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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

Competition pool closed - Monday 11 March to Friday 12 April 2019

We appreciate your patience while we take the time to carry out some essential scheduled maintenance to our world-class competition pool.

While this work takes place, the pool will be closed and public lane swimming will be available in the 50 metre training pool, 25 metre program pool, and dive pool.

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. Visit our fees and charges page for details of pool admission fees, fitness memberships, pool/lane hire and other fees. 

Contact information

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


More information

Upcoming aquatic events

Date Event Times Allocated space 
Saturday to Sunday 2-3 March Qld Synchronised Swimming 8am – 3pm Dive pool
Monday 4 March South Coast School Sport
10–19 years Swimming Trials
7am – 5pm Competition pool
Friday 8 March Swimming Gold Coast Champs 5pm – 9.30pm Competition pool
Saturday 9 March Swimming Gold Coast Champs 7am – 3pm Competition pool
Friday to Sunday 29-31 March Australian Freediving Nationals 2pm – 7pm Fri
9am – 4pm Sat
8am - 3pm Sun
25m program pool
25m North End
Training 50m
Friday 19 April Good Friday Closed
Thursday 25 April ANZAC Day Closed

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.

Notifications

There are currently no notifications.

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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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