Swimming

Warragul Leisure Centre

Important information:  Under the Third Step of the COVID-19 Roadmap the Warragul Leisure Centre is now open for lap swimming, gentle exercise, hydrotherapy and group fitness classes only. Please refer to the information on this page for opening times and other key information or visit the YMCA website.

Address: 21 Burke Street, Warragul.

Opening Hours - Starting Wednesday 28 October 2020

  • Monday to Friday: 6.00am - 8:00pm 
  • Weekends: 8:00am - 6:00pm 

Session availability may alter during these times due to school bookings, learn to swim program and DHHS density requirements. 

Session times

Bookings are essential for all sessions and can be made on the YMCA website or by calling 56234017.

All sessions are 1 hour long, which includes 45 minutes of swimming time and a 15 minute allocation to use the changerooms and showers. This allows the required cleaning to be carried out for the next session to commence. 

Entry fees

Concession/child: $5.90
Adult: $7.40

Visit Passes and Memberships

Visit passes are available for purchase. If you held a visit pass or membership prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can choose to reactivate it. Please contact the staff at the Warragul Leisure Centre to do this.

Seasonal Outdoor Pool 

The Warragul Leisure Centre 50m outdoor pool opens from 1 November to 30 April annually. 


Seasonal Swimming Pools

Important information: Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic the operational days, times and patron capacities of our seasonal outdoor pools may be effected. Please check this page for updated information regularly as restrictions and density limits change coming into summer. 

Baw Baw Shire’s seasonal outdoor swimming pools in Drouin, Neerim South, Thorpdale and Trafalgar, and the indoor pool at Rawson, open to the community from 1 December - 1 April annually. The pools are managed by the YMCA on behalf of Baw Baw Shire Council.

Closures and Fire Danger Periods

All pools close on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 

The Neerim South, Thorpdale and Rawson pools will close on days declared by fire authorities as Code Red (Catastrophic). Check the warnings at the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Temperatures for Opening

Outdoor pools open when the temperature is forecast for 25 degrees or more, except Rawson and Warragul Pool and early morning swims, which are not weather dependent. This is determined by Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for Warragul, which are looked at a week in advance and revised daily. The pools may close prior to or during thunderstorm activity or in extreme weather conditions. Contact the Warragul Leisure Centre on 5623 4017 or visit the Bureau of Meteorology website. 

Aquatic and Leisure Fees

To view the 2019/20 Aquatic and Leisure Services Fees and Charges, download this full schedule of fees for pools across Baw Baw Shire(PDF, 545KB).

Find your nearest outdoor pool below.

Drouin Outdoor Pool

Access via Sinclair Street, Drouin.

Phone number: 5625 1560

A 50 metre solar heated outdoor pool with shaded toddlers’ pool with water features, located next to the Drouin Recreation Reserve. Open from 1 December until 31 March, when temperatures are forecast for 25 degrees or more.

Opening Hours

Day  Times 
Monday to Friday 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Weekends, school and public holidays 1.00pm to 7.00pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Lap Swimming) 6.30am to 7.30am - regardless of weather (light dependent)

 

Neerim South Outdoor Pool

Access via Swaffields Lane, Neerim South.

Phone number: 5628 1374.

A 25 metre, solar heated outdoor pool with shaded toddlers’ pool. Located just off the main street, the Neerim District Swimming Pool is open from 1 December until 31 March, when temperatures are forecast for 25 degrees or more.

Neerim South Opening Hours 

Day   Times
Monday to Friday 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Weekends, Public and School Holidays 1.00pm to 7.00pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Lap Swimming)

6.30am to 7.30am - regardless of weather (light dependant) 

Trafalgar Outdoor Pool

Access via McGregor Park Lane, Trafalgar.

Phone number: 5633 2143.

The Trafalgar pool includes a 33 metre main pool and shaded toddler pool with water features. Open from 1 December to 31 March, when temperatures are forecast for 25 degrees or more.

Trafalgar Opening Hours

Day Times
Monday to Friday 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Weekends, Public and School Holidays 1.00pm to 7.00pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Lap Swimming)

6.30am to 7.30am - regardless of weather (light dependant)

Thorpdale Outdoor Pool

Access via Morwell Road, Thorpdale.

Phone number: 5634 6355.

An outdoor 20 metre pool located just past the primary school. The pool also has a shaded toddlers’ pool with barbecue and picnic facilities. Open from 1 December to 31 March, when temperatures are forecast for 25 degrees or more.

Thorpdale Opening Hours

 Days Times 
Monday to Friday 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Weekends, School and Public Holidays 1.00pm to 7.00pm

Rawson Indoor Pool

Access via Knotts Siding Road, Rawson.

Phone number: 5165 3533

The Rawson Indoor Pool is heated and located in the Robertson Sports Centre, next to the cricket ground (Dunstan Oval). The pool opens from 1 December until 31 March. 

Rawson Opening Hours

Day Times
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Lap Swimming Trial) 6.00am - 7.00am 
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Wednesday 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Friday 4.00pm - 7.00pm
Saturday 1.00pm - 7.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm - 5.00pm
School and Public Holidays 1.00pm - 7.00pm