Covid Update

Published on 05 October 2021

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COVID changes at Wangaratta Sports & Aquatic Centre 

Thank you for your patience and understanding over recent  weeks as we have begun to reopen with  very limited numbers and amid heavy restrictions. Today, as the state ticks off a goal on the National Roadmap, we are delighted to announce that we can increase the  number of visitors to the facilities  from Tuesday 26 October 2021. 

In line with Victoria’s Roadmap: Delivering the National Plan and the achievement of 70% of 16+ population fully vaccinated, we will be able to accommodate the following numbers  at the Wangaratta Sports & Aquatic Centre:

  • INDOOR POOL area – INCREASE to maximum of 30 patrons (from 20)
  • OUTDOOR POOL area – INCREASE to maximum of 150 patrons (from 50)
  • DRY FACILITIES area – INCREASE to maximum 30 patrons (from 10).

The next step in Victoria’s Roadmap is  achieving 80% of 16+ fully vaccinated. Once this occurs, these numbers will increase even further. We anticipate that this will be on or around 05 November 2021. 

How you can return to play at WSAC!

As you may be aware, the State Government has mandated that visitors to regional sports and aquatics centres must be fully vaccinated unless they have a medical exception. As a result, Wangaratta Sports and Aquatics Centre has put in place a Vaccination Checking Process. From Tuesday 26 October 2021, anyone aged 16 or over will need to show proof of their vaccination status to a WSAC employee before entering the facilities. 

What is the WSAC Vaccination Checking Process? 

To ensure we meet the requirements of the Victorian Roadmap, we will need ongoing proof of your vaccination status. You can do this in one of two ways:

  1. Show your Vaccination Certificate to the Customer Service team at the front desk each time you visit, This can be done either electronically or as a printed version. You will need to carry a copy with you at all times. 
  2. Approve the Customer Service team to update your membership profile when you show a copy of your vaccination certificate (or official medical exemption) on your next visit.  This will allow us to provide you with express entry to the venue using  your membership wristband. 

Children under 16 years old do not need to be vaccinated but when accompanied by a person 16 years or older that person will also need to provide proof of their vaccination status. 

How do I prove my vaccination status? 

Approved options for proving your vaccination status include:

  • Linking your digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate to your Service VIC app. Once you’ve done this, the app will show a green tick when you check in using the QR code. 
  • Showing your digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate, which can be accessed through the Express Plus Medicare mobile app or your Medicare online account through myGov.
  • Supplying a  printed version of your digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate or your full immunisation history statement. Both can be accessed through your myGov account.  
  • Providing your official exemption from an authorised medical practitioner.

Further information on how to access your COVID-19 digital certificate  is available here Getting help during coronavirus (COVID-19) - How to get proof - Services Australia


In line with Government regulations , unvaccinated adults, or those who cannot provide official proof of their vaccination status, will not be permitted entry. 


You must still check-in using our QR code and your Service VIC app before entering any of our venues. Staff can assist you if you do not have a smartphone or a phone with a camera.


In line with Victorian Government regulations, people aged 12 years and over must wear a face mask at the Wangaratta Sports & Aquatic Centre in both the indoor and outdoor areas.. 

You do not need to wear a face mask when exercising if you are out of breath or puffing. 

You must carry a face mask with you at all times unless you have a lawful reason not to.



Under the Victorian Roadmap change rooms must remain closed. Toilet facilities may be accessed via the change rooms but we ask that you do not use the change rooms unless there is an emergency.


Bookings are still required due to the restricted capacity  and to ensure that we do not exceed the venue capacities. When booking we need to know the number of people in your party as all bodies count in the venue cap. Infants under 12 months are not included in the count however non-swimmers are. 

Bookings and payment are required in advance and bookings open 24 hours prior to the session time.


Session times are 60 minutes with a 15 minute changeover. Please plan your trip to arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to your booking time. You will not be given access to the Centre until this time.


The great news is that both the OUTDOOR pool and the INDOOR  pool can operate. Places are limited and bookings are required. Session times are 60 minutes. Not all pools will be opened at the same time and there will be times in the day when pools are closed.


The outdoor pool will operate as 50 metres and will have 6 lanes available plus a leisure / recreational area.

Sessions run for 60 minutes and must be booked in advance. We cannot guarantee spaces if bookings are not made.

Opening hours are:

Monday – Friday ~ 05:45am- 9:15am (last session is 8:15am) AND 4:00pm – 7:30pm (last session is 6:30pm)

Saturday & Sunday ~ 08:45am – 5:15pm (last session is 4:15pm)



The indoor pool will be open for aqua classes, lap swimming, recreational swimming and swimming lessons.

Opening hours are:

Monday – Friday ~ 05:45am- 7:30pm (last session is 6:30pm)

Saturday & Sunday ~ 08:45am – 5:15pm (last session is 4:15pm)

Sessions run for 60 minutes and must be booked in advance. We cannot guarantee spaces if bookings are not made

To make a pool session booking follow this link and enter your login details:



Land based classes will continue to operate outdoors to a maximum of 10 people + trainer and will run for 45 minutes. Classes will move back inside to the Group fitness studio.

Aqua classes are back ~ and we have added evening classes to the timetable. They operate under the same conditions as the land based classes.

Active Adults casual prices do not apply at this time. Memberships can be reinstated – please contact us and we will get that going for you.

 As our timetable is heavily restricted we do ask that if your plans change that you cancel your place as soon as possible to allow others to attend. No shows will be charged for the class. 

To make a group fitness class booking follow this link and enter your login details:



Gym sessions are limited to a maximum of 10 people indoors at a time.


The gym is available:

Monday – Friday              5:45am – 7:30pm (last sessions commences 6:30pm)      

Saturday & Sunday          08:45am – 5:15pm (last session commences 4:15pm)

24/7 gym will not operate until further notice.

To make a gym session booking follow this link and enter your login details:



The warm water pool will open Monday to Friday 10:45am & 12noon. Additional sessions have been added on Tuesdays and Fridays. Sessions run for 60 minutes.

To make a pool session booking follow this link and enter your login details:



All memberships will remain ON HOLD unless you request for your membership to be reactivated. If you wish to reactivate your membership please contact us at

If you have already reactivated your membership no further action is required. 

Casual prices are:

Adult swim                         $7.30 per visit

Concession swim              $5.80 per swim

Child swim                        $5.80 per swim

Group Fitness                   $12.00 per class

Gym                                  $12.00 per session



  • Anyone aged 16 or over will need to show proof of their vaccination status to a WSAC employee before entering the facilities.
  • You must scan in using the State Government QR Code provided at the entry If you require assistance our Reception team are here to assist.
  • Masks continue to be required indoors (excluding when in the swimming pool or strenuous exercise)
  • Entry and exit for all programs is at the front of the building via the main doors.
  • It is important to practice social distancing of 1.5 metres. If an area or the facility reaches capacity, the lock out procedure will be followed. Please follow floor markings and follow any directions from WSAC staff.
  • Each area is signed with a maximum number of patrons.
  • Please ensure that you sanitise equipment after use.
  • Towels are required in the gym and group fitness classes at all times. NO TOWEL – NO ENTRY. Towels can be hired at Reception. 
  • Change rooms are CLOSED.
  • Please be polite and respectful with staff and other patrons, abusive and antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.



We are looking forward to welcoming you back and helping you achieve your health & fitness goals.

Please be mindful, that while our team do not create the rules, they are required to enforce them, and we thank you in advance for your understanding as we navigate the challenges of applying the upcoming changes at the Wangaratta Sports & Aquatic Centre. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Let’s get moving again! 


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