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: 4th February 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

Private swimming lessons by female instructors available.

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2021 Term 3 dates: 16th July - 18th September. 

Session times Fridays and Saturdays @ 12.30pm, 1.10pm and 1.50pm

Women's only swimming pool sessions - Melbourne.

- Fawkner Leisure Centre

Every Sunday 3pm-5pm for women only. Lessons on Saturdays 3pm - 5pm.

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

Reservoir Leisure Centre

Every Sunday 6pm-8pm.

- Olympic Leisure Heidelberg

Every Friday 6pm-8pm.

-Thomastown Recreation & Aquatic Centre

Every Saturday 3.30pm-5.30pm. $5.30. First visit is free.

 - Craigieburn Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre

Every Saturday 5.30-7pm. $10/person .Women 16 yo+. 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.

 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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