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Swim into Summer
Ballarat has an excellent range of indoor and outdoor swimming pools
providing facilities for families and swimmers of all ages. In addition to
these community locations, there are a number of private swimming schools
operating in Ballarat.
Pool hours will be extended on days of extreme heat.
Eureka Swimming Complex
Stawell St, Ballarat
Phone: 5331 2820 (during pool season)
Open: TBC To late March
Hours: Daily: 9am to 7pm
Facilities: 50m Olympic heated pool, learner’s pool, toddler pool,
The Brown Hill, Buninyong, Wendouree and Black Hill pools open on
Saturday 3 December to early March (13 week season). On school days,
the pools are open from 2 to 7pm, and on non-school days, the pools are
open noon to 7pm.
Brown Hill Swimming Pool
Humffray Street Nth, Ballarat
Phone: 5338 8663 (during pool season)
Facilities: 30m unheated pool, toddler pool
Managed by Brown Hill Progress Association
Buninyong Swimming Pool
Forest St, Buninyong
Phone: 5341 3302 (during pool season)
Facilities: 25m solar heated pool, toddler pool
Wendouree Swimming Pool
Dowling St, Wendouree
Phone: 5339 2459 (during pool season)
Facilities: 50m unheated pool, learner’s pool, toddler pool, diving board
Black Hill Swimming Pool
Chisholm Street, Black Hill
Phone: 5331 4300 (during pool season)
Facilities: 25m heated pool, toddler pool, diving board
Black Hill, Buninyong and Wendouree pools are managed by Ballarat YMCA
Ballarat Aquatic Centre
Prince of Wales Park, Gillies Street Nth
Phone: 5334 2499
Open: Year Round
Hours: Monday to Friday: 6am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday: 8am to
Public Holidays: 10am to 6pm
Facilities: 25m eight lane indoor pool, gymnastics hall, heated aquatic
education and toddler pools, café, spa and steam room, meeting room, health
club, recently refurbished change rooms, group fitness studios, consulting
suites, children's centre
Managed by Ballarat YMCA
Reconciliation Action Plan
Council recently adopted its first Reconciliation Action Plan.
Developed in consultation with Council’s Koorie Engagement Action Group
and members of the region’s Aboriginal community, the plan acknowledges
the Wathaurung people as the traditional custodians of the land upon which
our community lives.
The plan was developed to provide Council with practical ways to further
develop positive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
It will ensure that all of Council’s activities, practices, plans, decisions and
strategic directions are undertaken in a way that is responsive and inclusive
of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues.
Ballarat Mayor and Co-Chair of the KEAG committee Craig Fletcher said the
plan recognises the City of Ballarat’s role in reconciliation.
“The plan will provide Council and the broader community with a clear
understanding of City of Ballarat’s commitment to the local Aboriginal
“It will encourage a greater understanding, acknowledgement, respect,
inclusion of and opportunities for the Aboriginal people of this region.”
The plan was adopted following a public consultation period where the
community was provided with an opportunity to provide feedback.
For more information and to view the City of Ballarat Reconciliation Plan,
Above: The Koorie Engagement Action Group (KEAG) who were instrumental in the
development of City of Ballarat's first Reconciliation Action Plan.
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