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Health. Fun. Friends. Family.

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

Location and opening hours

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

Group fitness timetable

Our current timetable is valid from 2 October 2017 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


The following lists upcoming activities or events, which may impact the availability of some of our facilities or parking at the centre.

Dive board sessions

The dive boards will be open this Saturday 30 September, Sunday 1 October, Monday 2 October 2017 between 12pm and 3pm.

The cost for this activity will be only $3.10 plus pool entry.


Date Event Impact Hours of operation
Monday 2 Queen's Birthday Whole facility 7am to 4pm

September 2017

Date Event Impact Hours of operation
Friday 1 Gold Coast Show Day (Public holiday) Whole facility 7am to 4pm
Friday 1
Saturday 2
Bleach* Festival - Plunge Competition Pool 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Sunday 10 Winter Swimming Association
National Championships
Competition Pool 7am to 1.30pm
Saturday 16 ParalympicGrandPrix Competition Pool 9am to 6pm
Monday 25 to Friday 29 Australian University Games
Water Polo / Swimming
Competition Pool
50 metre Training Pool
Dive Pool
7am to 1.30pm
Tuesday 26
Wednesday 27
Programmed National Event Note: Only 25 metre lanes available to public during these times. 9am to 11am
12.30pm to 3pm

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 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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