on the ground floor of the grandstand – where a wrist band will be issued to wear during your session. During these peak times, track access is not permitted without a wrist band.

At all other times, users are required to check-in by scanning the UQ Sport QR Code (posters are located on all levels of the Athletics Centre grandstand).

For more information on venue access, loan equipment, bookings, and our check-in process, please visit our Athletics Centre page.

If you have an All Access Membership, or Casual Gym Pass, be sure to check-in and out via the reception desk before and after your session. Non-members can use the Weights and Cardio Gym by purchasing a Casual Gym Pass.

Please note, training sessions are permitted for a maximum two (2) hours at any one time

Customers must abide by 1.5m physical distancing at all times, and follow all the guidelines published on our COVIDSafe page

You can swim anytime you like, for as long as you like at our Aquatic Centre! Three (3) swimmers are permitted per lane, with maximum pool capacity limited to 33 participants.

Further guidelines can be found on our COVIDSafe page.

Selected Group Fitness classes are available at our Gatton campus, with a maximum capacity of 18 participants per session. Bookings are essential so please phone ahead to secure a place in the class of your choosing.

Visit our COVIDSafe page for guidelines of what you need to do before, during and after your session.

Playing Fields across the St Lucia campus may be booked for group activities by the general public, as well as the UQ community and UQ Sport Clubs, with an approved COVIDSafe activity plan in-place.

For further details about bookings and COVIDSafe activity plans, please email bookings@uqsport.com.au

Selected outdoor courts across the St Lucia campus are accessible for public use. Patrons using outdoor courts must adhere to physical distancing requirements, as imposed by the Queensland Government.

Bookings may be required for some outdoor courts (see venue signage).

Squash and Badminton Courts are open at the Fitness Centre and can be booked online via our My Account portal, or by contacting the Fitness Centre reception desk.

The Sports Hall can also be booked for UQ Sport Club activities only. Please note, all Clubs who make a booking must have an approved COVIDSafe activity plan in-place.

For further details about bookings and COVIDSafe activity plans, please email uqsport@uqsport.com.au

Further COVIDSafe guidelines can also be found on our COVIDSafe page.

The Martial Arts Gym (MAG) at the UQ Sport Fitness Centre may be booked for UQ Sport Club activities only, with an approved COVIDSafe activity plan in-place.

For further details about bookings and COVIDSafe activity plans, please email uqsport@uqsport.com.au

Changing rooms are now open at the Fitness, Aquatic & Tennis Centre (St Lucia), and Gatton Fitness & Aquatic Centre.

Pro Shops are open at the Aquatic, Fitness and Tennis Centres, with selected retail items, as well as non-perishable food and drink items available for sale.

Our BrewPoint Cafés at the UQ Synthetic Fields Precinct, Aquatic Centre and The Playground are open for takeaway orders, with all locations now accepting reusable cups (including Green Caffeen cups). Please follow all directional signage when ordering.

Our ViewPoint (Building 33), The Pavilion (Building 53C) and Meeting Place (Athletics Centre) Function Spaces can be booked by UQ Faculties and Departments for internal-events only. At present, our Function Spaces cannot be booked by external groups or individuals.

To enquire about booking a Function Space, please email rooms@uqsport.com.au

Our Kids Learn-to-Swim programs are running with lessons being held in both the Program and 25m Pools. To register for lessons, please call or visit the Aquatic Centre during opening hours.

Kids Tennis Coaching programs are also running at the Tennis Centre! To register your child, simply visit or call the Tennis Centre during opening hours to complete your registration!

At present, no other UQ Sport Kids programs are available.

UQ Fitness Passport customers are required to reactivate their Membership in order to access UQ Sport venues and classes. Customers can reactivate their Membership by presenting their Fitness Passport card to be scanned at the UQ Sport Fitness Centre reception desk at either St Lucia or Gatton.

All questions relating to UQ Sport venues and programs can be directed to the relevant venue or department team.

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