Swimming pools

Council operates three pools, a dedicated toddler pool and a splash park during summer.

The pool season runs from the first weekend in December (Saturday, 3 December) until the long weekend in March, and it's free entry. The pools are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Pool opening hours are:
  • Weekends – 2-6pm
  • Weekdays during school term - 3-7pm
  • Weekdays during school holidays - 2-6pm

Creswick Splash Park - 9am – 9pm

Council operates a weather policy at the pools. This means Trentham and Daylesford pools open on days predicted to be 21+ degrees based on the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predictions for Ballarat. Clunes Pool opens on days predicted to be 21+ degrees based on BOM predictions for Bendigo.
Changes to the planned hours will be advertised on Council’s Facebook page.
We’re really keen to have more people join our Lifeguard team to give our community the best opportunity to cool off over summer. Visit our job vacancies section for more information.


Daylesford pool

Location: Central Springs Road, Daylesford

Facilities: 50m Pool and toddlers' pool

Trentham pool

Location: Corner of Market Street and Camp Street

Facilities: 25m pool and toddlers' pool

Clunes pool

Location: Bull Millgate Reserve, Clunes. Turn off at Ligar Street and Clunes – Campbelltown Road intersection

Facilities: 25m pool and toddlers' pool

Calembeen Park toddlers' pool

Location: Calembeen Park, access via Cushing Avenue, Creswick

Facilities: Toddlers' pool

Creswick Splash Park

Location: Opposite IGA Creswick, Turn off from Albert Street

Facilities: Splash pad with numerous water play features

Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa – locals’ discount 

While not managed by Council, Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa is another bathing facility in our Shire. Hepburn Shire residents can head to the bathhouse year-round and take advantage of a locals’ discount. The rate for Shire residents is $12.50 per session or a ten pass for $99. The offer is for Monday to Thursday excluding public holidays. Walk in only. To find out more visit their website.