Public swimming pools

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Branxton and Cessnock outdoor pools are closed for the 2019/20 season and are scheduled to re-open on 3 October 2020. The Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre is closed until further notice. 


We have three swimming pools available for public use in our local government area. 

Please see Council's Fees & Charges(PDF, 2MB) for pool entry costs and membership options.

Branxton Pool

Address: 4 Maitland Street, Branxton.

Opening Hours: 6am – 6pm, Monday – Friday and 7am – 6pm weekends and public holidays

Contact: (02) 4938 1450

Branxton Pool is a an outdoor seasonal 33 metre pool with six lanes and ramp access. Bring along your toddler for some fun as the facility offers a covered toddler pool with step entry and water play features.

Other facilities include:

  • kiosk facilities
  • change rooms including accessible change room and toilet
  • small grandstand
  • picnic shelters and seating
  • grassed areas for picnics or parties

Branxton Pool is home to Branxton Greta Amateur Swim Club who offer a range of programs and competitions. For information on the club please visit the club's Facebook page.

Please note: lap swimming is only permitted before 9am daily

Cessnock Pool

Address: Corner of Wollombi and Allandale Roads, Cessnock

Opening Hours: Open annually from October to March, 6am – 6pm, Monday – Friday and 7am – 6pm weekends and public holidays.

Phone: (02) 4990 3704

Cessnock Pool is a six lane, 50 metre outdoor pool with ramp access. The facility is toddler friendly, featuring a covered toddler pool with step entry, water play features and a small covered baby pool.  

Other features include:

  • kiosk facilities
  • change rooms including accessible change room and toilet
  • grandstand
  • picnic shelters and seating
  • grassed area’s for picnics or parties
  • meeting room available for hire for meetings, parties and functions for up to 30 people

The pool is home to three swimming clubs who offer a range of programs and competitions. For more information visit:

 Please note: Lap swimming only permitted before 9am daily.

Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre

Address: Margaret Johns Park on Boundary Street, Kurri Kurri 

Phone: (02) 4937 1362

Email: kkafcenquiries@belgravialeisure.com.au

Website: https://kurrikurriafc.com.au/

Along with a small gymnasium the centre has an eight lane, 25m pool as well as a 10 metre program pool and leisure pool with a beach entry.

Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre is Cessnock City Council’s year round aquatic facility and is managed by a qualified facility management organisation.  The centre offers swimming and water safety programs, aqua classes, squads, personal trainer and fitness programs.