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!

Please contact the swimming centre first to confirm their details by clicking the links below. Do not contact us as we are just a modest swimwear store.

Most places will have an entry fee. 

Blog last updated: 1 January 2023

Women's only swimming lessons - Melbourne

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Pascoe Vale centre: Friday’s and Saturday’s 12:30pm - 2:30pm.
Essendon centre: Monday’s between 12:00pm - 2:00pm.
Lessons 40min, $26 per class.
Book a trial lesson: 9354 0887.

Women's only swimming sessions - VICTORIA

- Fawkner Leisure Centre

Women's only sessions: Sundays 4pm-7pm.

Womens only swimming classes: Book here

Men's only sessions: Saturdays 5pm - 7pm.

- Reservoir Leisure Centre

Sundays 6pm-8pm. Plesase contact centre to confirm.

- Olympic Leisure Heidelberg

Every Friday 6pm-8pm. Please contact centre to confirm.

-Thomastown Recreation & Aquatic Centre

Currently closed. Usually every Saturday 3.30pm-5.30pm. Please contact centre to confirm.

 - Craigieburn Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre

Sundays 5.30pm - 8pm. 

Swimming lessons: Book here.

- Ascot Vale Leisure Centre

Last Sunday of each Month 8pm - 10pm 

- AquaPulse Hoppers Crossing

Thursdays 7.45pm - 8.45pm

Casey ARC:

Once a month on the second Friday 8pm -10pm.

Swimming lessons: Contact them directly.

- Casey RACE:

Saturdays 8pm - 9pm

Dandenong Oasis:

Every Sunday 7.15 pm-9.15 pm

- Noble Park Aquatic Centre

Women only: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 8pm - 9.45pm.

Mens only: Mondays 8.15pm - 9.45 pm

- Collingwood Leisure Centre

Saturdays 6.30pm - 8.30pm. 

- Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre

Sundays 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

- Clayton Aquatics & Health Club

Women's Only Swim Sessions: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Women's Only Aqua Classes: 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Casual: $19.80 Members: Free
Dates: Sunday 12 Feb, 26 Feb, 12 March, 26 March, 23 April, 7 May


Women's only swimming sessions - NSW

- Auburn Aquatic Centre

Wednesdays 8am-10am

Sundays 3pm - 6pm

- McIver's Ladies Baths

Everyday 7am-7pm

$2.50 entry fee

- Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre

Recreational swimming: Sundays 9am-11am

Swimming classes: All year round. Book here.

- Wran Leisure & Aquatic Centre

Recreational swimming: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1-2pm

Swimming classes: All year round. Book here.

- Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre

Currently suspended due to covid-19.

Women's only swimming sessions - WA

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)
  • $65 for the 8 week term in the Metropolitan area and $50 for Regional areas


Term 1, 2023
Sunday 12 February 2023 - Sunday 2 April 2023
8 Lessons, 45 minutes
6:15pm, 7:00pm & 7:45pm

Women's only swimming sessions - QLD

- Logan North Aquatic and Fitness Centre

Lessons: Mondays 9.30am - 11.15am. Must book beforehand.

- S'women Swimming Program Brisbane & Logan

Sessions at Fish N Flips Swim School, Underwood: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Lessons at Acacia Ridge Pool: 3pm - 4pm & 4pm - 4.45pm. To book: 0406 063 737

As we are based in Victoria, 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. 


If you need a modest swimwear outfit you can see some of ours here.


- The EMAAN Team


1 comment

  • Mrs Mohammed

    I jumped onto your website to check your swimwear collection but have been highly impressed by your detailed research and care taken to not only explain the difference between a leisure and an active swimwear and their respective uses especially for beginners like me but was also surprised to see the detailed research done in finding womens swimming pools all across Australia and also taking the care to post about the secluded beaches in Victoria. So thoughtful…
    It feels beyond great to see this support for Muslim Women, which feels like a beacon of light to my swimming dream.
    Keep it up EMAAN.

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