Aquatics and supervision

Active Moreland facilities are an accredited Watch Around Water Facility. The Water Around Water guidelines have been developed by Aquatics & Recreation Victoria and Life Saving Victoria to educate the public about adequate supervision and to encourage parent/guardians to take on this responsibility when visiting a public aquatic facility.

Therefore, the following safe supervision policies must be adhered to:

Children under 5 years old

  • Parents will be issued a yellow wristband from reception upon entry.
  • Children under 5 years old must be constantly supervised by a parent/guardian.
  • Adequate supervision requires the parent/guardian to accompany the child in the water and remain within arm's reach of the child at all times.

Children under 10 years old

  • Will be issued a yellow wristband from reception upon entry.
  • Children under 10 years old will not be admitted without an appropriate parent/guardian.
  • The parent/guardian must be 16 years or over and adhere to all conditions of entry.
  • Children under 10 years old must be constantly supervised by a parent/guardian while in the aquatic area of the centre.
  • The parent/guardian must position himself or herself to have a clear view of the child with no physical or structural barriers between them and the child.

Children 10 years and older

  • For children 10 years and older, parents must use their knowledge of the child's swimming ability to determine the level of supervision required.
  • Parent /guardians are not required to be present in the centre.
Important facts: 
Here are some facts you need to be aware of:
  • The supervision of children in aquatic facilities is not the sole responsibility of lifeguards.
  • Lifeguards are employed on a 1:100 ratio; this is based on the expectation that parents will provide direct supervision of child.
  • Parents are required to provide the constant and direct supervision needed for young children.
For further information on water safety go to:

The Fawkner Lesiure Centre pool and aquatics area is closed for maintenance from 6 May to mid June.