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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.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (GCAC) is a world-class swimming facility located in Southport’s Broadwater Parklands (main entrance at intersection of Nind Street and Marine Parade, Southport). It will be the swimming and diving facility for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™.

This outstanding facility provides many benefits to the Gold Coast and its residents a place where elite athletes can compete and world records can be broken.

Phone: 07 5582 8282
Fax: 07 5582 9151
Email: aquaticcentre@goldcoast.qld.gov.au 


Group fitness timetable

Our current timetable is valid from 1 November 2016 until further notice. Visit our Fees and charges page for fitness centre membership fees, plus a list of pool admission prices and other services.


Latest news

Australia Day

Opening hours: 26 Thursday 2017 from 7am to 4pm.

Join us this Australia Day and celebrate a day of fun! Our special deals include dive board entry at only $1 from 10am to 3pm.

While you're here, don't forget to enter into our 'Aussie Day Dive Bomb' competition from 12pm to 1pm, for a chance win one of our special prizes. The top 5 winners will be announced at 1pm.

Place Award
1st 30 day fitness centre pass
2nd 14 day fitness centre pass
3rd 25 swim passes
4th 10 swim passes
5th 1 free Inbody scan

Dive boards opening during school holidays

When: Wednesday 14 December to Friday 20 January, 12pm-3pm (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)
Cost: $3 per session per person.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre vouchers

Give the gift of health to your family and friends and purchase a Gold Coast Aquatic Centre gift voucher.

Our gift vouchers can be redeemed for memberships, visit passes, products and other services available at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Choose your own amount up to the value of $1000.

Speak to the friendly Aquatic Centre staff on 07 5582 8282.


Find us on Facebook

For specials, updates and offers, plus details of upcoming events at GCAC, go to our Facebook page and be the first to know.


Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre has 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, an onsite café and multi-function meeting rooms.

A number of programs and classes are available including aqua aerobics, deep water running, diving, learn to swim, massage and physiotherapy. Competitive, masters and triathlon squads are also based at the centre. Visit our Fees and charges page for a list of pool admission prices, fitness centre membership fees and many more options.

Explore this website and make the most of the programs and activities on offer.

Related information

Jump to key information
  • 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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