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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

September school holidays Combo-pass

Spring into the September School holidays with our special Combo-pass. Includes all-day pool entry with dive boards and inflatables from 12pm to 3pm. Valid from 21 to 28 September 2019. Children $10 and adults $12. Tickets available at pool entry.

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

More information

Upcoming aquatic events

Date Event Times Allocated space 
Sunday 15 September Brisbane to Gold Coast cycle event 7am to 1pm Changes to local traffic and parking
Saturday 28 September TSS Aquatics swim meet 7am to 1pm Competition pool
Monday 30 September to Thursday 3 October Australian University Nationals water polo 8am to 9pm Monday to Wednesday; 8am to 4pm Thursday Competition, dive and training pools
Saturday 5 to Monday 7 October QLD State trials underwater hockey 9am to 6pm Competition pool
Monday 7 October Queen’s birthday public holiday Centre hours 8am to 3pm  
Saturday and Sunday 2 and 3 November Gold Coast Freediving competition 8am to 4.30pm Training 50 metre pool (northern end)
Tuesday to Sunday 5 to 10 November 2019 FINA Diving Grand Prix TBC Dive pool and function rooms
Thursday to Sunday 21 to 24 November Survival Apnea training course 6.30am to 4.30pm 25 metre program pool Training 50 metre pool (Saturday only)
Saturday 23 November Southport Olympic Swim Club meet 7am to 2pm Competition pool and four lanes of the training 50 metre pool
Sunday 24 November Diving QLD competition 7am to 2pm Dive pool and dry dive centre

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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  • 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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