Last updated 25.05.2020 

The Victorian Government made an announcement on Sunday 24 May to ease restrictions. 

The safety of our staff and community is still our number one priority and the City and the YMCA are working together to understand when we can safely reopen the centre.  This may be on or after the dates the Victorian Government has outlined while we re-work our programming to adapt and innovate to comply with new physical distancing and hygiene practices. 

The dates and requirements the Victorian Government has outlined are:

  • From 1 June, swimming pools will be able to open with limits of 20 people and additional safety requirements in place. Community sporting activities will also be permitted with up to 20 people in undivided spaces, provided the sport is outdoors, non-competition, non-contact, and people are able to play 1.5 metres apart.
  • Physical distancing and a limit of up to 20 patrons per space will apply, and indoor venues will be required to keep customer contact details.
  • If community transmission rates continue to remain low and testing rates continue to remain high, the Government has said they will look to further relax restrictions from 22 June. 
  • From that date, indoor fitness and recreation facilities will be able to open with up to 20 people per space and up to 10 people per group or activity at any one time.

However, we reiterate that our opening dates may be on or after the dates the Victorian Government has suggested. 



Information published: 20 March 2020

The health and safety of our staff and customers is our number one priority during the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. 

As part of the City of Greater Bendigo’s planned response to reduce the chance of the virus spreading, we have temporarily closed the Peter Krenz Leisure Centre and all outreaching programs the Y delivers from Monday 23 March until further notice.
We understand how important these facilities are to you as a customer and recognise this is a difficult process for everybody.
We will continue to work with City of Greater Bendigo to ensure we are doing what is best for our community by monitoring the situation very closely and following the advice of the DHHS, so that we can reopen our facilities and recommence outreaching programs as soon as is practical.
Your membership will automatically be placed on free suspension during the time that we are closed, so you won’t be charged.
We will remain contactable throughout the closure period should you have any questions. We will also ensure we provide updates as they become available. In the meantime, you can keep updated via the Peter Krenz Leisure Centre website or our Facebook page.
For more information and the latest on COVID-19, see the DHHS resources.
Please take care of yourselves and others. The sooner we can slow down and stop the spread of coronavirus, the sooner we can return to normality.