Carlton Baths welcomes members and visitors to use our range of facilities and services.

We run a wide range group fitness classes each week, our 25 metre outdoor pool is open from October to April each year, we offer summer swimming lessons for all ages and abilities, and facilitate a range of children's sporting and developmental programs in a safe and engaging environment.


We are conveniently located at 248 Rathdowne Street, Carlton.

Bus routes 546, 250 and 251 stop near the centre.

Tram number 96 stops on nearby Nicholson Street and trams 1 and 6 stop on nearby Lygon Street. 

Visit us during our opening hours or feel free to contact us.

Accessibility and Inclusion

Carlton Baths is equipped to cater for people of all abilities including;

  • Stair-free access to the centre
  • Accessible car spaces on Rathdowne Street
  • Access to the 25 metre pool and accessible change rooms.

Our Inclusion and Diversity group are always looking to make improvements to accessibility at Carlton Baths. Please mention any improvements we can make to our customer service team.


Carlton Baths is owned by Melbourne City Council and managed by YMCA Victoria. As a YMCA community centre, we understand the needs of our members and visitors. We work with a number of community, sports and government bodies to offer opportunities for all our participants. YMCA is the leader in community and recreation facility management. We aim to provide the best in community care and services. 


We are committed to help you and your family live a healthier and happier life through more informed food and health choices. To support this goal, we have developed an exciting nutrition program in partnership with Australia’s leading network of nutrition experts, n4 food and health.

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