The Dimboola Health & Fitness Centre is a modern multi-purpose sporting and community facility located in Dimboola, halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, and centrally located within the Wimmera.
The function rooms, kitchen, gym, and outdoor playing surface are located adjacent to Dimboola Memorial Secondary College and the facility is overseen by a committee comprising representatives of local user groups.
During winter the Centre hosts rounds of the Wimmera Hockey Association's competition, while the summer months see tennis in the Dimboola & District Tennis Association take advantage of the twelve courts lined on the pitch.
Pre-emptive closure of school grounds on high fire risk days
The Department of Education has declared that on Catastrophic fire days, the school grounds will be closed to any persons.
This will mean that the Dimboola Health and Fitness Centre gym, function rooms and pitch area will not be accessible for use on these days.
It is important to note that the Department will declare that the school grounds are to be closed by 3pm on the day PRIOR to a catastrophic day. This declaration will NOT be withdrawn, even if a cool change comes through.
In other words, it could be raining and the school will still remain shut, with signage posted at each access gate stating this.
For further clarification, please contact Dimboola Memorial Secondary College on (03) 5389 1460.
The playing surface at the Dimboola Health and Fitness Centre is fully fenced and is large enough to include a full sized hockey pitch (91.40 m x 55 m) plus the regulation run-off area all around the edge of the field. This area is lined for both hockey and twelve tennis courts but the all-weather nature of the surface and the competition standard lighting makes the ground perfect for many other sports either as a competition or training venue.
The multi-purpose function room can be divided into two spaces which are regularly used as class rooms by the Dimboola Memorial Secondary College but can also be hired for meetings, seminars or other functions such as wedding receptions. This area is accessed either through the main entrance to the building and the entry foyer or directly from the spectator terraces.
The room overlooks the playing surface through large windows and glass doors which makes an ideal place to view sport from during inclement weather and it is furnished with tables and chairs, a wide screen television and an interactive computer screen for when they are used for more formal functions.
The adjacent fully equipped kitchen has a servery directly into the function room and is accessed from the internal corridor meaning less interruption to meetings whilst meals or refreshments are prepared. There is also a servery opening out onto the outdoor spectator terraces allowing meetings to be conducted whilst the playing area is also in use.
The children's playground at the Dimboola Health and Fitness Centre is fully fenced and sheltered and has an assortment of equipment to keep young children occupied and amused in a safe environment whilst parents are using the gym, engaging in sport or meeting in the function rooms.
Our function rooms open onto a spectator terrace which looks over the playing surface. The surface is lined with one hockey pitch, including four training Ds, and twelve tennis courts.
You can have a look at our facilities in the Virtual Tour on the DMSC website. Scroll through to Synthetic Pitch, Meeting Room and Classroom, and Gymnasium.
Enquiries and bookings can be directed to the Dimboola Memorial Secondary College general office on (03) 5389 1460.