Fun, health and fitness for the whole family!

A variety of services to compliment a great range of facilities.

Our range of services provides the opportunity for families to be happy and healthy in a fun and flexible environment.

Let us look after the kids! Our qualified staff provide quality childcare services, we can host the best birthday party ever and we’ll entertain you for the school holidays.

In addition to our aquatic facilities, a range of spaces are available for hire including consultation and meeting rooms, with catering available from the BALC Café.

BALC Active Kids Club

Affordable, quality childcare available for children from 6 weeks to 10 years of age.

We provide quality childcare in a stimulating learning environment that caters to your child’s individual needs and developmental progress.  Our programs are delivered by our team of qualified educators and are based on the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework, aiming to foster for all learning outcomes for children.

For all important information and enrolment details (including food, medication and immunisation requirements) please download a copy of the Parent Information Guide.

Bookings are essential for our Active Kids Club. We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Parents must remain at the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre while their children are attending the Children’s Centre.

Childcare Trading Hours

Monday to Friday: 8.45am to 12pm

Public Holidays: Closed


60 Minutes: $5.10
90 Minutes: $7.70
2 Hours: $10.30
3 Hours: $15.40

Bookings are essential.

Cancellations made after 8.30am on the day of your booking and no-shows will incur a fee equal to the full amount for that session. A late fee of $5.00 per child will be incurred for every 10 minutes your child is not collected after the end of their session time.

Café Lifestyle


Providing a range of tasty, nutritious options to satisfy everyone.

We’re committed to providing an environment to help our patrons lead happy, healthy, active lifestyles – and socialising is no exception!

You can work out with friends and catch up over a coffee afterwards, or treat the kids to an afterschool snack before their lesson.  There’s something for everyone on our Traffic Light System guided menu.

Monday to Friday
7:00am to 5:30pm

8.00am to 4:45pm

9.00am to 4:45pm

Public Holidays
9.00am to 3:00pm

*Cafe hours are subject to change.
Did you know that we can cater for large groups and functions? Speak with our Café staff for more information

Facility Hire and Bookings

A range of facilities and spaces perfect for a variety of training sessions and events.

Diverse facilities provide the perfect placement for a range of aquatic events.

Ensure stress free training and/or rehabilitation in the pools. For lap lane bookings, please click the link below.

Birthday Parties

Fun, action packed and convenient parties to keep both kids and parents happy!

Treat your child to the best party in town – you won’t have to worry about a thing! Our qualified staff will entertain your child and their friends with endless energetic fun.

First, you must choose your fun! Our gymnastics parties are one hour of exciting games in our Gymnastics Hall with the foam pit, Tarzan rope and trampoline. Minimum age is 6 years.

Or how about try our climbing wall?  Our rock climbing parties offer a challenging experience for a maximum of 12 little thrill seekers who are at least 6 years old.

Download an Invitation

Party Costs – $19.20 per person*

Includes printable invitations, water and cordial. Plates and cups provided.

BALC Café offers a range of catering options for every party. Gluten free and dairy free options available. Speak to our Cafe Coordinator for catering arrangements.

Available Party Sessions

Saturday: 1pm-2.30pm, 3.00pm-4.30pm

Sunday:  11.00am-12.30pm, 1.00pm-2.30pm, 3.00pm-4.30pm

Birthday parties must be booked in person in Centre. A $50 deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your date and time.


Additional extras must be ordered at the time of booking.

Ice cream cake    $20.50
Sandwich or slice platter (serves 5-7)    $41.00

School Holiday Activities

Loads of fun activities to keep the kids entertained through the holidays. 

Our Healthy Kids School Holiday Program is FREE for Healthy Kids Members, with the exception of rock climbing ($8.20 per session). Our timetable is jam-packed full of fun including our popular gymnastics classes for bubs through to teens, Swim & Survive program, rock climbing and our inflatables will be running throughout the holidays.

Plan ahead for the 2020 school holidays

Easter Holidays:
Monday 30 March (5 days): Aquatics week
Monday 6 April, Good Friday week (4 days): Gymnastics/Rock Wall week

June/July Holidays:
Monday 29 June (5 days): Gymnastics/Rock Wall week
Monday 6 July (5 days): Aquatics week