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Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre - MSAC (Albert Park)

Facilities include:

50 metre Indoor Competition Pool
Heated to 27°, the Indoor 50m Pool has 10 lanes, making it ideal place for lap swimming. With slow, medium and fast lanes the pool caters for all abilities.

50 metre Outdoor Competition Pool
Heated to 27°, the outdoor 50m Pool has 10 lanes, perfect for lap swimming all year round.

25m Lap Pool
Utilised for lap swimming, swimming lessons, aqua aerobics and the fun inflatable racers, this is a versatile pool that is for use by people of all ages and abilities.

Diving Boards
With 14 indoor diving boards, MSAC is home to the most state-of-the-art diving facility in Melbourne. The pool is heated to 27 degrees, and provides a range of springboards and platforms for hire.

Spas, Sauna and Steam Room
Great to relax after a swim or at the end of a busy day, please note these are restricted for use by patrons over 16 years of age.

Multi-purpose Pool
This pool, heated to a beautiful 34 degrees C, is used for swimming lessons, hydrotherapy, gentle exercise and family play.

Wave Pool
Everyone enjoys going to the beach, so we have decided to bring it to you! Surf's up every 30 minutes with the waves crashing against the shore. Please note that whilst the waves are running, children under the age of 10 must be within arms reach of a guardian over the age of 16.

Youngsters Pool
This is a great little pool for toddlers and children up to the age of six. Water features are run in this pool during peak times, on weekends, public holidays and government school holidays.

In between riding the waves, head up the slide for a great ride accelerating through the tunnel of fun that will have you heading back up for another go!

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The MSAC FlowRider combines techniques of surfing and bodyboarding with the ride of snowboarding and wakeboarding and the tricks of skateboarding – all atop a static wave of water! One of only three in Australia and the only one in Victoria, the MSAC FlowRider is something anyone can enjoy. Beginners will pick up bodyboarding almost instantly, or challenge themselves to master stand-up boarding with a little extra practice. However you choose to enjoy them, you’ll find the best waves year round right here at MSAC!

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Visitor Prices

Public Transport:
MSAC is directly accessible via tram or light rail.
Tram numbers 112 run from the City to South Melbourne or St. Kilda, via Collins, Spencer and Clarendon Streets and Albert Road. Get off this tram at stop 131.

Light rail number 96 runs from the City to St. Kilda Beach via Bourke, Spencer, Ferrars Streets and Canterbury Road. Hop off this tram at either Albert Park or Wright Street Stations for your next visit to MSAC.

All onsite parking at MSAC is available for MSAC patrons only.


The Centre is very well equipped with facilities. There is a youngsters pool which is 0.3m deep with water sprays, see-saw and two ride-on animals. This pool is available for children 6 years and under during the weekend and holidays but designated as a toddlers pool during the week.

There is a wave pool next to this with high intensity water sprays/jets at the beach entrance. The wave pool only has a small area with deep water. Most of the pool is shallow but the waves are strong - little kids can be expected to get thrown off their feet at the waters edge. The wave pools only lasted about 6 minutes every half hour and seemed to finish almost as soon as it had started.

The SplashOUT slide is very fast and dark and you pick up a good amount of speed. Our 3 year old had one ride and that was enough - it was a bit too terrifying for him. The slide operated all the time and the queues were quite reasonable.

There is a warm, square pool (0.9-1.2m deep) and another bigger but colder pool which was 1.1-1.4m deep. In a neighbouring area there was a full length swimming pool and a dive area with many different diving platforms (for competitions and practice). There was also an inflatable operating in the biggest pool.

The family change rooms are fairly small but in good condition.

It appears that the SplashOUT operates during school holidays and weekends. Unless you make good use of the slide, the entrance cost is very steep ($22 for a family), especially when you add on the cost of car parking (another $2 flat rate for the weekend and more expensive during the week).


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Aughtie Drive,  Albert Park 3206, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 9926 1555
Map: 2K Ref: D7

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  Reader Feedback  

Laura      Posted:    8:55 PM March 16, 2016

Yeah!!!!!! I sooo carefully try to figure out when to go so have the 50m lane to swim laps - and sooo many times I have to wait until the school lesson finishes or suffer the overcrowded lanes... it is really hard to have a quiet normal swim in the 50 m lanes. & something else: people who go there to swim really does not want a shower with ONLY hot water possibility - for me it is horrible & I'm 64...
Lisa fame      Posted:    1:43 PM December 16, 2015

I wouldn't recomand going. There are so many lessons going on that you can't even have some time for yourself .
Paula B      Posted:    1:56 PM August 6, 2015

Terrible service on the phone, service desk and via email. Eight passes were removed from my membership and no one can help me get them back. When I did manage to come to the centre to swim with my 1 year old there were no pools available because all the warm pools were being used for lessons and when I tried to pay for a lesson to use the pool I was told it was booked out and under no circumstances could I use the warm pools. Then I was told I could wait 4 hours to use them. With a new born baby and 1 year who were with me at the time and to be told by 3 different people to wait 4 hours was ridiculous and stupid. I sent a complaint letter 2 weeks ago and no one responded. Also a year ago I forgot to bring my flip flops and I got a foot infection. I wouldn't go to this centre and the gym is cold.
Sue Brown       Posted:    5:20 PM February 9, 2015

When is a public funded pool not available to the public? Most of the time, if you are a drop in visitor or even paid for membership there is often no lanes to swim in, all taken by clubs or schools think this needs to be reviewed?
Lilly      Posted:    2:27 PM November 23, 2014

Just come back from the pool and was very disappointed, won't go again. The multi-purpose pool and the other smaller pool were both used for lessons and could not be used so only the wave pool left for my 6 year old to swim in and that was way too busy!

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