Wanangkura Stadium

South Hedland Aquatic Centre
Gratwick Aquatic Centre
Wanangkura Stadium
Health and Fitness
Stadium Sports
Creche and Vacation Care
Term Programs
Facility Hire

Contact Us

Wanangkura Stadium
Hamilton Rd
South Hedland, WA 6721

Phone: (08) 9140 0400

South Hedland Aquatic Centre
1 Leake Street
South Hedland, WA 6722

Phone: (08) 9172 4666

Gratwick Aquatic Centre
McGregor St
Port Hedland, WA 6721

Phone: (08) 9173 3303

The word 'Wanangkura' is used by the Kariyarra people when they talk about cyclones or willy-willies.

The word was chosen to emphasise the architect’s vision of a unique design that reflects the potency of Port Hedland’s cyclonic weather.

The brand image for Wanangkura Stadium is inspired by elements of the building’s external design, representing dynamic movement and clean, modern, innovative and distinctive architecture.

The outer curve encapsulates and draws attention to the stadium name ‘Wanangkura’; at the same time creating the sense of a community hub. It characterises the approachable and friendly environment conveyed by the Stadium, while remaining solid and strong, complementing the construction and look of the building.

Wanangkura Stadium features:

  • International-standard 400-seat one court indoor stadium
  • Three external lit netball and basketball courts
  • Gym and fitness rooms
  • Squash courts
  • Kiosk facilities
  • Creche
  • Club changing facilities for local sports team to use in conjunction with Kevin Scott Oval.

The main sports stadium caters for a range of uses from sporting competitions, social events and cultural activities.

The Jimblebar function room has large windows facing the  Kevin Scott Oval, with a bar, conference facilities and dedicated meeting and training rooms (Yarrie and Yandi), with state of the art video and teleconferencing technology.

The facility provides a range of health and lifestyle activities with highly qualified fitness staff on hand to help people meet their fitness goals. We also programs for adults and children that focus on personal development.

Programs and Services

Gym 24 Hour Access 

Experienced, friendly instructors are on hand to assist patrons with the correct exercise techniques, and can tailor an exercise program to meet your specific goals. One-on-one and small group personal training sessions are also available to achieve quicker results and maintain motivation.

With a full suite of top of the range cardio equipment from Life Fitness, and a dedicated strength training area, we have all your health and fitness needs catered for.

Group Fitness

We offer a range of Les Mills and group training programs designed to motivate and energise. No matter what your fitness levels are, our group fitness sessions will engergise and motivate you in a safe and fun atmosphere that is guaranteed to keep you active.

The range of group fitness programs available throughout the Port Hedland Leisure facilities includes:

  • Range of Les Mills Programs
  • Functional Classes
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Boot Camps

Keep up to date with our latest Group Fitness timetable. All temporary class changes are published on our Facebook Page or check out the feed on the front page of our website.


The Wanangkura Stadium is already marked up for half a dozen different ball sports on centre court, with seating for approximately 400 spectators. The main stadium is extremely versatile, and can be turned from a basketball court into to 4 badminton courts, then a volleyball court, and later a 400-person sit down black tie event — all within the space of a day.

Concerts, theatre and dance productions, and other large scale events can all be accommodated in the main stadium.

All  of these options, plus our adult and junior sports and fitness programs, enable Wanangkura Stadium to become the premier sports, recreation and function facility in Port Hedland.


It is not surprising that squash is enjoying a huge resurgence worldwide when you look at the benefits the game  can give you. Judged 'Healthiest Sport in the World' by Forbes Magazine, squash is a great way to keep fit and enjoy yourself in a sun smart environment at any time of the day or night, without having to worry about the rain, wind, or sun outside! Don’t forget to book in advance as our two courts are extremely popular. We also have hire racquets available, plus two different ball options available for purchase at reception.


Wanangkura Stadium’s unlicensed childcare facility offers parents an opportunity to attend the gym, fitness classes, or netball and squash games, while their children are supervised in our on-site crèche. The crèche now caters for children aged eight weeks to six years during the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday - Session One 8:30am - 10:00am and Session Two 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Monday to Friday - 4:15pm - 6:15pm
  • Saturday - Session One 8.00am - 9:30am and Session Two 9:30am - 11.00am 

Advanced bookings are recommended to ensure space is reserved for your child, and also enables us to provide adequate supervision levels. Please bring a completed enrolment form on your first day, as you will not be able to leave your child under our supervision without this. A parent information sheet is also available, which will guide you in our policies and procedures.


Want to relax after your class or game? Take a seat in our kiosk area on the super comfortable couches, we aim to provide healthy snacks and drinks to re-energise and re-hydrate you after your workout (or give you a little 'me time' while your child is in the crèche!). Local newspapers are on hand for you to take some time out.

Term Programs

Wanangkura Stadium offers a range of short courses and term programs for both adults and children, with a focus on personal development and fitness. We review, update and improve our programs on a regular basis, check out our facebook page Port Hedland Leisure for regular updates!

Is there anything you would like to see us run? Or are you an instructor looking for an opportunity to engage the Port Hedland community in your chosen field? Come and see us and we would be happy to investigate our options.

Facility Rental

Wanangkura Stadium offers a range of function package options and prices, and we can even organise catering. Please contact our Facility Coordinator for more information.

Operating Hours


Monday – Thursday  5:30 am – 9:30 pm
Friday  5:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday  8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Public Holidays  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day)

Contact details

Hamilton Roadd
South Hedland,
WA 6721

Phone: (08) 9140 0400