Swimming Pools

Our Pools

Swimming pool season runs from Saturday 17 November 2018 to Monday 11 March 2019

We’d love you to see you at any of our outdoor, solar heated pools located as follows:

Alexandra – 13 Perkins Street – 0448 981 780

With three pools to choose from you’re bound to find the perfect spot to relax, exercise or simply cool off on a warm day. The main pool is 25m long and 6 lanes wide with a maximum depth of 2.2m. Entry is by steps and ladders. The second pool has a ‘beach’ entry and a depth of 0.9m. It’s a great place for those learning to swim or building their confidence in the water. A third, semi-circular toddler pool, with water features and protected by shade sails, offers the perfect spot to help the smallest members of the family cool off. The facility also offers all access change rooms with full amenities, shade sails, tables and seating and there’s plenty of grass to spread out for the day

Eildon – 39 High Street – 0439 159 025

Centrally located in the town, the facility offers a main pool which is 33 meters long and 8 lanes wide, accessible by step or ladder. The depth of the pool ranges from 1.4m to 3.6m. The adjacent toddler pool with imitation rock sides, and fun water features provides plenty of opportunity for water play. This pool is 0.2 to 0.9m deep with step access. Plenty of shade, and lots of tables, seating and a grassy area provides a wonderful place for visitors to relax and enjoy the visit. The facility offers all access change rooms, with cold water showers.

Marysville – 13 Falls Road – 0447 168 528

The main pool is 33m long and varies in depth from 1.4m to 3.3m. A large undercover shelter area, equipped with tables and seats, provides a fantastic spot to picnic and enjoy the day with family and friends. The opposite side of the main pool features plenty of grassed area to relax and watch the fun in the pool. Shelter from the weather under one of three shade sails dotted throughout the grounds. Toddlers can enjoy the time in their own octagonal pool with worm and mushroom sprays adding to the fun. The pool is 0.25m deep, partly shaded and has seating close by. The facility offers all access change rooms, with cold water showers.

Yea – 101 High Street – 0448 980 562

The main T-shaped pool is 25m long and 6 lanes wide, with access by step or ladder. The water depth ranges from 0.9m to 3.05m. Plenty of deck area, grassy grounds, scattered tables and chairs, shade sails and trees, ensures there is a space for everyone to share.

Younger patrons can enjoy building their water skills in the nearby toddler pool. The pool has ‘beach entry’, a depth of 0.9m, large shade sail and water sprays. The facility offers all access change rooms with full amenities.

Opening Hours

Swimming pool season runs from Saturday 17 November 2018 to Monday 11 March 201.

During school terms:

2018 - 17 November – 20 December
2019 - 29 January – 8 March

Monday to Friday 3pm – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday  1pm – 6pm
Public holidays  1pm – 6pm

During school holidays:

21 December 2018 - 28 January 2019
9 March 2019 - 11 March 2019

Monday to Sunday 1pm – 6pm
Public holidays
(closed Christmas Day)
1pm – 6pm

Pools will open when the temperature forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology is to be 21 degrees or above in that location. Pools will open for morning lap swimming and school/swim club bookings regardless of the forecast. 

Pools close to the public at 6pm on weekdays (some private bookings, such as swimming clubs, might use the pool after this time)

Pools may remain open past 6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The decision to remain open is at the discretion of the Operations Officer and will depend on air temperature and patron numbers.

Code Red Days

The outdoor pools may be closed at any time for safety reasons, including dangerous weather conditions, and sometimes with very short notice to members and guests. On declared Code Red days, the facilities at Eildon and Marysville will not be open to the public. The facilities in Alexandra and Yea will only be open if there are staff available to work (Council encourages all staff to put their personal fire safety plans into effect on these days). If staff are available on Code Red days, the Alexandra and Yea facilities will have extended opening hours.

Morning swim sessions:

Alexandra Monday, Wednesday and Friday 06.00am – 08.30am
Eildon Monday, Wednesday and Friday 06.30am – 08.30am
Marysville Monday, Wednesday and Friday 07.30am – 09.30am
Yea Monday, Wednesday and Friday 07.00am – 09.00am

Entry Prices 

Daily admission prices

Adult $6.00
Adult concession
Child under 18 $5.00
Family $17.00

If claiming concession, an eligible card must be shown – Pension Concession, Health Care, Student ID or Seniors Card
Family admission is for two adults and one or more children under 18  

If you visit the pools regularly, you might want to consider two more economical options - either a Multi Pass or a Season Pass.

Multi Pass

A Multi Pass can be used by more than one person and provides entry to any of our pools for 10 visits, at a discounted price.

Adult $42.90
Child under 18 $35.75

Purchase your Multi Pass at the pool or at any of our Customer Service Centres.

Season Passes

You can apply for your season pass online, just go to the Season Pass Application form.

Season passes are available for regular patrons of our pools and can make a fabulous gift for your family and friends.

The durable card, with its unique barcode make for seamless entry through the gates. Passes are issued to individual pass holders or one per family member.

The other benefit is that previous years’ pass holders receive reminders of the approaching opening date and are encouraged to renew their season passes before swimming season begins.

We regret that season passes are not currently available for purchase at the swimming pools.

Season Pass prices

Family - 2 adults & 1 or more children U18 $159.50 
Family - 1 adult & 2 or more children U18 $132.50
Family - 1 adult & 1 child U18 $82.50
Adult $76.50
Child / Adult Concession  $53.00

If claiming concession, an eligible card must be shown – Pension Concession, Health Care, Student ID or Seniors Card

Alexandra Swimming Club (ASC) and Council have a current agreement for financial members who are enrolled with the Learn to Swim Program, conducted during business hours. Swimming Club members, please refer to the application form for current prices.

Season Pass application forms

You can apply for your season pass online, just go to the Season Pass Application form.

You can also print and complete an application form; click here(PDF, 251KB) to download the form.

Private bookings

Murrindindi Shire swimming pools are available for private bookings, for events such as birthdays, weddings and social gatherings. Please call (03) 5772 0333 for booking enquiries.

Pool safety rules

Our qualified lifeguards are dedicated to ensuring your visit is a safe and enjoyable experience.

You can help us by following these simple rules. 

  • Actively supervise children under your care at the facility. Caring for children is not the responsibility of the lifeguard.
    • Children aged five and under must be within arm’s reach of a responsible person aged 16 or over at all times. This means that if the child is in the water, they must be accompanied. A maximum of four children aged five or under may be under the care of a supervising individual
    • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible person aged 16 or older at all times. A maximum of eight children under 10 may be accompanied by one supervising individual
  • Make yourself familiar with water depths in each pool and access them in a safe and responsible manner
  • Not smoking, consuming alcohol or bringing glass containers to the pool area and surrounds
  • Comply with the decision of the Lifeguard if they deny access to a pool facility to a person who appears intoxicated
  • Allow Lifeguards to inspect the content of bags, containers or eskies for prohibited items such as glass or alcohol
  • Follow a Lifeguard’s request to leave the facility if your behaviour is deemed to be of an anti-social nature or is offensive to others. Lifeguards have been instructed to call the police if an individual or group physically or verbally threatens them or other patrons.

Wriggly Fish Lessons

Applications are now being taken for Wriggly Fish Lessons at the Alexandra Pool to take place during January 2019.

Wriggly Fish Swimming Lessons are designed for children aged from 6 months to starting foundation. Parents need to be in the water with their child until the child is at least 3 years old. Lessons will have up to eight children when an adult is in the water with them and, for older children there will be a maximum of five in each class. Note that children who are not toilet trained need to wear swim nappies.

Lessons take place when the pool is not open to the general public, allowing for children to have the best possible experience. Instructors are AUSTSWIM qualified and tailor classes to individual needs and incorporate water familiarisation, safety in water, social interaction and plenty of fun!

This year lessons are being offered in two blocks. You may apply for week 1 (5 lessons), week 2 (5 lessons) or both weeks (10 lessons). The cost is $35 per child, per week.

Forms can be emailed to msc@murrindindi.vic.gov.au or dropped in to the Council office in Alexandra. Payment can only be made by dropping in to the Alexandra Council office.

Click here(PDF, 182KB) to download the Wriggly Fish enrolment form for 2019.

Forms can be emailed to msc@murrindindi.vic.gov.au, however you will still need to come in to the Alexandra Council Office to pay.

Applications close on 19 December 2018. No applications will be processed after this date.

For further information, please contact the Aquatics Team on 03 5772 0333 or email customer@murrindindi.vic.gov.au

Aqua Play

Are you looking for a way to safely experience water with your children? Not quite sure what to do with your little people when you go to the pool? Want to do social things with your kids but not sure what? Aqua Play is the answer to all your questions!

Registrations are now being taken for Aqua Play at the Eildon and Yea Swimming Pools during the months of December and February, with a celebration in March. The sessions will run at Eildon on Tuesdays at 11am and in Yea on Thursdays at 11am, and will go for one hour including morning tea.

The sessions provide an opportunity for parents/carers and your children to explore water play and how to play together in and around water. The facilitator will be a qualified lifeguard and infant aquatic teacher. Note these sessions are not swimming lessons.

Parents/Carers will need to be with your child and prepared to get wet! All children who are not yet toilet trained are required to wear appropriate swim nappies.

Please turn up ready for all weather - wetsuits, sunblock, hats, clothes to change into, spare nappies. Note if it is raining the session will still run.

Sessions will be capped at 12 adults and their children to ensure quality of service.

How much? We request a $5 donation per session, per family to go towards provision of morning tea and materials.

Do I need to book? Yes, please! This is so we know how many to cater for and so that we don't go over the capped numbers.

Eildon sessions: 4, 11, 18 December 2018 and 5, 12, 19, 26 February 2019. A celebration will also be held on 5 March 2019.

Yea sessions: 6, 13, 20 December 2018 and 7, 14, 21, 28 February 2019. A celebration will also be held on 7 March 2019.

Click here(PDF, 86KB) to download the Aqua Play registration form for 2018/19.

For further information, please contact the Aquatics Team on 03 5772 0333 or email customer@murrindindi.vic.gov.au