Parap Pool

Parap Pool

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77 Ross Smith Ave Parap

Ph: 0475 031 573

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.

Parap Pool is for recreational and leisure use for all members of the community and swimmers of all abilities. The facility is FINA-compliant, putting Darwin on the national map for swimming competitions, training and events. Parap Pool offers a range of programs and activities for all ages, including learn-to-swim and swim club training.

Pool Facilities

  • 50 Pool – 10 lanes, 1.4m - 2.0 depth. Partial shade, moveable boom, and start blocks at each end
  • 25m Pool – 6 lanes, 1.2m - 1.35m depth. Fully shaded, start blocks at one end
  • Both pools have ramp access and an aquatic wheelchair
  • Shaded, zero-depth wet play area - currently closed. Council is liaising with contractors to determine how to get the splash pad operational again; when we have more details, we will provide an update.

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

Pool Lane Availability

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

Parap Pool 50m Pool Lane Availability Calendar

Parap Pool 25m Pool Lane Availability Calendar

Entry Fees

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


Single Entry

30-Swim Card*

6-Month Pass

12-Month Pass

















$15.00 (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 2023-24 Fees and Charges (p31-32).


    Swimming Lessons

    A number of organisations provide swimming lessons for children and adults at Parap 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 Calendars for the current schedule, as classes change throughout the year.

    For further enquiries, please contact the pool directly (see More Information below for details).

    Parap Pool 50m Pool Lane Availability Calendar

    Parap Pool 25m Pool Lane Availability Calendar

    Club Training

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

    Darwin Swimming Club

    Darwin Masters

    Pool Inflatables

    The Pool Inflatables are operational during special events and are available for private hire.

    Kaima pool inflatable at parap pool darwin

    The Kiama Pool Inflatable operates in the 50m pool and is suitable for children aged 6+ yrs.

    my little dragon pool inflatable at parap pool

    My Little Dragon Pool Inflatable operates in the 25m pool and is suitable for children 3-8 yrs.

    Cost to use the Pool Inflatables

    Private hire for parties or special events (2 hour minimum) $218.40 per hour

    For Pool Inflatables bookings, please complete the Pool Inflatable Hire Form and forward to Parap Pool Manager.

    Kiama Pool Inflatable Hire Form

    Little Dragon Inflatable Hire Form

    For further information on private hire or to make a booking, please contact Parap Pool.

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