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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 was formally open to the community on Saturday 13 September.

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 - 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.

Latest news

Public Holiday Notice - Gold Coast Show Day

Friday 26 August. The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre will be open 7am - 4pm.


  • All aqua and group fitness classes cancelled
  • Learn to swim classes cancelled

Learn to Swim winter special

Our popular Learn to Swim winter special is back! Book two lessons per week and receive your second lesson for half price. You’ll also receive a free family swim pass, redeemable upon booking (conditions apply). Limited spaces so book now - call 07 5582 8282.

We offer:

  • Heated pool
  • Low swimmer to instructor ratio
  • Class levels based on both age and ability

Important: Winter special available from 1 June to 31 August 2016. Lesson fees must be up-to-date to redeem family swim pass.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre vouchers

Give the gift of Health. Fun. Friends. Family in 2016 and purchase a Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Gift voucher.

Surprise someone special with a fit and healthy voucher.

Our gift vouchers can be redeemed for memberships, visit passes, products and other great services available at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. You can choose your own amount up to the value of $1,000.

Phone the Centre 07 5582 8282 or pop on in and pick one up today!

Dive boards

Due to operational requirements, the dive boards will not operate during the 2016 June / July school holidays.

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 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.

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

Contact details

Phone: 07 5582 8282
Fax: 07 5582 9151

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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