UniActive news

Donate Your Old Shoes

UniActive is now a proud collector for Shoes for Planet Earth.

Your pre-loved sports shoes will be packed and sent to people in need in Australia or overseas. Recipients of the initiative include homeless shelters, youth and female crisis centres, indigenous community sporting groups, orphanages, churches, flood and other disaster victims, African communities and more.

Try to make sure you follow the below steps: 

• SPORTS SHOES only please
• GOOD CONDITION. No holes/ no broken soles, we need them to last a winter! Please ensure they have shoelaces and innersoles.
• CLEAN. Give them a quick wash and let them dry with some stuffed newspaper.
• TIED TOGETHER by the shoelaces for easy packing
If you have shoes that fit the criteria, please drop them off at the reception desk at UniActive Wollongong Campus.

Find out more about Shoes for Planet Earth >>>

24/7 is here!

To meet the changing needs of our members and the campus community UniActive Innovation Campus is now open 24/7! 24/7 access means that you can workout at the time that best suits you, day or night. 

The move to 24/7 will brings with it a few changes to access, gym supervision and membership inclusions for some current members. Find out how to get 24/7 access


 a new name and new look

We have some exciting news. We’re stepping up our game with a new name and a new look! From 19th August 2017 UOW Recreation and Aquatic Centre (URAC) and iChealth will be known as… UniActive!

Why the change? UniActive forms part of a new ‘family’ of businesses and programs managed by UOW Pulse Ltd which are tasked with delivering a campus service experience to meet the needs of an ever evolving campus life. The ‘family’ also includes UniShop, UniBar, UniClubs and UniLife for communications on campus. UniActive was selected as our new name after consultation with stakeholder groups.

So what can you expect from UniActive? You can expect the same friendly team and the same high quality equipment and facilities at two great locations, Wollongong Campus and Innovation Campus.

As sad as we’ll be to say goodbye to ‘URAC’ and ‘iChealth’, we’re also thrilled about our fresh new look and direction. Our new brand will be rolled out over the remainder of the year so stay tuned for the exciting transformation!

Last reviewed: 15 June, 2018