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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Gold Coast 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.

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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.


Phone: 07 5582 8282

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 Friday 5am to 8pm
Saturday 6am to 5pm
Sunday and public holidays 7am to 4pm
Winter operating hours (1 June to 31 August)
Monday to Friday 5am to 8pm
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.

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 $882.00
Child and concession 12-month membership $24.27 $600.00
Adult 6 month membership $36.54 $450.00
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


All our outdoor swimming pools are heated to 28 degrees Celsius and can be adjusted according to particular events or requirements.

  • a 10-lane, 50-metre outdoor competition pool (two-metre constant depth)
  • an eight-lane, 50-metre outdoor training pool (two-metre constant depth)
  • a seven-lane, 25-metre outdoor program pool (1.1 to 1.4-metre depth, ramp and stair entry)
  • an outdoor dive pool (33 metres x 22 metres, one to five-metre depth)
    dive heights at 1, 3, 5, 7.5 and 10 metres
  • indoor learn to swim pool (10 metres x 15 metres, 0.9 to 1.1 metre depth, heated to 31.5 degrees Celsius)
  • children’s splash pool
  • a 300-square-metre indoor dry dive facility
  • hot and cold in-ground hydrotherapy tubs.

Other features

  • change rooms and amenities
  • reception and merchandise Pro Shop
  • café and kiosk
  • multi-function meeting, technical and consultation rooms
  • back office functionality
  • crèche
  • versatile event space and function rooms
  • comprehensive CCTV security system
  • newly upgraded, fully integrated sound system with the capability of isolating individual pools and areas
  • high-speed, broadcast quality Wi-Fi including secure and free public access
  • integrated fire alarm and evacuation system monitored 24/7
  • bus and coach drop off and parking available adjacent to the main entry
  • secure event storage with pre-arranged swipe access
  • first aid facilities and lifeguard support.

Download the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre venue portfolio for more information about our world-class facilities.

Fitness centre 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.

Indoor pool public operating hours

Summer – 19 September 2020 to 31 May 2021
Monday to Friday 5am to 8am, 11.30am to 3pm, 6.30pm to 8pm
Saturday 12pm 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 8pm
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
Sunday & public holidays 8am to 3pm

Upcoming aquatic events

Date Event Times Allocated space
24 April Underwater hockey 9am to 5pm Competition pool
25 April ANZAC Day All day Centre closed
26 April Public holiday All day  
8 to 9 May Qld Synchronised Swimming 8am to 3pm Dive pool
15 May Surf Lifesaving QldGold Coast Pool Rescue Championships 8.30am to 3.30pm Competition pool
23 May Water Polo Qld "Come and try" day 8.30am to 3.30pm Training 50-metre pool
26 to 30 May Australian Country and Masters Water Polo Championships 7.30am to 7.30pm Competition and dive pools

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 six months only
  • fitness centre memberships – 12 and six months only
  • fitness centre 25-visit pass.


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

School swimming programs and carnivals

Gold Coast 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.

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.

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