Elderly Centre

Elderly Centre

Business Summary
Young families, retirees and elderly citizens choose to live in Gawler for its relaxed lifestyle.
About Us

The Town of Gawler is a community of over 19,000 people located 40 km north of Adelaide and adjacent to the Barossa Valley. Gawler provides its residents with the benefits of country living, town services and easy access to large city facilities while residing in an area combining heritage and modern amenities.

Gawler has a number of interrelated legacies that distinguish it from many urban centres in South Australia - its original Town Planner, Colonel William Light; complex topography; and pioneers of vision and enterprise, which fortuitously coincided with, several periods of significant economic prosperity.
Gawler Map

Planning and Building

SA's Planning System is established by the South Australian Parliament through the Development Act (1993). In lay terms, it is a State system, not a Council system.

Development is defined within the Act & can include (among other things), building work, a change in the use of land, any work affecting a State Heritage Place, any works affecting a significant tree, or the division of an allotment.

Building Work is defined within the Act and means work or activity in the nature of:

  • Construction, demolition or removal of a building
  • Filling or excavating for the construction, demolition or removal of a building
  • Any other prescribed work or activity

Gawler Swimming Centre

Gawler Swimming Centre is located on Victoria Terrace, Gawler. With its surrounds of lawns and native trees it is the perfect location for all your swimming needs. Our qualified staff will ensure the time you spend at the Swimming Centre will be safe and enjoyable. With shades over all of our pools you can relax whilst leaving your children to play.

Swimming Lessons (Terms 1 & 4):

Monday to Wednesday 3:30pm - 6pm Saturday 8:30am - 12pm. We offer a program of excellent quality swimming lessons for children and toddlers, conducted by qualified and attentive instructors.

Visitor Centre

The Gawler Visitor Information Centre attracts approximately 2,500 visitors per month. It's ideally located within the township with handy parking adjacent to the building. We provide information on things to do, and places to stay, local history and more to ensure you enjoy your time in Gawler to the fullest - either as a resident or visitor.

We can assist with accommodation and tour bookings throughout the State. The purchase of Greyhound, Premier Stateliner and Yorke Peninsula passenger tickets can be made along with freight services within the State. We can even assist with your holiday within our State including Kangaroo Island!

How do classes get assessed?
The day your Instructor is confident the student is ready to progress to the next level they will be assessed by our Learn to Swim Supervisors and if successful moved up to the next level right away. If you would like specific feedback on the progress of your child speak to our Supervisors who will be able to give you feedback on the progress of your child.
How long are the classes?
Classes run for 30 minutes, our mini squad class Marlin level runs for 45 minutes.
What ages do you cater for?
Children can start to learn to swim from 6 months old. We also have Adult lessons for the nervous beginner right through to advanced stroke correction.
My child has a disability can they participate in lessons?
Yes! Please make sure you discuss your child’s disability with the learn to swim team when you enrol so we can best cater for your child.
Do you have private swimming lessons available?
Yes, these lessons can be catered to whatever you like! Have a specific goal? Private lessons might be right for you.
Can I claim swimming lessons with my private health insurance?
Some health insurance companies will rebate swimming lessons. Gawler Aquatic Centre is registered with a number of health insurance companies. Full fees must be paid to the centre and receipts can then be taken to your health insurance company for reimbursement.
Could a Learn to Swim session be cancelled?
In the unlikely event Gawler Aquatic Centre needs to cancel a class, families will be advised by email and/or sms so please make sure your details are up to date. Gawler Aquatic Centre Swim School reserves the right to cancel or change classes and Swim Instructors if the need arises. If you have any other questions please give us a call on 8522 2034.