Private places for women to swim in Australia

So you've got your modest swimwear, now you need to find a place to swim!

We understand that not all of you feel comfortable swimming in public, so we've done the research for you and compiled a list of places where women can swim in private!

Last updated: 25th December 2021

Session details are constantly changing due to covid so please contact the swimming centre first to confirm by clicking the links below. Also note that most places will have an entry fee.

Women's only swimming lessons - Melbourne

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Private swimming lessons by female instructors available.

Term 1 2022 at Pascoe Vale: Starts begins Friday 28th January & Saturday 29th January. 11 week term. Session times 12.30pm, 1.10pm & 1.50pm. Classes 40min. Cost $275.
Term 1 2022 at Keilor Rd Essendon: Monday classes begins Monday 24th January. 10 week term. Session times: 12pm, 12.40pm and 1.20pm. Classes 40min. Cost $250.


- Fawkner Leisure Centre

Sundays 3pm-6pm for women only. Entry $7.80, concession $5.80.

Men's only sessions available too. Contact centre for details.

- Reservoir Leisure Centre

Currently closed. Usually every Sunday 6pm-8pm.

- Olympic Leisure Heidelberg

Every Friday 6pm-8pm.

-Thomastown Recreation & Aquatic Centre

Currently closed. Usually every Saturday 3.30pm-5.30pm. $5.30. First visit is free.

 - Craigieburn Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre

Begins Sunday 2nd January 2022, 5.45pm - 7.30pm. $10 entry. For 16 y.o+.  Booking online is essential

Casey ARC:

Currently closed due to roof renovations. Once open:

Women only, every Friday 8.15 pm-9.45 pm

- Casey RACE:

Currently suspended until further notice. Once open:

Women only, every Saturday 8.15 pm-9.45 pm

Dandenong Oasis:

Women only, every Sunday 7.15 pm-9.15 pm

Mens only, every Friday 8:45 pm to 10:45 pm

Noble Park Aquatic Centre:

Currently suspended until further notice. Once open:

Women only, every Wednesday 8.15 pm-10.00 pm

Mens only, every Monday day 8.15 pm-10.00 pm

- Collingwood Leisure Centre

 Will resume 6 February 2021, every Saturday night 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

- Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre

Currently suspended due to covid-19. 


- Auburn Aquatic Centre

Every Wednesday 12.30-1.30pm & 1.30pm-2.30pm

Every Friday 9-10am, 10-11am & 11am-12pm

Every Saturday 3.30-4.30pm (16 - 25 y/o) & 4.30-5.30pm

$7.00/hour or $5.20/hour (concession).

- McIver's Ladies Baths

Everyday 7am-7pm

- Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre

Currently suspended due to covid-19.

- Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre

Currently suspended due to covid-19.


Royal Life Saving

  • Leisurepark Balga classes are every Tuesday at 11:30am-12:30pm or 12:30-1:30pm
  • Cannington Leisureplex classes are every Tuesday at 12-1pm or 1-2pm
  • Riverton Leisureplex classes are every Friday evening at 6-7pm or 7-8pm
  • The Swim School Wangara classes are every Tuesday at 12-1pm or 1-2pm
  • South Hedland Aquatic Centre (times vary each term, please monitor the registration page)
  • South West Sports Centre (times vary each term, please monitor the registration page)
  • Cannington Leisureplex, Leisurepark Balga, South West Sports Centre and South Hedland Aquatic Centre are public facilities. The classes are strictly women's only with female instructors however, the facility is open to the general public. The Swim School Wangara is a smaller, private purpose-built facility. During the women's only swimming lessons it is strictly women only in the facility. The door will be closed and blinds pulled down so no member of the public can see the classes.
  • $65 for the 8 week term in the Metropolitan area and $50 for Regional areas


Term 1 2022: Sunday 13 February - Sunday 3 April. Details here.

As we are based in Melbourne, it's taken us longer to find places in other states. We'll add more places as we find them, but the easiest and quicker way to find out is to just call the swimming centre in your area.


Secluded beaches around Australia:

Please note that there is no guarantee of how quiet these beaches are.

Others have done the work for us so here are some articles that might help, plus some suggestions by customers:


Phillip Island

Lake Bellfield

New South Wales



Do you know any other places? Help others by recommending them in the comments section below. 


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- The EMAAN Team


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