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Frequently asked questions

We hope you find the information you need to enjoy the pool. If you need further information please call our friendly staff at the Marion Outdoor Pool on 8375 6868.

Due to the health restrictions swimming pools have capacity limits that are subject to change. Recreation sessions, Aqua Aerobics, Swimming Lessons, Lap Swimming and Birthday Parties are allowed with capacity and duration limits. Bookings online prior to arrival required, do not attend more than 10 minutes prior to session.

What this means for visitors:

  • Scan QR code prior to entering the facility. Please visit the State Government website to download the required app.
  • Face masks are required to be worn in the facility and grounds.
Why do I have to book for the pool?

Safety measures have been introduced in line with COVID-19 State Government health guidelines.

These include:

  • Pre-booking to ensure the maximum number of people on site enables physical distancing and contact tracing records

Click here to view available sessions times and book.

Why have activity sessions been introduced?

COVID-19 safety measures include supporting physical distancing by restricting the number of people who can be in different areas at any one time.

Activity sessions enable this to be managed according to State Government health guidelines.

All sessions to be pre-booked online prior to arrival or call 8375 6868.

Recreation session

Recreation sessions include access to the splashpark, learner and toddlers pools, grass, shaded areas, playground and fitness equipment

Additional options include use of 2 large water slides.

Click here to discover how you and your family can enjoy recreation sessions.

Pool play dates

Access to toddler pool with toys and splashpark with kids’ slides, water jets, tipping bucket and playground.

Height restrictions apply for different slides on the splash park.

Click here for more information about the pool play dates.

Lap swimming

Lap swimming sessions 1.5 hour during opening hours and booking prior is essential.

Click here to view details on prices and packages.

Aqua aerobic

Instructed session includes fitness activities with minimal impact to joints.

Click here to view details on prices and packages.

Birthday parties

For children 5 to 12-year-olds.

A dedicated host takes kids through activities. Food included in the package.

Click here for more information on birthday party booking options.

Water slides

There are two large slides which include the Speed slide and Twist slide for kids and adults over 120cms.

Access to the slides is through attending a recreation session and purchasing an 'Inclusive' ticket for unlimited use or purchasing a 10 use pass from reception on entry.

Lane hire

Lane hire is available for casual and regular bookings. Please call 8375 6868 for details.

Lane hire bookings


State-based swimming program that teaches swimming and water safety.

Click here to book Vacswim

Happy Hubert Swim School

Learn to swim classes for ages 3 and over. Please call 8375 6868 for details.

Happy Hubert Swim school bookings

Join a group

Click the link for more information about the swimming groups you can join:

Private Lessons

Intensive half hour sessions to improve swimming skills for all ages. Please call 8375 6868 for details.

Adult/Stroke Correction Classes

Tailored classes to improve swimming skills and technique. Please call 8375 6868 for details.

Why are recreation sessions for a maximum of two hours?

Time limits apply to support physical distancing and to enable as many people as possible to enjoy the facility.

Sessions are for a maximum two hours – less approximately 10 minutes for staff to clean equipment and visitors to collect belongings or have a shower before leaving the site.

Will these regulations be in place all season?

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 health directions and review operations where possible to reflect any changes.

We want as many people as possible to enjoy the pool.

Can children under a certain age enter for free?

Entry fees only apply for children aged 4 and over.

Children 3 and under can enter for free with a paying adult.

Everyone, including children under 4 must be pre-booked for a session before entering.

Can kids under 4 use any facilities with an adult who is also booked in?

Only in the area where the accompanying parent/caregiver is booked into that session

The family pass is for four people – how do I book if there are more people in my family?

This can be made up of any variation of 4 attendees, e.g. 2 adults and 2 x child, 3 x children and 1 adult

If you have additional family members you will need to purchase additional individual tickets.

Is there a discount for City of Marion residents?

Yes – City of Marion residents are eligible for a 30% discount for memberships, aqua aerobics, and inclusive recreational sessions.

What does a spectator pass allow me to do?

People can enter the site, watch sessions, and access the kiosk and toilets.

What are the pool member packages?

Membership packages provide more affordable bulk ticket purchases. Can include further 30% discount for City of Marion residents.

These include:

Lap swimming (link to prices)

  • Adult multi visit pass 10 entries
  • Adult multi visit pass 30 entries
  • Concession multi visit pass 10 entries
  • Concession multi visit pass 30 entries
  • Season pass (adult) unlimited entries
  • Season pass (family) unlimited entries
  • Season pass (child) unlimited entries
  • Aqua – fitness class - 10 entries
  • Aqua – fitness class concession – 10 entries
Can we use the barbecues and drinking water fountains?

The barbecues and drinking water fountains are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 health directions.

If I pay for a session but can’t attend, will I receive a refund?

As capacity is limited and we want as many people as possible to enjoy the pool it isn’t possible to provide refunds.

What sort of food is available from the kiosk?

The kiosk includes:

  • Cheese toasties
  • Ham and cheese toasties
  • Wraps
  • Selection of salads
  • Foccacia
  • Chips
  • Sweet and potato fries and avocado dip
  • Hot dog
  • Steak sandwich
  • Chicken burger
  • Hot & cold drinks, ice creams
How far in advance can I book a session?

Up to 14 days prior.

This aims to reduce risk of cancellations if people have other unexpected commitments.

Can I bring in my own food and drinks?

Yes – you’re welcome to bring a picnic, including soft drinks.

The pool is an alcohol-free zone.

Birthday party packages include food and an ice cream cake is available for purchase (bringing own food to parties not permissible due to COVID-19 health regulations).

Are there any days the pool is closed?

Please check the website/social media prior to booking a session.

Is there somewhere to park my car or bike?

Yes – the pool has its own car park, and parking is also available on side streets.

There are also racks for bicycles.

What attractions are on site?

Features opened for 2020-21

  • 9m-high tower with four slides and a giant tipping bucket
  • 60sq m play area with water jets
  • Shades, barbecues, landscaping, paths
  • Balinese hut for hire for parties
  • Playground
  • Outdoor gym
  • Bigger site
  • Meeting room for hire

Other features

  • Two shaded learner and toddler pools
  • Two water slides, including a speed slide
  • 50m pool for lap swimming
  • Kiosk
  • Change rooms, toilets