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Belgravia Leisure

Belgravia Leisure manages a large number of aquatic, sport, health and wellness facilities across Australia and New Zealand, all of which cater to people of all abilities. On offer for Accessibility Weekend are 11 of their venues. Their metro venues comprise:
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Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Ph. 9848 0000

139-153 Williamsons Road, Templestowe Lower 3108

Hours: 7am - 8pm Saturday

8am - 8pm Sunday

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Ascot Vale Leisure Centre
Ph. 9375 3411
Corner Langs and Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032
Hours: 6:00am - 8:00pm Saturday, 8:00am - 8:00pm Sunday​

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Kilsyth Centenary Pool
Ph. 9725 9411
75 Hawthory Road, Kilsyth VIC 3137
Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday

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Knox Leisureworks

Ph. 9762 3133

35 Tormore Road Boronia 3155

Hours: 6:30am - 7:30pm Saturday

8:00am - 6:00pm Sunday

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Monbulk Aquatic Centre
Ph. 9756 6227
26 Baynes Park Road, Monbulk, VIC 3793
Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday

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WaterMarc 
Ph. 9422 6111
1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough VIC 3088
Hours: 7:00am - 7:30pm Saturday & Sunday (aquatic facilities)
7:00am - 8:00pm Saturday & Sunday (health club)

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Windy Hill Fitness Centre
Ph. 9377 1555
74-84 Napier St, Essendon VIC 3040
Hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday   

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Accessibility Information:

All facilities are wheelchair accessible, with accessible parking. Accessible bathrooms and change facilities are also available. Please contact each individual venue for specific accessibility information, as this may vary. 

 
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Boroondara Leisure - YMCA

City of Boroondara
The YMCA work with the City of Boroondara to manage 4 sports and recreation facilities which cater for all needs. Within the facilities are a variety of programs and services, including health clubs, gymnastics facilities, aquatic facilities, stadiums and more. On offer for the weekend are:

Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre:
Ph. 9885 0333
8 Warner Avenue, Ashburton VIC 3147
Hours: 8:00am - 8:00pm Saturday & Sunday (pool closes 15 minutes prior to closure)

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Boroondara Sports Complex
Ph. 9851 0444
271C Belmore Road, North Balwyn 3104
Hours: 6:00am - 10:30pm Saturday, 8:00am - 10:00pm Sunday

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Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Ph. 8393 9500
1 Grace Street, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Hours: 7:00am - 8:00pm Saturday, 8:00am - 8:00pm Sunday

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Kew Recreation Centre
Ph. 9853 6177
383 High Street, Kew, VIC 3101
Hours: 6:00am – 8:00pm Saturday, 8:00am - 8:00pm Sunday

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Accessibility Information:

All facilities are wheelchair accessible, with accessible parking. All aquatic facilities offer a chair hoist and ramp system for pool entry. Accessible bathrooms and change facilities are also available. Please contact each individual venue for specific information. 

 

2705 Princes Hwy, Tynong 3813

P: (03) 5624 9888

E: [email protected]

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Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm

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Gumbuya World

Get set for a day of fun and adventure in the beautiful Australian bush. 
Splash out in our water park, experience unforgettable encounters with our wildlife and be prepared to spin out until you sing out in our theme park! A day full of fun awaits you – only 50 minutes from Melbourne (straight down the M1 Monash Freeway)!

Gumbuya World is Victoria's ONLY Water, Wildlife and Theme Park!  
With a $50m refurbishment in 2018 and a $5m water park expansion currently underway, we offer loads of world class entertainment for the whole family. 

 You can wander into our incredible wildlife trail, where adventurous animal lovers will feel as though they have been transported into the outback.  

 

You can hand feed native furry friends including kangaroos and wallabies as well as getting up close with koalas, macaws, pythons and dingoes.  Those seeking adventure will not be disappointed with our two worlds of rides featuring dodgem cars, a race coaster, tea-cups, train ride, tree swing and much, much more.  From 1 to 101 there is something for everyone!

Accessibility Information:

Gumbuya World is proud to be accessible for all our guests, and we welcome those with specific accessibility requirements. We are pleased to cater for all ages, cultures, abilities and challenges. Our amazing Park offers barrier-free, step-free wheelchair accessible routes that cover all areas of Gumbuya World.
 
Our parking area, entrance booth, change rooms and toilets are all wheelchair accessible. Dedicated drop-off zones for guests with mobility restrictions are located right outside our park entrance, and we also have dedicated accessible parking near the entrance.
 
Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs are welcome in Oasis Springs, Oz Adventure and Outback Explorers, including our cafes. Unfortunately though, we cannot accommodate them on our slides/rides/attractions. We request that dogs wear their working vest to identify their role at all times.

Our tranquil Wildlife Trail is step-free with pathway access to all areas. We endeavour to make our Exclusive Animal Experiences as accessible and inclusive as possible, however there are certain exhibits that are not suitable for wheelchair access. We are able to offer alternative experiences and would be pleased to discuss these with you.

Many of our rides and slides generate strong physical forces or are subject to safety regulations that may limit their use by guests with certain accessibility requirements. 

For specific accessibility information, guests are invited to contact us at [email protected] or on 5624 9888.

 

Carlton Gardens, Carlton

P: 03 9663 5454
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Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday
9:45am - late

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IMAX Melbourne

Don’t just watch the movie, become part of it! IMAX provides the most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

IMAX Melbourne’s screen is the world’s largest and spans a massive 32 metres wide x 23 metres high. But visiting IMAX Melbourne goes beyond just seeing a movie on a huge screen. The size of the screen combines with a revolutionary projection system, customised theatre geometry and 15,000 watts of digital surround sound to deliver the ultimate movie going experience.

 

Since our opening in 1998 IMAX Melbourne Museum has attracted over 6 million visitors who have experienced everything from visually stunning IMAX 3D documentaries to the biggest Hollywood blockbusters.

 

Accessibility Information:

Accessible parking spaces are available on Level P2 of the car park, with lift access to the museum forecourt and then access from a different lift (near the IMAX entrance) down to the IMAX foyer.

The Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle is wheelchair accessible and stops on Rathdowne Street, opposite Melbourne Museum (Stop 5). Parliament station has lift access to the top of Lonsdale Street, with Melbourne Museum and IMAX a short journey up Nicholson Street past Carlton Gardens. An accessible toilet is available on the main foyer level at IMAX and on all levels of the museum during museum operating hours (10am – 5pm). Wheelchair seating is available in the IMAX Theatre on a first-come basis, or the spaces can be booked by calling the IMAX Box office on 03 9663 5454.

 

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Opening Hours

Saturday: 9:30am - 7:00pm
(last entry 5:00pm)

Sunday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
(last entry 4:00pm)

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre 

The ultimate indoor LEGO® Playground. 

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne is the ultimate LEGO® playground! The unique attraction features two LEGO® rides, five themed LEGO® play zones, build classes from our Master Model Builder, a 4D cinema, special party rooms for birthdays, Melbourne's top landmarks recreated in LEGO® bricks in MINILAND, plus much more!

Accessibility Information:

We are fully accessible for visitors with disabilities and wheelchair users. We do not provide wheelchairs or strollers at our attraction, however guests are able to rent these from the shopping centre.

There is a lift at the entrance to our attraction. Dedicated Accessible toilets are also available inside LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.

 

Important Information:
Adults (18+) must be accompanied by children to enter LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne. All children (under 17) must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. Throughout Accessibility Weekend, either an adult or child can be the wheelchair user or carer. 

 

Woodlands Historic Park, Woodlands Drive, Greenvale

P: 03 9307 1165
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Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday
9:00am - 4:00pm

Living Legends

Living Legends provides a unique opportunity to pat retired champion racehorses at Woodlands Historic Homestead, Heritage Gardens and Park.

Living Legends provides the opportunity for visitors to meet and mingle with retired champion racehorses including Might and power and Apache Cat at Woodlands Historic Homestead, one of the southern hemisphere's most historic thoroughbred properties.

Accessibility Information:

The horse paddock area, gardens, homestead and park are all wheelchair accessible with wheelchair accessible toilets on site. The path around the horses is approximately 800 metres with some uphill and downhill walking. Vehicle access can also be provided.

  

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20 Spring Street, Melbourne

P: 03 9651 2233
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Opening Hours

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Old Treasury Building

Heritage Icon and Museum! Discover the history of Melbourne, from tent city to bustling metropolis. 

The Old Treasury Building is widely regarded as one of Melbourne’s finest nineteenth century buildings. Designed by 19 year old JJ Clark, this historic building now hosts exhibitions including the original gold vaults. Discover the history of Melbourne in 'Melbourne: Foundations of a City'. Dramatic panoramic pictures of the city trace the emergence of a city that by the mid-1880s was known to the world as ‘Marvellous Melbourne’.

 

Accessibility Information:

There is no onsite parking available at the Old Treasury Building, however metered parking is available in Macarthur Street or St Andrews Place. Alternatively, secure parking is available in Flinders Lane or the Park Hyatt.
 

The main entrance for the museum is on Spring Street, if accessed from the Parliament side of the forecourt there are 14 steps. Step-free access to the museum via the rear entrance. If you’re looking at the front of the building, the rear entrance is located at the back of the building. Heading to the right you can gain access without requiring stairs. There is an intercom at the entrance which contacts the main desk. They will reply and someone will let you into the building. Once inside, a lift enables access to all floors.
 

A free wheelchair is available for loan, subject to availability.
 

Chairs are available in basement level inside the vaults. Chairs are available at reception desk and throughout museum on ground floor. Portable, lightweight folding chairs are available from the Reception Desk on ground floor.
 

Lift in the museum is wheelchair accessible and have audio announcements. Lift includes braille signage for floor number. Some large motorized mobility scooters will not fit in the Old Treasury Building lift, a wheelchair is available to transfer into if able. If you have any concerns, please contact the museum.
 

Accessible toilet located on basement level.
 

Guide and Assistance dogs welcome in the museum.

 

Corner King & Flinders Street, Melbourne

P: 03 9067 8300
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Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday
9:30am to 6:00pm
(last admission 5:00pm)

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SEA LIFE Melbourne

SEA LIFE Melbourne takes you on an interactive ocean adventure filled with amazing discovery around every corner.

Dive into a magical under water world!

SEA LIFE Melbourne takes you on an interactive ocean adventure filled with amazing discovery and magical marine stories.
 
Explore the creatures and features of the ocean like never before with the thousands of colourful aquatic animals that call SEA LIFE home.
 
Become a Rockpool Explorer as you embark on a marine adventure from the depths of the ocean dominated by sharks and massive stingrays, to the icy cool waters of Antarctica, home to the majestic King and cheeky Gentoo penguins.

With interactive animal displays, magical marine stories, and expert keeper presentations, SEA LIFE Melbourne is sure to inspire love for the oceans.
 

Accessibility Information:

Wheelchair Access SEA LIFE Melbourne provides people in wheelchairs full access to all exhibits. Each floor of the aquarium is accessible via either a lift or ramp. Wheelchairs may be borrowed from the admissions area if required. Please note that wheelchairs are on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be booked or reserved ahead of time. You will be required to leave your ID behind while you use the wheelchair. There are accessible toilets available for your convenience which are located at the entrance to the aquarium and at the exit near the gift shop.

 
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YMCA

City of Casey 
The YMCA work with the City of Casey to manage 6 sports and recreation facilities which cater for all needs. Within the facilities there is a variety of programs and services on offer, ranging from stadiums, health clubs, gymnastics facilities, aquatic facilities and stadiums. On offer for the weekend are:

Casey Aquatic & Recreation Centre:
P. 9705 5000
10 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
Hours: 8am – 8pm Saturday & Sunday

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Casey Recreation & Aquatic Centre
P. 5990 8600
65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East
Hours: 8am – 8pm Saturday & Sunday

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Casey Stadium
P. 5996 6052
Building 4, Terry Vickerman Centre
65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne
Hours: 8am – 8pm Saturday & Sunday (Bookings required)

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Endeavour Hills Leisure Centre
P. 9213 1400
10 Raymond McMahon Blvd, Endeavour Hills
Hours: 8am – 6pm Saturday, 8am – 4pm Sunday (Bookings required)

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Accessibility Information:

All facilities are wheelchair accessible, with accessible parking. Each venue will vary in whether they have ramps or lifts available for accessible persons. All aquatic facilities offer a hoist and ramp system for pool entry. Accessible bathrooms available.

Important Information:

Gymnastics facilities are not available unless class booking is made. Bookings are essential for stadium spaces at Endeavour Hills and Casey Stadium to ensure availability. All casual access requires casual waiver forms to be signed prior to entry. Health Club access is restricted to 16+ years of age.

 
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YMCA

City of Greater Dandenong
The YMCA work with the Greater City of Dandenong to manage 3 sports and recreation facilities. Their main goal is to create more opportunities for more people to be more active, more often, especially those who are least likely to participate in healthy and active lifestyles. On offer for the weekend are:

Dandenong Oasis
Ph. 9767 3100
Corner Cleeland Street & Heatherton Road, Dandenong VIC 3175
Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday

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Noble Park Aquatic Centre
Ph. 9546 7955
9 Memorial Drive, Noble Park VIC, 3174
Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday

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Springers Leisure Centre
Ph. 9701 5900
400 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough VIC 3173
Hours: Saturday - CLOSED, 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday (bookings required)

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Accessibility Information:

All facilities are wheelchair accessible, with accessible parking. Dandenong Oasis and Noble Park Aquatic Centre (both feature aquatic facilities) offer a chair hoist or ramp system for pool entry. Wheelchair basketball and soccer is available at Springers Leisure Centre. Accessible bathrooms and change facilities are also available. Please contact each individual venue for specific information. 

Important Information

Bookings for Springers Leisure Centre are essential. All three centres have been set up with an access key through Access Ability Australia. The link to the access key can be found on any of the centres websites or the Access Ability Australia Website.