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Cool off at Ballarat’s pools and splash parks

Made of Ballarat

19 Nov 2019

Filed underFamily Friendly

Make the most of the warmer months at one of Ballarat’s pools and water play facilities. 

Whether you’re looking for a splash park, toddlers’ pool, water slide or 50m pool to swim some laps, Ballarat ticks all of the boxes. 

Outdoor pools

  • The Eureka Aquatic Centre (103 Stawell Street South, Ballarat) attracts thousands of pool-goers each summer. It features a heated 50m pool, learn to swim pool, shaded toddlers’ pool, outdoor water play facilities, playground, kiosk and barbecue facilities. 

    Adult $5, concession/child 5-16 years $4.20, family $15, children under 5 free.

    2 November 2019 – 30 November 2019 
    Weekdays 6.30am-10.30am and 3.30pm-7.30pm 
    Weekends and public holidays 7.30am-7.30pm 

    1 December 2019 – 1 April 2020 
    Weekdays 6.30am-7.30pm 
    Weekends and public holidays 7.30am-7.30pm (closed Christmas Day) 

    2 April 2020 – 17 April 2020 
    Weekdays 6.30am-5.30pm 
    Weekends and public holidays 9am-5.30pm 
Swimming laps at the Eureka Aquatic Centre
  • The Black Hill Aquatic Centre (Chisholm Street, Black Hill) is home to a solar heated 25m outdoor pool, toddlers’ pool, diving board, BBQ and picnic facilities. Note, the pool is closed on days below 23 degrees. 

    Adult $5, concession/child 5-16 years $4.20, family $15, children under 5 free.

    1 December 2019-1 March 2020 
    Non-school holidays 
    Weekdays 3pm-7pm  
    Weekends and public holidays 11am-7pm  

    School holidays 
    Weekdays 12pm-7pm 
    Weekends and public holidays 10am-7pm (closed Christmas Day) 
  • The Brown Hill Aquatic Centre (Humffray Street North, Brown Hill) features an unheated 30m outdoor pool, toddlers’ pool, water slide, BBQ and picnic facilities. 

    Adult $4, concession $3.50, child 3-5 years $2.50, children under 3 free, spectator $2, family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $11.

    1 December 2019-1 March 2020 
    Non-school holidays 
    Weekdays 3pm-7pm  
    Weekends and public holidays 11am-7pm

    School holidays 
    Weekdays 12pm-7pm 
    Weekends and public holidays 10am-7pm (closed Christmas Day) 
  • The Buninyong Aquatic Centre (Forest Street, Buninyong) includes a solar heated 25m outdoor pool, shaded toddlers’ pool, BBQ and picnic facilities. Note, the pool is closed on days below 23 degrees.

    Adult $5, concession/child 5-16 years $4.20, family $15, children under 5 free.

    1 December 2019-1 March 2020 
    Non-school holidays 
    Weekdays 3pm-7pm  
    Weekends and public holidays 11am-7pm 

    School holidays 
    Weekdays 12pm-7pm 
    Weekends and public holidays 10am-7pm (closed Christmas Day) 

Indoor pool

  • The Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre (Gillies Street North, Ballarat) is home to a 50m pool, 25m pool, learn to swim pool, multi-purpose pool, and steam and spa facilities.

    Adult $6.70, concession $5.80, child $4.10, family $17.50.  

    Year-round 
    Weekdays 6am-9pm 
    Saturdays 6am-6pm 
    Sundays 8am-6pm 
    Public holidays 1pm-6pm (Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday) 

Outdoor water play facilities 

  • The Midlands Aquatic Play Space (Midlands Reserve, Doveton Street North, Ballarat) and the Sebastopol Aquatic Play Space (Victory Park, Vickers Street, Sebastopol) are open 9am-9pm daily between November and April (closed Christmas Day).  The free facilities use button-operated systems which are operational for 15-minute periods during these hours. Each site also features a BBQ, shaded area, public toilets and playground.
  • The opening hours for the Eureka Aquatic Centre‘s water play facilities (103 Stawell Street South, Ballarat) are listed at the top of this page. Pool admission needs to be paid to access these facilities.
Summer fun at the Sebastopol Aquatic Play Space


For more information about Ballarat’s pools, including admission prices, visit ballarataquaticcentre.com 

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