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Premier's Active April 2017

Welcome to Premier’s Active April 2017

This April, step up the amount of physical activity in your life and get more active, more often. All it takes is 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April.

Get started by Registering on the Active April website and then logging in to the Active April Activity Tracker to track your progress throughout the month. You can also create and join teams to get others involved and enjoy fun and fitness together.

Just by registering to take part in Premier’s Active April 2017 you get*:

  • 10 free passes to a participating YMCA or local government leisure facilities  
  • 15% off at Sportsmart in store and online
  • free one hour tennis court hire at Melbourne Park or Albert Reserve  
  • one free Get into Cardio Tennis session  
  • a 2 for 1 ticket offer to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  • 20% off any annual membership with Cycling Victoria
  • chance to win some great prizes, including entry in a draw to win tickets to the 2018 Australian Tennis Open Finals, a $1,500 bike voucher or a GoPro camera
  • Please read before using your Active April card.

* Terms & conditions apply to all offers and prizes - please read terms & conditions before using your Active April Card. Find out more here.

Events throughout Banyule

As part of Premier's Active April, sporting clubs, leisure centres and community groups have organised a range of  events throughout April, a month when all Victorians are encouraged to do 30 minutes of physical activity each day. All events are free, bookings required.

All activities are listed below:

Ivanhoe Aquatic Centre and Olympic Leisure Centre

7 Day Free Trial

  • Participants able to access Gym, Group Fitness classes, Pool facilities
  • Available at Ivanhoe Aquatic

Banyule Leisure Members Free Guest Pass

  • Current members to be sent a complimentary ‘Train with a Friend’ pass – one free session only
  • Valid for use during the month of April 2017
  • Ivanhoe Aquatic Centre and Olympic Leisure Centre

Free Introductory Personal Training Session (valued at$47)

  • Includes 15 minute consultation and 30 minute Personal Training session – one free session
  • Valid only between 9am & 12pm every Tuesday (except Anzac Day 25th April), Wednesday & Friday (Except Good Friday 14th April) during April
  • Bookings are ESSENTIAL
  • Available at Ivanhoe Aquatic Centre

Free Adult Swim Lessons

  • All abilities
  • Available at Ivanhoe Aquatic and Olympic Leisure Centre
  • Bookings are ESSENTIAL
  • Available at Ivanhoe Aquatic Centre and Olympic Leisure Centre

Teen Classes – (combination of pilates, ballet and Zumba)

  • Teen Barre Tuesdays @ 4.30pm
  • Teen Dance @ 4.30pm
  • Tuesday Barre on 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th April
  • Thursday Dance 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th April
  • Open to ages 13-16
  • Available at Ivanhoe Aquatic Centre

Seniors Fall Prevention classes

  • Monday 3rd, 10th, 24th (No class on Monday 17th April)
  • 9.30am start
  • Available at Ivanhoe Aquatic Centre

Living Longer, Living Stronger (LLLS) - Free introductory consultation with instructor – one session only

Diamond Valley 50+
37 Lanbourne Road, Watsonia 

Free activities

Tai Chi Qugong

  • Come along for a FREE session of Tai Chi Qugong on Monday 3 April, 11am to 11.30am. Tai Chi helps improve your health, strength, balance, concentration and mental well-being and is loads of fun.

Zumba Gold Class with Deb

  •  Try a FREE session on Monday 24 April, 10am to 10.45am. Shake it at your own pace. This session is perfect for all fitness levels.

Aerobics for 50+ years

  • Come along and try a FREE session of Aerobics on Thursday 13 April from 10 am to 10.45am,
  • or try a gentle Aerobics session on Thursday 13 April from 10.45am to 11.30am, this class is designed for those less active (session is with Debbie).

Carpet Bowls and Cards

  • Try carpet bowls or cards for FREE during April on Monday or Thursday afternoons from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Free Dance - Old Time/New Vogue

  • Every Saturday afternoon during the month of April from 1.30pm to 4pm. Even if you don’t dance come along and listen to the music and have a cuppa.

For further information, phone 9016 8238, email or visit

Bowling at Heidelberg Bowling Club - Stradbroke Avenue, Heidelberg

Free bowling each Wednesday with tuition and all equipment provided.

Come along from 1.15pm and 6.30pm

For further information please contact Brian James on 0428 713 578. No bookings required.

Walking U3A

Free walking group on Tuesday 11 April at 9.30am

An easy 3.5 km walk at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster followed by a coffee and a chat.

Meet at The Boulevarde car park off George Street, Doncaster

For more information contact Jo on 9077 0882 or Elizabeth on 9459 7891

Macleod YMCA

Activity name


Time Description

Family Kettlebell

Friday (7/4, 21/4, 28/4)

6pm-6:30pm (30min)

A medium to high intensity class using a bell shaped weight called a kettlebell.

Family Flow

Every Thursday in April

4pm-4:45pm (45min)

A low intensity class using the yoga postures to develop a sequence.

Family Meditation

Every Thursday in April

4pm-4:15pm (15min)

A quiet time where you can sit or lay down while being guided through a meditation.

Family Boxing

Saturdays (8/4, 22/4, 29/4)

8:10am-9am (50min)

A medium to high intensity class where you partner up with someone and have fun punching while the other person holds the pads. Boxing equipment are supplied.

Family Special Forces

Sundays (2/4, 9/4, 23/4, 30/4)

11:15am-12pm (45min)

A medium to high intensity class held in the stadium with a variety of boot camp style drills.

For further information please call Macleod YMCA on 9459 9022.

Ivanhoe Library

Meditation, Thursday 6 April
7pm - 8pm

Watsonia Library

Meditation, Tuesday 18 April
7pm - 8pm

Neighbour Day - Sunday 26 March 2017

Neighbour Day, Australia’s annual celebration of community, brings together people from next door, across the street or down the road for a beer, a barbie or just a cuppa!

Held annually on the last Sunday in March, it’s the perfect day to get together with neighbours and thank them for being there when you need them the most.

If you are interested in celebrating Neighbour Day, why not hold a party in your street? We can assist you with road closures and public liability. Visit our website and search for our Neighbourhood Street Party Guide.