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Castlemaine outdoor swimming pool

There are four Council-owned outdoor swimming pools in Mount Alexander Shire, located in Castlemaine, Harcourt, Maldon and Newstead.

For information about opening hours visit the swimming pools website.

The seasonal pools are open from December to March each year. Each pool has qualified lifeguards on duty during opening hours. Opening times are depend on weather conditions. Entry fees apply.

Council also provides funding each year to support the Chewton Pool, run for the community, by the community.

Swimming pool entry fees for 2022/2023 pool season

Ticket type Unit Price
Child per visit $3.55
Adult per visit $5.10
Adult concession per visit $4.05
Family per visit $13.55
Child season pass each $49.35
Single season pass each $72.95
Single season concession pass each $59.50
Family season pass each $161.25
Family season concession pass each $135.85
School entry Per child $2.00


Pools may not open or close if:

• The forecast temperature for the day is below 23 C at 6.00 pm on the day prior for Castlemaine on the Bureau of Meteorology website.
• The temperature is below 23 C and no patrons are at the pool.
• There is storm activity in the area.
• It is a declared Code Red Day.

Pools may remain open until 8.00pm when:

• The temperature exceeds 32 C at 6.00pm for Castlemaine on the Bureau of Meteorology website and the number of patrons at the Centre is 10 or more.

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