Branding: Yawa Aquatic Centre

The official Yawa Aquatic Centre brand and website

We are excited to share with you the official branding and website for Mornington Peninsula Shire’s new Yawa Aquatic Centre in Rosebud.

The new branding and website can be seen at yawa.com.au and on Facebook and Instagram @yawaac.

The brand draws inspiration from the name, the facility design and the unique coastal landscape of the Mornington Peninsula.

Water is an intrinsic part of life on the Peninsula, surrounded as we are by Port Phillip, Western Port and Bass Strait.

The brand new facility website has been designed in collaboration with Belgravia Leisure, Mornington Peninsula Shire and creative consultants Studio Binocular, to tell the story behind the milestone Yawa Aquatic Centre.

To find out more visit yawa.com.au or email customer service at yawa@belgravialeisure.com.au.

Learn more about becoming a member!

The Yawa Aquatic Centre facility website is now live!

Visit to learn about memberships, Learn to Swim and programs and services.

You can also subscribe to the Yawa Aquatic Centre VIP mailing list to receive membership news and updates - visit the facility website and complete the subscribe form at the bottom of the homepage.

Face to face foundation membership sales

Due to forecast weather conditions the Yawa team will not be at the Sorrento Foreshore on Friday 15 January OR Saturday 16 January.

You can meet and chat to the Yawa team:

Portsea Craft Market – Quarantine Station

Sunday 17 January

9am - 2pm

Dromana Foreshore Playground

Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 January

9am - 3pm

Mornington Racecourse Craft Market

Saturday 23 January

3pm - 8pm

Rosebud Foreshore

Monday 25 January

9am - 3pm

For more information on membership and to sign up to become a Foundation Member with no joining fee, please visit yawa.com.au or call us on 1300 080 397.

Construction update

Construction is well underway for the new Yawa Aquatic Centre in Rosebud.

Yawa Aquatic Centre will feature:

  • 50m indoor pool
  • Learn to Swim Pool
  • Warm water program pool
  • a multi-purpose room for health and fitness classes
  • gymnasium
  • a wellness centre featuring consulting, steam and sauna rooms catering for specialist services such as massage and physiotherapy, relaxation, older adults and sports recovery
  • a café offering high-quality food services
  • high priority disability access
  • access ramps to the main pool, learn-to-swim pool and warm water program pool
  • wheelchair access to the spa within the warm water program pool
  • family change rooms for persons with a disability or special needs

Latest news

Latest news on the the Yawa Aquatic Centre

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Yawa Aquatic Centre

The name decision was made at the Council meeting on Tuesday 28 July 2020 where Councillors considered the results of a community vote on five shortlisted names and decided to endorse Yawa Aquatic Centre as the official name. This decision follows extensive community consultation including the community vote in June 2020. The voting process resulted in the submission of over 5,000 voting surveys on a preferred name for the new Aquatic Centre.

“Yawa” is the local indigenous word for “swim”, or “to swim”. It is a simple and unique name which represents the purpose of the facility. “Yawa” is implicitly local and draws on a language which reflects over 40,000 years of history.

    Take a look at the plans for our new Aquatic Centre

    Watch the video for a sneak preview of the Rosebud Aquatic Centre.
    *Final facility may be subject to design changes

    Aquatic Centre Detailed Design Plans

    (Plans current at June 2019)

    Download: Detail Design Plans of Our Aquatic Centre - Floorplans

    Download: Detail Design Plans of Our Aquatic Centre - Renders

    Aquatic Centre Concept Plans

    Three concept plans were developed for the proposed public swimming pool in Rosebud.

    Land adjoining the Shire offices in Besgrove Street was been named as the preferred site for the pool, which is expected to expedite the development of an aquatic facility in Rosebud

    The concept plans include options for a 25-metre indoor pool, a 50-metre indoor pool and a 50-metre outdoor pool. All options include a learn to swim pool, warm water program pool and associated health, fitness and well-being facilities.

    The mix of components shown in the three concept plans will provide for traditional aquatic pool programs including training, school competitions, education, health and fitness and special events.

    The concepts also show several health, fitness and wellness components such as:

    • a multi-purpose room for health and fitness classes
    • a wellness centre featuring consulting, steam and sauna rooms catering for specialist services such as massage and physiotherapy, relaxation, older adults and sports recovery
    • a café offering high-quality food services
    • high priority disability access
      • access ramps to the main pool (25 metre and 50 metre options), learn-to-swim pool and warm water program pool
      • wheelchair access to the spa within the warm water program pool
      • family change rooms for persons with a disability or special needs
      • all the pool decks will be on the same level avoiding the need for any lifts.

    Download: Concept 1 - 25m indoor pool

    Download: Concept 2 - 50m indoor pool

    Download: Concept 3 - 50m outdoor pool

    Belgravia Leisure has been awarded tender for Aquatic Centre management

    Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has appointed Belgravia Leisure as the facility manager of the Rosebud Aquatic Centre at its Council meeting on Tuesday 26 November 2019. Belgravia Leisure will commence working with Council in January 2020 for a five-year period.

    This tenure will include Belgravia Leisure supporting Council in the establishment and management of the day to day the operations of the state-of-the-art new aquatic and recreation facility.

    The Shire is improving intersection safety at Boneo Road/Besgrove Street, Rosebud ahead of the opening of the new Aquatic Centre.

    To provide safe access to the new Aquatic Centre in Rosebud, changes will be made including the installation of traffic signals and a right turn ban from Boneo Road into Allambi Avenue. These changes will be made in late 2020.

    Read more about this project on the Boneo Road Traffic Signalling Change page.