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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.

Location and opening hours

For information on Gold Coast Aquatic Centre opening times and parking visit our Location and opening hours page.

Contact information

Phone: 07 5582 8282
Fax: 07 5582 9151

Dive-in Movie - The Greatest Showman

Saturday 19 January 2019, grab your togs and floaties and splash into the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre for a unique family movie experience.

Gates open at 6pm with food trucks and entertainment.

Find out more.

Australia Day Pool Party

Splash into Australia Day at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Pool Party. Fun for the whole family including inflatables, diving boards, novelty races and much more.

Find out more.

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Upcoming aquatic events

Date Event Times Allocated space 
14 – 18 January Cook and Phillip Park Squad
Swimming Training Camp
4pm – 6pm Competition Pool
Wednesday 16 January Brisbane State High School Camp 8.30am – 10am Competition Pool
Saturday 19 January Dive In Movie – Greatest Showman
Centre closed for general swimming from 4pm.
6.30pm – 10pm Dive Pool
Sunday 20 January Melbourne Girls Grammar 2.15pm – 3.45pm Competition Pool
Saturday 26 January Australia Day Pool Party 11am – 2pm All Pools
Thursday 31 January Saint Stephen’s College
Junior Swim Carnival Trials
11.30am – 2.30pm 2 x 25m Pools
Fri 1 February Saint Stephen’s College
Senior Swim Carnival Trials
9am – 2.30pm Competition Pool
Wed 6 February Benowa State High School
Swim Carnival
8.45am – 2.45pm
10am – 11.30am
Competition Pool
50m Training Pool
7 – 27 February British Swimming
Bath NC Camp
9am – 11am
4pm – 6pm
Competition Pool
Fri 8 February Saint Stephen’s College
Senior Swim Carnival
9am – 2.30pm Competition Pool
Sat 9 February SOSC Meet 7am – 2pm Competition Pool
11 – 16 February Swimming Australia Camp 6am – 9am
3.30pm – 6.30pm
Competition Pool
Mon 11 February Saint Stephen’s College
Junior Swim Carnival
9am – 2.30pm 2 x 25m Pools
Wed 13 February Southport State High School
Swim Carnival
9am – 3pm Competition Pool
Fri 15 February Aquinas College
Swim Carnival
8.30am – 3pm Competition Pool
50m Training Pool
Tues 19 February Broadwater Swimming Trials 9am – 3pm Competition Pool
Tues 21 February Broadwater Swimming Trials
Wet weather – Back up date
9am – 3pm 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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