Community Open Day

Event Details

Sunday 12 November

Session times

11am-12:30pm, 1pm-2:30pm, 3pm-4:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Only Pre-registered attendees will be permitted inside NARC on this day.

Select your session below for your custom timetable...

Keep your eyes out for special prizes and giveaways at these events!

Activations locked and loaded🔒


🥤Blender Bike Smoothies

🍜 Vietnamese Street Food

🥔 Slinky Spudz Food Truck

🍧 Marshmallow Ice Cream Truck

Coffee Mio Coffee Cart

🎨 Face Painting

🎶 Live music and DJ

👜 Market Stalls

🏓 Table Tennis

🏉 Local sporting Club Activations

🏴️ Pirate Pearl Children Entertainer

and much more fun for all ages…

Event Map/Directions

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Getting to the Event

We’re thrilled to welcome you to a day filled with excitement, activities, and family fun at the Northcote Aquatic & Recreation Centre Community Open Day. 

This event celebrates the grand opening of our newly renovated facility in Northcote! 

To help you maximise your session time, we’ve compiled a set of parking and transport recommendations, enabling you to plan ahead to ensure you arrive on time.

For additional resources – please visit City of Darebin’s sustainable transport page


Parking at Northcote Aquatic & Recreation is limited and will operate on a first in best dressed basis on the day. Accessible parking will be available at the facility, however, is subject to availability.  

If you miss out on a car park, do not stress! There is a range of convenient options available to ensure a hassle-free visit.

Please consider utilising: 

– Northcote Junior Football Club carpark  

– Northcote Tennis Centre carpark  

– Northcote Plaza Shopping Centre carpark  

– Narrandjeri Stadium 


If the above options are at capacity, we encourage responsible street parking in the surrounding area. Please refer to the below maps for reference: 


 All aboard! 🚌  If you’re up for an adventure on public transport, we have you covered! Hop on a bus that’ll drop you right to Victoria Road. From there, it’s a short 80 metre walk to the entrance of Northcote Aquatic & Recreation Centre. You’ll be in amongst all the fun in no time 🎉 

Plan your trip here –



Don’t want the hassle of parking? Choose from a number of ride share options and be dropped right at the door like a VIP! 

We understand the importance of making your visit as smooth as possible, and with these alternative parking solutions, you can focus on enjoying the exciting activities and events at the Northcote Aquatic & Recreation Centre Community Day. 


 Go clean, go green! We have a number of bike racks available onsite that your bike can be locked up against. Please note we cannot we held liable for the safety or security of any bicycles that are locked on our premises.  

What To Bring?

Bathers/Towel and change of clothes (if you plan to swim)

Weather Information

 Our event is scheduled to take place rain or shine☀️

In the event of severe and dangerous weather conditions, the outdoor activities will be relocated to suitable indoor areas.

 Rest assured that we are closely monitoring the weather forecast, and any updates or changes will be communicated to you as we approach the event date.

Special Guest...

We’re excited to share that we will have a special guest attending the Northcote Aquatic & Recreation Centre Community Open Day on November 12. 

He became the first Australian Olympic 400m champion since Ian Thorpe in 2000 and, amazingly, the first male swimmer from the state of Victoria to win Olympic gold.


Welcome …. Mack Horton!