The Forum, University

The University of Newcastle,
University Drive,
Callaghan NSW 2308

Contact us
Phone: +61 2 4921 7001
Fax: +61 2 4921 7005

  • 50 Metre Indoor Heated Pool

    The eight lane, 50 metre indoor heated pool has seating for approximately 400 spectators. The state-of-the-art UV filtration system provides water quality beneficial to your eyes and breathing. Aquatics activities range from Learn to Swim to Aqua Fitness and every exercise program is completed in a light and airy environment. Join Swimfit and get great results!

  • Cafe

    Check out the great daily deals at Espresso Plus Cafe, located on Reception level at The Forum Sports & Aquatic Centre, University.  With a great range of food and drinks to choose from, Espresso Plus will satisfy any appetite.

  • Cardio Zone

    A massive Zone featuring state-of-the-art equipment including elliptical cross trainers, stationary bikes, rowers, steppers and treadmills with iPod and MP3 integration.

  • Childminding

    Let us help you out while you work out!  Offering a variety of exciting activities to entertain and educate your child while you workout. Childminding memberships are also available and give you access to childminding facilities at both Forum venues. 
No booking required. Just drop in.

    9:00am - 1:30pm  
    Tues 9:00am - 1:30pm 4:15pm - 6:30pm
    Wed 9:00am - 1:30pm  
    Thurs 9:00am - 12:00pm 4:15pm - 6:30pm
    Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm  
    Sat 7:00am - 10:30am  

      1 Child
    2 Children
    1 Month
    12 Months $286.00
    Direct Debit
    paid fortnightly
    $12.95 $24.95
    Casual  $6.00 per child

  • Climbing Wall

    Experience the extreme world of rock climbing on our Climbing Wall, one of the highest in Australia.

    Monday 5.30pm - 8.30pm
    Wednesday 5.30pm - 8.30pm
    Friday 5.30pm - 8.30pm
    Saturday  12.00 - 5.00pm

    Casual Prices

      Single Session 10 Pack
    Adult Climb $14.50  $145.00
    Concession Climb $12.50  $125.00
    UoN Students Climb  $9.50  $95.00
    Harness Hire  $5.00 -

    Special Offer

    10 pack Purchase a 10 pack and
    get the 11th climb FREE

  • Cycle Zone

    A purpose built cycling studio with the latest in Body Bike technology. Listen to the music as you travel through a cityscape while you burn calories and improve your fitness.

  • Dietitian

    The Forum has its very own Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) who is registered with Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA) to provide nutritional assessments for a range of individual needs.

    What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian?

    An APD has gained a nationally recognised university qualification that allows them to help individuals and groups understand the relationship between food and health. APDs undertake ongoing education and training to ensure the most up to date knowledge is obtained. APDs are trained to assess nutrition needs of individuals and groups, they can also assist people in the management of medical and health conditions using Medical Nutrition Therapy.

    What is the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

    In Australia all APD’s are also Accredited Nutritionist, however NOT all nutritionists are dietitians. The key difference is that a dietitian has undertaken a course of study that includes extensive theory, supervised & assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.

    Our Dietitian can provide dietetic services on a range of topics and conditions

    APD’s have extensive knowledge and consulting with a Dietitian can provide you with an array of health benefits and advice on:
    • Weight Loss/Gain
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Conditions (IBS, constipation, reflux, diarrhoea)
    • High Blood Pressure
    • General Healthy Eating
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Improving energy


    Private Health Funds
    Our Dietitian is registered with major health funds. Payment is accepted at time of consultation and a receipt issued for you to take to your individual health fund.

    Medicare EPC Referrals
    Our Dietitian is registered with Medicare to provide services as part of the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program. Please ask your GP if you qualify for an EPC referral. If so, you can claim a rebate back through Medicare for up to five visits to us over a calendar year. We request payment at time of consultation and issue a receipt. You will be required to take the receipt to Medicare to claim your rebate. This is not a bulk bill service.

    To find out more about our Dietetic services or make an appointment please contact our Dietitian Sarah directly on

  • Group Fitness

    Offering over 60 classes and a variety of appealing and accessible programs everyday. From the more specialised workouts of BODY BALANCE® and Step to the great experience of Total Body Workout and Sculpt.

    Use the timetable search to find classes that will suit you!

  • Indoor Courts

    Two multi purpose courts are available for activities such as basketball, volleyball, netball and badminton. Book the court with your friends or join one of our social sport competitions!

  • Personal Training

    Work with our Personal Trainers to effectively utilise your time, keep motivated and stay on track. Our programs are focused around your needs and goals – book your starter session today!

    All 12 month members receive a complimentary PT starter pack valued at $110, a great way to get a taste of what PT can do for you.

  • Strength Training Zone

    The Strength Training Zone is one of a kind with the latest in Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment that will revolutionise your resistance training program using pin-loaded machines, free weights and a dedicated Express Zone for those on a tight schedule.


Opening Hours

Monday 5:30am - 10:00pm
Tuesday 5:30am - 10:00pm
Wednesday 5:30am - 10:00pm
Thursday 5:30am - 10:00pm
Friday 5:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 7:00am - 9:00pm


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