Juanita Nielsen Community Centre

Juanita Nielsen Community Centre

Temporary closure

The safety of our communities, customers and staff is our top priority.

Our community centres and venues for hire are closed until further notice.

View our online community centre programs you can enjoy from home.

Award-winning design

The Juanita Nielsen Community Centre upgrade was completed in November 2016 and incorporates a new lift and accessible facilities, a state-of-the-art community gymnasium including new change rooms, new multipurpose spaces, and a new outdoor play area and space for children’s programs.

The refurbished centre was designed by Neeson Murcutt Architects in association with the City. It was recognised at the 2017 NSW Architecture Awards winning 3 awards, the Greenway Award for Heritage Architecture, the John Verge Award for Interior Architecture and the Public Architecture Award.

The Juanita Nielsen Community Centre offers a broad range of adult fitness classes, recreational, social and creative learning programs for all age groups, with beautiful spaces for event seminars/meetings and personal booking hires. Everyone is welcome to join our gym, fitness classes and our creative programs.

The centre’s entrepreneurial free co-working space provides an opportunity for startups and local small businesses to share a space and communicate with other like-minded people to generate ideas and support each other in their business development.

Opening hours

Juanita Nielsen Fitness Centre

Monday and Wednesday: 6am–8pm
Tuesday: 9am–8pm
Thursday: 9am–8pm
Friday: 6am–6pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm
Sunday and public holidays: Closed

Gym outreach program – Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 6am–11am.

Payments: From Monday 26 September 2016, the centre became cashless. All cards are accepted, except American Express.


Corner Nicholson Street and Dowling Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
02 8374 6323

Access at a glance

On-site mobility parking No
Mobility parking within 300m Yes – 2 mobility parking spaces located at 11 Nicholson Street, Woolloomooloo (approx. 50m from venue). 1 mobility parking space located at 44 McElhone Street, Woolloomooloo (approx. 150m from venue). 2 mobility parking spaces located at 47 McElhone Street, Woolloomooloo (approx. 300m from venue).
Level access entrance Yes
Entry door type Automatic
Floors 2
Lift Yes
Accessible toilets Yes – 2
Ambulant toilets Yes – 3
Accessible change facilities No
Hearing support system Yes

Last updated: Tuesday, 31 March 2020