Access and

Fun, health and fitness for everybody!


Here at BALC we pride ourselves on providing an environment suitable for people of all abilities. Our facilities, programs and services welcome people with various disabilities and support everyone to lead an active lifestyle.

To assist in providing a convenient and enjoyable experience, within the Centre you will find:

  • Accessible designated parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • All abilities change rooms
  • Hydraulic spa hoist
  • Electronic pool lift for use in the aquatic area
  • Aquatic wheelchairs
  • Gradual railed ramp entry to 50m Pool and Multipurpose Pool
  • Lift access to the gymnastics viewing area
  • Sensory quiet times

We also provide the following changing facilities:

  • 1 accessible change room with wall-mounted, height adjustable change table and ceiling hoist
  • 24 individual change rooms
  • 2 family change rooms

Free entry is permitted to carers and companions on presentation of a carers or companion card.

Social Story – Swimming at Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre

A social story is a short story that depicts a social situation that you or your child may encounter. It uses written information with pictures to help to lower anxiety and ensure an enjoyable experience.

This social story will help to familiarise you or your child with our Centre and pools. We hope that it will help you and your child to feel more confident when visiting our Centre to go for a swim.


To assist members and patrons with sensory needs, we are pleased to offer a calmer and quieter environment in centre each weekday between 3pm – 3:45pm.

Noise will be kept to a minimum, our phones will be turned down, lights dimmed where possible and there will be no music played across the centre during this time.

You can also help us by keeping noise to a minimum when visiting during this time.

Sensory Quiet Time
Monday – Friday
3pm – 3:45pm