Meet Eltham Leisure Centre’s new Head of Aquatics

As we wind down 2017 planning  is well underway to ensure your Eltham Leisure Centre is prepared and ready to go with the exciting launch of the aquatic spaces in mid 2018.

We are excited to announce Lisa Wilson has commenced at Eltham Leisure Centre in the role of Head of Aquatics to drive the relaunch for 2018.

A key part to the launch is the planning and implementation of the Swim and Survive Learn to Swim program at ELC.

Furthermore Lisa will establish key relationships with local community groups, schools and clubs wishing to utilise the amazing facilities.

Lisa has over 7 years’ industry experience as a Swim Teacher, Deck Supervisor, Aquatic Team Leader, Aquatic Coordinator and Aquatics and Operations Director.

Lisa is particularly passionate about water safety and has spent the past 5 years creating free programs and resources for the local communities in which she has worked.

If you have any queries regarding the aquatic program please contact Lisa at the centre or via [email protected].

Register Your Interest For Swim Lessons

This Summer be sure to swim only at patrolled beaches and stay within the flags.

Be safe and have fun!

Welcome to your new Eltham Leisure Centre!

What an amazing 2 weeks it has been for your Eltham Leisure Centre as we have witnessed an epic transformation of the gym at ELC.

The Nillumbik community has now been provided a state of the art health and fitness facility that can be accessed day or night, thanks to the implementation of 24-7 access. There has never been a better time to become more active, healthy and resilient.

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Important information regarding gym closure for refurbishment

Excitement is gathering as we get closer to the Eltham Leisure Centre gym refurbishment.

With state of the art TechnoGym equipment to be installed, a complete vibrant make over including flooring and painting plus the added bonus of the gym moving to 24-7 access, as you are already aware there will need to be a closure of the gym to undertake such a massive project.

After finalising the painting schedule, the leadership team at ELC in consultation with Nillumbik Shire Council have made the decision in the interests of customer safety and satisfaction that the gym closure will be brought forward 3 days.

We felt the previous plan of undertaking preliminary painting works prior to the closure would significantly impact your experience across 10 days, with areas of the gym being closed off for periods whilst works were undertaken.

The gym facilities at ELC will close at 8pm on Sunday 19th November and reopen at 9am on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

With the cycle studio also being refurbished we will be running a reduced program as per the dates above in the child care space. (The reduced schedule can be found below)

All other Group Fitness programs will run as normal.

We understand the impact this will have on our customers and have worked hard to provide the following options for you. Please provide your membership card during the above mentioned dates for access.

  • Alternate access to the following locations:

Diamond Creek Community Centre

28 Main Road

Diamond Creek

W: [email protected] P: 9438 5299


Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre

44 Civic Drive


W: P: 9435 8444


  • Suspension of membership for the period 20th November – 1st December 2017.

Please contact reception to request suspension


We genuinely appreciate your patience and understanding during this time however we are so excited about what the final outcome will be and trust you are also.

New equipment, a fresh and vibrant training space and the added convenience of 24 hour access 7 days per week will ensure the Eltham Leisure Centre remains the true community asset improving the lives of the Nillumbik community.



Important updates regarding highly anticipated Aquatic Redevelopment

Excitement continues to build day by day as visible changes are noticeable on the $20.2 million redevelopment of the aquatics facilities at your Eltham Leisure Centre.

The final outcome of the project will see the Eltham and broader Nillumbik community provided with:

  • 25m – 8 lane heated pool with ramp access
  • Warm water program pool
  • Leisure pool with toddler zone
  • Outdoor splash park
  • Upgraded cafe facilities
  • Improved car parking

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We need to hear from you

With the exciting change to the gym just around the corner we need to hear from you!

Here is your opportunity to tell us what you love about your gym and more importantly what matters to you so we can ensure we provide the best possible fitness experience we can.

Feedback is due by the 10th November so please take a couple of minutes to let us know what you are thinking

Gym Refurb Feedback


The rumours are true. The Eltham Leisure Centre is getting all new gym equipment and will be open 24-7.

Your Eltham Leisure Centre health club will soon undergo a full makeover to give you the ultimate fitness experience.

With the fantastic support of the Nillumbik Shire Council we have been working behind the scenes to make all the moving parts line up to enable us to undertake this refurbishment that will commence throughout November and conclude early December 2017.

We are also pleased to formally announce our partnership with Technogym to supply all of the new gym equipment. Technogym, the Wellness Company, are renowned throughout the world for helping customers take their fitness program and turn it into a fitness lifestyle.

So what will you see?

  • Investment of over $700K in new Technogym equipment including all cardio, strength and cycle equipment
  • 24-7 access to the gym!!  No excuses for not getting your workout in with all members having 24-7 access added to their current membership package.
  • Brand new flooring throughout the gym and cycle room
  • Entire repaint of the gym, group fitness studio and cycle studio

Before we finalise everything, we want to hear from you and what is important to you in your gym.  Please take the time to provide us your thoughts so we can ensure we provide you with the best fitness experience.

Gym Refurbishment Feedback Form

Obviously with such a huge refurbishment there will be times when customers will be impacted. We are finalising these timelines and will communicate to you in the coming weeks.

We trust you are as excited as we are in what will be another exciting chapter in providing the Nillumbik community a first class leisure facility.

Please note some minor Group Fitness timetable alterations

Thank you to all members and guests who have embraced the new changes to the Eltham Leisure Centre timetable that was released 1 month ago today.

After listening to feedback regarding the afternoon time slots effective today, 16th October 2017 we have tweaked these a little.

Main changes are as follows:

  1. Previous 1.15pm classes moved to 1.30pm
  2. Virtual RPM classes moved from 2.30pm to 2.00pm each day of the week
  3. Friday 4.15pm Virtual BodyPump altered to Virtual Body Combat as per the member ballot

We are pleased to announce that due to the positive feedback with Virtual RPM we have added classes each morning at 7.00am Monday to Friday and also classes each day of the week at 4.00pm.

The addition of the above mentioned classes now takes the Group Fitness offering to over 165 classes per week.

View new Timetable

Mental Health Week at ELC

We all know the benefits the body obtains through physical activity but did you know the mind can also benefit from regular participation in physical activity.

To support Mental Health Week the team at Eltham Leisure Centre are running a number of FREE events to provide the community the opportunity to participate and experience the benefits of activity.

The centre will provide access to a series of group fitness classes, personal training sessions and will cap the week of with a FREE seminar on “Mental Health and Physical Activity” presented by our own group fitness instructor and clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Forrester.

Please refer to the below table for the calendar of events and note that spaces are limited in the PT and seminar sessions.

Call the centre on 9439 2266 to reserve your spot today.

Mon 9th October6.15pmBody Pump
Tues 10th October4.00 - 8.00pmFREE 30 min PT sessions
Tues 10th October4.15pmVirtual Sh'Bam
Wed 11th October10.45amCX Worx
Thurs 12th October8.30 - 11.30amFREE 30 min PT sessions
Thurs 12th October11.20amYoga
Thurs 12th October7.00pmFREE Mental Health seminar
Fri 13th October9.10amBody Attack
Sat 14th October11.15amBody Balance
Sun 15th October9.10amRPM
Seniors month at Eltham Leisure Centre

To coincide with October being Seniors Month the Eltham Leisure Centre is running a series of free events to help engage the community and provide opportunities for seniors to connect throughout the month.

Age Friendly Coordinator, Betty Anderson believes that ” using physical activity as the platform we can truly make great social connections” and “the benefits of physical activity in later years has been proven to make a positive impact on overall health and wellbeing.”

The centre will run a series of free “come and try” classes plus a number of social activities also.  The events are as follows:

Mon 9th October2.30pmAfternoon Tea
Thurs 12th October12.25pmActive Movers Class
Wed 18th October1.15pmActive BodyPump
Tues 24th October12.25pmBody Vive
Mon 30th October10.15amActive Movers

For further information please contact the centre directly on 9439 2266.