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Aquatic centres

Our seven aquatic centres have qualified staff on duty, disabled access and full kiosk facilities.

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Palm Beach Aquatic Centre

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Palm Beach Aquatic Centre is currently operating under COVID-Safe management planning to ensure the safety of members, guests, athletes, regular user groups, City employees and the wider Gold Coast community.

The way we do things will be different and some of our services are temporarily unavailable and will be reintroduced as part of the continued easing of restrictions in Queensland.

You can stay up to date with the latest information at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/covid19.

Easter hours

  • Good Friday 2 April CLOSED
  • Easter Saturday 3 April 7am to 4pm
  • Easter Sunday 4 April 7am to 4pm
  • Easter Monday 5 April 7am to 4pm

Location

Phone: 07 5582 8499
Email: pbac@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

We are open every day except Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day.


Operating hours

Summer operating hours (1 September to 31 May)
Monday to Thursday 5am to 7.30pm
Friday 5am to 6pm
Saturday 6am to 5pm
Sunday and public holidays 7am to 4pm
 
Winter operating hours (1 June to 31 August)
Monday to Thursday 5am to 7.30pm
Friday 5am to 6pm
Saturday 6am to 4pm
Sunday and public holidays 8am to 3pm

Entry prices

General admission Fee
Adult (16 years +) $6.30
Child (2 to 15 years) $4.70
Concession (pensioner / full-time student) $4.70
Child under 2 years Free
Carers of disabled person Free
Parent/carer and child (2 to 15 years) $9.20
Family pass (4 swimmers, maximum 2 adults) $18.00
Non-swimmer/spectator $3.00

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.

Palm Beach Aquatic Centre redevelopment

To stay up to date on the Palm Beach Aquatic and Community Centre redevelopment, visit the project page.

More information

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 $35.58 $882
Adult 6-month membership $36.54 $450.00
Child and concession 12-month membership $24.27 $600.00
Child and concession 6-month membership $27.31 $335.00
Adult 1 month membership N/A $120.00
Child and concession 1-month membership N/A $84.00
Adult 25-visit pass N/A $138.00
Child 25-visit pass N/A $97.00
Adult 10-visit pass N/A $56.00
Child 10-visit pass N/A $40.00

Facilities

  • a 10-lane, 50-metre outdoor competition pool
  • a 6-lane, 18-metre indoor learn to swim pool
  • indoor warm water program pool (10 metres x 5 metres, heated to between 32 and 34 degrees Celsius)
  • children’s splash pool.

Other features

  • change rooms and amenities
  • reception and merchandise
  • large outdoor grassed area for a variety of activities
  • shaded seating areas
  • barbecues
  • kiosk
  • crèche
  • bus and coach drop off an parking available adjacent to the main entry
  • first aid facilities and lifeguard support.

Fitness centre, aqua classes and crèche

Our fitness centre is so much more than just a gym. Your fitness centre membership includes group fitness and aqua classes. For more information, visit Fitness centres.

Download and view our group fitness timetable.

We provide quality, low-cost child minding for up to two hours (conditions apply). Bookings are essential. Find out more about our crèche.

Warm water program pool

PBAC is home to a 10 x 5 metre indoor warm water program pool with ramped entry and hoist access which the community can use for warm water therapy. 

Due to its popularity and user safety, access is by booking only. Booking can be made in person at the centre or by calling 07 5582 8499.

Indoor learn to swim pool public operating hours

Summer – 19 September 2020 to 31 May 2021
Monday to Thursday 5am to 8am, 12pm to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Friday 5am to 8am, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Saturday 6am to 8am, 1pm to 5pm
Sunday & public holidays 7am to 4pm
Winter – 1 June to 18 September 2020
Monday to Friday 5am to 8am, 12pm to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Friday 5am to 8am, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Saturday 6am to 8am, 1pm to 4pm
Sunday & public holidays 8am to 3pm

Upcoming aquatic events

Date Event Times Allocated space 
12 February St. Vincent’s Primary swimming carnival 9am to 2pm 50-metre pool
12 February Underwater Hockey event 12pm to 5pm 50-metre pool
- northern end
14 February Underwater Hockey event 9am to 2pm 50-metre pool
- northern end
5 March Gold Coast Catholic Schools swimming carnival 8.45am to 2.30pm 50-metre pool
6 March Underwater hockey event 12pm to 5pm 50-metre pool
- northern end
7 March Underwater hockey event 9am to 2pm 50-metre pool
- northern end
21 March Palm Beach Masters event 9am to 2pm 50-metre pool
- northern end

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.

Parking

Three-hour public parking is available at the centre.

Squad

A comprehensive junior, senior through to adult squad program is available at Palm Beach Aquatic Centre. Visit our Squad swimming page for more information.

School swimming programs and carnivals

Palm Beach Aquatic Centre offers school swimming programs and is an ideal location for your school's swimming carnival. Visit our School swimming program and carnivals page for more information.

Squash

Palm Beach Aquatic Centre has six squash courts available for casual use and is also home to Palm Beach Squash Club.

Squash court casual hire
Half hour $12.20
One hour $21
Racquet and ball hire $5

To make a casual squash court booking, call the centre on 07 5582 8499.

Palm Beach Currumbin Swim Club

Palm Beach Currumbin Swim Club (PBCSC) is a fun, friendly, family orientated club whose aim is to promote swimming in a safe and enjoyable way.

Catering for swimmers of all ages and abilities, the club is involved in promoting competitive swimming as well as hosting club nights and social events. For more information, visit Palm Beach Currumbin Swim Club.

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