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Aquatic Centres

There are three Aquatic facilities located in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA)

Branxton and Cessnock Pools will open for the 2017/2018 season on Saturday 30 September 2017

Hours of Operation 

Monday - Friday 6.00am - 6.00pm 
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 7.00am - 6.00pm

Hours of Operation are subject to weather conditions and special events.
Lap swimming only prior to 9am.

Entry Costs 

 Single Entry Cost: Family: $12.00
Adult: $4.50
Spectator: $2.20
 Season Tickets: Family: $355.00
Couple: $275.00
Single: $196.00
 Three Month Tickets: Family: $185.00
Couple: $143.00
Single: $103.00  
 20 Entry Pass: $65.00
 Booking Fee:  Carnival/Fun Day $113.00 
 Replacement Pass:  $4.00

2016/17 Pool Passes

Council has implemented new software, enabling patrons to purchase full season, 3 month, 20 entry and even single entry passes online. There are now flexible payment options available as well for season and 3 month memberships.

If you have never purchased a pool pass before:   

To purchase a pool pass online for: 

  • CESSNOCK simply click here
  • BRANXTON simply click here 

If you have purchased a pool pass in 2015/16:

To purchase a pool pass online please click here 

You can use your email address as the username and default password of pool login. You will be prompted to change your password.

If you have any questions, please contact Cessnock City Council on 4993 4300 and ask to speak to one of our Recreation Services Staff.

Single / Casual Entry Passes

These are valid for one entry to the nominated pool for up to 30 days from purchase   

Branxton and Cessnock Pools

Branxton and Cessnock PoolsCouncil's outdoor pools are located at Branxton and Cessnock and usually operate from October to March each year.  Branxton Pool is located at Cnr Maitland Road & New England Highway, Branxton.   Cessnock Pool is located at Cnr Wollombi & Allandale Streets, Cessnock.


Phone:  Branxton: 4938 1450   Cessnock: 4990 3704

Kurri Kurri Aquatic & Fitness Centre   

This indoor facility is located at Boundary Street, Kurri Kurri and is open all year round.   The Centre has pool and gymnasium facilities.  Swim and Fitness Classes are available. For information on these, contact the Centre for more details.

Phone: 4937 1362

Outdoor Swimming Pool Carnivals 

Please be advised that on the days listed, swimming carnivals will be held at Cessnock and Branxton Swimming Pools and the pools will not be open for recreational swimming. 

Cessnock Swimming Pool

 Tuesday 31 January 2017  9.00am – 3.00pm
 Wednesday 1 February 2017   9.00am – 3.00pm
 Thursday 2 February 2017   9.00am – 3.00pm
 Friday 3 February 2017   9.00am – 2.30pm
 Monday 6 February 2017   8.30am – 2.00pm
 Tuesday 7 February 2017   9.00am – 2.30pm
 Wednesday 8 February 2017   9.30am – 2.30pm
 Thursday 9 February 2017   8.30am – 2.30pm
 Friday 10 February 2017   9.00am – 3.00pm
 Monday 13 February 2017   9.00am – 3.00pm
 Tuesday 14 February 2017   9.00am – 3.00pm
 Wednesday 15 February 2017   8.30am – 2.30pm
 Thursday 16 February 2017   8.00am – 1.30pm
 Thursday 23 February 2017    8.30am – 2.30pm
 Saturday 25 February 2017    7.00am – 6.00pm
 Sunday 12 March 2017    8.00am – 4.00pm

Branxton Swimming Pool 

 Monday 6 February 2017      9.30am – 2.00pm
 Tuesday 7 February 2017   10.00am – 2.00pm
 Friday 10 February 2017  10.30am – 2.30pm
 Saturday 18 February 2017  1.00pm – 5.00pm
For further information please call Cessnock Swimming Pool on telephone 02 49903704 or Branxton Swimming Pool on telephone 02 49381450. 
                                          Entry Costs
 Single Entry Family: $12.00 
 Season Tickets Family: $355.00 
Three Month Tickets Family: $185.00 
20 Entry    $65.00
Booking Fee - Carnival/Fun Day  $113.00
Replacement Pass  $4.00

                                          Entry Costs
 Single Entry Family: $12.00 
Adult: $4.50 
Spectator: $2.20
 Season Tickets Family: $355.00 
Couple: $275.00
Single: $196.00 
Three Month Tickets Family: $185.00 
Couple: $143.00 
Single: $103.00
20 Entry    $65.00
Booking Fee - Carnival/Fun Day  $113.00
Replacement Pass  $4.00