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
Group fitness timetable
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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.
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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.
- Accessibility at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
- Fees and charges
- Location and opening hours
- Programs and activities
- Southport Olympic Swimming Club
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
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.
Pin-coded lockers are provided and are free of charge to fitness centre members.