Brisbane City Council's 22 Public Pools Will Slash Their Entry Fees to $2 All Summer Long

Summer splashes just got cheaper — including at Centenary Pool, Spring Hill Baths and the Valley Pool.
Sarah Ward
Published on June 13, 2023

Maybe you love swimming laps. Perhaps a leisurely soak is your favourite way to cool down. Or, nothing could say summer to you quite like hanging out poolside. Whichever category fits, you might've lived the pool life at one of Brisbane's City Council's public venues, especially if you don't have your own backyard spot to splash in. This upcoming summer, for $2 a pop, you really should.

From Friday, December 1, 2023–Thursday, February 29, 2024 Brisbane's City Council is slashing the entry fee to all 22 of its public pools around the River City. For the entire three months of summer, having a splash will only cost you $2. Set to be part of the 2023–24 council budget, the program is named $2 Summer Dips for obvious reasons, and that discounted price will apply to everyone — adults and kids alike.

Brisbane City Council

If you haven't hit up a public pool for a while, it's a considerable saving, dropping the adult entry price from $6.40 to $2. The reduced rate will also cover every single day across the period, too, which includes all of the Christmas and New Year public holidays.

And, there's no other catches or caveats — including no limit on how many times you can take advantage of the deal. Fancy going for a swim at your local every day during summer? Working your way around Brisbane's public pools, diving into a different one daily? Both are options.

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The 22 pools include Centenary Pool, Spring Hill Baths and the Valley Pool, plus Musgrave Park Swimming Centre, the Colmslie Aquatic Centre in Morningside, Ithaca Pool in Paddington, Dunlop Park Memorial Swimming Pool in Corinda and Hibiscus Sports Complex Pool in Upper Mount Gravatt.

Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool, Chermside Pool, Bellbowrie Pool, Jindalee Pool and Manly Pool are all covered as well, as are Yeronga Park Memorial Swimming Pool, Mt Gravatt East Swimming Pool and Sandgate Aquatic Centre — and more.

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"Our council is committed to ensuring Brisbane residents have access to free and affordable events and activities. Rising living costs are driving up bills, chewing into people's disposable incomes and impacting their ability to undertake fun and healthy activities," said Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, announcing $2 Summer Dips.

"Slashing the cost of swimming at council's fantastic pools and aquatic centres is a big win for Brisbane residents."

Brisbane City Council via Flickr

Brisbane City Council via Flickr

Brisbane City Council via Flickr

Brisbane City Council's $2 Summer Dips program will run from Friday, December 1, 2023–Thursday, February 29, 2024. To find your closest public pool, head to the council website.

Check out our list of the best outdoor swimming pools in Brisbane for 2023.

Top image: Cieran Murphy.

Published on June 13, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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