Tobruk Memorial Baths


Townsville’s much-loved Tobruk Memorial Baths has stood proud for almost 70 years and has opened its doors to greats Dawn Fraser and Laurie Lawrence. The historic pool has now received a much-needed facelift.

Council invested $11.3 million to restore and reinvigorate the heritage features of the Pool.

A new 50m pool and kiddies pool was constructed, and the disability access in and around the pools was improved.

This project was completed and the facility reopened to the public in July 2020.

Tobruk Memorial Baths offers squads, stroke correction and private swimming lessons catering for babies through to adults. Aqua aerobics and disability swimming classes are also available.

The centre includes:

  • 50m eight-lane heated pool
  • 25m heated pool with shade cover
  • Shallow toddlers leisure pool with shade cover
  • Kiosk
  • Change rooms with toilets and showers (disability accessible)
  • Tobruk Memorial Pool Hall of Fame
  • Accredited changing places facility located on beach side of pool complex

Location: The Strand, Townsville


Swim School:

Phone: (07) 4772 6550

The new disability change rooms at Tobruk pool are free to access during open hours.

Operating Hours

1 October to 30 April
  • Monday to Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 5am to 7pm
  • 5am to 6pm
  • 6am to 4pm
  • 7am to 4pm
1 May to 30 September
  • Monday to Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 5am to 7pm
  • 5am to 6pm
  • 7am to 4pm
  • 8am to 4pm
Public Holidays   8am to 4pm

Public Admission Fees

Pass TypeAdult Concession
(Over 55 or Pension Card Holder)
(2-12 years)
(Under 2 no charge)
Single Entry $5 $4 $3
Spectator Fee $2 $1 $1
Multi-swim 10 $45 $35 $20
Multi-swim 30 $120 $75 $45
Multi-swim 90 $315 $180 $90
Family Admission   1 adult plus 2 children $9
Additional adults (per additional adult) $4
Additional child (per additional child) $2

* Fees are reviewed annually.