Our roadmap to reopening

Monday 27 September 2021

On Sunday 19 September the Victorian Government announced its phased Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan which includes Victoria’s plan for easing restrictions.  

When vaccination thresholds are reached, and public health advice allows certain restrictions will be safely lifted and we can begin to return our services to you.  

When will services return? 

As we get closer to reaching the threshold of each phase of the plan, additional information will be provided regarding the services planned to return.  

Resumption dates will be subject to confirmation from the Victorian Government that we have reached the threshold requirements to safely reopen and will allow appropriate time for us to prepare the venue and ensure the right systems are in place.  

Burnley Golf Course 

Burnley Golf Course will reopen on Wednesday 29 September as it has been confirmed that we will have reached the threshold for Phase A of the Victorian Government’s plan by then. 

What will golf look like? 

  • Bookings open 6pm Thursday 23 September. Online bookings only.  
  • You must live within 15 kms of Burnley Golf Course 
  • You must check in at the venue using the Victorian Government QR service 
  • Groups of 2 only  
  • 9 holes only. 1 round per day. 
  • Masks must be worn at all times, unless you have a lawful reason not to.  
  • No social club competition 
  • No hire equipment available (clubs, buggies or carts) 
  • Toilets will be open, but no change rooms available  
  • You must leave immediately after your round.  
  • Cashless payment only 


Tuesday 26 October (Phase B)

  • Fitzroy Swimming Pool main pool and toddler pool 

Friday 5 November (Phase C)

  • Richmond Recreation Centre and Collingwood Leisure Centre  
  • Spa, sauna, steam rooms and change rooms open at all venues 


Gyms are expected to reopen with limited capacity from Friday 5 November when the threshold for Phase C is met.   

Group Exercise Classes 

Group exercise classes are expected to reopen with limited capacity from Monday 8 November when the threshold for Phase C is met. 

Swimming lessons

A shortened Term 4 of swimming lessons is expected to begin from Monday 8 November when the threshold for Phase C is met.  

We will provide further updates as we get closer to this date on how you can secure your enrolment for Term 4. For now, you can view our anticipated important dates.  

When will memberships be reactivated?  

All memberships will remain paused until we return to full service.  

What will returning look like?  

What we do know, is that there will still be restrictions in place for some time, including capacity limits, mandatory masks and a QR check-in process.  

When returning to our venues you must follow our directions and adhere to Victorian Government restrictions at all times. This ensures we all stay safe and our venues can remain open for everyone to enjoy. 

We will keep you updated with relevant information as we return to full service.  


We continue to support the Victorian Government’s vaccination plan, as the full resumption and access of our services is dependent on increasing vaccination rates.  

We will provide more information when it’s available, as we are awaiting support from the Victorian Government to ensure we have the right systems in place. 

How do I find out more information? 

Browse our Road to Reopen hub for our service updates. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our closure, please email us at yarraleisure@yarracity.vic.gov.au

Read more on how this affects our other council services.  

Get the latest coronavirus information 

You can find the latest official information about COVID-19 by visiting the Department of Health and Human Services. This is your best source for regular updates and the steps to take if you think you’re at risk. 

For information about COVID-19 in your language, visit Translated resources - coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

If you suspect you may have contracted COVID-19, call the dedicated 24/7 coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 for advice. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only. 


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