sport&rec

Management of these facilities is undertaken by a combination of Council staff, contractors or volunteer groups and associations.

Take a virtual tour of sports facilities.


Recreation centres

Boroondara is home to a number of leisure facilities featuring heated swimming pools, indoor and outdoor courts, gyms and much more:

Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre

Balwyn Leisure Centre

Boroondara Sports Complex

Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre

This centre is currently closed for renovations.

To find out more visit the Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre project page.

Keep up to date with our plans to rebuild the centre.

Kew Recreation Centre


Boroondara Tennis Centre


Freeway Golf Course

The Freeway Golf Course offers a challenging 18-hole layout suitable for golfers playing at all levels from beginner to advanced. The course is located in picturesque parkland along the Yarra River with undulating couch grass fairways and small challenging greens. It is open from dawn until dusk every day, except Christmas Day.


Sports clubs and organisations

Visit our Sporting clubs information page to view information for clubs operating within Boroondara. You can download the Seasonal Tenancy Guide from this section, and view our Sporting club newsletter, From the Sideline.

You can also search our Community Information System database to contact various sporting clubs and organisations within Boroondara.

How to search the CIS

If you are looking for a tennis club in your local area:

  • type your keyword (for example, 'Tennis') into the Subject field
  • click Submit Query

A list of clubs located in Boroondara will appear, along with contact details for you to get in contact with the club of your choice.


Interested in the facts around leisure participation in Boroondara?

View or download the Leisure Participation Trends Project Report – June 2008.