Life with kids in Sydney's Inner West
Life with kids in Sydney's Inner West

The pools are open! It must be SPRING!

As Spring rolls around we all look forward to the outdoor pools opening up. We’ve got all the information on Inner West pools, including any restrictions that might be in place. They are correct at the time of publish but please check for yourself before you go.

Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre Ph: 8061 9700

​Monday to Friday: 5:30am – 8pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 6am – 7pm

This massive centre has 6 pools.

The INDOOR toddler pool is CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE.

The dive tower is also CLOSED but the springboard is still operational.

Lap swimming is available without a booking subject to venue capacity limits, try and use the facility outside of peak times to avoid delays. MAX 5 swimmers per lane and 1 hour per person.
The Hydro Pool and Program Pool are also available for swimming and walking at various times. Restrictions on children under 10 apply.
Capacity limits exist in various areas such as the kiosk.
The cafe is open with capacity limits
Lockers and change rooms are available
The gym is open
The creche is open Monday-Friday 9am-1pm and Saturdays 8.30-11.30am
Learn to Swim is operating – bookings required

Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre Ph:9550 9145

This recently refurbished gem is located in Petersham Park and is a wonderful local option. It has a 25m lap pool plus a kids splash deck and toddlers pool. It’s one of our favourites!

October 5th – 19th
Monday – Saturday 7:00 am – 6:30 pm, Sunday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm​

October 19th – October 31st
Monday – Saturday 6:30 am – 6:45 pm, Sunday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

October 31st – February 28th
Monday – Saturday  6:30am – 7:00 pm, Sunday 8:00am – 6:30 pm

Lap swimming is available without a booking subject to capacity limits, try and use the facility outside of peak times to avoid delays. Please not grouping at the end of the lanes, leave the pool if you’re not swimming.
Capacity limits exist in various areas such as the kiosk.
Water fountains will only be accessible to refill water bottles – no bubbler access.
Lockers will not be available for use at this time. Please keep your belongings with you either on the side of the pool.
No equipment will be available for loan.

Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre  Ph: 9565 1906

Monday-Thursday: 6am-8.30pm
Friday & Saturday: 6am-6,30pm
Sunday: 8am-6.30pm

Lap swimming is available without a booking subject to capacity limits, try and use the facility outside of peak times to avoid delays.
Water fountains will only be accessible to refill water bottles – no bubbler access.
Lockers will not be available for use at this time. Please keep your belongings with you either on the side of the pool.
The creche is open from Monday-Thursday from 8.30am-12pm. Bookings required.
Learn to Swim is operating.

Dawn Fraser Baths is CLOSED for REFURBISHMENT

Expected to reopen in Summer 2020.

Ashfield Aquatic Centre  Ph: 9392 5412

Monday-Thursday: 6am-9.00pm
Friday: 6am-8.00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6am-6.30pm

Lap swimming is available without a booking subject to capacity limits, try and use the facility outside of peak times to avoid delays.
Water fountains will only be accessible to refill water bottles – no bubbler access.
Lockers will not be available for use at this time. Please keep your belongings with you either on the side of the pool.
The creche is open from Monday-Friday from 9.00am-1pm. Bookings required.
Learn to Swim is operating.

Enfield Aquatic Centre  Ph: 9747 4319

Monday-Friday 6am-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am-6pm
Public Holidays: 8am-4pm

Pre booking is required for entry to the facility.

The water play splash pad is CLOSED until further notice
Water fountains will only be accessible to refill water bottles – no bubbler access.
Lockers will not be available for use at this time. Please keep your belongings with you either on the side of the pool. The change rooms are available but only during your pre-booked session.
Learn to Swim is operating.