Murwillumbah Centre

Flood impacts - temporary operations

From Monday 7 March until further notice:

  • 50 m outdoor pool and slide closed
  • Monday to Friday - normal operational hours for indoor pools only
  • Saturday - 6 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday - 10 am to 4 pm

Contact us Hours & parking Prices Facilities Slide 'n' Dive Lane availability

The Murwillumbah centre boasts an outdoor area with a 50 m 8 lane pool, a child's play pool and a 100 m hill water slide.

The indoor area has a 25 m 4 lane lap pool with 2 diving boards, a 12 m by 8 m teaching pool and a purpose-built hydrotherapy pool. See all facilities.

Starting Block Café provides shaded outside table seating with a delicious range of meals and drinks. Visit the café page for more information including the menu and any specials.

History of Murwillumbah pool

A river pool was originally Murwillumbah’s town pool until some civic-minded people had the idea of building a public baths.

In 1938 a 30 m in-ground pool was established on the corner of Tumbulgum Road. In 1962, an Olympic Pool was constructed and the original pool was subdivided into three smaller pools, consisting of a babies' wading pool, a 15 m children's wading pool and a springboard diving pool. The giant hill slide was a welcome addition in 1980.

An upgrade of all facilities took place in 2008, which saw the Murwillumbah complex transformed into a state-of-the-art aquatic centre, Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre, catering to a wide variety of pool users from elite swimmers to users of the hydrotherapy pool recovering from injury, an operation or a disability.

Contact us

Call us: 02 6670 2750

Email us: trac@tweed.nsw.gov.au

Location: Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Postal address: PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Opening hours

Opening hours vary from summer to winter:

  • Summer hours start on the Monday after daylight savings begins in October
  • Winter hours start on the Monday after daylight savings ends in April.

If the Monday is a public holiday, public holiday hours will be followed. Read more about daylight savings on the Australian Government website and stay up to date by following us on Facebook.

Winter hours

Monday to Thursday: 5:30 am - 7 pm
Friday: 5:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 6 am - 4 pm
Sunday and public holidays: 10 am - 4 pm

We are closed Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

Summer hours

Monday to Thursday: 5:30 am - 7 pm
Friday: 5:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 5:30 am - 6 pm
Sunday and public holidays: 10 am - 5 pm

We are closed Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

Parking

A range of car parking is available including disabled car parks, 2-hour and 4-hour time restricted parking and unrestricted parking at various sites around the Murwillumbah Civic Centre.

A multi-storey car park located next to the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre offers 3 levels of additional car parking access including:

Level 1

Restricted 4-hour parking, parents with prams and disabled parks

Entry from Tumbulgum Road

Level 2

$2 permit - all day parking

Permits available from TRAC or Council's customer service counters

Entry from Queen Street 

Level 3

Unrestricted - free all day parking

Entry from Queen Street

Prices

View pool entry prices below, including Slide 'n' Dive, equipment hire and multi-visit passes.

For other costs head to membership or programs and classes (including squad swimming).

Single / day

  • Adult / child (3 years and older): $5.80
  • Baby (2 years and under, accompanied by parent or guardian): Free
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children): $20 (additional children $5 each)
  • Concession: $5.00
    • Accepted cards: Pensioner Concession Card, Disability Support Pension (DSP), Carer (CAR), Veteran Gold Card (stamped with Total and Permanent Incapacitation (TPI) or Extreme Disablement Adjustment (EDA)).
    • Seniors Cards are not accepted.
  • Carer (registered carers with valid Carer Card): Free
  • Supervision (not swimming): $4.00
  • Slide 'n' Dive (only available during summer, additional to entry costs): $6
  • Private slide hire - subject to availability, call us on 02 6670 2150 to book:
    • Private slide hire per hour: $195
    • Private slide hire per half day (3 hours): $475
    • Private slide hire per full day (6 hours): $785

Multi visit / combo

  • 20 visit entry pass (including lap swim, valid 12 months): $99
  • 20 visit concession pass (including lap swim, valid 12 months): $85
  • 10 visit entry pass (including lap swim, valid 12 months): $52
  • Family pack - pool entry and Slide 'n' Dive (4 people for 3 hours): $35
  • Party pack - pool entry and Slide 'n' Dive (10 people for 3 hours): $90

Equipment / facility hire

  • General equipment (kick board, pull buoy): $0.60 per item
  • Multi-purpose room per hour: $35
  • Barbecue area per hour: $11
  • 25 m pool lane per hour: $55
  • 25 m pool per hour: $168
  • 50 m pool lane per hour: $55
  • 50 m pool per hour: $276
  • Hydrotherapy pool per hour: $110
  • Indoor heated teaching pool per hour: $110
  • Full indoor facility per hour: $450
  • Full centre (indoor and outdoor) per hour: $630

All hiring is subject to availability. To book the pools or facilities contact us on 02 6670 2150.

  

Facilities and access

Outdoors

  • 50 m, 8 lane outdoor pool - lane availability
  • Toddler leisure and water play pool
  • Giant 100 m hill slide (watch video below)
  • Covered grandstand area seating up to 500 people
  • Picnic and barbecue area

Indoors

  • 25 m, 4 lane indoor heated pool - lane availability
  • 12 m indoor heated teaching pool (details below)
  • Hydrotherapy pool (details below)
  • 2 indoor diving boards
  • Change rooms (separate parents / disabled change room)

Other

Accessibility features

The Murwillumbah Centre offers a wide range of accessibility features.

  • Registered care givers are not charged entry fees.
  • Concession entry and membership is available.

Location and physical access

  • Nearby undercover and accessible parking spots.
  • Drop-off point for cars and buses outside the front entrance.
  • Ramp access and pathway free from obstructions. No steep slopes.
  • Automatic door entry.
  • All internal and external pool pathways and floors at same level.

Accessible facilities

  • Two designated change rooms with shower, toilet and hand basin. There is also a change bed for use in one change area (adjacent to hydrotherapy pool).
  • Hydrotherapy pool (read more about this pool below)
    • heated to 34 degrees Celsius
    • non slip floor and hand rails around the pool wall for holding and stabilisation
    • gradual ramp and handrails on both sides which provides easy access into the pool
    • submersible wheelchair available from the centre.
  • 25 m indoor pool and 50 m outdoor pool:
    • mobility hoist available on request to enter shallow end
    • entry/exit climb-outs provided.
  • Learn to Swim access and inclusion lessons are available on request.

Mobility lift to support getting into pool

Mobility lifts

The mobility lifts at TRAC centres are available on request.

They are simple to operate, safe and dignified for the occupant. The lift features a contoured seat which travels vertically in and out of the pool and is fully operated by the occupant.

It is advised that you contact the centre before arriving to allow time to set the unit in place. You are welcome to arrange to see the lift in operation before use.

Staff can provide some assistance in the operation of the mobility lift. It is expected that if your disability requires a care person they should accompany you to assist.

Lift capacity 250 kg. For more information about the mobility lifts visit greenhousehealth.com.au.

Indoor heated hydrotherapy pool

TRAC offers a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool for both individuals and professional organisations to conduct therapy or exercise programs.

The pool is heated to 34 degrees Celsius and is designed specifically for hydrotherapy use. The pool is 15 m by 8 m with a depth ranging from 0.9 m to 1.5 m.

Entry to the pool is via a ramp, submersible wheel chair or hoist providing easy access for disabled or injured persons. Dedicated hydrotherapy change rooms are available, equipped with hand rails, a change table and hot showers.

Hydrotherapy is basic "water therapy" where the buoyancy, resistance and warmth of the water maximise the physical and mental benefits. An aquatic exercise program can provide benefits not found with other exercise and can accelerate fitness and mobility.

Hydrotherapy is ideal for people recovering from muscle, joint pain or injury as part of a rehabilitation program.

Hydrotherapy can be used to treat many illnesses and conditions. Consult with your doctor before visiting.

Indoor heated teaching pool

The indoor heated teaching pool is used to run the Learn to Swim program.

The pool is heated to 34 degrees Celcius and is designed specifically for program use. The pool is 12 m by 8 m with a depth ranging from 1.1 m to 1.2 m and includes a teaching ledge along one side.

When the indoor heated teaching pool is not being used for lessons, this pool can be used for recreation swimming for children under parental supervision.  Parents are required to follow TRAC’s Supervision of Children policy at all times which can be found on the safety and rules page.

Birthday parties

Planning a birthday party at TRAC Murwillumbah? Please book in advance - call us on 02 6670 2750.

Here are a few essential planning requirements for a hassle-free birthday party.

Self-managed

The person organising (the host) must notify the centre of the party in advance. We can have up to 6 birthday parties every day during weekends and school holidays.

Decide what you will use on the day.

  • Entry only: $5.80 per person
  • Entry and slide: $9 per person
  • BBQ: $11 for 2 hours (subject to availability)

The host must meet all participants at the front door.  Entry fees for all participants must be paid at time of entry.

Hosted parties

We're looking at offering fully hosted birthday parties soon, more details to come.

For more information contact us on trac@tweed.nsw.gov.au or 02 6670 2750.

Functions, room hire and events

All functions and events must be booked in advance - call us on 02 6670 2750.

TRAC Murwillumbah is an exciting place to hold your next function or event. The grounds of the facility can host large or small groups.

There is a multi-purpose room, available for hire at a cost of $35 per hour. The room has a small kitchen, TV and DVD player and is located next to the outdoor toddler leisure pool, offering great access for functions and events. Tables and chairs can be hired for a small fee.

  

Slide 'n' Dive

Open during summer hours (closed over winter):

  • 10 am - 3 pm every day during spring, summer and autumn NSW school holidays
  • on weekends during school terms.

There is a giant 100 m water slide on the hill outside and 2 diving boards indoors. View the costs.

Note: due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the diving boards are currently not operating.

Watch the giant 100 m hill slide in action

Lane availability for lap swimming

Lap swimming in a lane

Use the tables below to check lane availability for lap swimming. You can view by morning or afternoon and the numbers in each box indicate how many lanes are available at that time.

Note: Management reserve the right to change the lane allocation at short notice for programs and bookings.

Lap lane guidelines

To ensure your lap swimming session is enjoyable please follow the lap lane guidelines:

  • treat other swimmers with mutual respect and courtesy
  • check the lap lane signage and swim in the appropriate lanes
  • select a lane based on your ability, the speed of others in the lane, and the stroke(s) you intend to swim during your visit
  • while swimming keep to the left side of the lane
  • if you need to pass a swimmer in front, swim past on the right, ensuring that there is room to pass without interfering with oncoming swimmers
  • stay aware of other swimmers to avoid collision
  • when waiting at the end of the pool, move across towards the corners of the lane to allow other swimmers to continue swimming laps
  • please do not be offended if a lifeguard asks you to move to another lane.

Outdoor 50 m pool - closed until further notice due to flood impacts

The 50 m outdoor pool has a total of 8 lanes and is used by the general public for lap swimming and recreation, as well as swim squads, schools and groups.

Indoor 25 m pool

The 25 m indoor heated pool has a total of 4 lanes and is used by the general public for lap swimming, dive board sessions, as well as swim squads, schools, groups and aqua programs/classes.

Morning

Time / day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
5:30 am 1 4 1 4 1 4 Closed
6 am 1 4 1 4 1 4 Closed
6:30 am 1 4 1 4 1 4 Closed
7 am 0 4 0 4 0 4 Closed
7:30 am 0 4 0 4 0 4 Closed
8 am 4 4 4 4 4 3 Closed
8:30 am 4 4 4 4 4 3 Closed
9 am 4 0 4 0 0 0 Closed
9:30 am 4 0 4 0 0 0 Closed
10 am 0 0 4 4 0 4 Closed
10:30 am 0 0 4 4 0 4 4
11 am 4 4 0 4 3 4 4
11:30 am 4 4 0 4 4 4 4
12 noon 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Afternoon

Time / day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:30 pm 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
1 pm 2 4 2 4 4 4 4
1:30 pm 2 4 4 4 4 4 4
2 pm 2 4 4 4 4 4 4
2:30 pm 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
3 pm 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
3:30 pm 0 0 0 0 4 4 4
4 pm 0 0 0 0 4 4 4
4:30 pm 0 0 0 0 4 4 4
5 pm 0 0 0 0 4 4 Closed
5:30 pm 0 0 0 0 4 4 Closed
6 pm 0 0 0 0 Closed Closed Closed
6:30 pm 0 0 0 0 Closed Closed Closed
7 pm 0 0 0 0 Closed Closed Closed