Mackay ARC

This $23.9 million facility puts the Mackay region on the map when it comes to sporting venues in Queensland.

With such a state-of-the-art facility available in our backyard it provides a great opportunity for the whole community.

Aquatic facilities

  • 50m FINA pool with heating, 10 lanes with disability access, 2m constant depth
  • 25m warm up pool with heating and cover, six lanes with disability ramp, 1.35m to 1.1m depth
  • 15m learn-to-swim pool with heating and cover, five lanes with disability ramp, 1.1m to 0.9m depth
  • Aquatics café and reception/admin facilities
  • Event control room and multipurpose space

Athletics facilities

  • A 330m2 clubhouse with canteen
  • Synthetic track: nine-lane front straight, eight-lane 400m track, and eight-lane back straight
  • Two jumping pits with two triple jump options
  • One water jump
  • One discus circle
  • One discus/hammer circle
  • Three shot put circles
  • One dual pole vault runway
  • Two javelin runways
  • Multi-use playing field within the centre of the running track


  • Access to either the athletics or the aquatics facilities will cost residents $5 for a casual visit, or $90 for a 20-visit pass ($4.50 per visit).

Opening hours

Opening hours are:

Monday - Friday
5:30am - 8pm

6am - 6pm

8am – 6pm

Contact details

Mackay Aquatic & Recreation Complex
193 Boundary Road
Ooralea QLD 4740

Phone: (07) 4847 5400