Float into Dawn Fraser Baths in 2021

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To celebrate the reopening of Dawn Fraser Baths, Council is putting together a Winter 2021 program. The community will be able to enjoy the newly renovated facility with a fresh program of activities to warm your chilly mornings.


We want to make sure the program is inclusive of everyone's needs. People who identify as Aboriginal, LGBTIQ, live with a disability and/or are from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to participate.


Looking across Dawn Fraser Baths with families padding at the water's edge on a sunny day.
Have your say

There are two ways to contribute to the program:

  1. Staff across Council have brainstormed ideas for pool side and water-based activities. Let us know your top three preferences

To celebrate the reopening of Dawn Fraser Baths, Council is putting together a Winter 2021 program. The community will be able to enjoy the newly renovated facility with a fresh program of activities to warm your chilly mornings.


We want to make sure the program is inclusive of everyone's needs. People who identify as Aboriginal, LGBTIQ, live with a disability and/or are from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to participate.


Looking across Dawn Fraser Baths with families padding at the water's edge on a sunny day.
Have your say

There are two ways to contribute to the program:

  1. Staff across Council have brainstormed ideas for pool side and water-based activities. Let us know your top three preferences by completing the online form
  2. What else would you like to see? Use the ideas wall to share suggestions for future programming (that is, summer or winter activities).

It’s important that everyone can provide feedback. If you need assistance contributing, please:

  • Call us to provide feedback over the phone
  • Call us via a FREE interpreter or the National Relay Service. Call us Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm on 9335 2156
    • For a free interpreter call via TIS National on 131 450
    • For voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY call 133 677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767

Final day for comments is Monday, 22 March 2021.


What happens next

Everyone who provides feedback and supplies their email will be updated. Updates will also be posted to this page.

  • Re-opening update

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    The heritage restoration to one of Sydney’s most-loved assets, the beautiful and historic Dawn Fraser Baths, is now complete with the Baths set to reopen as soon as the public health restrictions are lifted allowing for the reopening of public pools.

    Read the media release.

    For the most up to date information about Dawn Fraser Baths, visit Council's website.

  • Council decision

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    At the meeting on Tuesday, 13 April 2021 Council decided to:

    • Proceed with the winter program including:
      • Health and Wellbeing: Yoga, Pilates, and Mindfulness programs
      • Children’s access and activities
      • Open Days and events
      • Public access for swimming including winter swimming
    • Extend access in winter to the 30 September 2021.

    For more information, please view the Council meeting minutes. Please direct any enquiries to the Aquatics team.

  • Project progresses

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    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. A proposed program of winter activations is being developed in response to the community input.

    Key themes include:

    • Health and Wellbeing: Yoga, Pilates, and Mindfulness programs
    • Children’s access and activities
    • Open Days and events
    • Public access for swimming including winter swimming


    This project will be discussed at the Council Meeting on Tuesday, 13 April 2021. To view the agenda or register to speak visit the Council Meetings webpage.