Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

View of fitness centre from across the pool

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.

For location information, see the map at the foot of the page.

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.

Prices & membership

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

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
Child and concession 12-month membership $24.27 $600
Adult 6 month membership $36.54 $450
Child and concession 6-month membership $27.31 $335
Adult 1-month membership N/A $120
Child and concession 1-month membership N/A $84
Adult 25-visit pass N/A $138
Child 25-visit pass N/A $97
Adult 10-visit pass N/A $56
Child 10-visit pass N/A $40

Squad and swim/dive clubs


A comprehensive junior, senior through to adult squad program is available at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Programs are suitable for all abilities and cater for general fitness right through to competitive pool, surf and triathlon swimming.

The squad program is delivered by BE Swim Coaching.

For information about swim squads at GCAC, including squad timetables, visit BE Swim Coaching or call them on 0403 757 821.

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.

Upcoming events

Date Event Times Allocated space
3 to 4 July Gold Coast Marathon All days Centre closed
16 July APS water polo 1 to 3pm Competition and dive pools
17 to 18 July Surf Lifesaving QLD Pool Rescue Championships 7.30am to 5pm Competition and dive pools
23 July APS water polo 1 to 3pm Competition and dive pools
30 July APS water polo 1 to 3pm Competition and dive pools
5 to 8 August Surf Lifesaving Australia Pool Rescue Championships 6am to 6pm Competition and dive pools
13 August APS water polo 1 to 3pm Competition and dive pools
20 August APS water polo 1 to 3pm Competition and dive pools
21 to 22 August Sydney Kings Underwater Hockey 8am to 5pm Competition pool
10 September APS water polo 1 to 3pm Competition and dive pools
18 to 24 September Swimming QLD camp TBC Competition pool
25 September Swimming Gold Coast long-course meet TBC Competition pool
27 September to 1 October Australian University water polo championships 8am to 4pm 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.


Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Parade, Southport 4215  
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