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Swimming Lake and Pools

Council operates swimming facilities across the Council area from November to March each year. Council provides free entry during public opening times. Each year, the Vacswim and Education Department swimming programs take place at Council sites.

Hire is also available for community and school events. To make a booking for a community or school event please use the form provided below:

Swimming Lake and Pool Use Permit(49 kb)

For more information contact Council's Engineering Office on (08) 8733 0901.

Millicent Swimming Lake

Located in Park Terrace, Millicent, this unique aquatic facility provides a family friendly environment for all skill levels with an enclosed toddler area, shallow beach and deeper water. The pontoon provides opportunities for more experienced swimmers. The area includes BBQ's, a playground, shade, carparking and a privately owned kiosk. Council has recently upgraded the toilet facilities at the Millicent Swimming Lake and hot showers are now available for $1 per 2 minutes. Patrons are asked to bring their own change for use in the hot showers. The Lake is open 24 hours per day, however the toilets are locked each evening to prevent vandalism. Please note that there are no lifeguards on duty at the Millicent Swimming Lake. There entire area is also declared a Dry Zone, so no alcohol is to be consumed at the site or on the surrounding parklands. No dogs are permitted in this area.


Penola Pool

Located in Bowden Street, the Penola Swimming Pool was upgraded in 2014 and now provides a high class facility with a 5 lane, 30 metre pool ranging from 0.9 metres at the shallow end to 2.8m at the deep end.  The facility is family friendly, with a small toddler pool covered by a shade sail and shady grassed areas.  Hot showers are also available at Penola for $1 per 2 minutes and patrons are asked to bring their own change for showers. While there is a lifeguard is on duty during public opening hours, parents are reminded that children under the age of 10 are not permitted to swim without a responsible adult present.

Public Opening Times
Weekdays (Monday - Friday) 3 pm - 6 pm
Public Holidays, Weekends and School Holidays     1 pm - 6 pm
Warm Evenings (30 degrees @ 6 pm)  6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Please note the Pool will only be open if the forecast temperature is above 20 degrees.

There is an active swimming club is based at Penola, who run morning lap swimming, competition training and swimming carnivals for members.  For membership enquiries, please contact Stuart Sharman on 0411 241 891 or email Stuart.Sharman@tweglobal.com

Penola Pool       Penola Pool Toddler



Employment Opportunities - Lifeguards

Each year, Council seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified lifeguards. If you are qualified and are interested in becoming a lifeguard, please email a cover letter, resume and copy of qualifications to council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au

For further information on this or any other issue please contact Council:
Telephone: (08) 8733 0900
Email: council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Postal: PO Box 27, MILLICENT  SA  5280


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