Free Social Sport - just turn up and join in!

If you like getting active, without the hassle of training and membership fees, check out the free social sport and other activities on the calendar below.


  • The social sport program runs during semester only and is available to both staff and students.

  • No team? No worries! We make up teams each day, so don't worry if you're not part of a team; it's relaxed, inclusive and a popular way to meet new friends.



Social Sport Facebook Community Group

Join more than 2000 members in our social sport community group on Facebook for the latest updates, events and other sporting opportunities.  

Find our Facebook Group Page here. 


Social Sport and Fitness program

Staff and students are able to participate in all of the program offerings, excluding the student-only 'Learn to Swim' and 'UNIcycle' classes.

**Please note social sport runs during semester only**



Free Tennis Court Hire

Days & times: Tuesday 12-1pm & Thursday 12-1pm 
Location: RMIT Sports Centre, Bundoora West Campus 
RMIT students and staff have access to 1 hour FREE court hire at our brand new tennis courts. Visit the Sports Centre reception team during the allocated times and present them with your student or staff card to claim your court. Tennis racquets and balls are available for free hire during this time.



Days & times: Thursday 4-7pm 

Location: A’Beckett courts, City campus 

RMIT Sport will be hosting a weekly themed multi-sport event. There will be FREE food, music, entertainment and all your favourite sports! There’s no need to register, either come by yourself or bring a friend, as we make up teams on the day. It’s fun, social and all skill levels are welcome. 

WK2 THURS 1ST AUG: Redbacks - Wear black & red  

WK4 THURS 15th AUG: 80s

WK5 THURS 22ND AUG: Thrift shop 

WK6 THURS 29TH AUG: Around the World - wear your country's colours 

WK7 THURS 12TH SEPT: R U OK Day - wear yellow 

WK8 THURS 19TH SEPT: PRIDE – wear rainbow colours

WK 9 THURS 26TH SEPT: Footy fun - wear your AFL team's colours

WK 10 THURS 3RD OCT:  National Breast Cancer Awareness– wear pink  

WK11 THURS 10TH OCT: Retro 

WK 12 THURS 17TH OCT: Halloween



Days & times: Mondays & Wednesdays - times vary 

Location: Hardrock Climbing,  4/8 Franklin St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Description: Learn to climb in a fun & inclusive environment and meet like-minded students who are into rock-climbing, close to campus. 

Open to all students and skill levels. 

We suggest all participants to wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the activity; no skirts, dresses, jewellery or tight jeans. All long hair must be tied back & appropriate footwear worn (no sandals). 

Just $5 per session 




RMIT Social Run Club

Days: Monday & Wednesday 8:30am

Location: Please meet at the Building 51 Bike Hub

The RMIT Social Run Club is led by sport staff member Sarah Mckenna. There is no need to register, just show up and join the group. The group will meet at the Building 51 Bike Hub at 8:30am & each run will be at roughly 5.30–6 min/per km pace. Please note the first session on Wednesday 11th September will commence at 8am and will be at roughly 6 min/per km pace.
11/09       2-5 km (8am)
16/09       2-5 km
18/09       3-7 km
23/09       4-8 km
25/09       3-7 km
30/09       3-6 km
2/10         5-9 km
7/10         3-6 km
9/10         2-5 km


Days & times: Wednesday 12:30pm –1:30pm 

Location: Court 4, RMIT Sports Centre, Bundoora West Campus  

RMIT offers FREE social badminton every week, run by students of the School of Chinese Medicine. There’s no need to register, either come by yourself or bring a friend, as we make up teams on the day. It’s fun, social and all skill levels are welcome.  



Days & times: Tuesday 12pm-12:45pm & Friday 12pm-12:45pm

Location: Bld 08.03.28, City Campus 


Classes are on a first come, first serve basis, our group fitness room is limited to 20 participants per class. All staff and students automatically have swipe access on their student/staff cards to the group fitness room.

The rooms can be found next to the staff fitness gym, the entrance is next to RUSU real foods café.  

There are change rooms and showers located outside the Group Fitness room. Fitness mats are provided in this space.


Days & times: Monday 2:30pm-3:30pm, Tuesday 10am-11am (FEMALE ONLY), Thursday 2:30pm-3:30pm from week commencing 19th of August and running for 6 weeks.  

Location: Melbourne City Baths 

Learn to Swim classes will teach you important swimming survival skills and water safety knowledge, while helping you improve your swimming technique and water confidence. There will be three classes running at the same time each week over a 6 week block. Students will have access to a private pool for their lessons with 1 instructor per 8 students, privacy screens will be used during the female only sessions. Students will receive a merchandise pack including a bag, towel & water bottle during their first session.  

This program sponsored by Medibank, you will need to pay $50 to register and if you attend 4/6 classes you will be refunded the registration fee.  



Days & times: 

Melbourne City Baths 

Monday 11am-12pm

Wednesday 3-4pm 

Friday 11am-12pm


Brunswick Baths

Monday 3-4pm 

Wednesday 10am-11am 

Friday 3-4pm


WaterMarc Greensborough

Tuesday 12pm-1pm 

Wednesday 12pm-1pm



Swimming is offered across all three campuses, simply turn up at the designated aquatics centre during the allocated 1 hour, present your RMIT Student / Staff ID card to reception and enjoy FREE access to the facilities. Locker hire included.


Football skills with Melbourne City FC

Dates & times: Wednesdays 12:45pm-2:45pm

Wednesday 18th September
Wednesday 25th September
Wednesday 2nd October
Wednesday 9th October
Wednesday 16th October

Location: A’beckett Square, City Campus (behind building 80)

Come along to our FREE Social Football Program with specialist coaching from Melbourne City Football Club.

Sessions will run for two hours and incorporate drills, challenges and fun matches.
RMIT Students only. All skills and abilities are welcome!

Register Here


Days & times: Friday 10am-11am  

Location: 08.03.10, City Campus  

Every Friday morning RMIT offers free table tennis in NAS (next to RUSU real foods café). No need to register, either come by yourself or bring a friend for doubles. It’s fun, social and inclusive –all skill levels welcome. 


Days & times: Friday 12-2pm 

Location: A’beckett Square, City Campus 

Street Cricket is offered every Friday lunchtime at A’beckett square (behind building 80) think backyard cricket rules – one hand, one bounce! There is no need to register, either come by yourself or bring a friend, as we make up teams on the day. It’s fun, social and inclusive - all skill levels welcome. 


Days & times: Wednesday 3pm-4:30pm, commencing 14th of August and running for 8 weeks (with a pause over the mid-semester break).  

University Week



WK1 Wednesday 14 August


WK2 Wednesday 21 August


WK3 Wednesday 28 August




WK4 Wednesday 11 September


WK5 Wednesday 18 September


WK6 Wednesday 25 September


WK7 Wednesday 2 October


WK8 Wednesday 9 October


Location: Sport Exchange & A’Beckett Square, City Campus  

RMIT has partnered with Cycling Victoria and Study Melbourne to run a cycling education program. This is for anyone who would like to ride a bike in Melbourne (for travel, recreation etc) but needs some pointers on how to get started or where/how to ride. The program is fun and social, so is also a great option for people who want to meet likeminded people. The sessions start at the Sport Exchange, located at the back of building 80 on Stewart Street opposite the A’beckett courts and finish with a ride around the surrounding area.  

You will need to register to participate in this program: 



Days & times: Wednesdays 12-1pm, commencing 14th of August and running for 6 weeks (with a pause over the mid-semester break).  

University Week 



WK1 Wednesday 14 August 


WK2 Wednesday 21 August 


WK3 Wednesday 28 August 




WK4 Wednesday 11 September 


WK5 Wednesday 18 September 


WK6 Wednesday 25 September 


Location: A’Beckett Square, City Campus  

‘Relax’ is a 6 week reimagined social version of Lacrosse, that’s fun and friendly to play. 
Grab a bunch of friends and come and give ‘Relax’ a try. It’s non-contact sport, teams are made up of 4 people, guys and girls, sessions & games are played outdoors on the A’Beckett courts and runs for 1 hour. 

You will need to register here to participate in this program: 



Days & times: Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm 6th Aug, 20th Aug, 17th Sept, 1st Oct & 15th Oct

Location: Room 8 Pool Lounge, level 3 202 Bourke St.

Join the RMIT Cue Sports Club for fortnightly social cue sports sessions. Enjoy 2hours of FREE access to the Room 8 Pool Lounge.



A major part of not trying new activities or getting involved in sport is the fear of being judged, or not being fit enough to start. At RMIT we want to get women moving in a safe, inclusive and fun way.

As part of our Social Sport Program we are providing the women of RMIT free opportunities throughout the semester to do just that. No matter your skill level or experience, we’re encouraging staff and students to give it a go #becauseshecan.

Inspired by the #ThisGirlCan - Victoria campaign we want the women of RMIT to embrace physical activity in a way that suits them. 

Learn more about the program at the official page here.

Sports Events

Keep up to date with our events at the RMIT Sport Eventbrite page.

2018 Social Sport All Rounder award winner Saad Mahmood

Upcoming Sport Events

Inclusive Social Sport

Whatever sport you want to try, whatever your needs, please get in touch at and we will do the research for you and put you in contact with the right organisation.

RMIT Sport emphasises an inclusive and accessible environment for all of our sports programs and events, working closely with Equitable Learning Services to provide sport and recreational opportunities for all students.