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Valley Pool | Year-round swimming fun for families in the inner-city!

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Valley Pool is an historic pool that has undergone many changes over the last century. Its 50m heated outdoor pool is now a modern venue popular with lap swimmers and recreational swimmers, and a great place to learn to swim and enjoy water sports.

Where to find it:

432 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley

What’s there?

Valley Pool has a 50m heated outdoor pool with shaded seating and is available for lap swimming or recreational swimming. There is also a kiosk on site selling refreshments and swimwear.

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Great! When is it open?

The winter opening hours for Valley Pool are Monday to Friday, 5.15am to 7.30pm, Saturday from 5.15am to 5pm, and Sundays and public holidays from 7.30am to 5pm. Summer hours may differ so please check the website before setting off. If you’re driving in consider the proximity of the pool to inner-city Brisbane and how peak-hour traffic may have an impact on your travel time.

Is Valley Pool accessible?

Valley Pool has disabled facilities and honours the Queensland Government Companion Card, allowing free entry for anyone accompanying a person with disability who requires attendant care support.


Adults (aged 15 years and over, including spectators) $5.40; children aged 2-14 years $3.90. Discounted family passes and multiple visit passes are available.

Entry Conditions:

Children under ten years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult, and children under five and non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of their guardian at all times.

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Anything else?

Valley Pool heated outdoor pool is a great place to learn to swim, and it also hosts a number of other water based sports such as water polo and underwater hockey. It’s easily accessed via public transport and is at the heart of a really beautiful, culturally significant part of Brisbane’s history.

Get in touch with Valley Pool

Phone 3852 1231 or visit their website.

Have you seen our list of Brisbane swimming pools?

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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