WELCOMING EVERYONE TO EXPERIENCE THE INCLUSIVITY AT MONASH SPORT! Register here
Monash Sport invites you to Pool Pride Night, our annual event celebrating the LGBTIQA+ community and promoting our safe and inclusive Doug Ellis Swimming Pool at Monash Sport Clayton.
Enjoy inclusive swimming, pool games, aqua fun classes, pool inflatables, a visit from the incredible Pattie Choux and music. Plus sauna, spa and steam room access.
Pool Pride Night is just one aspect of our inclusion initiatives to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome in our facilities at Monash Sport. You don't have to be a Monash University student or staff member to attend this event, EVERYONE can come along to enjoy free activities and try out our aquatic facilities. Plus meet new friends and our friendly staff team! #MonashSport #LGBTIQAMonash
Frequently asked questions
We use the term ‘inclusive’ to highlight that this event is an inclusive and safe space for the LGBTIQA+ community and their families and friends.
What is Diversity and Inclusion Week? Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Week is an annual campaign coordinated by Respectful Communities and delivered by members of the Monash University community. The week provides a prime opportunity for staff and students and the wider community across all Australian campuses to explore and celebrate our diverse community with a variety of fun and educational events.
This event is for EVERYONE! The LGBTIQA+ community, their family and friends. You do not have to be a Monash University student or staff member to attend Monash Sport facilities, everyone is welcome! Register for a free ticket here to secure your spot.
Monash Sport is a Watch Around Water facility. Watch Around Water is a joint initiative program between Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) and Life Saving Victoria (LSV) to assist in the education of parents/guardians about the appropriate supervision of children around aquatic environments. As such, children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a guardian for this event.
Car parking is available on campus in close proximity to Monash Sport. The closest car park to Monash Sport is the south-east car park, highlighted pink on the university parking map. Monash University Clayton Campus Map
Public Transport - The link below lists public transport connections to and between our campuses, including trains, buses and trams. Monash University public transport
Inter-campus shuttle bus - Regular, free shuttle buses (with free Wi-Fi) link our Clayton campus with our Caulfield and Peninsula campuses, and our Peninsula campus to Frankston Railway Station. Just show your valid Monash student or staff card to use the service, which also accepts children, aged under four. Inter-campus shuttle bus
As part of the University's Diversity and Inclusion Week, we're hosting Pool Pride Night to show our support for the LGBTIQA+ community and to communicate that our facilities are a safe space where everyone can feel comfortable participating in aquatic activities with everyone else without fear of resistance for being who you are.
Pride Pool Night is just one aspect of our inclusion initiatives to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome in our facilities.
Enjoy a variety of offerings:
- Lap swimming
- Sauna, spa and steam room
- Swim instructors available throughout the night
- DJ Duchess Kay dropping amazing beats
- Aqua Fun classes (15-minute duration): 6.30pm and 7pm
- Pool inflatables and games
- A visit from the incredible Pattie Choux
- Free snacks and giveaways
- Respectful Communities providing resources and information space
It's completely up to you if you would like to swim at Pool Pride Night, but we do hope you will find this to be the perfect opportunity to try out our pools in an inclusive and comfortable environment. Alternatives to swimming include:
- Dancing away to the DJ tunes
- Taking part in our aqua class next to the pool
- Sitting on the side of the pool/ dipping your toes/legs in
- Sauna and steam room
Security will be roaming the campus as usual on this day.
Should you feel unsafe at any time please see a Monash Sport staff member.
Security can be contacted on 9902 7777 (ext: 27777) or for emergencies 333 from an internal Monash Sport phone (valid across all campuses).
A wheelchair-accessible ramp is available at the Scenic Boulevard main entrance to Monash Sport; the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool has a hoist if required for entry/exit to the main & leisure pool and a lift is available to access the second level of the Fitness Centre.
All Monash Sport sites, provide female, male and all-gender/accessible toilets.
Please speak to a Monash Sport staff member if you require any assistance on 9905 4102.
- Drink bottle
- Registration confirmation
Pattie Choux will be in attendance
She’s vivacious, flakey, and full of hot air. She’s your hostess with the mostest, the joie de vivre of drag, not at all French, and the camp gal pal you call on when your life is getting you down. Pattie is doing a PhD in queer health, she works in LGBTIQA+ human rights, and teaches psychology & queer rights.
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Experience our great facilities and Group Fitness classes for FREE! Kick start a healthy habit by trialling our membership offerings for free* at any of our centres. The trial includes access to the fitness centres, group fitness classes and aquatic facilities.*Not valid with any other offer. Limit one (1) Two Week Free trial per new customer. Visit any of our Service Desk's to redeem your trial. Simply visit any of our Monash Sport Service Desks to redeem your trial. Most importantly our trial will showcase our inclusive, accessible facilities as well as our friendly and helpful team.