Join the
BALC Family

Becoming a member is easy, with membership options to support people of all ages and stages in reaching their goals.

Whether you want to develop life skills, keep fit, lose weight or a place for leisurely play, we have membership options to suit you and your family.

All BALC members receive an Outdoors Pools Membership for the Summer months, providing access to Eureka, Buninyong and Black Hill Pools.

Gold Membership

Health Club Membership

Aquatic Membership

Family Membership

Corporate Membership

Rehabilitative Memberships

Healthy Kids Membership

Gold Membership

Including full use of all facilities, the Gold Membership is the ultimate package to support your health and wellbeing needs.

The possibilities are endless as a Gold Member, with full access to group fitness (including aqua fitness), Health Club, swim, steam and spa.  Gold Members also receive discounts on programs within the Centre.

Kickstart your journey with a pre-exercise health and wellness assessment in the Health Club. Set goals, learn correct technique and receive your individual program.  It’s free for Gold Members!

Gold Adult – $39.10 per fortnight

Includes access to all dry and aquatic based group fitness classes, health club and access to our aquatic facilities including 50m Pool, 25m Pool, Multipurpose Pool, Learn to Swim Pool, Steam Room, Spa and use of a locker. Concession Membership also available.

Gold Off Peak – $29.30 per fortnight

Perfect for those that can visit the Centre during our quieter times. This discounted rate includes all the features of a Gold Membership with access restricted to between 10am – 4pm daily (includes weekends and Public Holidays).

Gold Family – $78.20 per fortnight

Available for 2 Adults and up to 4 Children aged up to 17 years. A comprehensive pre-exercise health assessment included for each family member. Conditions of use apply to children aged 13 to 15 years. Children under 16 years are not permitted to use the Spa or Steam Room.

 All Gold Memberships require the payment of a start-up fee of $70 per person or $100 per family. All direct debits are paid on a fortnightly basis.

Health Club Membership

Equipped with the latest machines and weight training equipment, our trainers are qualified to guide you in your fitness journey.

Our team of qualified, supportive trainers work with people of all ages and abilities each day to deliver a premium yet simple workout experience designed to achieve your goals and assist you with ongoing lifestyle changes.

All members receive an initial consultation which provides a tailor made and ongoing program to help you reach your goals.

Health Club Adult – $32.00 per fortnight

Exclusive access to our health club facilities including state of the art Precor cardio machines, a variety of pin-loaded and free weights suitable for all health and fitness goals. A comprehensive pre-exercise health assessment and personalised program also included.

Health Club Concession – $27.20 per fortnight

Including all the features of a full Health Club Membership, Concession Membership is available upon presentation of a full Pension Card, Seniors Card, Health Care Card, Unemployment Benefits Card or Student Card.

Health Club Family – $64.00 per fortnight

Available for 2 Adults and up to 4 Children aged 13 to 17 years with a comprehensive pre-exercise health assessment included for each family member. Conditions of use apply to children aged 13 to 15 years.

 All Health Club Memberships require the payment of a start-up fee of $70 per person or $100 per family. All direct debits are paid on a fortnightly basis.

Aquatic Membership

If you love to swim, this one is for you!  A membership providing full access to our impressive aquatic facilities.

An affordable way to enjoy swimming all year round, our Aquatic Members have access to all of our indoor pools, steam room and spas plus an Outdoor Pools Membership for the Summer months providing access to Eureka, Buninyong and Black Hill Pools.

Aquatic Adult – $27.30 per fortnight

Includes full access to our aquatic facilities including Learn To Swim Pool, 25m Pool, 50m Pool, Multipurpose Pool, steam room, spa and use of a locker.

Aquatic Child – $16.00 per fortnight

Available to children under 16 years of age. Includes full access to our 50m Pool, 25m Pool, Multipurpose Pool, Learn to Swim Pool and use of a locker.

Aquatic Family – $54.60 per fortnight

Available for 2 Adults and up to 4 Children aged up to 17 years. Children under 16 years of age are not permitted to use the Spa or Steam Room. Full access to Eureka, Buninyong and Black Hill Outdoor Pools during our outdoor pool season.

Healthy Kids Memberships

Active children are happier and healthier.  Learn life skills, social development and have fun with our Healthy Kids Memberships.

Available on either direct debit or upfront term payment, a Healthy Kids Membership is available for children aged 6 months to 16 years in our swimming and gymnastics programs. Classes are led by qualified staff with make up lessons available for Balance Play and swimming lessons.

Direct Debit

Healthy Kid Members paying via direct debit have access to loads of inclusions such as:

  • Free swim at any time
  • Guaranteed place each term
  • Automatic re-enrolment for the following term
  • Free School Holiday Program

Direct debit occurs fortnightly with price dependant on the class/program you are enrolled in.  Speak with our Customer Service team for more information.

Upfront Term

In addition to a weekly lesson with our qualified coaches, Healthy Kid Members paying via upfront term also receive a free swim on the day of their class.

Term payments are required upfront and in full before commencement, with price dependant on the class/program that you are enrolled in.  Speak with our Customer Service team for more information.

2018 Term Dates

Term 1: Tuesday 30 January to Thursday 29 March
Term 2: Monday 16 April to Friday 29 June
Term 3: Monday 16 July to Friday 21 September
Term 4: Monday 8 October to Friday 21 December

No classes on Public Holidays

Labour Day: Monday 12 March
ANZAC Day: Wedensday 25 April
Queen’s Birthday: Monday 11 June
AFL Grand Final Eve: TBC
Ballarat Show Day: TBC

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BALC FAMILY?

Becoming a member is easy!

Family Membership

With so many opportunities to be active, your family will be fit and fantastic in no time!

Our Family Memberships cater for 2 adults and up to 4 children (up to the age of 17). Family Membership options are available for Gold, Health Club and Aquatic Membership types.

Families will be eligible to purchase this type of membership upon presentation of a Medicare or Health Care card where all family members are listed on the card as proof before membership purchase.

Corporate Membership

Focusing on the health and wellbeing of employees has been shown to increase workplace productivity.

Many local organisations in Ballarat and surrounding areas participate in our Corporate Membership Scheme, allowing BALC to provide discounts on memberships to their employees.

Ask your employer if they participate in our Corporate Membership Scheme, and make sure you provide a form of ID from your place of employment when signing on as a BALC member.

If you are a local organisation that would like to offer our Corporate Membership discount to your employees, please email balc@ballarat.vic.gov.au for more information.

Rehabilitative Memberships

We understand how important it is and how hard it can be to return to an active lifestyle after an injury or physical concern.

Rehabilitation memberships are available to patrons with payment agreements in place with their insurance company.  The memberships are available on a 3 month term and are for use of our aquatic facilities only.

Our Health Club staff can consult with your medical practitioner to create a specialised program, or alternatively you can work through a program provided by your specialist.

If you are recovering from an accident or injury, speak with your medical practitioner for advice and seek information and a referral from your insurance company.

Membership FAQ’s

Questions before you commit?

If I choose the direct debit option am I locked into a minimum term?

No! There is no lock in period on direct debit memberships; we just need 14 days written notice for any cancellations or changes to your membership.

Do I need a medical certificate before I start?

A medical certificate is only required if you have answered YES to any of the questions on your PAR-Q form in the Health Club.  If this is not you – then no!

I have a membership; do I pay extra for swimming lessons?

Yes, swimming lessons are not included unless you have chosen swimming as your Healthy Kids Membership option.

Can other family members use my membership?

No! Memberships are strictly for the person who completed the registration process. However we do have the option to join as a family, please refer to our Family Membership option for further details.

Does my membership include my children? From what age do I pay for my child?

One child under the age of five years is welcome to accompany you free of charge, providing you are going swimming only. However we do have the option to join as a family, please refer to our Family Membership option for further details.

Does my Aquatic Membership include aqua classes?

No, aqua classes are considered as group fitness classes, and therefore are only included in Gold Memberships.  If you wish to attend an aqua class (or any other group fitness class) you can purchase casual classes or visit passes to suit your needs.

Do you have childcare available and is it included in my membership?

Yes childcare is available, however attendance at the BALC Children’s Centre is an additional fee per visit and not included in your membership.

What happens if I lose my membership card?

Advise us so that Customer Service can check if your card has been handed in. If not we can issue you with a new membership card at a cost of $12.

For questions regarding suspension and cancellation of memberships, and dishonoured payments please read our Terms and Conditions of Memberships.