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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

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre will commence a staged reopening with restricted services from Monday 22 June 2020.

This staged reopening is complex and planned to ensure the safety of members, guests, athletes, regular user groups, City employees and the wider Gold Coast community.

You can stay up to date with the latest information at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/covid19

The way we do things will be different and some of our services will be temporarily unavailable and reintroduced as part of the continued easing of restrictions.

We ask for your continued patience while we work with the relevant authorities to get the local community back in and enjoying our centres safely and as soon as possible.

As part of the COVID-Safe management plan, you will be required to provide contact information each time you arrive at the centre so you will need to allow extra time prior to your session to complete this.

We request that you come to the centre prepared to swim or work out and leave immediately after to help prevent queues and unnecessary gatherings. While at the centre you must follow public health directives around social distancing and hygiene and follow the instructions of our team at all times.

Revised trading hours:

  • Monday to Thursday - 5am to 7pm
  • Friday - 5am to 6pm
  • Saturday - 8am to 3pm (until Saturday 18 July)
  • Saturday - 7am to 3pm (from Saturday 25 July)
  • Sunday - 8am to 2pm

Services available

  • All pools are open under strict restrictions of one person per four square metres
  • the fitness centre (gymnasium and two training rooms) under strict restrictions. Group fitness programs and classes including deep water running and aqua aerobics restricted to 35 participants on a limited timetable
  • learn to swim program
  • swim squad under restricted numbers and lanes. Contact - BE Swim Coaching
  • toilets, showers and change rooms
  • the kiosk (drinks and snacks)
  • the Pro-Shop (merchandise)
  • dry dive centre.

Services not available

  • Crèche
  • Active and healthy program activities.

Fees and charges

All existing memberships for both the fitness centre and pool only will be reactivated from 20 July 2020. For those on direct debit, charges will recommence 6 August 2020.

For all existing learn to swim families, enrolments will recommence and direct debit charges will also recommence 6 August 2020.

All multi-visit passes for both the fitness centre and pool only will be reactivated from 20 July 2020.

Casual pool entry type Fee
Adult 16 years and over $6.30
Concession/child 2 to 15 years $4.70
Under 2 years Free
Carer of disabled person Free
Parent and child 2 to 15 years $9.20
Family – 4 swimmers, maximum 2 adults $18.00

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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 aquaticcentre@goldcoast.qld.gov.au 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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