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Swimming Pools

Buloke Shire Council owns and operates seven outdoor aquatic facilities which provide swimming opportunities throughout the Buloke community. Each facility offers to the community a main pool, toddler/baby pool, change/shower facilities, poolside seating and shade options. These swimming pools provide residents of all ages the opportunity to enjoy social contact, participate in recreational activities such as swimming, water sports and exercise whilst at the same time being instrumental in the promotion and education of water safety.

The season kicks off on Saturday 14 November 2020 and runs until 14 March 2021.

COVID-19 Update

Our community might notice a few changes to our aquatic facilities this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To keep in line with DHHS guidelines and current restrictions in place, all patrons are asked to observe the following COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Ensure 1.5 metres social distancing while in the pool and outside of the pool
  • All patrons over 12 years old must wear a fitted face mask while outside the pool
  • Patrons are encouraged to sanitise their hand upon entry at the sanitising stations in each pool, and check-in using a QR code to assist us with contact tracing requirements
  • While up to groups of ten people can gather outdoors under the guidelines, we ask that patrons do not congregate between groups while in the facility
  • Our toilets, showers and change rooms will be open to our patrons, but to assist us with keeping the facility appropriately sanitised, we request pool patrons to minimise use of these facilities where possible.

Swimming Pool Capacities

Berriwillock Main Pool Capacity – 50 people

Berriwillock Toddler Pool Capacity – 9 people (including toddlers and supervising adults).

Birchip Main Pool Capacity – 50 people

Birchip Toddler Pool Capacity – 18 (including toddlers and supervising adults)

Charlton Main Pool Capacity – 50 people

Charlton Toddler Pool Capacity – 31 (including toddlers and supervising adults)

Donald Main Pool Capacity – 50 people

Donald Toddler Pool Capacity – TBC

Sea Lake Main Pool Capacity – 50 people

Sea Lake Toddler Pool Capacity – 23 (including toddlers and supervising adults)
*closed awaiting maintenance. 

Watchem Main Pool Capacity – 50 people

Watchem Toddler Pool Capacity – 16 (including toddlers and supervising adults)

Wycheproof Main Pool Capacity – 50 people

Wycheproof Toddler Pool Capacity - 17 (including toddlers and supervising adults).

Pool Hire

Our pools will again be available for out-of-hours hire.  You can find the pool hire agreement form here.

Pool hire bookings will not be confirmed with Council until pool hirers satisfy the requirements and supply associated documentation as outlined in the agreement.  All applications for bookings must be made to Council at least seven days in advance of your planned activity.  We cannot guarantee your booking if your application is made less than 7 days from your intended activity.  We therefore strongly encourage all hirers to arrange their pool hire forms at least 7 days advance to ensure your booking is confirmed in time for your planned activity.  Please be sure to read the form carefully to ensure you have included all relevant documentation before submitting your booking request.

In addition to the pool hire agreement form, this year all pool hirers will be required to submit a COVID Safe plan before their booking is confirmed.  Resources on how to prepare your COVID safe plan can be found here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/covidsafe-plan

As part of your COVID Safe Plan, hirers are to state how they will ensure they satisfy appropriate cleaning of the facility after use in line with the DHHS guidelines.

All booking forms and associated documents should be sent to buloke@buloke.vic.gov.au and marked attention to Team Leader Pool Operations.

Berriwillock Swimming Pool

53 Taverner Street, Berriwillock

Berriwillock Swimming Pool                                                                                     

Opening Hours:  Weekdays - 4.00pm - 7.00pm; Weekends, School Holidays & Public Holidays - 2.00pm – 7.00pm               

Birchip Swimming Pool

Cumming Avenue, Birchip (entrance through Memorial Park)

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Opening Hours: Weekdays - 3.00pm – 7.00pm; Weekends, School Holidays & Public Holidays - 2.00pm – 7.00pm                               

Charlton Swimming Pool

Mildura Way, Charlton

Charlton Pool                                                                     

Opening Hours: Weekdays - 3.00pm – 7.00pm; Weekends, School Holidays & Public Holidays - 2.00pm – 7.00pm            

Donald Swimming Pool

150 Woods Street, Donald

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Opening Hours: Weekdays - 3.00pm – 7.00pm; Weekends, School Holidays & Public Holidays - 2.00pm – 7.00pm    

Sea Lake Swimming Pool

98 Horace Street, Sea Lake  

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Opening Hours:  Weekdays - 3.00pm – 7.00pm;  Weekends, School Holidays & Public Holidays -  2.00pm – 7.00pm        

Watchem Swimming Pool

42 Camp Street, Watchem

Pool Watchem

                                                                                                                                                                   

Opening Hours: Weekdays - 4.00pm – 7.00pm; Weekends, School Holidays & Public Holidays - 2.00pm – 7.00pm               

Wycheproof Swimming Pool

21 Charles Street, Wycheproof

Wycheproof Swimming Pool

Opening Hours: Weekdays - 3.00pm – 7.00pm; Weekends, School Holidays & Public Holidays - 2.00pm – 7.00pm