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.

Session times

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

  • Session times are strictly adhered to.
  • There is no access to the facility outside of the session times.
  • You may arrive at any time within your session, however you must have left the facility by the end.


January 2021

02-31 January 2021









Note: Australia Day Public Holiday operates on WEEKEND SESSION TIMES.

February and March 2021

01 February-21 March 2021









***Due to school swimming carnivals from 03 February, there will be NO ACCESS to the facility between 9:30am and 2:30pm on weekdays unless otherwise advertised.

Note: Canberra Day Public Holiday operates on WEEKEND SESSION TIMES.


Once we reach our limit of patrons on site, entry will be on a one out/one in basis until the new session commences.

To guarantee a swim for you, your friends or family, you can book and pay for a pool session in advance.

  • The booking window had been extended, you can currently book two weeks ahead of the session time for as many are in your group. This alows you to plan ahead for large group gatherings over the summer.
  • 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 can be self managed and changed through the bookings portal up to the scheduled booking time.
  • Booking cannot be changed or refunded after the session has commenced.
  • Refunds are not available for a cancelled booking. The booking MUST be CHANGED.

Note that online bookings will not be available once a session has commenced, please drop in to check capacity (we have raised this with the host of the booking tool).

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. Note that multiple no-shows of members who have booked may cause the booking system being made unavaiable for those members.

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

Swim School

Enrol now in our Holiday Intensive Programs

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

*See session times above.


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

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