Public swimming pools

Our pools

We have three public pools in the Cessnock LGA. Please see below for more information about each facility.

Branxton Pool

Address: 4 Maitland Street, Branxton 
Contact: (02) 4938 1450 
Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Friday: 6am - 5pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: 7am - 5pm
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED 

Branxton Pool is currently open to all community members for both lap and recreational swimming. With the easing of vaccination requirements, capacity limits have been relaxed.

The facility is operating under Council’s revised COVID Safety Plan in line with the current NSW Public Health Order. To ensure all patrons can safely enjoy the facilty, the following conditions are in place: 

  • All patrons are required to QR check-in upon arrival (manual check-in also available)
  • Maintain social distancing where possible
  • Use the hand sanitiser available
  • Comply with any additional Public Health Order requirements displayed on site

Facilities:

  • Outdoor seasonal 33 metre pool with six lanes and ramp access
  • Covered toddler pool with step entry and water play features 
  • Change rooms including accessible change room and toilet
  • Kiosk facilities 
  • Small grandstand
  • Picnic shelters and seating
  • Grassed areas for picnics

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

Cessnock Pool

Address: Corner of Wollombi and Allandale Roads, Cessnock 
Contact: (02) 4990 3704 
Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Friday: 6am - 5pm 
  • Weekends and public holidays: 7am - 5pm
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED

Cessnock Pool is currently open to all community members for both lap and recreational swimming. With the easing of vaccination requirements, capacity limits have been relaxed.

The facility is operating under Council’s revised COVID Safety Plan in line with the current NSW Public Health Order. To ensure all patrons can safely enjoy the facilty, the following conditions are in place: 

  • All patrons are required to QR check-in upon arrival (manual check-in also available)
  • Maintain social distancing where possible
  • Use the hand sanitiser available
  • Comply with any additional Public Health Order requirements displayed on site

Facilities:

  • Six lane, 50 metre outdoor pool with ramp access
  • Covered toddler pool with step entry, water play features and covered baby pool
  • Change rooms including accessible change room and toilet
  • Kiosk facilities
  • Grandstand
  • Picnic shelters and seating
  • Grassed areas for picnics

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

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: www.kurrikurriafc.com.au 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kurrikurriafc

Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre is Cessnock City Council’s year round aquatic facility and is managed by a qualified facility management organisation.

Facilities: 

  • Gymnasium
  • Eight lane, 25 metre pool
  • 10 metre program pool
  • Leisure pool with a beach entry

The centre offers swimming and water safety programs, aqua classes, squads, personal trainer and fitness programs. Find out more about the facility, including opening hours, via the KKAFC website.


Swimming pools passes

Singles, couples and families can apply for an admission pass to use Council's public pools during the upcoming 2021/22 Season here.

Schools and community groups can apply to use a Council swimming pool for events and carnivals during the 2021/22 Season here

Fees and charges

View Council's Fees and Charges document for current membership and pool entry costs.