Nightcliff Pool

Nightcliff Pool

Baby Change
Bicycle Racks
Bicycle/Walking Paths
Drinking Fountains
Picnic Tables

259 Casuarina Dr Nightcliff

Phone: 0499 931 753

2024 Masters Swimming Australia National Championships

Parap Pool will soon host the 2024 Masters Swimming Australia National Championships.

The Championships, last held in Darwin in 2007, are the equivalent of the Swimming Australia National Championships, and are therefore the prestige event of the Australian Masters Swimming organisation. Over 500 competitors are registered to participate in the event, the majority from interstate and overseas, with many spectators also expected to attend.

Competition will be held on:
Friday 3 May to Monday 6 May 2024

During this time, Parap Pool will be closed to public swimming; however, entry is free of charge for spectators, so please come along and witness Australia’s top senior swimmers in action. 

Masters Swimming NT and City of Darwin thank you in advance for your support to hold this important competition.

Nightcliff Pool will operate as per its normal opening hours throughout. City of Darwin apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Lane Availability during the redevelopment of Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Closure of Casuarina Pool for the commencement of the redevelopment took effect from Wednesday, 05 October 2022. To find out further information regarding this project, please follow this link - Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre

To ensure sufficient access for community and stakeholder use during the Casuarina re-development, some changes have been made to the lane availability at Parap and Nightcliff Pools from 1 October 2022.

Nightcliff – a minimum of 2 lanes will be available for public swimming at all times

Parap 50m pool – a minimum of 3 lanes will be available for public swimming 3.30-6.30pm Monday to Friday, 5 lanes all other times
Parap 25m pool – a minimum of 1 lane will be available for public swimming 9.00-9.45am and 12.30-1.15pm Monday and Wednesday, 3 lanes all other times.

Please check the Pool Lane Availability Calendar on each of the pools’ pages for more details.

Nightcliff Pool is an iconic venue for residents and visitors alike. Located on the picturesque Nightcliff Foreshore, you can take in stunning views over Darwin Harbour and enjoy cool sea breezes. The facility offers a range of programs and activities, including learn-to-swim and swim club training.

Pool Facilities

  • Main Pool – 50m (approx.) x 6 lanes, hydro-lift for all-abilities access, some shade cloth coverage
  • Toddlers’ Pool – shaded

Opening Hours

Monday – 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 Calendar below or contact the pool before you head down for a dip.

Pool Lane Availability

View the Nightcliff Pool Lane Availability Calendar for the current lane bookings at Nightcliff Pool. While we attempt to keep this up to date, the calendar may not include all one-off or casual bookings. Please contact the pool directly for further information.

Nightcliff Pool Lane Availability Calendar

Entry Fees


Single Entry

30-Swim Card*

6-Month Pass

12-Month Pass

















$15.50 (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 Concession Scheme, DVA Gold and White Cards. Photographic ID must be presented.

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

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 Pools section of the 2023-24 Fees and Charges (p31-32).


    Swimming Lessons

    A number of organisations provide swimming lessons for children and adults at Casuarina Pool. Information on swimming lessons can be found by contacting the following providers:

    YMCA of the Northern Territory

    Royal Life Saving Society Australia NT

    Swim Dynamics

    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 More Information below for details).

    Nightcliff Pool Lane Availability Calendar

    Club Training

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

    Nightcliff Swimming Club
    Darwin Masters
    Darwin Triathlon Club

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