Parap Pool

Parap Pool

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77 Ross Smith Ave Parap

Ph: 0475 031 573

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

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

















$12.50 (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 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 school swimming carnivals, social functions, swimming lessons and bookings, please contact pool management directly.

For the full list of pool fees view the Public Swimming Pools section of the 2021-2022 Fees and Charges


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) $200.00 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.

Aqua Fitness Classes

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

These classes are run by third-party operators, and pool entry is included in the cost of the class.

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

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

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

More Information 

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