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Free Play @ UWA

Kick-start your life at university with a week of free activities
At the University of Western Australia, sport plays a central role in the lives of students and promotes a healthy campus culture. Whether you’re training for a gold medal or looking for a spin, dance or yoga class, UWA Sport offers programs and membership options to suit everyone. 

Come see what all the fuss is about - try all the best of what’s on offer this O-Week with six days of Free Play @ UWA. 

Take time out of your busy schedule with a lunch-time swim, or have a go at free Rise and Shine Yoga; the choice is up to you. You can grab a group of mates and test out your skills in squash or basketball on one of our many courts with free indoor and outdoor court hire across the week.

What's on Offer

There are a tonne of free sessions available across the week, from group fitness classes to free court hire, and our pop-up Indigenous Games activities. These sessions are open to all UWA Students, from freshers to current and returning students. It's first come first served, so get in early to secure your place! 
Students participating in O-Week Yoga

Yoga on the Grass

Perfect for yogis of all levels, enjoy the serenity of yoga and prepare yourself for the big day ahead. 
Location: Great Court South, UWA
Time: Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30-8:15am

Two St. George's students share a high-five in passing on James Oval

Come and Try Indigenous Games

Waabiny is the Noongar word for play, which is exactly what this session is all about! No matter your ability, join us at UWA Sport to play a selection of games from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies all around Australia.
Location: Great Court North, UWA
Time: Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30-3:30pm

  • G'Day from UWA Splash Day

    Cool down and chill out at the UWA Aquatic Centre! Bring your bathers to swim some laps, float on the inflatables, or relax poolside, or join in with other fun activities. The event will also include an opportunity to meet Aussie animals and a mini expo, where you'll be able to chat with staff from different areas across UWA who offer support services to students.

    Location: UWA Aquatic Centre
    Time: Thursday 23 February 2023, 12-2pm

  • Free Court Hire

    Come along and have a hit or shoot around with your friends for free this O-Week!

    View the full timetable to see available sessions. 

  • Free Fitness Classes

    Try the best UWA Sport has to offer by attending a Group Fitness class for free this O-Week!

    View the full timetable to see available sessions. 

  • Free Swimming Sessions

    Students swim for free during our public swimming sessions this O-Week!

    View the full timetable to see available sessions. 

  • UWA parkrun

    A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

    Find out more on the official parkrun website.

  • O-Day Festival

    Come say hi at the Guild O-Day Festival! We will have plenty of activities and giveaways, as well as almost 30 sporting clubs you can join!

    Find out more from the UWA Guild

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Mon-Fri: 6am to 11pm
Sat-Sun: 8am to 9pm


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