Policies, terms & conditions

Things to know before you visit

Aquatic supervision policies

The City's Leisure and Aquatic Centres are partnered with Royal Life Saving's “Keep Watch at Public Pools Program” to protect and safeguard children and young people, so they can swim safely and supervised at all times.

0 - 5 year olds and non-swimmers

Children must be accompanied into the centre, and supervised in the pool and within arm's reach. Maximum 1 Parent / Guardian to 2 Children.

6 - 10 year olds & weak swimmers

Children must be accompanied into the centre, and supervised by maintaining visual contact with the child at all times. Maximum 1 Parent / Guardian to 4 Children.

11 - 14 year olds

Parents must maintain visual contact.

N.B Children 11 years and older may be Non-Swimmers or Weak Swimmers and parental supervision should not be restricted by age in these circumstances.

For more information about the program, visit Royal Life Saving Australia's website before attending for your next swim to better understand your role in the active supervision of your child or family member.

Safe swimwear policy

All centre's are committed to safe swim practices for everyone. This policy is designed to maintain a clean, safe and inviting environment for yourself and all other patrons.

Clothing, other than swimwear, can create problems with water clarity, pool disinfectant and the water filtration system, which may impact the safety of our patrons and staff.

Approved swimwear

Adequate and hygienic, recognised swimwear must be worn at all times in the water.

Rash shirts are recognised as swimwear.

Infants are required to wear recognised waterproof Aqua nappies.

Unacceptable swimwear

Inappropriate swimwear includes and is not limited to:

  • Denim/cotton (including tee shirts)
  • Underwear
  • Street clothes
  • Street footwear
  • Sport/gym clothes

Recognised swimwear and aqua nappies are available for purchase at reception. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Conditions of entry to the centre

  • There are signs, warnings, rules and instructions placed around the centre.
  • You and all your children under your guidance must comply and follow any instructions given to you by staff.
  • Spectators must pay the applicable fee to gain entry to the controlled areas.
  • Prohibited items are not permitted on the premises. This includes but is not limited to scooters, skateboards, tennis balls, footballs.
  • Service animals only are allowed in the centre.
  • Alcohol and drugs are prohibited on the premises and we will refuse entry to anyone under the influence.
  • Video cameras, still cameras and mobile phone cameras are not permitted without the prior consent of management.
  • There is no smoking permitted in any internal area of the centre or within 10m of any external entry.
  • Foul, abusive or inappropriate language or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
  • Commercial fast foods are not permitted in the centre.
  • Only staff or contractors approved by management are permitted to conduct learn to swim, private swim lessons and coaching sessions or other commercial and/or business activity and/or enterprise.
  • Customers enter the centre at their own risk. Customers release the centre from any and all injury that may be sustained whilst they (are) on site, and consent to receiving any medical treatment that centre staff may reasonably consider necessary or desirable in the event that they suffer an injury whilst at the centre
  • Customers who ignore the Conditions of Entry will be asked to leave.

Conditions of entry to the gym

Only applicable to Cook + Phillip Park Pool, Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre and Victoria Park Pool.

  • Under 12 years of age is not permitted in any area.
  • All children between 12-15 years must be supervised by a person 16 years and over at all times.
  • Children aged 16 years and over can use the gym independently.
  • Unauthorised personal training is not permitted.
  • Use equipment only after demonstration by a qualified staff member.
  • Membership cards/bands and/or entry tickets must be presented upon request by staff.
  • Wear appropriate comfortable clothing, eg shorts and t-shirt or fitness attire. No bare chests or jeans are allowed.
  • Fully enclosed footwear must be worn in all areas at all times.
  • No bare feet (with the exception of yoga, pilates etc), thongs, sandals or slides.
  • Food is not permitted in any area.
  • Equipment must be wiped down after use using towel or hygiene wipes.
  • Please consider others and share equipment.
  • Please do not spit or use coarse language.
  • Please use lockers to secure your valuables.
  • Customers must vacate all fitness centre areas 10 mins prior to advertised closing time.

Membership and Debit Success

CLICK HERE to view membership and third-party debit partner, Debit Success', Terms and Conditions