Cardinia Leisure’s Road Map to Reopening

With the Victorian Government announcement (on Monday 8th November 2020) making further announcements to ease restrictions across Victoria, we are excited to share in partnership with Cardinia Shire Council that we will be returning a number of our programs and services commencing on Thursday 12th November 2020.

With so many great changes occurring, please see an update on our operations and reopening plans based on current Government advice for each service below:


  • Reopening Thursday 12th November 2020.
  • Capacity limit of 20 people (10 per training zone)
  • Return of 60-minute pre-booked sessions (to manage capacity limits)
  • Bookings are open now and can be made HERE

Indoor Pools

  • Reopening Thursday 12th November 2020.
  • Capacity limit of 20 people per pool
  • Return of 60-minute pre-booked sessions (to manage capacity limits)
  • Bookings are open now and can be made HERE
  • Lap swimming, recreational swimming and warm water exercise permitted
  • Changerooms

Aqua and group fitness

  • A capacity limit of 10 people per class
  • A modified timetable in line with our capacity limits – To view current timetable click HERE
  • Bookings are essential and can be made HERE


  • 60-minute pre-booked court sessions
  • A capacity limit of 20 people per session
  • Available for casual shooting and training only (As per Return to Sport Guidelines)
  • Stadium users must bring their own equipment
  • Bookings are essential and can be made HERE

Outdoor Pools

  • Reopening Tuesday 10 November (Koo Wee Rup), Saturday 14November (Pakenham and Garfield) and Friday 27 November (Emerald Wading Pool)
  • Capacity limit of 50 people
  • Bookings not required
  • Recreational swimming, child play and sunbathing permitted

Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre

  • Book – A – Court now open and accepting bookings HERE
  • Classes returning Monday 16th November 2020.
  • Existing Tennis families were notified via email on Monday 9th November 2020.

Swim School

  • Returning to the water Friday 13th November 2020.
  • Existing Swim School families will soon receive a email from Cardinia Life with all the information you need to know about your return.


  • With heavy restrictions currently in place, we are continuing to work on understanding their impact on our operations and ability to run classes
  • We will have further updates later this week via our social media pages


As we continue to operate in a reduced capacity, membership payments will remain on suspension. While we understand this may cause some short-term financial inconvenience, a temporary pay-as-you-go system is the most practical option we can employ to manage the current restrictions. This will continue to be reviewed as restrictions are eased further, with updates to be provided to members via email.

COVID Safe Practices:

The health and safety of our staff, members and customers is always our priority, and we are continually reviewing our operations to ensure we provide a COVID Safe environment for all. When you return, you will notice a number of our safety measures, including:

  • NEW contact tracing processes for all customers
  • NEW dedicated COVID Safe Marshals on-site during all opening hours
  • Mandatory face masks worn by all staff and customers (unless medically exempt or under 12 years of age)
  • Staff regularly disinfecting the facility throughout the day
  • Nightly deep cleaning and disinfection
  • Hygiene and disinfection stations in convenient locations throughout the centre
  • Contactless transactions (where practical)
  • Signage for social distancing and hygiene practices, including floor markings

A final message to our customers:

Some things may be different right now, but in these uncertain times our commitment to delivering a high-quality experience to you hasn’t. Connecting with our community is what drives us every day, and we cannot wait to enjoy seeing your smiling face and welcoming you back to the centre when you return.

Should you have any questions for our team please contact us via our website HERE or by emailing

Until we see you next, please take care, stay safe and thank you once again for your support.