Splash into Baw Baw’s Seasonal Pools

Published on 24 November 2017

Baw Baw Shire Council’s seasonal swimming pools in Drouin, Neerim South, Rawson, Thorpdale and Trafalgar will open to the community from Friday 1 December 2017.

Seasonal pools will remain open until 31 March 2018, except for the Warragul Leisure Centre’s outdoor pool which features an extended open season from 1 November 2017 to 30 April 2018 due to its temperature control functionality.

Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Cr Joe Gauci said the seasonal pools are fun, family friendly and a safe way to stay cool and beat the heat this summer.

“Swimming pools are the perfect escape from the heat. Kids have a great place to splash and play, families can relax and enjoy the outdoors, all in a safely monitored environment”, said the Mayor.

All seasonal pools are managed by the YMCA on behalf of Council, and are open when the temperature is forecast to reach or exceed 25 degrees Celsius, except Rawson and Warragul which are not weather dependent.  

Open days are planned one week in advance, and revised daily, using the Warragul forecast data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Pools may close prior to or during thunderstorm activity or in extreme weather conditions.

All pools will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The Mayor is also encouraging community members who have not yet visited the redeveloped Warragul Leisure Centre to do so and make the most of the modern facilities.

“It’s been over a year since the redevelopment and we have had an overwhelmingly positive reaction from our community. Kids love the special splash and play area, and the accessible hydrotherapy pool has received a lot of praise too”, said the Mayor.

“Morning swimmers have already been making good use of the 50-metre outdoor pool and we expect it to get busier as the weather continues to warm up.

“We’re proud to have this first rate, accessible facility available for our community to use not only in summer, but all year round.”

Entry fees to the Drouin, Neerim South, Rawson, Thorpdale and Trafalgar seasonal pools for 2017/18 are:


Season Membership

Monthly Membership

Casual Entry













Entry pricing for the Warragul outdoor pool is as per the pricing structure for the Warragul Leisure Centre which can be downloaded at Aquatic and Leisure Services Fees & Charges 2017/2018(PDF, 581KB).

More information, including full entry pricing, locations, operating hours, and conditions of entry can be found on Council’s website at Swimming.