Keeping active

Residents and visitors are welcome at Council’s four aquatic and leisure centres, managed by the YMCA.

All our leisure centres are conveniently located near public transport. They stay open long hours and have first class facilities and equipment. Check out the centre nearest you for their schedule of classes tailored to all interests and fitness levels.

Council-managed Sportsgrounds and sports facilities are well-used by local sporting clubs and associations, but many will have times available for casual use.

Private gyms and activity centres also operate throughout Boroondara.


Spend a quiet afternoon in the company of a great book … or magazine, audio book, music selection, or documentary film.

Boroondara’s libraries in Ashburton, Balwyn, Camberwell, Hawthorn and Kew are all located on public transport routes and in main centres. You can join and borrow if your ID shows a Victorian residential address. Otherwise you can browse and read to your heart’s content in peaceful surrounds.

Our libraries open 7 days a week and hold large public collections of books, online resources and audio-visual materials. Resources in other languages include Chinese, Greek, Indonesian and more.

Take the little kids to children’s storytime; help the bigger ones to browse the children’s shelves for new stories; and use the library’s extensive resources to research local and family history.

Our library building, facilities and collections cater for members and visitors with a disability.