Casuarina Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Casuarina Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Baby Change
Bicycle Racks
Bookings Allowed
Drinking Fountains
No Dogs Allowed
Picnic Tables

17 Gsell St Casuarina

Phone: (08) 7912 8369

City of Darwin’s new $26.8 million Casuarina Aquatic & Leisure Centre is now open, providing a modern, family-friendly facility for the whole community to enjoy.

The new world-class community facility has 3 pools for all ages and abilities, including an 8 lane, 50-metre pool, a temperature-controlled, 6 lane 25-metre pool and a resort-style lagoon pool featuring an aqua tower, fountains and water squirts.

If you don’t want to get wet, the centre also has a large grassed area, basketball half-court and a dry play area featuring a unique sensory dome which is the first of its kind in the Northern Territory.

Design of the aquatic centre meets recognised best practice in pool design by including maximum accessibility options, including zero-depth access to all pools and equal access to amenities, buildings, playgrounds and open play and recreation areas.

The Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre is City of Darwin’s flagship infrastructure project and realises the Council’s goal of developing a capital city with best practice and sustainable infrastructure.

The facility was jointly funded by City of Darwin who contributed $19.3 million and the Federal Government who contributed $7.5 million.

The facility is set to provide exciting new business opportunities for locals in the area, with 3 new tenancies available. City of Darwin is working to fill the spaces with businesses that will support the offerings at the centre, including a cafe, allied health services, and gym.

The Y Northern Territory (YNT) manages City of Darwin's pools on Council's behalf, including all bookings and staff.  Please contact the pool directly for any booking enquiries.

Pool Facilities

  • 50m Pool – 8 lanes, 1.4m - 2.2m depth, start blocks at each end
  • 25m Pool – 6 lanes, 0.9m - 1.4m depth, temperature-controlled 
  • Both pools have 70% hard structure shade coverage, ramp access, and an aquatic wheelchair is available for use
  • Lagoon – 0.0m - 1.0m depth, zero-depth wet play area, slope entry with hand rail, partial shade cloth coverage 

Other facilities

  • 2 BBQs with shade structures
  • 6 picnic tables with shade structures
  • 3x3 basketball court
  • Dry play area

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 5.30am - 7.30pm
Weekends and Public Holidays* 8.00am - 7.30pm

*closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Please note, times may change due to special events or maintenance requirements. To avoid disappointment, check the Lane Availability Calendars or contact the pool before you head down for a dip.

Pool Lane Availability

During normal operating hours, a number of lanes will always be available to the general public for lap swimming and dipping.  

View the CALC Lane Availability Calendars for current lane bookings. While we attempt to keep these calendars up-to-date, they may not include all one-off or casual bookings. Please contact Pool Management for further information.

CALC 50m Pool Lane Availability Calendar

CALC 25m Pool Lane Availability Calendar

Entry Fees

Entry fees and charges are the same across all our pools. 


Single Entry

30-Swim Card*

12-Month Pass

6-Month Pass

















$16.00 (2 Adults, 2 Children)

*30-Swim Cards expire after 12 months and any remaining swims will be void.

^Concession = full-time NT students, Commonwealth Health Care Card, NT Pensioner and Carer’s Card. Photographic ID must be presented.

FREE for spectators, and for children under 4 years when accompanied by a paying adult.

Please note, lost or stolen 30-swim cards cannot be replaced or reimbursed.

For all enquiries regarding swim passes, school swimming carnivals, social functions, swimming lessons and bookings, please contact pool management directly.

For the full list of pool fees refer to the Public Swimming Pool section of the 2024-25 Fees and Charges (p93-94).


    Swimming Lessons

    A number of organisations provide swimming lessons for children and adults at CALC.

    For further enquiries, please contact the pool directly (see contact details at the top of this page).

    Aqua Fitness Classes

    Several classes run each week. Check the Lane Availability Calendar for the current schedule, as classes change throughout the year.

    These classes are run by third-party operators, and pool entry is not included in the cost of the class.

    For further enquiries, please contact the pool directly (see contact details at the top of this page).

    Club Training

    A number of clubs currently train at CALC. Information on events and training sessions for clubs can be found via the links below:

    Casuarina Storm Swimming Club

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