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    Current alerts 17 August 2022
    • The 50m outdoor pool is closed intermittently due to weather conditions.

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    • The casual lockers are unavailable.

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    • We're experiencing issues with our Warm Water Pool availability. Please click the link below to view this.

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    Today's Opening Hours 17 August 2022
    • Carnaby's Club Crèche

      8:45 AM - 12:45 PM
    • General Entry and Aquatics

      5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    • Plunge+Co Café

      6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Gym (staffed hours)

      5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Waterslides

    • Bandicoots Play Centre

    • Stadium

      5:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Dress Code

Any patron not abiding by these standards will need to be addressed at the discretion of the Duty Manager.
Photo/ Video rules
Weather Conditions
  • The outdoor 50m pool and tumbler will be closed if there is lightening.
  • If it is too windy the outdoor inflatable will not be set up in the 50m pool.
  • Alerts will be placed on the website at the DM's request.
50M Pool changes
In the colder seasons we close the 50M pool earlier.

Monday – Friday

5.30am – 7.30pm 

Weekends and Public Holidays

7am – 5pm

Winter season hours will start with Term 3 School Term.
Pool specifics/ Size, depth
Pool temperatures .
Warm Water Pool
1.1M Shallow end
1.5M Deep end
14.5M X 10.5M

50m Pool
1.3M Shallow end
2 M Deep end

25m Pool 

1.1M Shallow end
1.6M Shallow end
Locker- Aquatics; time limit, size
37cm wide
43cm tall
45cm deep
  • Casual lockers are located in the family change room area on pool deck. They are yellow, grey and black.
  • Casual hirers will purchase a locker band/barcode at reception and then use that to access the locker.
  • When they arrive at the locker station they will need to scan the barcode and select the locker number.
  • We advise that if they require the locker for longer than 3hrs they must purchase a new locker barcode.
  • If the locker has already expired, radio a lifeguard to unlock the locker for the patron.
Lockers- Member Lockers
  • Member lockers are to the very right hand side on pool deck- out the front of the male change rooms.
  • There are also some in the Wellness Lounge area.
  • Members will need to hold their wrist band over the RFID on the locker and ensure it is a solid blue which indicates the locker is secure.
  • If a member forgets their band they will need to use the casual lockers on that occasion.
Paying for someone not present
  • We do not allow people to purchase ANY entry for someone that is not currently in the centre (i.e. not standing at or near POS).

As the staff on POS changes so frequently it is almost impossible for CSO's to keep track of/remember/be made aware of people that have already been paid for in advance. 
If someone is being persistant, please suggest that the patron needing to be paid for call them once they have arrived at the center and they can then come out to reception and pay for them.

  • Parents coming to reception paying for a slide pass for their child.
The child must come to reception so we can measure them and put a paper wrist band on them ourselves.
  • Stadium passes/ bands.
The player must be present at reception at time of payment and a stadium band placed on them.
Watch around Water

The program is all about providing a safe venue for the community.


Children 11 years and under entering the aquatic facility must be accompanied by a guardian over the age of 16 at all times.

Children 6 years and under must be accompanied in the water and within arm’s reach by a guardian over the age of 16 at all times.  

Bands at Reception

If you have a child who is 6 years or under, CSO's at reception will place a Watch around Water band on their wrist. 

This lets our lifeguards know their age and lets them know to ensure you are within an arm's reach of your child at all times.

LTS and Leisure Pool Bucket
​Early morning (genrally up until 8:30am) and late evening the aquatic team go down to minimal staff at 7.30, the signs may go up around the leisure pool as there are no lifeguards supervising the zone.

The pool is rarely used beyond 7.30/8pm but it should be available upon request if we have lifeguards able to cover that area. This applies year round.
Shower Facilities
Any patron requesting to use the shower facilities will be charged $2.50, process through pos as spectator entry.
General Entry - Questions to ask

How old are the kids?

  • If they are 6 or under 6 years old then place a yellow ‘watch around water’ band on their wrist.
  • Ask the parent “Are you familiar with our watch around water policy?”
  • If not, please say “the watch around water policy is a government initiative to prevent drowning in public pools. All we ask is that you remain within arm’s reach of your child in and out of the water at all times.”

Do you need an aqua nappy today for your little one?
  • Yes- They are kept in the white cupboards behind reception.
  • Aqua nappy’s are under the ‘misc’ tab on POS and cost $3 each. 
  • Ask: “How much does the child weigh?” OR “what size nappy would you like?”

Are all adults swimming today?
  • If yes, charge the direct supervising adults $2.50 and any other adults full price unless they have a concession.

Would you like to purchase any slide/spa/wellness upgrades?
  • Any visitors to the Wellness Lounge must be over 16 years old.

Would you like to purchase a locker today? They last for 3 hours.
  • Yes: “the lockers are located outside the female change rooms and are yellow and black. Scan the barcode I gave you and select an available locker. Any questions, just see a lifeguard in a red shirt and they will be able to help you.”

Process payment as normal via EFTPOS or cash.
Give the patron a copy of their receipt and buzz them through the right hand manual gate.

Esky Checks
Upon entrance check inside any esky’s or large bags.

Check for-
  • alcohol
  • sharp knifes
  • glass and ceramics
Booking Attendance Slip

We often have groups -eg school groups, companies that hire our facilities, They are invoiced for their payment we complete an attendance slip so we can charge them the correct entrance fees.

  • The Aquatic attendance is registered through the 'shift reports' tab in Reception inbox.
  • If the computers are down - The aquatic attendance slip is stored in the POS 1 reception filing cabinent.
We need to record the attendance of the number of particilants and what activity they will be using in the centre. These slips are to be completed in full and handed to Marg.
Lifeguard/ Swim Teaching Prac hours
+ Work Experience
Lifeguard/ Swim Teaching Practical hours
In regards to completing a Practical Placement program at the Cockburn ARC, service areas that are most likely to receive such enquiries are the Operations team for Lifeguard placement, or the Swim ARCademy team for Swim Instructor placement.

 Lifeguard trainee wishing to complete hours in our centre, please get their-

  • Full name
  • Number
  • Email- (important, they will receive an email from the DM advising important information)
Email this information to the DM team. (Swim Teaching email SS)
  • School work placements must go through City Of Cockburn

 Swim Competency
  • Charge casual entry fee
  • Direct patron to 50m lifeguard for assessment
Lifeguard Practical hours- What to know

They will generally get 3 x 5hour shifts.
They will need to:
First please complete the City of Cockburn’s online contractor safety induction by clicking here, It’s a general safety induction, used for staff and contractors across the City’s operations, so some parts may not  be applicable to your lifeguard practical placement. Once you have completed the quiz at the end, please download your certificate and send it through to the DM email.

  • Second, we will require copies of your Lifeguard theory qualifications.
  • Third, we will require copies of the Royal Lifesaving WA (RLSWA) insurance certificate, if you do not have copies you may need to reach out to RLSWA and request them. This is a different document to your qualification certificates.



Any work experience requests are required to go through the City of Cockburn HR.

Please refer them to the website:
Work experience ; Where possible, the City of Cockburn provides opportunities to undertake work experience.

Before you apply for work experience, we recommend visiting jobs.wa.gov.au opens in a new window to determine what type of local government positions appeal to you.

To apply, simply send a brief resume and cover letter to hr@cockburn.wa.gov.au.

Remember to outline your area of interest and the dates and times you are available for work experience. Your request will be sent to the relevant area manager to assess. We will contact you to let you know the outcome. 

Important note: If your work experience application is granted, you will be required to undertake your own insurance cover. If you are a student, your school or training provider will usually provide insurance for you. Further information will be provided upon acceptance of your application.
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