Safety Reminder

To create a safe and fun environment for all guests, the use of video and mobile phone cameras is prohibited in the venue without prior Management consent. Please behave respectfully and follow instructions of staff.

Welcome to the Portland Leisure and Aquatic Centre

The Portland Leisure and Aquatic Centre (PLACE) aims to provide an enjoyable experience for the whole community, both members or guests to participate and use any of our services, programs and activities. We offer the largest Swimming and Water Safety program in the area helping kids Learn to Swim all year round.

The Health Club has a large gym facility which is fully equipped with a variety of weights, machines and cardio equipment. We also have numerous Group Fitness Classes per week!

PLACE has something for the whole family to enjoy, whether it be a leisurely day around one of our five swimming pools or enjoying coffee at the Café after your workout. We look forward to offering you the best health and leisure experience possible. 

Come in and visit us today to see what PLACE has to offer you!

Opening Hours  

Mon – Fri:

6am to 8pm 


8am to 6pm 


10am to 6pm 

Public Holidays:

10am to 6pm 

PLACE Outdoor Pool Opening Hours

PLACE Outdoor Facilities Will Open Friday 1st December 2023

Discover Portland Leisure and Aquatic Centre

Visit our facilities pages for more information on what the Portland Leisure and Aquatic Centre has to offer you!


19 Sep 23

Why Spring Swimming is Vital for a Safe Summer

Spring is already here and with summer just around the corner, it is vital to consider how you can support your child to be water-safe and ready to enjoy swimming and aquatic activities ahead of the warmer season. Read more to learn why swimming preparation in spring is vital for a safe summer. 

05 Jul 23

Let’s get moving with Non- Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)

NEAT, or non-exercise activity thermogenesis, refers to the energy we expend through everyday activities. Find out how small changes in your daily life can have a big impact on overall health and fitness.

08 Jun 23

The Risks of Swimming Alone

Swimming with companions reduces the risks involved with swimming alone, such as absence of immediate assistance, vulnerability to accidents and reduced recognition of potential health risks. Read on to learn more about these risks and how important it is for children and weak or non-swimmers to swim safely with responsible peers.

02 Jun 23

GOswim Waterways Safety Week

Waterways Safety Week is coming to your GOswim lessons from 12 - 18 June. Our GOswim friends have been preparing to take you on a journey to learn important water safety skills and strategies for different waterways including the beach, lakes, rivers and more. Read more to find out why you and your child should learn how to stay safe in different waterways and the life-saving benefits this could have.

Aquatic Classes

Using the resistance of water automatically increases the intensity of your workout, helping to increase your strength, flexibility and your overall health.


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