Palm Beach Aquatic Centre

Opening spring 2024

The Palm Beach Aquatic & Community Centre is a vibrant hub for the southern Gold Coast. Features include:

  • an aquatic centre with 4 heated pools and kids splash park
  • a fully-equipped fitness centre offering group fitness classes
  • a community centre
  • dance studio
  • crèche
  • allied Health studios.

To see an overview of the centre, visit our Palm Beach Aquatic & Community Centre Redevelopment project page.

Address: Thrower Drive, Palm Beach

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Palm Beach Aquatic Centre pool hall


Palm Beach Aquatic Centre features 4 heated pools, including a 50m outdoor pool, 25m outdoor pool, indoor warm water pool, 25m indoor learn to swim pool, and a kids splash park.

Find out about entry prices and accessible features.

Centre information

Children having a swimming lesson

Learn to swim

Palm Beach Aquatic Centre will be offering learn to swim classes for children from 3 months old through to adults. Receive your first lesson free, and enrolled students can swim for free.

Visit the learn to swim page to find out more about the program.

Learn to swim

Man using fitness equipment

Fitness centre

The fitness centre features functional training areas and an extensive range of resistance machines and free weight equipment. Members can access over 55 group fitness and aqua classes each week.

Find out more about membership prices.

Membership information

Getting there

Public transport

Translink buses have 3 bus routes that stop directly at our venue.

  • 764 – Burleigh Heads to Currumbin Waters
  • 767 – The Pines Shopping Centre (Elanora ), Tugun, Currumbin, The Pines
  • 768 – Tweed Heads, Coolangatta, Tugun, Currumbin, The Pines Shopping Centre

Plan your trip using Translink's journey planner.

Parking Parking will be available at Palm Beach Aquatic & Community Centre.

Cashless payments only

Please note that Palm Beach Aquatic & Community Centre does not accept cash. Payment can be made by debit card, Mastercard or Visa.


We’re committed to ensuring that all people can participate in activities at Palm Beach Aquatic & Community Centre in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Accessibility features

  • Accessible parking
  • Automatic doors and entry gates
  • Wheelchair and step free access is available to all facilities and carparks
  • Accessible toilets, showers and change areas
  • Ambulant toilets, showers and change areas
  • Changing Places facility with accessible toilet, shower, circulation spaces, height adjustable adult-sized change bench, and ceiling tracking hoist
  • Lowered counters and hearing augmentation
  • Ramped access with handrails into all pools
  • Pool hoist available to access all pools operated by fully trained staff
  • Aquatic wheelchairs
  • Flotation belts and other devices on request
  • Accessible storage lockers
  • Staff trained as Teachers of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion

Changing Places toilet

You will need a Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) to access the changing places room. If you do not have your own MLAK key, you will be able to borrow one from our staff at reception.

Please note: You will need to bring your own four-looped sling to use the hoist.

Hearing augmentation

Hearing augmentation will be available at various locations.

We will provide instructions for using the hearing augmentation on mobile devices when the service is live.

Handsets with headphones will be available for patrons that don’t have mobile phone devices.

Pool entry prices

Entry prices

Please note: Prices are subject to change in line with City of Gold Coast’s fees and charges.

Table with two columns, type of admission and fee
General admission Fee
Adult (16 years ) $6.80
Child (2 to 15 years) $5.10
Concession (pensioner / full-time student) $5.10
Child under 2 years Free
Companion of a person with a disability (with a valid companion card) Free
Parent/carer and child (2 to 15 years) $10.20
Family pass (4 swimmers, maximum 2 adults) $19.00
Extra child on a family pass $3.10
Non-swimmer/spectator $3.30
Pool entry Active & Healthy 45 minute class $5.20
Underwater hockey club $9.40
Swimming competency assessment $22.00

Memberships – Pool and Fitness (all-access)

There will be 2 membership options available:

  1. Pool memberships allow access to the pools only.
  2. Fitness memberships (all-access) allow access to our fitness centres, group fitness and aqua classes, as well as our pools.

For more information visit our Fitness centres page.

Multi-visit passes (pool access only)

Admission passes can be purchased at any City-operated aquatic centre and can be used between Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Pimpama Sports Hub and Palm Beach Aquatic Centre (excludes Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre).

Please note: Prices are subject to change in line with City of Gold Coast’s fees and charges.

Type of multi-visit pass Paid in full
Adult 25-visit pass $153
Child and concession 25-visit pass $107
Adult 10-visit pass $61
Child and concession 10-visit pass $45

Learn to swim program

Coming soon

From group lessons, casual lessons, to one on one private lessons, our programs are suited to infants up to adults of all ages and abilities.

For more information visit our Learn to swim page.

School swimming programs & carnivals

School swimming programs and bookings for school swimming carnivals will be available at this centre when it opens to the community.

Enquire about school swimming carnivals


Palm Beach Aquatic Centre, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach 4221  
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