Public Swimming Pools in Brisbane for Kids

Water fun

As the Brisbane temperatures rise, finding a nice spot to cool down becomes a necessity. Even if you’re not lucky enough to own your own swimming pool, there are literally dozens of public and privately run pools across Brisbane that you could visit for a refreshing dip. Many of these venues do charge a small fee, however there are a few council ‘Water Parks’ that are completely free of charge to enjoy. We’ve got the low-down on where to cool-down in Brisbane this summer. Click on the name of the pool for a full review or, to find a pool near you, search via the map below.

North Brisbane Pools

Albany Creek Leisure Centre, Albany Creek

Albany Creek Pool

The Albany Creek Leisure Centre boasts a 50 metre heated swimming pool, as well as a toddler pool complete with fountains that cascade and a toddler slippery slide. It also has a larger, bigger kids mammoth slide. Separately, it features some wet areas that have fountains and other water fun for the littlest people. It also features a cafe and plenty of space. Entry Fees apply. Albany Creek Leisure Centre is located at the corner of Old Northern Road and Explorer Drive, Albany Creek. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Albany Creek Leisure Centre Website.

Bribie Island Aquatic Leisure Centre, Bribie Island

Like a mini water park, the Bribie Island Aquatic Leisure Centre has a water adventure park likely to satisfy any youngster. It has a 25 metre heated lap pool, and a heated indoor program pool. It also features a spa, children’s playground, free barbecues, covered shelters and all the quality amenities one would expect from a great council facility. Entry fees apply. Bribie Island Aquatic Leisure Centre is located at Goodwin Drive, Bribie Island. See the Moreton Bay Regional Council Pools Website for more information.

Caboolture Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre, Burpengary

Caboolture Regional Aquatic Centre features a 50 metre heated indoor Olympic pool and a 25 metre warm-up pool. It also has an enclosed children’s play area, and these are just some of the awesome facilities you can expect at this world class leisure centre. All sorts of sports are available, and barbecue facilities and a cafe are also onsite. Entry fees apply. Caboolture Regional Aquatic Centre is located at 1 Aquatic Centre Drive, Burpengary. See the Moreton Bay Regional Council Pools Website for more information.

Chermside Aquatic Centre, Chermside

Chermside Water Park

Catering well for wheelchairs and other disabilities, Chermside is a fabulous facility for all Brisbane Kids. It has a 25 metre outdoor and 15 metre indoor pool. It also features a two-person tube ride, open water slide, four mini slides, lily pads, shaded areas and a café. This is more a water park than a swimming pool. Chermside Aquatic Centre is located at 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside (entry via Kittyhawk Drive). Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

Deception Bay Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Deception Bay

Deception Bay Aquatic & Fitness Centre features a 50 metre Olympic pool, a covered pool for swimming lessons, a toddlers’ pool and play area, and an awesome zero depth splash pad. Wheelchair access to the centre and the pool itself are also possible. Entry Fees apply. Deception Bay Aquatic & Fitness Centre is located at Maine Terrace, Deception Bay. Visit the Moreton Bay Regional Council Pools Website for more information.

Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre, Fitzgibbon

Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre

Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre has an outdoor six-lane heated pool, an indoor heated programs pool, a cafe/kiosk, large grassed area, and shaded seating area with barbecue facilities. It offers children’s swimming lessons, children’s squad coaching, and fitness classes, and the venue can be hired for lane hire, birthday parties, school carnivals and medical hire. There is disabled access and an accessible changing place room. Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre is located at 523 Telegraph Road, Fitzgibbon. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

Ferny Hills Swimming Pool, Ferny Hills

Ferny Hills Pool

This facility has a 50 metre outdoor heated lap pool, a 20 metre learn to swim heated pool, plus a free form toddler’s play pool with playground. It also offers complementary barbecues and shaded picnic areas. Ferny Hills Swimming Pool is located at Ferny Way, Ferny Hills. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of the Ferny Hills pool here, or visit the Ferny Hills Swimming Pool Website.

Ithaca Pool, Paddington

Ithaca Pool has a 25 metre heated pool and a heated learn to swim pool. The 25 metre pool has a wheelchair access ramp and accessible change rooms and disabled toilets are also available. It also has a kiosk with refreshments and offers Learn to Swim lessons, fitness and a family oriented Aqua Club. Ithaca Pool is located at 131 Caxton Street, Paddington (entry on Caroline Street). Visit the Ithaca Pool Website for more information.

Lawnton Aquatic Centre, Lawnton

Swimming pool in Lawnton

If you live in the Lawnton, Strathpine, Bray Park, Petrie, Warner or Cashmere areas, a visit to the Lawnton Aquatic Centre is a must this season. Even if you live further afield, it is worth the drive to this excellent facility that offers year round Learn to Swim classes for young and old, public swimming and regular family friendly events, including dive-in movies. It has a 50 metre outdoor heated lap pool and a 25 metre indoor heated pool. There is also a toddlers’ pool and play area with mushrooms and fountains. Lawnton Aquatic Centre is located at the corner of Gympie and Lawnton Pocket Roads, Lawnton. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of Lawnton pool here, or visit the Lawnton Aquatic Centre Website.

Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool, Newmarket

Newmarket Swimming

Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool has the slides, the waterspouts and the facilities that will keep you and your Brisbane Kids coming back for more. It boasts a 50 metre heated outdoor pool, a 25 metre outdoor heated programs pool and an indoor heated programs pool. It also has two slides for children, an animal themed pool/splash pad, as well as a drop basket area, a wading pool with mushroom features, a large 5 metre slide, and a slide into the 50 metre pool! There are shaded swimming areas for kids, and heaps of grassed areas to enjoy a picnic. Entry Fees apply. Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool is located at 71 Alderson Street, Newmarket. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

North Lakes Aquatic Centre, North Lakes

Outdoor pool at North Lakes Aquatic Centre

Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Westfield North Lakes shopping centre and opposite the new North Lakes library and bus terminal, North Lakes Aquatic Centre is way more than your average swimming pool. The centre is open 7 days a week, all year round, and features a heated outdoor 25 metre lap pool, a custom-built heated indoor learn-to-swim pool, and a toddler splash play area. It is an Austswim and Swim Australia recognised swim school with one of the largest Learn to Swim programs on Brisbane’s north side, and it has classes and programs for all ages and abilities! Entry fees apply. North Lakes Aquatic Centre is located at 2 The Corso, North Lakes. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of North Lakes pool here, or visit the North Lakes Aquatic Centre Website.

Sandgate Aquatic Centre, Sandgate

Sandgate Pool

Sandgate Aquatic Centre has a 50 metre 8 lane outdoor pool as well as a heated indoor learn to swim pool. For plenty of kids’ fun, there’s also a large leisure wading pool with great water features and awesome slides! There is also a small playground area, shaded barbecue facilities, basketball court and kiosk! Sandgate Aquatic Centre is located at 231 Flinders Parade, Sandgate. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

Settlement Cove Lagoon, Redcliffe

Apart from the lovely location, Settlement Cove Lagoon at Redcliffe features a wading pool and swimming lagoon. There are also barbecue facilities, playgrounds, picnic shelters, bikeways,toilets and beach showers. It is FREE for community use and is open during daylight hours, all year round, with a lifeguard during summer months. Settlement Cove Lagoon is located at Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe. See the Moreton Bay Regional Council Pools Website for more information.

Central Brisbane Pools

Centenary Swimming Pool, Spring Hill

Centenary Swimming Pool

Centenary Pool has a 50 metre outdoor swimming pool, and a 5 metre deep diving pool with diving boards and high diving platforms. It also has a wading pool and an enclosed heated learn to swim pool. It features a cafe, ample shade and learn to swim classes for budding Brisbane Kid swimmers. Centenary Pool is located at 400 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

Musgrave Park Pool, South Brisbane

Musgrave Park Pool has a 50 metre outdoor pool and 2 wading pools with ample shade for a picnic. It is closed during winter. Musgrave Park Pool is located at 100 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane. See the Brisbane City Council Pools Website for more information.

Spring Hill Swimming Pool, Spring Hill

Spring Hill Baths

Otherwise known as the Spring Hill Baths, this facility is a unique p[que Brisbane heritage location. You’ll step back in time 125 years to Brisbane’s first in-ground pool, with its old world charm with classic changing rooms and grandstand seating. This centre features a 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool and a hydrotherapy pool/spa. It also has a kiosk. Spring Hill Swimming Pool is located at 14 Torrington Street, Spring Hill. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane

Streets Beach

How could this list escape the mention of South Bank Parklands? Apart from being located in the hub of Brisbane on the banks of the iconic Brisbane River, it also features a crystal clear lagoon with separate areas for different depths, with a beautiful white sand man made beach. This pristine facility is the jewel in Brisbane’s crown and it is totally FREE to enter and enjoy! There are also meandering streams and rock pools to explore, as well as barbecue facilities, picnic tables, shade and toilets/change facilities. South Bank Parklands is located at Stanley Street Plaza, South Brisbane. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this area here, or visit the South Bank Website.

Aquativity (part of South Bank Parklands) is a fun and interactive water-play park. It is a great location for children and families to play, learn and enjoy the outdoors. It is open daily from 8am to 8pm.

Aquativity-SouthBank

With great fountains and tipping baskets and other water fun, Aquativity also features educational play elements referencing the river, and helps to create an early understanding of the water cycle and its preservation. Immersing children in an interactive experience, Aquativity also highlights the native fish and mammal species of mullet and dugong, the interesting pattern of the river catchments and the importance of indigenous, environmental and urban elements to the river. Aquativity is located at South Bank Parklands on the southern side of Streets Beach, with car park access via Little Stanley Street. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this attraction here, or see the Visit Brisbane Website.

Valley Pool, Fortitude Valley

Valley Pool has a 50 metre outdoor heated pool with grandstands. It runs swimming lessons for adults, squad swimming, stroke development, and it is an event pool for underwater hockey and water polo. There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms and a cafe. Valley pool is located at 423 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley. Visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website for more information.

South Brisbane Pools

Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre, Acacia Ridge

Acacia Ridge Pool

Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre boasts a 25 metre heated pool and a large lagoon style pool. There is a grassed area for picnics, or tables for the more civilised. It offers Learn to Swim classes and disabled access. Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre is located at 1391 Beaudesert Road, Acacia Ridge. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

Beenleigh Aquatic Centre, Beenleigh

Beenleigh Aquatic Centre has an outdoor heated 50 yard pool, as well as a toddler pool. There is a chair lift for disabled access to the pool. There is also a grassed area for picnics. Beenleigh Aquatic Centre is located at City Road, Beenleigh. Visit the Logan Council Pool Website for more information.

Bethania Aquatic Centre, Bethania

Bethania Aquatic Centre has an outdoor 25 metre pool with 8 lanes and a leisure pool for the kids with a beach entry. There is disabled access, shaded areas for a relaxing picnic and a kiosk for refreshments. Bethania Aquatic Centre is located at 88-118 Station Road, Bethania. See the Logan Council Pool Website for more information.

Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler

Chandler pool

This complex has an outdoor 50m pool, an indoor 50m pool 50m, a 25 metre indoor activity pool, an indoor leisure pool which is perfect for toddlers for water play, and an indoor 50m waterslide for the bigger kids. Brisbane Aquatic Centre is located at the corner of Old Cleveland & Tilley Roads, Chandler. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Sleeman Sports Complex Website.

Carole Park Swim Centre, Wacol

You will find a 25 metre heated pool with ample shade, a beach pool, and a wading pool for little Brisbane kids at the Carole Park Swim Centre. There is also an outdoor gym, beach volleyball, basketball and tennis. The pool is closed in winter. Carole Park Swim Centre is located at the corner of Boundary and Waterford Roads, Wacol. See the Brisbane City Council Pools Website for more information.

Colmslie Swimming Pool, Morningside

Morningside Pool

The Colmslie pool has a 50 metre outdoor heated pool, a 15 metre indoor pool and a great new outdoor water play park with slides for your Brisbane Kids to enjoy. There is disabled access, with a ramp into the indoor pool. There is also a cafe. Colmslie Swimming Pool is located at 400 Lytton Road, Morningside. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

Dunlop Park Memorial Swimming Pool, Corinda

This facility has a 50 metre heated outdoor pool, an enclosed heated programs pool, a lagoon leisure pool with beach entry and a summer wading pool. There is also a coffee shop and barbecues. Entry fees apply. Dunlop Park Memorial Swimming Pool is located at 794 Oxley Road, Corinda. Visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website for more information.

Eagleby Aquatic Centre, Eagleby

At Eagleby Aquatic Centre, you can find an outdoor 25 metre pool, a training pool, and a leisure pool for the kids with beach entry. There is also a shaded playground, shaded areas, and a kiosk with refreshments. Eagleby Aquatic Centre is located at Cowper Avenue, Eagleby. Visit the Logan Council Pool Website for more information.

Gould Adams Park Aquatic Centre, Kingston

Kingston Pool

This Aquatic Centre is predominantly a learning pool, but it also has a kids’ heated adventure pool with mushrooms, crocodile and fountains, making it a great place to visit for all Brisbane Kids. Gould Adams Park Aquatic Centre is located at 558-662 Kingston Road, Kingston. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Logan City Council Pools Website.

Hampton Swim School – Various Locations

Hampton Swim School is the home of Learn to Swim, featuring babies’ aquatic lessons from 3 months, squad training, a public lap pool and a lifesaving and surf skills program. Hampton Swim School also boasts other programs for kids, including the Treasures ASD program and TumbleTastics. You can find this swim school at Bulimba State School, 261–271 Oxford Street, Bulimba; 67 Pashen Street, Morningside; and 39 Hipwood Street, Norman Park. Visit the Hampton Swim School Website for more information.

Hibiscus Sports Complex, Upper Mount Gravatt

Mt Gravatt pool

Hibiscus Sports Complex boasts an Olympic sized outdoor swimming pool, a 12 metre indoor heated pool for learn to swim classes, and a 25 metre indoor heated pool for recreation and fitness. There is also a great new 20 metre twisting waterslide, and a small fenced pool for kids and toddlers with an island water feature. There is disabled access to the bathrooms. Hibiscus Sports Complex is located at 90 Klumpp Road, Upper Mount Gravatt. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

Jimboomba Swimming Pool, Jimboomba

Jimboomba Pool is a 25 metre, 8 lane outdoor facility within a school that opens to the community for set hours. The Jimboomba Swimming Pool is located at Jimboomba State School, Johanna Street, Jimboomba. Visit the Logan Council Pool Website for more information.

Langlands Park Memorial Pool, Stones Corner

Langlands Park Memorial Pool has a 50 metre Olympic heated outdoor swimming pool, a 10 metre enclosed heated teaching pool, and a semi-shaded wading pool. The pools are heated all year round, and there is plenty of shade. Langlands Park Memorial Pool is located at 5 Panitya Street, Stones Corner. Visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website for more information.

Logan North Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Underwood

Logan pool

The facilities at Logan North Aquatic and Fitness Centre are designed to cater for all the family, and will create a great day out for you and your Brisbane Kids. There is a 50 metre Olympic-sized outdoor heated pool, a 25 metre indoor heated Learn to Swim pool, a 23 metre outdoor fitness pool, and a family leisure/toddler pool, which is fully shaded. There is a gym, café and child minding, and they offer the Laurie Lawrence Swim School at this centre. Logan North Aquatic and Fitness Centre is located at 2 Sports Drive, Underwood. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the inSports Website.

Logan West Aquatic Centre, Hillcrest

The Logan West Aquatic Centre has a 25 meter indoor heated pool, gym facilities, café and kids club. The Logan West Aquatic Centre is located at 29 Wineglass Drive, Hillcrest. See the Logan Council Pool Website for more information.

Manly Pool, Manly

Swimming Pool

You’ll enjoy the facilities here with your Brisbane Kids no matter what their age. There is a 25 metre outdoor heated 8 lane pool, and a safe and secure kids’ pool which is great for toddlers and infants. There is also a waterslide, which is a big hit with the older kids (as well as adults!). Manly Pool is located at 1 Fairlead Crescent, Manly. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Manly Pool Website.

Mt Gravatt East Aquatic Centre, Mount Gravatt East

Swimming Pool

Mt Gravatt East Aquatic Centre boasts wonderful facilities for the whole community. It has an outdoor 25 metre heated pool, and an indoor heated teaching pool with a wheelchair ramp into the pool. There is even a specially designed kids’ play area, and there’s a gym and café too. Mt Gravatt East Aquatic Centre is located in the Mt Gravatt East State School, corner of Newnham & Wecker Roads, Mt Gravatt East. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

Parkinson Aquatic Centre, Parkinson

Parkinson Aquatic Centre

The state-of-the-art facility at Parkinson features a 50 metre outdoor heated pool, as well as an indoor heated programs pool, both with ramp access. It also has a cafe/kiosk. It offers swimming lessons, group fitness and birthday parties. Ramp access is available to both pools. Parkinson Aquatic Centre is located at 751 Algester Road, Parkinson. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or see the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

Runcorn Pool, Runcorn

Runcorn Swimming Pool

Runcorn Pool features a 25 metre heated outdoor lap pool, and a 14 metre, indoor programs/leisure therapy pool with ramp access. It also boasts a children’s pool with waterslide and interactive water play features. Runcorn Pool is located at Runcorn State High School, 132 Hill Road, Runcorn. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

Wynnum Wading Pool & Water Park, Wynnum

Wynnum Whale Park whale

The Wynnum Wading Pool provides ample opportunity for kids to have a safe swim with a shallow water level. It aslo has a small slide. The water park which is right next door features lots of fun fountains, water play features and even spouting whales! Complete with a playgrounds, Pandanus Beach right next door, toilets, BBQs and shade, this will be a great day out. Wynnum Wading Pool is located at Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum. Read the full Brisbane Kids Review of this pool here.

Yeronga Park Memorial Pool, Yeronga

Yeronga Pool

Whether you’re looking for swimming lessons, swimming squad or just a great day out, Yeronga Park Pool is the perfect destination for all Brisbane Kids. This complex has a 50 metre heated outdoor pool, and a 25 metre heated outdoor pool. There is also a wading pool and water play for the kids, as well as barbecue facilities and ample shade for a picnic. Yeronga Park Memorial Pool is located at 81 School Road, Yeronga. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

West Brisbane & Ipswich Pools

Bellbowrie Pool, Belbowrie

BCC swimming pool

Bellbowrie Pool has a 50 metre outdoor 8 lane pool (not heated) and a 25 metre heated enclosed pool. It also has two wading pools, and an awesome kids’ splash pad with water squirters and tipping bucket. There are lots of shades, including shaded spectator stand by the big pool, and picnic tables and chairs. There are large grassy areas for playing or picnics, a basketball area and a great café and kiosk. As well as the usual swimming lessons and squad swimming you find at great council pools, there are also lots of fun community events that take place here. Closed during winter, but the café remains open. Bellbowrie Pool is located at 47 Birkin Road, Bellbowrie. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of this pool here, or visit the Brisbane City Council Pools Website.

Jindalee Pool, Jindalee

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The Jindalee Pool not only has a 50 metre 8 lane outdoor pool and an 18 metre heated program pool, but it also has an awesome splash pad with tipping baskets, mist spray, water mushrooms, water jets and spray fountain too! There is also a great undercover playground and free electric barbecues, along with a kids’ crèche that is open on weekday mornings for a small fee. The Jindalee Swimming Pool offers Learn to Swim lessons, squads for adults and children and a great mums and bubs’ program. Birthday parties can also be held at the pool and there is a kiosk that serves great coffee and a good old fashioned lemonade icy-pole. The Jindalee Pool is located at 11 Yallambee Road, Jindalee. Read the full Brisbane Kids review of the Jindalee pool here, or check out the Jindalee Pool Website.

Find a local Brisbane swimming centre near you

Use our handy map to locate a local swimming pool or leisure centre. Make sure you take lots of suncream and dress your kids in sunsmart swimwear. Often swimming pools do sell food but we would suggest taking lots of fresh, cool water because swimming is thirsty work!

Find a Swimming Pool with Disability Access in Brisbane

There are 22 Brisbane City Council swimming pools across Brisbane, which offer great facilities for families to enjoy for fun, fitness and cooling off on a hot day. Many of these pools are accessible to people with a disability, and offer facilities such as accessible changing rooms, ramps and/or mobility lifts. Other pools without such facilities will undergo upgrades to install them in the near future. Find all the public swimming pools with disability access in Brisbane here.

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