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.

We are currently OPEN during our regular hours unless advised. SUMMER SESSIONS ON  24 Jan HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

UPDATE: 23  January 2020 7:00am

Dickson Aquatic Centre is currently OPEN during our regular operating hours.

Please continue to monitor air quality conditions and regularly check our page as we may force an alteration to the hours or an early closure.

All patrons should monitor air quality and make their own decison about being outdoors.  Please monitor your health and that of your family members.

Unfortunately due to varied air quality in the ACT region currently, the Dickson Aquatic Centre is likely to have affected operating hours over coming weeks.  Please continue to check our Facebook News Feed or here for updates.

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.

Learn to Swim

Enrol in Holiday Intensive Programs

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

Open 7 days

From October to March

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!

News and updates

#restartsummer at the pool

Dickson Aquatic Centre is inviting Canberrans to #restartsummer this Australia Day long weekend.   With the sun out and temperatures this weekend expected to be in the 30’s it is a perfect time to gather your friends and family and come to enjoy the pools.   We have...

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Cancellation of Holiday Swimming Lessons

Dear Swim School Families It is with great regret that we inform your of our decision to CANCEL ALL January Intensive Holiday Swimming Programs booked for January 2020. This has not been an easy step for us to take as we love our holiday programs as much as the...

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Summer Sessions

SUMMER SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR JANUARY DUE TO UNCERTAIN AIR QUALITY. We are bringing some of the regions best talent, food and drinks poolside on four Friday evenings throughout January. Kombi Keg Canberra will be serving a range of non-alcoholic drinks to...

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What’s on

summer sessions

Music, food, relax

Every Friday throughout January we will have extended opening hours, a line up of local talent and food vendors on site to help you and the family relax into the weekend.

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 new Splash and Play Playgroup for 0-5

Every Friday 10am - 12noon

Bodyrite outdoor fitness

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