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Wellington Shire Council operates outdoor seasonal swimming pools in Heyfield, Maffra, Rosedale, Sale, Stratford, and Yarram. Outdoor pools will open on Friday 20 November 2020 with the exception of Sale Outdoor Pool and operate daily with a 25 degree temperature trigger, advised by the Bureau of Meteorology at 4pm on the day before.

Please read the information below if you are planning a visit to an outdoor pool during summer.

Sale Outdoor Pool Opening Delay

Our contractors upgrading the Sale outdoor pool and plant have experienced a delay in the project completion, which means we can’t open the Sale outdoor pools as planned this Friday 20 November.

The toddler pool will be available from Friday 27 November and the 50m pool from Friday 4 December.

Sale will have its own Free Swim on Friday 4 December.

We are as disappointed as you are about this delay and we can’t wait to see you at the Sale outdoor pools open as soon as possible.

Outdoor pool operating hours

The 2020-21 outdoor pool season will officially commence on Saturday 21 November 2020 and includes peak and off peak seasons. Please see below breakdown for the 2020-21 season:

Off peak: 20 Nov - 13 Dec 2020: ‍ Weekdays: 3.30pm - 7.30pm, Weekends/Public Holidays: 10am - 6pm.

Peak: 14 Dec 2020 - 31 January 2021: Weekdays: 11am - 7.30pm, Weekends/Public Holidays: 10am - 6pm.

Off peak: 1 Feb - 8 March 2021: Weekdays: 3.30pm - 7.30pm, Weekends/Public Holidays: 10am - 6pm.

General public swimming times for the 2020-21 season will operate in accordance with a temperature forecast trigger.

All outdoor pools will open when the temperature forecast for Sale, as issued by the Bureau of Meteorology at 4pm on the previous day, is for 25°C or higher.

Lap swimming is available at Maffra, Sale and Yarram outdoor pools between 6am - 8am Monday to Friday (Public holidays excluded) and are NOT temperature dependent.  These sessions will operate regardless of the temperature forecast or temperature trigger.

The daily forecast can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Information about outdoor pool operating hours for the following day can also be found on the Aqua Energy Facebook page or Wellington Shire Council website at 5pm each day. You can ‘like’ our Facebook page to receive daily updates.

Information on each regional swimming pool is available on the Wellington Shire Council website.

The summer swim season will conclude at close of business on Monday 8 March 2021.

Outdoor pool fees

Adult: $6.60

Child (5-15): $4.40

Family/Group (2 adults, 2 children): $17.60

Concession: $5.30

Summer Season Pool Membership (15 weeks):

Adult: $112.90

Child (4-15): $75.30

Family: $188.20

Concession: $90.30

Maximum capacity pool numbers

From Monday 23 November all pools will be subject to the density quotient of 4m2 (2x2). Numbers in spaces will be monitored by staff at all times and you may be asked to moved to another space at the discretion of the staff members on duty

For Friday 20 - Sunday 22 November pool numbers will be limited to 50 per pool or the density quotient of 4m2.

Sale Outdoor Pool:

  • Main Pool: 267 patrons
  • Toddler Pool: 72

Maffra Pool:

  • Main Pool: 180 patrons
  • Toddler Pool: 18 patrons

Heyfield Pool:

  • Main Pool: 125 patrons
  • Toddler Pool: 23 patrons

Stratford Pool

  • Main Pool: 93 patrons
  • Toddler Pool: 23 patrons
  • Baby Pool: 6 patrons

Rosedale Pool:

  • Main Pool: 38 patrons
  • Toddler Pool: 13 patrons

Yarram Pool:

  • Main Pool: 128 patrons
  • Toddler Pool: 25 patrons

Time Restrictions

  • Under current density limits set by the State Government we may be required to enforce a time limit on time in the facility
  • If time limits are enforced patrons will have a minimum of 1hr in the facility at a time
  • You will be issued with a wristband with an exit time on it
  • We ask that or members and guests understand that we are bound by number restrictions and appreciate your cooperation if time limits are in place

Important information

  • All outdoor pools will be closed on Christmas Day (25 December 2020)
  • No entry is permitted 15 minutes before closing time at any outdoor swimming pool
  • For reasons of safety, pools will close if thunderstorms are in the vicinity

Watch around Water guidelines

  • All Wellington swimming pools are Watch Around Water pools
  • Children under 5 years must be within arm’s reach of a responsible adult at all times
  • Children 10 years and under must be under the constant visual supervision of a responsible adult
  • Unsupervised children will not be permitted to remain in the water.
  • Responsible adult must be 16 years of age or older

Attending the facility

  • Face masks are to be worn when attending the facility and moving around between kiosk, toilets and seated areas
  • All people attending must be contact traced. This will take place at the time of entry, this includes all family members, swimmers and non swimmers
  • Please maintain 1.5m social distancing where possible
  • Do not attend the facility if you are unwell in anyway
  • If dropping children 10yrs or older off please check with staff that there are no time restrictions on that day before leaving

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Aqua Energy Leisure Centre
1 Brayakoloong Close, (PO Box 506)
Sale, VIC 3850 Australia
Telephone: (03) 5142 3700
aquaenergy@wellington.vic.gov.au​
Operating Hours
6am - 8pm Weekdays
8am - 6pm Weekends
8am - 6pm Public Holidays
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