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Parap Pool

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77 Ross Smith Ave Parap

Parap Pool is for recreational and leisure use for all members of the community and swimmers of all abilities. The newly redeveloped 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, swim club training.

The first stage of the Parap Pool Masterplan was completed in 2017, more information about future stages can be found on the redevelopment project page.

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.

Entry Fees

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


Single Entry

30-Swim Card

6-Month Pass

12-Month Pass

















$10 (2 Adults, 2 Children)

^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 at either Casuarina or Nightcliff Pool.

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 50m Pool Lane Availability

Parap 25m Pool Lane Availability


  • 50 Pool – 10 lanes, 1.4m - 2.0 depth. Partial shade, moveable book 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 wheel chair.
  • All-access and family change rooms.
  • Shaded zero depth wet play area.
  • Picnic tables.
  • Cafe/Kiosk.


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) $160.00 per hour

For Pool Toy bookings, please complete the Pool Inflatable Hire Form and forward to Parap Swimming 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 Swimming Pool.

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

Aqua Classes

Deep Water Running

Tuesday & Thursday 5.30pm

Saturday 8:30am

Aqua Aerobics

Wednesday 9.00am

These classes are run by YMCA and are $10 (includes pool entry fee). All equipment will be supplied. For bookings and further information, please contact Parap Swimming Pool

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

More Information 

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0475 031 573

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