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Our Aquatic Centres hold a host of events, activities and membership offers throughout the year, catering to people of all ages and abilities. Latest news Our Aquatic Centres hold a host of events, activities and membership offers throughout the year, catering to people of all ages and abilities. Aquatic centres; Swim School; Leisure and Aquatic Centres

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Project Harmony

Project Harmony is an inclusive 10 lesson swimming and survival program for preschool aged children across greater Western Sydney.

Project Harmony is proudly funded by the NSW Government, Royal Life Saving NSW and City of Canterbury Bankstown.

It is aimed at children aged 3 to 6 years old who have not participated in swimming lessons previously.

Lessons run for 10 consecutive weeks commencing the week of 22 July and will be held at Birrong Leisure & Aquatic Centre (Tuesday afternoons) and Roselands Leisure & Aquatic Centre (Friday afternoons).

The cost if FREE is you have a First Lap Voucher that has not been used or otherwise, it is only $50 for 10 weeks.

Are you eligible?

  • Your child 3-6 years old and not yet at school
  • Your child has not participated in swimming lessons or project harmony previously
  • If you do not have a First Lap Voucher, you are willing to contribute $50 to 10 weeks of lessons valued at $180

Applications are open from 27 May and ALL first lap vouchers must be provided by 28 June 2024.

Please note - numbers are extremely limited.



2024/2045 Draft Fees and Charges

The City of Canterbury Bankstown’s Draft Delivery Program and 2024-25 Operational Plan which includes the Budget and Schedules of Fees and Charges is on exhibition. 
The Draft Schedule of Fees and Charges for the Leisure and Aquatic Centres and Sefton Golf Course can be found on pages 262-267 of the Delivery Program and Draft 2024/25 Operational Plan which is located here.
We invite you to review the documents and encourage you to provide us with any feedback you may have on the plans, fees and charges You can provide your feedback in one of the following three ways-
Website , Email or, in writing to:
Attention: Integrated Planning
The Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885. 
Please note, all feedback is due by close of business, Friday 7 June, 2024
Your feedback is valued - and we thank you in advance for taking the time to have your say. 
If you have any questions in relation to the Draft Schedule of Fees and Charges, please contact Council on 9707 9999.


The Wran Leisure & Aquatic Centre Closure

After serving the community for more than 40 years, Wran Leisure & Aquatic Centre has closed its doors to make way for a new parkland in Goondah Reserve.
We encourage all our pool users to continue your health and fitness journey at our Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, on
Wellington Road, which is located just 10 minutes away.
If you have any specific questions about the Wran closure or your membership, please contact our Leisure & Aquatic Services team on 9707 5500.
We sincerely thank you for your support and patronage over the years and look forward to saying hello when you visit one of our other Centres.



Congratulations to our colouring-inn competition winners!

Congratulations to:

Damon U - Birrong
Abigail N - Max Parker
Ally A - Roselands

You will each receive 8 weeks FREE swimming lessons!

A BIG thank you to all the children who submitted their colouring-in sheets this year, we had a huge response and the were ALL amazing!





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Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre update - Dec 23

After much anticipation, we are excited to announce that Australian commercial builder Lipman, has been appointed to construct the brand new Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic Centre (CLAC)!


Construction work for the new facility begins in January and will take up to 24 months to complete.

In September, Lipman completed the Parramatta Aquatic Centre and has a history of expertise in the leisure and aquatic sector. The company has also completed projects for Wet n' Wild theme park (now Raging Waters) and Lunar Park. They are currently working on constructing URBNSURF Sydney at Sydney's Olympic Park, which will open in March next year.


To keep up-to-date with the construction process and timeline please click here.


Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre update - July 23

Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre is now closed for decommissioning and site preparation so our contractors can start work on your brand-new, state-of-the-art leisure and aquatic centre.

We look forward to delivering your new centre in mid to late 2025. You can follow our progress on our timeline and we will update you as the project moves forward.

Our memberships and visit passes are accepted across all Canterbury-Bankstown Leisure & Aquatic Centres at Birrong, Revesby, Roselands and Villawood. However, should you wish to cease your membership or have any questions please contact the centre directly on 9707 5500 or via email at

If you have any questions about the project, you can check here for more updates or contact Council's Manager Leisure & Aquatic Services on 0407 412 291.


Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre update - June 23

We are about to take the first key step toward delivering your brand-new, state-of-the-art Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre.

It is now time to decommission the site to prepare it for the contractors to start work.

We will close the facility at close of business on Friday 14 July 2023.

Council is committed to this project and looks forward to delivering your brand new state of the art Centre in later 2024/early 2025!

Memberships and visit passes are accepted across all Canterbury Bankstown Leisure & Aquatic Centres. Birrong, Revesby, Roselands and Villawood. However should you wish to cease you membership or have any questions please contact the centre directly on 9707 5500 or via email at

If you have any questions about the project, please visit our website for update here or contact Council’s Manager Leisure & Aquatic Services on 9707 9508.


The redevelopment is part of the Leisure and Aquatic Centre’s Strategic Plan, which was adopted in August 2019. The Plan reviewed the condition of all our Aquatic Centres to make recommendations for priority upgrades. As part of that, Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic Centre was identified as a priority. 

We conducted an in-depth site analysis, consulted with operational staff and created this concept design. 

Plans for the new Centre include:

• 50m outdoor pool

• 25m indoor pool

• Indoor warm water therapy pool

• Sauna

• Gym

• Multipurpose/Group Fitness rooms

• On site Café

• Zero-depth children’s water and nature play

• Landscaping

• Toilets

• Family change rooms

• Changing places facility

• Allied health consulting rooms

• Spectator seating

• Administration offices

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Swim academy recognised at Royal Life Saving Awards

17 April 2023

The City of Canterbury Bankstown’s Swim School instructor academy has been recognised  at The Aquas – Royal Life Saving Awards gala held last Friday night.

Council’s CB Swim Academy, which offers free training and certification of swim instructors, was named a finalist at the nation’s peak aquatic industry awards in the Excellence in Training and Education category.

Mayor Khal Asfour said Council was dedicated to providing the community with a safe aquatic experience and a program that provides employment opportunities.

“I congratulate the team for their nomination and am so proud of the work they do and their commitment to keeping our community safe,” Mayor Asfour said.

“Our Leisure and Aquatics Services team have created an impeccable trainee program and we are grateful for the recognition for this effort.”

The CB Swim Academy was founded in December 2021 in response to an industry-wide shortage of swim school instructors directly attributed to the COVID pandemic. Since 2021, it has successfully conducted four intakes and employed more than 50 candidates.

With a population of more than 360,000 residents, 44.6 per cent of people in Canterbury-Bankstown were born overseas, the majority of which come from countries where a culture of water safety may be lacking.

The Academy reaches out to the wider community and gets “back to basics” by reducing the barriers in the community entering the industry and understanding the importance of water safety and learning to swim. In engaging community members to be teachers, it employs residents of the City to have a direct impact in the reduction of such concerning statistics.

The Aquas are the highest honour within drowning prevention and the promotion of the aquatic industry. It rewards individuals and organisations across community, government, media, industry and corporate sectors covering ten categories.

For more information about CB Swim Academy, visit CBSwim Academy.



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Leisure & Aquatics Strategic Plan

The strategic plan was adopted by Council in 2019 and we are super excited to be commencing the detailed design of 2 new centres in Canterbury and Revesby in the 2020/21 financial year, with construction planned to commence in 2022 on the new Canterbury site. Stay tuned for more information soon.

You can download and view the Strategic Plan that outlines what we have in store for our centres by clicking on the link below:

Leisure and Aquatic Strategic Plan ​​​