Dickson Aquatic Centre
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 Parties at Dickson Pool 
You are welcome to hold your birthday/engagement/Christmas party, or any other function at Dickson Pool.

There are four BBQs situated around the pool.  Plus numerous tables and benches to use.

We do not provide any entertainment, activities or food.

We cannot book any areas including the BBQs.  All the BBQs are used on a shared basis.  People cannot exclusively use the BBQ.  Please share the BBQ and be amiable to others using the pool.

No alcohol or glass is permitted within the facility.


When you come into the pool you will be asked to fill out a Party Entries Sheet. 

You can download this sheet below.

This sheet lets the staff know is being paid for. 

Who are you paying for?

There are three options,

  • not paying for any guests
  • paying for children attending the party (while any parents attending have to pay their own entry)
  • paying for both children and parents

How do you pay?

As guests arrive at the pool, the front reception staff can tick names of the list provided.  Then at the end the list can be added up and payment made. 

Alternatively you can buy a 20 visit pass.  The people who attended can be clipped off the pass and you can keep the remainder of the pass to use when you visit. 


Adults: $6.50
Children/concessions: $4.50
Children under 3 years: free

Adult 20 visit pass: $106.00
Child/concession 20 visit pass: $69.00

Please click on this link to download the Party Entries Sheet.  You can fill it out and bring it on the day of the party.
 Keep Watch @ Public Pools 

Please be aware of the RLSSA's Keep Watch policy.  It is expected that you will supervise your party guests accordingly.  This might mean you have to notify parents that they are expected to get into the water for children 5 years and younger.  Please read the below policy. 

Supervision sign for children aged 0 - 5Supervision sign for children aged 6 - 10

Keep Watch @ Public Pools Policy

  • Children (under 10 years) are not allowed entry unless under active supervision of a person 16 years or older.
  • Parents and guardians should actively supervise their children at all times and be dressed ready to enter a pool.
  • For 0–5 year olds and non-swimmers, a parent or guardian needs to be in the water at all times and within arms' reach of the child. It is best if you are engaging with your child i.e. playing with them, talking to them.
  • Constant active supervision is required for children aged 6–10 years old. Parents and carers must be prepared to enter the water with this age group.
  • For 11–14 year olds it is recommended that parents regularly check on their child by physically going to where they are in or around the water.

The Keep Watch @ Public Pools policy and the ages within it represent minimum standards only. Royal Life Saving encourages pools to adopt a higher standard wherever possible.

The recommendation for parents to physically check up on 11–14 year olds is intended to educate parents that this group is still at risk despite having a high degree of independence and parental supervision is an effective means of increasing their safety. Facilities should assist in the education of parents by drawing parents’ attention to the 11–14 recommendation. Facilities should also develop strategies for parental supervision of this age group as part of their policies and entry requirements.

What is active supervision @ Public Pools?

Active supervision at public pools consists of four key elements:

Be Prepared: Ensure you have everything you need before getting into the water, such as towels and dry clothes.

Be Close: Always be within arms' reach of your child.

All of Your Attention: Focus all of your attention on your child and get into the pool and talk and play with them.

All of the Time: You should never leave your child alone in the water, nor should they be left in the care of an older child or with the assumption that your responsibility diminishes due to the presence of lifeguards.

Dickson Aquatic Centre
152 Cowper St, Dickson, ACT 2602
Phone: 02 6247 2972  Fax: 02 6230 1282
Email: reception@DicksonAquaticCentre.com.au

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