Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

View of fitness centre from across the pool

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (GCAC) is a world-class swimming and aquatic venue located in the Gold Coast's stunning Broadwater Parklands.

A star performer during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, GCAC was the venue for the swimming and diving events. The Centre continues to host regular local, national and international elite sporting competitions.

For location information, see the map at the foot of the page.

Public access to pools may be restricted at times due to school swimming carnivals and other aquatic events booked at the centre. While we do our best to update members and visitors or any events at the centre, there may be last minute changes to programs. Contact the centre direct if you have any questions around public access.

Prices & membership

Entry prices

Table with two columns, type of admission and fee
General admission Fee
Adult (16 years ) $6.40
Child (2 to 15 years) $4.80
Concession (pensioner / full-time student) $4.80
Child under 2 years Free
Carer or support person of person with a disability Free
Parent/carer and child (2 to 15 years) $9.40
Family pass (4 swimmers, maximum 2 adults) $18.00
Non-swimmer/spectator $3.10

Pool membership fees and multi-visit passes

The following memberships and multi-visit passes are for pool access only.

Admission passes can be purchased at any City-operated aquatic centre and are valid only for use at the centre of purchase.

Type of pass/membership Direct Debit per fortnight Paid in full
Adult 12-month membership $37 $962
Child and concession 12-month membership $24.80 $644
Adult 3 month membership N/A $240.50
Child and concession 3-month membership N/A $161.20
Adult 25-visit pass N/A $141
Child 25-visit pass N/A $99
Adult 10-visit pass N/A $57
Child 10-visit pass N/A $41

Squad and swim/dive clubs


A comprehensive junior, senior through to adult squad program is available at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Programs are suitable for all abilities and cater for general fitness right through to competitive pool, surf and triathlon swimming.

The squad program is delivered by BE Swim Coaching.

For information about swim squads at GCAC, including squad timetables, visit BE Swim Coaching or call them on 0403 757 821.

Southport Olympic Swim Club

Southport Olympic Swim Club (SOSC) has a long history of coaching some of Australia's best known swimmers.

SOSC caters for all swimming levels from juniors, state, national age group and Australian Open and international competitors.

For more information on coaches and programs, please contact Southport Olympic Swim Club.

Paradise Dive Club

Paradise Diving Club (PDC) has been established at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre since 1998. PDC offers weekly dive lessons, school holiday learn to dive clinics, school sport programs and competition development.

For more information, visit Paradise Diving Club.

Upcoming events

Date Event Times Allocated space
3 September Qld Water Polo 5pm to 7pm 50 metre competition pool
4 September  Diving QLD ‘Come and try’ day  11am to 1.45pm Dive pool
4 September   Southport SLSC Nipper sign on  9am to 12pm  2 x lanes 50 metre training pool 
10 September APS water polo 1pm to 3pm 50 metre competition pool and dive pool 
12 September Surfers Paradise SLSC Nipper sign on 8.30am to 9.30am 2 x lanes 25 metre pool 
19 September Surfers Paradise SLSC Nipper sign on 8.30am to 9.30am 2 x lanes 25 metre pool
26 September Freediving Gold Coast 9am to 12pm 3 x lanes 50 metre training pool 
 2 October Southport Olympic Swim Club meet 7am to 2pm 50 metre competition pool 
10 October  Artistic Swimming Qld 8am to 3pm Dive pool
 8, 15 and 22 October APS water polo 1pm to 3pm 50 metre competition pool and dive pool
 17 October Qld Water Polo competition 10am to 6pm 50 metre competition pool 
 30 October TSS Aquatics meet 7.30am to 4pm 50 metre competition pool 

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.


Metered parking is available at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and in the local Broadwater area. For more information visit the City's Broadwater carpark page.

Limited free parking is available at the centre for certain ongoing membership or enrolment types and is conditional on that membership or enrolment being paid and up to date.

Limited free parking is available for:

  • learn to swim enrolments on an ongoing direct debit.
  • squad enrolments on an ongoing direct debit
  • pool only memberships – 12 and 6 months only
  • fitness centre memberships – 12 and 6 months only
  • fitness centre 25-visit pass.


Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Parade, Southport 4215  
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