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The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre brings it all together and so much more. Gold Coast Aquatic Centre formally opened to the community on Saturday 13 September 2014.

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Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (GCAC) is a state of the art facility that hosted the swimming and diving events during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. It offers fun, fitness and leisure for Gold Coasters seven days a week all year round.

Located at Southport’s Broadwater Parklands (main entrance at intersection of Nind Street and Marine Parade, Southport), the centre boasts six pools (heated to a minimum of 27 degrees Celsius all year round) including a 50 metre, 10 lane competition pool, an impressive dry land dive training facility, a fully equipped fitness centre, multi-function meeting rooms and access to Café Catalina.

A number of programs and classes are available including aqua aerobics, deep water running, diving and learn to swim. Competitive squads are also based at the centre.

Dive board and giant inflatable summer combo pass

Looking for something to do with the kids over the summer holidays?

Spring into the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and cool off with a summer combo pass.

Pass includes all day pool entry plus all the fun of the dive boards and giant inflatables from 12pm to 3pm.

This offer is valid daily from 14 Dec 2019 to 25 January 2020 (except public holidays).

  • Child pass - $10.50 (up to 15 years)
  • Adult pass - $12.50 (16 years and over)
  • Family pass - $33 (two adults and two children)

Location and opening hours

For information on Gold Coast Aquatic Centre opening times and parking visit our Location and opening hours page. Visit our fees and charges page for details of pool admission fees, fitness memberships, pool/lane hire and other fees.

Please take the time to read our conditions of entry to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Contact information

Phone: 07 5582 8282
Fax: 07 5582 9151

More information

Upcoming aquatic events

Date Event Times Allocated space
9 to 13 December North Shore Swimming Club training camp 8am to 9.30am
3pm to 4.30pm
Competition pool
25 December Christmas Day CLOSED  
6 January to 7 February British Swimming training camp 7am to 9am
2pm to 4pm
Competition pool
6 January Nudgee College swim camp 3.30pm to 6pm Training 50m pool
7 January Nudgee College swim camp 5.30am to 8am Training 50m pool
18 January Miami Swimming Club Super Challenge 7.30am to 4pm Competition pool
19 January Brisbane State High School swim camp 8am to 9.30am Competition pool
20 January St Edmund’s College swim camp 9.30am to 11am Competition pool
22 January Anglican Church Grammar training camp 8am to 9.30am Training 50m pool
26 January Australia Day Pool Party 11am to 2pm Whole venue
30 January Saint Stephens College junior swim carnival trials 11.30 am to 2.30pm Training 50m pool
31 January Saint Stephens College junior swim carnival trials 9am to 2.30pm Competition pool

Please note: Parking may be limited during these dates. Event information regarding tickets or schedules are to be obtained by the event organisers. We are unable to provide this information.

Lost property

Major Sporting Venues is not responsible for personal property left at the venues.

Due to the high volume of sporting activity and events in our venues, we are unable to store lost items. Where possible items will be returned to the sporting club or event organiser.

Please contact the organising party directly for lost items.


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  • Are all Gold Coast Aquatic Centre pools heated?

    Yes, all the swimming pools are heated to a minimum of 27 degrees celsius all year round.

  • When is the best time to swim laps?

    The best time to swim laps is early in the morning between 6.30am and 8.30am. Please keep in mind that the pool is substantially busier on hot days and school holidays.

  • Do I have to watch my child's swimming lesson?

    During swimming lessons you are not required to watch, but it is appreciated if you stay within sight of the lesson, in case you are needed. Outside lessons you need to maintain active supervision of your child/children as per our pool rules.

  • Do I have to pay if I'm not swimming?

    Yes. When entering Gold Coast Aquatic Centre you are expected to pay a spectator entry fee. This fee covers the provision, maintenance and staffing of the facilities.

  • Does the centre close when it rains?

    No, the pool only closes when there is lightning in the vicinity for safety reasons.

  • Can I smoke at the pool?

    No. Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is a public place and no smoking is allowed in the centre.

  • Can I bring alcohol into the pool?

    No. Alcohol and glass are not allowed in the pool as per our conditions of entry.

  • How can I hire lanes or the pool?

    For school groups wishing to hire lanes or the pool please email and request an aquatic hire agreement form, complete it and email it to the centre. If you are an individual swimmer and wish to hire a lane please contact us on 07 5582 8282.

  • Are there lockers to use?

    Pool side
    Lockers are available to swimmers and are located throughout the centre. For a small locker there is a charge of $2 and $3 for large lockers. They are available for use for a maximum of four (4) hours.

    Fitness centre
    Pin-coded lockers are provided and are free of charge to fitness centre members.


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