Public Swimming Pools

City of Darwin public swimming pools offer a friendly, safe environment to enjoy a range of water based activities. They provide over water shade cover, free BBQ and picnic facilities, kiosk and hoist access to the main pool.  The pools are located at Casuarina, Nightcliff and Parap, view the map for pool locations.  The Parap Pool is currently closed for redevelopment, for details visit the Parap Pool Redevelopment webpage.

Public Swimming Pool Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 5.30am - 7.30pm
Weekends and Public Holidays* 8.00am - 7.30pm



* Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

The pools are normally open every day, but times may change due to special events or maintenance requirements. To avoid disappointment it is best to contact your local pool before you head down for a dip.

Public Swimming Pool Entry Fees


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.

Pool Facilities, Activities and Lane Availability

The links below provide information and details on facilities, activities and lane availability at each Council Pool.  

Casuarina Pool
Nightcliff Pool

For all enquiries regarding school swimming carnivals, social functions, swimming lessons and other bookings, please contact pool management directly at either Casuarina or Nightcliff Pool.  All bookings are to be submitted at least 14 days in advance for lifeguard rostering purposes.