Swimming Pools

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1. Cohuna and Kerang swimming pools

Gannawarra Shire Council operates the Cohuna and Kerang outdoor swimming pools.

Both facilities are now closed and will re-open for the 2021/2022 season later this year. 

Cohuna Swimming Pool

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Tennis Court Rd, Cohuna

Phone: (03) 5456 2726

The Cohuna Swimming Pool has a 25m (approximate) pool, intermediate pool and a toddler’s pool. There is also a waterslide that exits into one end of the main pool. 


Kerang Swimming Pool


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Shadforth Street, Kerang

Phone: (03) 5452 2062

The Kerang Swimming Pool has 50m pool, an intermediate pool, splash park and a separate waterslide. 


Opening times

Months Opening hours
November and March

3pm - 7pm (Monday - Sunday)

December, January & February 10.00am - 8.00pm (Monday - Sunday)


Public Holiday Date Operating Hours
Christmas Day Saturday, 25 December 2021 CLOSED
Boxing Day Sunday,  26 December 2021 12 noon - 7pm
New Year's Day Saturday, 1 January 2022 12 noon - 7pm
Australia Day Wednesday, 26 January 2022 12 noon - 7pm
Labour Day Monday, 14 March 2022 12 noon - 7pm

Admission costs 2020/21

Adult $4.50 
Concession/student 6-18 years $3.50
Children 5 years and under  Free 
Non-swimming patrons $1.50 
Family day pass  $15.00 

10-visit pass

Family $100.00 
Adult  $35.00 
Concession/student 6-18 years  $26.00 
Pensioner  $22.00 

Season pass

Family $180.00 
Adult  $95.00 
Concession/student 6-18 years  $65.00 
Pensioner - Family  $80.00 
Pensioner - Adult  $45.00 


Waterslides are available for use at the Cohuna and Kerang swimming pools.

November, February and March: 3pm-6pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

December and January: 1pm-5pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Morning Laps program

The Cohuna and Kerang swimming pools run a Morning Laps program between December and February.

Session times are below:

Cohuna Swimming Pool - 6.30am to 8.30am Tuesday and Thursdays

Kerang Swimming Pool - 6.30am to 8.30am Wednesdays

Weather policy and alterations to operating hours

The Cohuna and Kerang swimming pools will be closed on days the Bureau of Meteorology website’s forecast temperature for either town is 23 degrees Celsius or lower. Please note this policy is not applicable to the Morning Laps program and may not apply to planned activities, such as school bookings and VicSwim events.

Opening hours may be extended beyond scheduled closing time on days of extreme heat.

Venues may also close to the public when rain or thunderstorms are forecast.

Details on changes to operational hours will be promoted via Council's Facebook page.

Making the most of your visit

Pool rules are in place at each venue to ensure everyone is able to enjoy their time safely. These rules are on display at each venue.

Please stay safe and respect the directions given by our Lifeguard Team.

Our Pools have introduced Life Saving Victoria’s Watch Around Water pool safety program. As part of this program, the following guidelines are in place:

  • Children under 5 years of age must be accompanied in the water by a parent (or carer) or person over the age of 16, remaining within arms reach.
  • Children aged between 5 and 10 years of age must be clearly and constantly visible and remain directly accessible.
  • All children must be actively supervised at all times.  Unsupervised children (of any age) will be removed from the water if the lifeguard is concerned for their safety.

For more information, please visit the Life Saving Victoria website.


2. Kerang Exercise Pool

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As part of COVID-19 measures in place, bookings are essential (30-minute or one-hour blocks), which can be done by phoning (03) 5450 9345 during business hours.

Attendances will be capped at a maximum of seven people, with limits on the number of people who can access the pool’s change rooms at any time.

Patchell Plaza, Victoria Street Kerang

Phone: (03) 5450 9333

Whether you are a parent with a young child, recovering from an injury, have a disability or even if you just want to keep active; the Kerang Exercise Pool is for you!

Opening times


Day Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7.00am - 2.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 11.00am - 2.00pm

**The Kerang Exercise Pool will be closed between 12.15pm – 12.45pm on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. 

Public Holiday  Date  Operating Hours
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 5 November
Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December CLOSED
Boxing Day Thursday 26 December CLOSED
 Public Holiday  Date  Operating Hours
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January CLOSED
Australia Day Public Holiday Monday 27 January CLOSED
Labour Day Monday 9 March CLOSED
Good Friday Friday 10 April CLOSED
Easter Monday Monday 13 April CLOSED
ANZAC Day Saturday 25 April CLOSED
Queens Birthday Monday 8 June CLOSED
Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 3 November CLOSED
Christmas Day Friday 25 December CLOSED
Boxing Day Monday 28 December CLOSED

2020/21 admission prices

General Admission Cost 1/2 Hour Cost 1 Hour
Adult $5.50 $7.50
Pensioner $3.50 $5.00
5 - 15 years $1.50 $2.50
Groups (up to 10 people) * N/A $40.00
Multiple group bookings* N/A $180 for 5 sessions
12 Visit Pass - Adult $55.00 $75.00
12 Visit Pass - Pensioner $35.00 $50.00

 *An additional $40 lifeguard fee per hour applies for group bookings that cannot supply their own qualified lifeguard.  

Benefits of the Kerang Exercise Pool


Exercise in water allows people recovering from injuries to increase their fitness in a low impact environment. In the water, your body is supported and the resistance provided by moving through water boosts muscle strength and endurance. Water can provide as little or as much resistance as you like. This means exercise can be easily adjusted to suit people with varied strength and mobility. 


According to Arthritis Victoria, warm water exercise is an excellent way for people with arthritis to build strength, ease stiff joints and relax sore muscles. The heat of the water can also relieve pain and warm up muscles and joints so they are able to move easily.

Group Exercise

The Kerang Exercise Pool is available for group exercise sessions such as aqua aerobics and recovery sessions. For booking contact Council on 5450 9333.


Noodles, aquatic dumbbells and kick boards are free to use as part of any rehabilitation exercise program or general fitness training. 

3. Other Pools 

Koondrook Swimming Pool

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Willow Park 

(Cnr Koondrook West Road and Forest Street)

Phone: (03) 5453 2085

For information regarding operating hours, please visit the Koondrook Swimming Pool Facebook page.

Leitchville Swimming Pool

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Leitchville-Kerang Road, Leitchville

Phone: (03) 5456 7368

For information regarding operating hours, please visit the Leitchville Swimming Pool Facebook page.


Quambatook Swimming Pool

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River Street, Quambatook

Phone: (03) 5457 1373

For information regarding operating hours, please visit the Quambatook Swimming Pool Facebook page.


4. Pool Bookings

To make a booking at any of Council's aquatic facilities please complete a booking form and email to Council at council@gannawarra.vic.gov.au

Please note: the submission of a booking form does not confirm your booking. Council will formally respond to all booking requests in writing to confirm.

Outdoor Pools Booking Form - 2020/21 season(PDF, 398KB)

Kerang Exercise Pool Facility Hire Booking Form(DOCX, 627KB) 


5. Warra Waders

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Swimming is an important skill for children to learn. From 6 months of age, it is beneficial for children to become familiar with water and learn about water safety.

Warra Waders swim school is licensed to conduct the Royal Life Saving Society’s Swim and Survive Program.

Swim and Survive is a national swimming and water safety program that aims to prevent drowning and increase the participation in safe aquatic activity.

Our qualified and experienced Austswim Instructors will support your child to acquire the skills they need to feel comfortable and safe around water.

Our swimming lessons are conducted for 30 minutes, once a week and are available for children from 6 months of age.



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Kerang Exercise Pool

Patchell Plaza, Victoria Street Kerang

Phone: (03) 5450 9333



Wonder 6 months - 3 years 
Courage  3-5 years
Active   5 years and above

Session times

Tuesday: 9am - 11am

Wednesday: 4pm - 5.30pm

Thursday: 9am - 11am

Swim lessons are offered as 30-minute sessions, bookings essential. This doesn’t suit your needs? Please contact us to discuss how we can accommodate your family! 



Full-term enrolment: $9 per session
Four-session pass: $10 per session

The program runs in line with Victorian State Government school terms dates.

Please note:

  • Four session pass will only be valid the term in the term purchased
  • Refunds will only be given with a medical certificate for the dates your child is absent

For full terms and conditions of enrolment please see enrolment form. 



Places for current arrangements are exhausted. Information regarding future class openings will be promoted.