Aquatic Centre

Wave-breaking news!

One of Brisbane's best swimming facilities is about to get even better!

Right now, the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre at St Lucia is undergoing a series of exciting upgrades designed to float your boat. 

The paint cans have been out and we've given our Olympic-sized 50m swimming pool a spruce up!

And the really exciting news - drumroll, please - we'll be adding a new heated 25m pool by this summer, giving you even more lanes to splash around in!

Head over to our FAQ's to see how the refurbishments could affect you, and be sure to keep checking back here for all the latest upgrade news.

Welcome to the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre St Lucia!

Make a splash at one of the best swimming facilities in Brisbane. The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre in St Lucia boasts an Olympic-sized heated pool and a smaller Learn-to-Swim pool for youngsters. Fancy a dip at Gatton? Head over to the Gatton page for all centre information.

On a daily basis, we provide a range of activities including squads, swimming lessons and training facilities for several UQ Sport Clubs. It doesn’t matter whether you're at doggy paddle stage or if you are pretty much a fish in the water, we have swimming options for all ability levels. There is also Wi-Fi available throughout the Aquatic Centre for when you want to just chill at the cafe.

We have a minimum of 3 lanes available for swimmers at all times.

Free maternity swim program helps mums-to-be stay healthy

Staying healthy during pregnancy and building water confidence with newborns have become a whole lot easier with UQ Sport’s new Bubble Club, which gives expectant mothers free pool access up to three times a week for 14 months. Bubble Club members have access to free learn-to-swim classes for babies aged 4-6-months, with water and safety skills taught through games, singing and water toys. 

Smiling for Smiddy

UQ Sport is an official sponsor and strong supporter of the cancer charity, Smiling for Smiddy. This charity honours the memory of Adam Smiddy, a UQ graduate and UQ Triathlon Club member, who passed away to an aggressive cancer in 2006, aged just 26. Year after year, we continue to keep his memory alive and help raise awareness of the cause through organising fundraising activities at UQ Sport venues. Take the 10km swim challenge and support those battling cancer at this year's Smiling for Smiddy event held at the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre on Sunday 21 August.

What equipment is available?

  • Water running belts
  • Pool kick boards
  • Pool buoys
  • Lockers for hire

Get the Details

Location

The University of Queensland, Cnr Union Road and Blair Drive, St Lucia, QLD 4067.

07 3365 6047
aquatics@uqsport.com.au

UQ Sport Aquatic Centre (27)

Opening Hours

DayHours
Monday - Thursday4:30am - 8:00pm
Friday4:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday6:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday7:00am - 6:00pm

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