People lap swimming at Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool.
A view of shaded seating alongside the pool
A father holds his young child above the water in the pool

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

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday

    6am to 8pm

  • Saturday and Sunday

    7am to 7pm

  • Good Friday and Christmas Day



  • 50m pool included

    Outdoor saltwater pool with 8 lanes. A maximum of 10 swimmers permitted per lane.
  • Covid-safe measures included

    This venue has a Covid-safe plan. You’ll be asked to sign in on arrival. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the centre and additional cleaning measures are in place.

  • Free play lanes included

    At least one lane will be available for free play only from 9am each day. Free play lanes have a maximum capacity of 15 people (including children).
  • Licensed cafe included

    Outdoor deck area.

Pool with a view

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

The smaller (20m) pool is 1m deep throughout and perfect if you're 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.

There are features in place to make sure Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool is accessible to people with disability.

While visiting the pool 

  • notify staff if you start to feel unwell
  • maintain 1.5m physical distance from all people including staff
  • wash or sanitise your hands on entry and regularly after that
  • wipe down equipment that you use or touch with the sanitising wipes supplied
  • follow the centre’s signage and conditions of entry along with staff directions

Do not attend if you are unwell or have been asked to self-isolate

Please do not attend if you are unwell or have any signs of cold or flu, including a cough, sore/scratchy throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or fever. If staff observe any of these symptoms you will be asked to leave immediately.

Do not attend any of our facilities if you have been asked to self-isolate.

Admission fees

Current fees and charges for the 2021/22 season are listed below. All prices include GST.




per entry

360 Go multi visit pass


20 visits



per entry

360 membership

Your pass to enjoy the City’s pools and fitness centres

Spaces for use and hire