Three pools, a splash park and a range of programs means we have something for everyone.  Visit today to experience our relaxed and welcoming outdoor environment.

Quick book for a swim during one of our sessions (more details below).

The Dickson Aquatic Centre difference

Dickson Aquatic Centre values it’s place as a unique outdoor swimming and recreation facility that delivers for the whole community.  The variety of pools,  splash park and BBQ areas set among a canopy of trees make it the perfect place to swim, play or relax. Our friendly staff are committed to maintaining a safe and welcoming environment and delivering a range of programs. There is no better place to learn to swim this summer.

Bookings required

To manage COVID-19 capacity restrictions we currently have in place a session timetable and a booking system.

Patrons will be able to book into set sessions:

Weekdays: 6:00am-8:30am; 9:00am-11:30am; 12:00noon-2:30pm; 3:00pm-7:00pm.

Weekends: 8:00am-9:30am; 10:00am-12:30pm; 1:00pm-3:30pm; 4:00pm-7:00pm.

Patrons will not be able to enter ahead of their session start time.

Patrons will be required to depart the facility at the end of the session to enable cleaning to take place.

Bookings are currently open for the same day or next day only at this stage. Bookings can be changed up to 12 hours before the scheduled booking. Online bookings will not be available once a session has commenced, please call or drop in to check capacity.

Casual entries must be booked and paid for through the online portal.

Members and multiple visit pass holders should book through the online portal to secure a spot. You will need to swipe your card on entry.

Patrons are welcome to arrive without booking, however note that entry is only possible if capacity exists and you will be required to provide details on entry.

For large group bookings and parties, please see information on our parties and events page.

Swim School

Enrol now in our Term 4 and Holiday Intensives

Our Swim School offers a range of programs for all ages and abilities including infants and adults.

Now taking enrolments online. 

Open 7 days

From October 31 2020 to March 21 2021

6am – 7pm weekdays
8am – 7pm weekends
10am – 7pm public holidays
closed Christmas Day


Enjoy coffee, food & drinks

Enjoy barista made coffee and a selection of icecreams, food and drink from our cafe – open whenever the pool is!

Now with online ordering to make your trip to the kiosk more convenient.

News and updates

Splash and Play is back

Splash and Play is our very own playgroup for 0-5 year olds. Build confidence in and around the water in a safe and supportive environment.

read more

What’s on

Splash & Dash

Community aquathlon

Stay tuned for details of our Community Aquathlon series.

We are partnering with Triathlon ACT to give the community a chance to take part in a fully timed 50m swim and 200m run.

outdoor fitness

Bodyrite PT @DAC

Join Bodyrite PT outdoor fitness sessions every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 6:15am.  Registration with Bodyrite includes pool entry.

Learn to swim today

Programs for all ages and abilities

Join our Splash and Play Playgroup for 0-5

Tuesday and Friday mornings 9:30am-11:00am

From 03 November 2020

Bodyrite outdoor fitness

Now @ Dickson Aquatic Centre 6:15am every Tuesday and Thursday