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Beat the summer heat and plunge into the best indoor pools in Perth

Beat the summer heat and plunge into the best indoor pools in Perth!

As the sunniest city in Australia, Perth is considered one of the best places to live in the country. After all, who wouldn’t want to live in a place where the chances of rain are minimal, except during the winter?

However, there’s also a nasty side effect to this: super hot summers! I dread my electric bills every summer, as I find myself having to leave my air conditioning on for longer periods.

That’s why I’ve decided to spend my afternoons in Perth’s indoor pools to survive these hot days. Here are some of the most amazing ones I found!

Beatty Park Leisure Centre


Address: 220 Vincent St, North Perth

Contact details: +61 8 9273 6080

Operating hours: 

5:30 AM – 9:00 PM (MON-THURS)

5:30 AM – 8:00 PM (FRI)

6:30 AM – 6:00 PM (SAT and SUN)


Adult (16+) – $7.80

Child (5-15) – $5.20

Child (3-4) – $2.80

Concession – $5.20

Student – $6.30

Beatty Park Leisure Centre is a pool with a rich history dating back to the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Originally built for the Games, this iconic venue has evolved into a hub for swimmers, fitness enthusiasts, and families alike.

While most people are well aware of its massive outdoor pool, this place actually has three indoor pools with temperatures that are kept within 31°C all year round. Each has varying depths to accommodate both beginner and professional swimmers.

Personally, I find their indoor leisure pool to be the best. It only has a maximum depth of 0.9 metres, making it great for relaxation, especially during the summer. It also has a water playground to keep your kids busy while you relax.

Pro tip: During the winter, you might also want to try out their impressive spa and sauna facilities to rejuvenate your body and relieve your stress. 

It only costs $15 per session, but you can save more by buying the 10-entry or 20-entry packages.

Aqualife Centre

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Address: 42 Somerset St, East Victoria Park

Contact details: +61 8 9373 5400

Operating hours: 

5:30 AM – 8:30 PM (MON-FRI)

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM (SAT and SUN)


Adult (18+) – $7.50

Child (5-17) – $4.50

Concession – $6.40

If you’re near East Victoria Park, then Aqualife Centre might be the best option for your indoor swimming. Located on Somerset Street, this aquatic facility boasts one outdoor pool and three different indoor pools.

Their most popular indoor swimming pool is their 25-metre pool, which has a depth of 1.2 metres and has six lanes that are designed for lap swimming. It’s always heated to a nice 28°C all year, so feel free to come anytime.

However, for more casual swimmers like me, their indoor leisure pool might be the better choice. It has meagre depth, and it also features a beach entry for easy access and eye-catching decor like dinosaur figures.

Pro tip: If you’re suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, or musculoskeletal issues, you might want to book a session in their hydrotherapy pool

This pool is specially designed with controlled temperature, pressure, and water movement to help reduce pain, improve circulation, and increase flexibility.

Wanneroo Aquamotion


Address: 19 Civic Dr, Wanneroo

Contact details: +61 8 9405 5999

Operating hours: 

5:30 AM – 8:00 PM (MON-THURS)

5:30 AM – 7:00 PM (FRI)

7:30 AM – 3:00 PM (SAT)

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (SUN)


Adult (16+) – $7

Child (5-15) – $5.10

Child (4 and below) – $2

Concession – $6

Sometimes, when I visit my friend living in Joondalup, I make a quick detour to Wanneroo Aquamotion. Located in the beautiful suburb of Wanneroo, they offer two indoor pools and two outdoor pools that both locals and visitors can enjoy every day.

When it comes to indoor pools, the first one is a 25-metre pool ranging in depth from 1 metre to 1.2 metres. It’s commonly used for lap swimming and for conducting swimming classes and aqua fitness sessions.

Of course, the second one is a leisure pool, which has a maximum depth of only 0.8 metres. Its beach-style entry makes it so accessible, and like their other indoor pool, it’s also maintained at a nice 28°C.

Pro tip: You can participate in one of their aqua fitness sessions by becoming a Wanneroo Aquamotion member! They offer three tiers: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

You can go for Bronze to gain access to their aqua fitness service alone or go for Silver or Gold to avail of more services.

Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre


Address: Progress Way, Belmont

Contact details: +61 8 9277 1622

Operating hours: 

5:30 AM – 9:00 PM (MON-THURS)

5:30 AM – 8:00 PM (FRI)

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM (SAT and SUN)


Adult (18+) – $6.50

Child (5-17) – $5

Concession – $5

Let’s discuss a personal favourite of mine, the Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre. Located in Belmont, this BlueFit-managed facility has an array of features that make it one of Perth’s best indoor pools.

This facility’s centrepiece is its impressive 8-lane, 50-metre Olympic-size indoor pool that’s kept at a comfortable 28°C all year round. This pool is designed to be PWD-friendly, as it has wheelchair access and can support water wheelchairs.

Another thing I love about this place is its indoor lagoon pool that’s designed for casual swimmers and children. It features a beach-style entry for easy access and small sections where you can sit and rest while your kids play.

Pro tip: Feeling peckish? Don’t worry because Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre has you covered with their new cafe! 

Based on my experience, they sell some mean sandwiches that are made using fresh, locally sourced produce. Of course, they also sell freshly brewed coffee, so don’t miss out!

Leisure World

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Address: Thornlie Ave &, 1 Culross Ave, Thornlie

Contact details: +61 8 9251 8700

Operating hours: 

5:30 AM – 8:00 PM (MON-FRI)

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM (SAT and SUN)


Adult (18+) – $7

Child (5-17) – $5.15

Concession – $5.60

For those living in Perth’s eastern suburbs, I find Leisure World to be an excellent option. Located in Thornlie, this facility features pools that are great for casual and beginner swimmers.

Mostly designed with being family-friendly in mind, the highlight of this place is its main pool, which has a beach entry for easy accessibility. Most parts of it have a depth of only 30 centimetres, but the maximum depth you can find is 90 centimetres.

To make the pool more appealing to kids, it features various decor, like rows of thin water jets alongside the pool and umbrella-shaped sprayer poles. When I accompanied my nephew, he had a lot of fun playing with the underwater bubblers.

Pro tips: While Leisure World is one of the safest indoor pools for your kids, it’s still necessary to follow these measures to ensure their safety:

For children under 5 years, make sure they’re only within arm’s reach while swimming.

For children under 10 years, you must maintain constant active supervision and be prepared to enter the water at the first signs of trouble.

Minimise distractions (such as mobile phones) to avoid lapses in supervision.

Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre


Address: 60 Champion Dr, Seville Grove

Contact details: +61 8 9394 5850

Operating hours: 

5:00 AM – 9:00 PM (MON-FRI)

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM (SAT and SUN)


Adult (16+) – $7

Child (2-15) – $6

Concession – $6

Another amazing water facility you can find in Perth’s eastern region is the Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre. Located in Seville Grove, this massive wellness centre boasts an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a special program pool.

Their indoor pool has a length of 25 metres and features eight lanes designed for lap swimming and swimming lessons. It’s heated between 28.5°C and 29.5°C all year round and has depths ranging from 0.9 to 1.5 metres.

Meanwhile, their special program pool is heated between 33°C and 34°C to accommodate those who need warmer water temperatures for swimming. From November to March, they also feature a water-inflatable obstacle course for kids.

Pro tip: Whenever I visit this place, I make sure to stop by their Ashi-Yu bathing pool. 

A word that means “footbath” in Japanese, Ashi-Yu is heated to 30°C to 32°C and can help relieve any joint pains or muscle stiffness you might feel in the lower portions of your body. 

Access to this bathing pool is already covered by the entrance fee, so don’t hesitate to try it out!

Cockburn ARC


Address: 31 Veterans Parade, Cockburn Central

Contact details: +61 8 9411 3344

Operating hours: 

5:30 AM – 8:30 PM (MON-FRI)

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM (SAT and SUN)


Adult (18+) – $7.80

Child (4-17) – $6.25

Concession – $6.25

An obvious choice for one of the best pool facilities in Perth is Cockburn ARC. It was founded in 2009 by the City of Cockburn after it recognised the need for a top-tier aquatic and recreation centre to serve the growing community.

As someone who prefers swimming indoors, I can definitely appreciate their 25-metre indoor pool that’s built to meet Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) standards. It has a depth that varies between 1.1 and 1.6 metres.

It’s also great to know that this pool is heated all year round to 28°C and is open to water wheelchairs. For young swimmers, Cockburn ARC also has a water play area that’s only 0.55 metres deep and features plenty of slides and climbing areas.

Pro tip: If you or your kid are sensitive to loud noises and strong motions, you can visit Cockburn ARC on Tuesdays to take advantage of their quiet time sessions. 

Held between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM, these sessions will deactivate all features that typically create noise and movement, like tipping buckets and water play equipment.

There’s no additional fee to enjoy this session, but please take note that this is only available during school term time.

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