Hornsby Aquatic & Leisure Centre (HALC), Galston Aquatic & Leisure Centre (GALC) and The Brickpit are open.

Learn to Swim

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the emergence of active cases in Hornsby Shire, Frog and Goldfish Learn to Swim levels are suspended for the remainder of Term 3 at both HALC and GALC.

If you have elected to take a credit over to the next term (once lessons re-commence), your free family swim pass will be valid to the end of this current term.

Social distancing measures have been introduced for all other levels, which will continue to run as per the current program, however there will be minor changes to the format of your child’s lessons. These changes are necessary for the health and wellbeing of our students and our staff, which is always our top priority.

During the Learn to Swim term, from 3.30pm onwards daily all patrons (including parents) using the HALC leisure pool and spa will need a wristband. 20 wristbands will be issued every hour on the half hour for a 60-minute session. At the end of the session, you will be asked to hop out of the pool.

Learn to Swim Term 4

Re-enrolment for Aquafun Swim School for Term 4 2020 will open on Monday 7 September.

  • To keep your same time and day booking, payment will need to be made from 7 September through to 13 September.
  • Changes to bookings can be made from 15 September.
  • New bookings will open Tuesday 29 September.
  • All Frogs and Goldfish students and Tadpole students (GALC) will also roll over in this time frame (subject to review of current COVID-19 restrictions).

Term 4 2020 at HALC will be shorter than the public-school term, due to essential roof works. As compensation and to thank our loyal families, all clients rolling over and paying in full from Term 3 to Term 4 will receive free family swimming for school holidays commencing from Monday 28 September through to Sunday 11 October and the start of the school term until we are able to offer our Learn to Swim Program.

Learn to Swim Customer Service

For assistance, please contact our customer service team on 9847 6306 or 9847 6307 (HALC) and 9847 6340 (GALC).

Lap swimming and gym

Bookings are not required at GALC, or at HALC for lap swimming or the gym, however if you arrive and your preferred lane or pool has reached capacity, you may be asked to wait or to select a different lane/pool. We appreciate your patience with this.

Aqua/Group Fitness Programs

Aqua/Group Fitness classes have been reduced due to COVID-19 and a reduction in patronage. You are required to ring and book into your preferred class at HALC on 9847 6300. View the program here.

Bookings are limited to three (3) sessions per week per person.

Council continues to monitor numbers regularly and if deemed necessary to re-introduce a booking system to control numbers in all our facilities, we will advise patrons via our website, social media and email.

Fitness passports and decrement passes are currently accepted at Hornsby Aquatic & Leisure Centre (HALC) only.

Essential roof works

From end September, you will start to see some activity onsite in preparation for the roof sheet replacement at HALC. These works are essential to reduce the condensation levels in the pool hall.

For more information see here.


Swim, Gym & Unlimited Classes

Adult $21 per week
Concession (Child/Pensioner/Student/Senior) $19 per week

Swim & Gym Unlimited

Adult $17 per week
Concession $15 per week

New fees and charges implemented by council for Direct Debit memberships

  • Unlimited Swim, gym and classes
  • Adult $21 Per week
  • Concession (Child/Pensioner/Student/Senior) $19 Per week
  • Swim/Gym
  • Adult $17
  • Concession (Child/Pensioner/Student/Senior) $15 Per week

If you have any questions, please contact us on 9847 6300 or

For more information on current restrictions, programs and safety measures please visit:



Opening Hours

HALC’s opening hours are the same Monday to Sunday pre-COVID.

  • The kiosk is open (At reduced hours)
  • The water slide is open (At reduced hours)

GALC will close at 7pm Monday to Friday inclusive due to COVID-19 cleaning procedures, with reduced hours on Sunday when we close at 1pm. All other times remain the same.

Hygiene and cleaning

Hand sanitisers have been installed throughout the facilities as well as increased cleaning procedures and more regular disinfection of high touch points. Signage and decals have been placed throughout the facilities to help communicate the importance of hand washing, good hygiene practices and staying home if unwell. Dedicated staff will be on regular cleaning duties during operating hours of the facilities.

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Aquatic Centre Hours


Monday - Thursday: 5.30am-7.45pm
Friday: 5.30am-6.45pm
Saturday: 7am-6.45pm
Sunday: 7am-1pm 
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Monday - Friday: 5.30am-7pm
Saturday: 7am-4pm
Sunday: 7am-1pm 
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