Venue Information

Leisuretime is Geelong's largest indoor open spaced stadium and is a truly multi-purpose venue with something for people of all ages and abilities. Located just 6km from Geelong's CBD, just 1.5km off the Melbourne Road and 1km from the new Geelong Ring Road, the Leisuretime Centre is located at 262-282 Anakie Road in Norlane (Melways ref. 431 G12).

Leisuretime has facilities for sports such as basketball, netball, squash, volleyball, badminton, futsal and many more. Leisuretime is also a great venue for meetings, large events, and expos.


Sporting Facilities

The Leisuretime centre provides a range of different sporting facilities and equipment. Including 4 Basketball courts, 8 outdoor netball courts c omplete with bench shelters for each court, and 2 indoor courts. 8 glass backed racquetball courts with a Mezzanine / Viewing area. 6 Volleyball courts, 22 Badminton courts including the purpose built 6 court Badminton Geelong stadium, 3 Futsal courts, 2 Indoor Touch Rugby courts, 3 Handball courts. A Badminton Stadium including 6 indoor badminton courts. A Large Multi-Purpose room with Kitchen. Meeting / Training room facilities, Crèche area and a Mezzanine / Viewing area in between main stadiums.

Hire Rates

Indoor Basketball / Netball Court:
Peak $31.50
Off Peak $25.50
Outdoor Netball Court:
Peak $8.50
Off Peak $6.50
Indoor Soccer / Volleyball Court:
Peak $33.50
Off Peak $28.00
Badminton Court:
Peak $13.00
Off Peak $11.00
Squash / Racquetball Court:
Peak $18.00
Off Peak $14.50
Multi-Purpose Room:
Peak $20.00
Off Peak $18.00
Meeting Room:
Peak $31.00
Off Peak $18.50
Casual Shooting:
Flat Rate $3.50
Entry Fee
(Applies for tournaments only)
Adult $2.00
Child $1.00

Venue History

The Shire of Corio built the venue which was then known as Corio Leisuretime Centre in 1976 on Council owned land. The Centre was built at a cost of $1.3 million and grants were received from State and Federal Governments to assist in funding the project. The centre was predominantly built for the sports of Badminton and Basketball with the Geelong Badminton Association Inc and the Geelong Amateur Basketball Association the original tenants of the centre. The Geelong Amateur Volleyball Association was invited to join the venue as a tenant in 1980.

The Geelong Badminton Association Inc negotiated an agreement with the Shire of Corio in 1984 for the development of a new six court Badminton annex to be built on the site. The Badminton Association contributed $190,000 to the cost of this development and entered into a 30-year lease with the Shire of Corio for these facilities. Leisuretime was again expanded in 1987 with the construction of eight squash courts.

The Shire of Corio directly managed the centre until 1994 when an agreement with Life Be in It was formed. In 1996 Life Be in It surrendered their agreement and the Geelong Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) undertook the management until 1999 when the City of Greater was successful in securing the management and operation contract. Both management agreements with Life Be in It and GABA were ceased due to pressures to achieve agreed financial outcomes.

Today, Leisuretime is managed by the City of Greater Geelong Sport & Recreation department and is governed by the 5-year Sport Venues Strategic Plan that was implemented in 2011 and being developed by a series of venue managers in 2010.


Environment

Sustainability Victoria

During Sustainability Victoria’s Waste Wise Program, our venue was bronze accredited.

Waste Wise was a practical, step-by-step program inspiring Victorians to minimise waste and maximise the efficient use of valuable resources. Joining Waste Wise was entirely voluntary and there were no costs involved in participation.

We are committed to participating in future programs and reducing waste in all areas of our operations.

Visit Sustainability Victoria's webpage to see what you can do to help the environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question
Can people come in for a casual shoot around of basketball?

Yes, the public are welcome to come in and play casual basketball at any time during opening hours and it only costs $4.00. Be sure to call ahead to ensure there is space available.


Question
Can Leisuretime be hired for Children’s Birthday parties?

Leisuretime cannot currently be hired out for Children’s birthday parties. Please see Indoor Leisure Centres for venues that may be able to assist.


Question
What public amenities are available at Leisuretime?

Toilets, canteen and general seating areas.


Question
Can I purchase food or beverage at Leisuretime?

Yes, the canteen in open most evenings selling a large variety of hot and cold food, confectionary, and drinks.


Question
Are there licensed bars available?

No, Leisuretime does not have a liquor license and alcohol cannot be consumed in the venue unless proper permission is obtained.



Contact us

  • Online  Email us, feedback
  • Phone  03 5272 4990
  • Fax  03 5275 7390
  • Address  262-282 Anakie Road,
    Norlane, 3214

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday:  9:00am - 10:45pm
  • Friday:                             9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday:                        8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday:                          Closed
  • Public holidays and school holidays hours vary.