Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool

Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool

Pool with a view

Set on Woolloomooloo Bay near the Royal Botanic Garden, the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool (aka the ABC Pool) offers patrons breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour.

The City of Sydney has put a range of features in place to make sure the pool is accessible to people with disability.


Our 50 metre outdoor pool is perfect for lap swimming. It has 8 lanes and ranges in depth from 1.2 to 2 metres. The pool is heated from 1 September to 30 April and filled with chemically treated salt water.

The smaller (20 metre) pool is 1 metre deep throughout and perfect for those who are learning to swim or just want to have fun. It is heated to 28ºC and also contains chemically treated salt water. This pool has a shade cover to protect you from the sun.

Other facilities

  • seats on a shaded terrace
  • daybeds
  • licensed cafe with outdoor deck area
  • massage centre.

Classes and coaching

  • learn to swim courses for children and adults
  • coaching programs
  • private swimming lessons
  • club/squad training
  • group fitness sessions including cross training, martial arts and kayaking
  • biathlon competitions.

Special events

The Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool can be hired for school swimming carnivals and squad training.

The Poolside Cafe is available for corporate events, product launches, fashion shows, weddings, private parties and a range of other functions.

And more ...

The Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool is operated by Belgravia Leisure in partnership with the City. Admission fees for casual visits are summarised in the table below. To find out about membership options, special promotions and more, please visit the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool website.


Opening hours

Season: Sunday 1 September 2019 to Thursday 30 April 2020.

Non-daylight saving

Monday to Sunday: 6am–7pm

Daylight saving

Monday to Sunday: 6am–8pm
Public holidays: 7am–7pm.

Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Opening hours may change on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Please check the website closer to the date.


1C Mrs Macquaries Road
The Domain NSW 2000 02 9358 668602 9358 6540

Admission fees

Current fees and charges for the 2019/20 season are listed below. All prices include GST.

Adult Concession Family 360 City access card*
Pool entry $6.60 $5.10 $19.10 $2

360 Go multi visit pass (20 visits)

$108.10 $81.10

* The City access card is for residents on a low income. Contact the centre for more information.

Other fees (pool only)

  • Additional family member: $2.70
  • Spectator: $3.70

Last updated: Monday, 1 July 2019