How to stay cool for free this summer in western Sydney

As western Sydney battles through extreme heat this summer, Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) experts have provided the below advice for staying safe and well during the hot weather.

Blacktown area

Blacktown City Council has cool centres available for residents to seek refuge from sweltering temperatures. This is great for anyone who may not have airconditioning or access to a swimming pool at home.

These centres have airconditioning, water, toilets and family-friendly activities, and locations include:

  • Blacktown City Libraries
  • Mount Druitt Library
  • Bidwill Uniting Church
  • Blacktown Uniting Church
  • Blacktown Area Community Centres
  • Northwest Neighbourhood Services

Click here for more information.

Cumberland area

Cumberland City Council has eight libraries available for community members to access for a break from the heat outside.

There are also swim centres in the below locations (open daily except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day):

  • Granville Swim Centre
  • Guildford Swim Centre
  • Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre
  • Merrylands Swim Centre
  • Wentworthville Memorial Swim Centre

Cooling community splash parks, water refill stations and community centre access is also available. Click here for the details.

Parramatta area

The City of Parramatta has partnered with local libraries to create cool locations for the public if home isn’t the best place to be during hot weather.

Libraries involved include:

  • Dundas library
  • Ermington library
  • Constitution Hill library

Other locations worth adding to your list include:

  • Parramatta Aquatic Centre
  • Epping Acquatic Centre
  • Lake Parramatta
  • Local shopping centres, such as North Rocks, Carlingford Court, Westfield Parramatta
  • Water play parks, such as James Ruse Reserve, Harris Park, Philip Ruddock Water Playground, Dundas Valley, Ollie Web Reserve and Inclusive Playground.
For more information about these spots, click here.