Sports and leisure
If you want to join a sporting club or other interest group, then this is the place for you. Some of our sports and leisure facilities include:
Skate/BMX facilities within the Shire
We have three concrete Skate/BMX facilities and one BMX Dirt Jump site:
Fergusons Paddock Hurstbridge mini ramp
Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, Hurstbridge
Melway Reference: 185 K7
Diamond Creek Skate Park
Elizabeth Street, Diamond Creek
Melway Reference: 12 A5
Eltham Skate Park
Alistair Knox Park West, corner of Bridge and Susan Streets, Eltham
Melway Reference: 21 H6
Eltham BMX Dirt Jumps
Behind Living & Learning Nillumbik, Pitt Street, Eltham
Melway Reference: 21 H7
Hurstbridge Skate Park
1022 Heidelberg-kinglake Rd
Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia 3099
Melway Reference: 263 A7
For more information, email Denzil Bentley or phone on 9433 3327.
Eltham Leisure Centre: Youth membership
YMCA Youth Gym encourages young people aged between 10-15 years to get active and stay that way. Youth Gym members gain confidence and become healthier, happier and more comfortable with exercising.
Youth Gym membership has two categories:
- Kids Gym – ages 10-12
- Teen Gym – ages 13-15
Youth Gym includes access to family-friendly group fitness classes, health club (during specific hours for Kids Gym), an initial planning session and exercise demonstrations. Personal training is available at an extra cost.
For more information, phone 9439 2266 or visit Eltham Leisure Centre
Diamond Creek Community Centre: Youth membership
High School Memberships
Encouraging kids 12–17 to get active at a young age and establish healthy routines for life.
Our High School membership includes a Health Planning Session with a qualified Trainer to tailor an exercise program just for you.
Access is provided to the Health Club, including cardio and resistance training equipment, as well as Group Fitness classes including Les Mills and Freestyle sessions (must be at least 16 years old to attend BodyPump)
All staff in the Centre hold Working with Children Checks, and abide by YMCA Policy for the Safeguarding of Children and Young People
Go to the Diamond Creek Community Centre website to have one of our friendly staff members contact you or call 9438 5299 and make an appointment to get started today
Local Sporting Champions program
Young people find it difficult to meet the ongoing and significant costs associated with participation at sporting competitions, particularly those from regional areas.
The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of:
- uniforms or equipment when competing
- coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.
For more information, go to Australian Sports Commission
Diamond Valley Library
The Diamond Valley Library runs a lot of free activities and leisure groups within its walls. Chess club, book clubs, language classes and many more to cater for the more curious minds.
To see all the programs Diamond Valley has to offer, check out Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Access for All Abilities
Disability Sport & Recreation provides and promotes sport and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities throughout Victoria. People with disabilities can engage in many different types of sport and recreation pursuits.
For most sports, if the activity doesn’t work for all abilities, it can usually be adapted to enable everyone to participate. There are sport and recreation activities available to suits all types of disabilities, level of ability and activity interests. To find sport and recreation options near you. Go to Disability Sports Recreation