About the centre

At the Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre you can enjoy keeping fit and staying healthy as a member or a casual visitor. Our centre caters for people of all ages and levels of fitness and includes user-friendly accessibility features.

For opening hours see Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

The centre is owned by Council and managed by the YMCA.

More information 

For details of classes, schedules and prices, visit the Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre website.

Access Keys and Social Stories

Access Keys are customised accessibility guides that provide accurate and convenient information about accessing venues, events, and programs. They are universally designed and suitable for all people, regardless of ability.

Social stories describe social situations and aim to help prepare individuals for social interaction by providing clear information about specific situations. They can support people with autism, language disorders, social communication difficulties or cognitive delays and disability. They can also help families, support workers and educators.

For the Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre's Access Key and Social Story, visit the Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre page of the Access Ability Australia website-external site.



1 Grace Street, Hawthorn 3122


  • Outdoor 50m heated swimming pool with ramp access
  • Indoor 20m warm water pool with ramp access, ideal for rehabilitation and recovery, swimming lessons, and aqua aerobics
  • Indoor pool has a hoist to transport people with a disability from the change rooms into the pool
  • Creche
  • Gym
  • Cycle studio
  • Group fitness rooms
  • Cafe
  • Sauna

Activities available


  • Group fitness programs
  • Personal training


  • Swimming lessons
  • Swimming squad
  • Recreational swimming
  • Aqua aerobics

Children’s programs

  • Birthday parties

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