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Swimming Pools

The Dorset region has two public swimming pools, one located in Scottsdale and the other in Branxholm, to enjoy on a hot summers day!

 Scottsdale Pool Information

The 2019/2020 pool season will run from 5 November 2019 to 29 February 2020 with the following opening hours:


Lap Swimming

Mums, Babies, Mature Aged and Special Needs

General Public




11.00am - 6.00pm


6.00am - 8.00am

11.00am - 12.00pm

12.00pm - 6.00pm




11.00am - 6.00pm


6.00am - 8.00am

11.00am - 12.00pm

12.00pm - 6.00pm




11.00am - 6.00pm




11.30am - 6.00pm

11.00am - 6.00pm

*Please note that the pool will be closed to the public until 3.00pm on weekdays between 5/11/2019 - 29/11/2019 due to the annual Swimming and Water Safety Program.The pool may also be closed to the public for other events as required and details will be posted on this page.

Scottsdale Pool Entry Passes

Families and Swim Club members will be provided with a season pass for the 2019/2020 season, with all other visitors receiving an entry pass that is valid for 20 entries.

Passes will be distributed at the pool during the first two weeks of the season and will then be available for collection from the Council Office.

Phone Number

The Scottsdale Pool can be contacted directly on 0437 067 913.

Branxholm Pool Information

The Branxholm Pool will be open from 2pm, Friday 27 December 2019 with the following opening hours:






2.00pm - 6.00pm




2.00pm - 6.00pm


1.00pm - 6.00pm


1.00pm - 6.00pm

The Pool will be closed 1 January 2020 and 26 January 2020.  The Branxholm Pool will be unsupervised during opening hours, call 000 in case of emergency. 

Please Note:
Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 or over when visiting the pool.

For more information, contact Council's Customer Service Team on 03 6352 6500.