Council Facilities

Stage 1 – Re-opening of Facilities

Whitsunday Regional Council started re-opening facilities from Saturday 16 May 2020.

Your health and safety is our priority and it is important that we continue to practice good hygiene and abide by social distancing rules.

Government guidelines require gatherings to be limited to up to 10 people from 15 May, rising to 20 people from 12 June, and 100 people from 10 July, to be reviewed based on COVID SAFE check points.

Please note that at this stage, recreational travel is only permitted for up to 150km within your region for day trips.

All guidelines are subject to any further changes in restrictions issued by the Queensland Government.

Aquatic Facilities

Please note that you are required to shower with soap at home before and after swimming. No spectators are permitted except for up to one parent/carer per child if necessary. Community showers and change rooms remain closed however toilet facilities will be re-opened.

Airlie Beach Lagoon

Open from Saturday 16 May 2020. Whitsunday Regional Council has received an approval from the Queensland Government for an exemption to the current 10 person gathering rule at the Airlie Beach Lagoon.

Council’s approved COVID SAFE Plan allows for a maximum of 50 people in the lagoon and 50 people in the parklands at any given time. This includes parents/carers that are supervising their children in the water.

We encourage you to be considerate of others that may be waiting to enter the lagoon. For those wanting to enjoy the sunshine or have a picnic to catch up with family and friends in gatherings of up to 10 people, we encourage you to visit other recreation areas such as local beaches or the Airlie Foreshore.

Bowen Swimming Pool

Open from Saturday 16 May 2020 for lap swimming and exercise only, recreational swimming not permitted. Numbers limited to 10 people as per government guidelines.

Bowen Water Park

The slides at the Bowen Water Park are currently being repaired. This facility will re-open on Thursday 4 June 2020.

Collinsville Swimming Pool

Remaining closed for its annual seasonal closure. The facility will re-open on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Proserpine Swimming Pool

Open from Saturday 16 May 2020 for lap swimming and exercise only, recreational swimming not permitted. Numbers limited to 10 people as per government guidelines.

Proserpine Water Park

Open from Saturday 16 May 2020 with number limited to 10 people as per government guidelines. One person per slide at a time.

At all times BE SMART, KEEP 1.5m APART.


As of Monday 18 May 2020, Libraries across the region will re-open with limited services. Residents are welcome to borrow books and use the computer facilities for a 30-minute period however only 10 people are permitted to enter the library at once as per government guidelines. Home-delivery and children’s programs will resume at a later stage.

In addition to the Whitsunday Regional Libraries fantastic range of free online resources such as ebooks, audio books, movies, and magazines, virtual library sessions such as story-time, baby bounce and maker-moments will continue on Council’s Facebook page.

If you would like to join the library to take advantage of our online resources, please click here.


As of Saturday 16 May 2020, Parks, BBQ’s, playground equipment, skate parks and outdoor gyms across the region will re-opened with numbers limited to 10 people as per government guidelines.

Lake Proserpine

As of Friday 1 May, members of the public have been welcome to visit Lake Proserpine to have a picnic or conduct activities such as swimming, boating, skiing and fishing. At this stage, camping is still not permitted.

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