Sport Facilities

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Sport Facilities

Sutherland Shire Council administers over 100 playing fields, 3 athletics tracks, 54 tennis courts and 99 netball courts for use by clubs, residents, schools and community groups. Council's sporting facilities are community facilities and multiple uses of community facilities are encouraged and promoted.

To check a facilities opening hours, address or to make a booking select the Check Availability or Request to Hire a Field button below

Please complete the following steps to make a casual sport field booking:

  1. Click on the Check Availability or Book a Court button
  2. Filter the search with your preferred date and activity type
  3. Click on EXPLORE VENUE on your desired location
  4. Click on BOOK VENUE to proceed with booking a field or court
  5. In section 1, complete Booking Name, Attendee Numbers and Casual Sport Field Hire under Purpose
  6. In section 2, adjust your date of hire (if required), select a field/court and time of your booking (the time will be white to indicate availability)
  7. Click CHECK OUT when complete
  8. Click LOGIN to continue and enter your login details. If you do not have an account select REGISTER and enter your details (Sport Services is required to verify your account before proceeding)
  9. Complete a final check of your Booking Breakdown and attach Public Liability Insurance (minimum $20 million)
  10. Select COMPLETE
  11. Review Terms and Conditions, accept and click continue
  12. Select CHECKOUT
  13. Complete Payment Details and SUBMIT (if payment is required)
  14. Check your email for your confirmation of a tentative booking email
  15. Sport Services will review your booking request and either revert if further information is required or confirm you booking request

Please direct questions to the Sport Services Team on 9710 0893 or sport@ssc.nsw.gov.au 

Check Availability or Request to Hire a Field

Seasonal Sport Facilities Allocation

Council allocates sporting fields, courts and cricket nets on a seasonal basis.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) will be sought for the hire of playing surfaces twice a year. Summer EOI opens in April and winter EOI opens in October.

The summer season runs from the second Saturday in September through to the second Sunday in March of the following year (third Sunday when March has five Sundays). The winter season runs from the last Saturday in March through to the last Sunday in August of the same year.

Turf wicket cricket fields (Sutherland 1, Glenn McGrath oval and Tonkin Oval) are exempt from this rule as turf wicket works are required to be undertaken 5 weeks prior to the commencement of the grade cricket season and these fields will be made available 3 weeks after the conclusion of the grade cricket season to winter sporting codes.

Request Seasonal Allocation of a Sporting Facility

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Wet Weather Field Closures

Wear and tear on grounds is compounded in wet weather conditions. Council makes the decision to close grounds to ensure they remain in a playable condition.

Weekday ground closures

The decision is made by 9am following the inspection of fields by council staff. Closure notices will be posted on this page and on the wet weather line (9710 0105).

Clubs or associations are required to abide by council's decision. Failure to comply by playing or training on a ground that has been closed means the club will be liable for all restoration costs if the grounds are damaged. Clubs may lose the use of the ground for following seasons.

Weekend ground closures

Decisions on cancellation of weekend sport is made by the relevant sporting association. There will be exceptions where council will make the decision for all associations regarding weekend fixtures.

Contact your club on weekends or check their website for updates.

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Email notifications for wet weather oval closures

Sporting Club Presentation Days

Clubs that wish to hold their presentation day on Sutherland Shire Council sporting fields are required to complete the event application form at a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the event.

To apply for the use of a sporting field please complete the Sutherland Shire Event Application Form.

Clubs will be require to:

  • Attach a copy of the club's Public Liability Insurance, Certificate of Currency, with Council listed as an 'interested party'
  • Attach a site map including the location of any temporary structures and amusements, vehicle movements, power sources and amenities (bins and toilets)
  •  A completed risk management plan for the event
  • If amusements are being used, please provide a copy of the Registration Certificate provided by SafeWork NSW.

An event application fee is applicable to all sport club presentation days. Additional fees may be charged to the club for additional cleaning services, bins, floodlight timer changes etc.. if required.

The events team will assess the application and confirm dates with Sport Services. Please ensure all documentation is submitted to avoid delays in processing the event application. Once approved the club will receive a permit for the event.

Fields excluded from sporting presentation days are Glenn McGrath oval (Caringbah oval), Tonkin oval and Sutherland oval 1.

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Change of Season

There is a two week break between the end of one season and the start of another season to allow council to repair, renovate the fields and prepare for the new season. Change of season generally occurs Summer to Winter – last 2 weeks in March and Winter to Summer – first 2 weeks in September. Any use of the fields during this time has to be pre-approved by Sport Services. Access to the fields may not be permitted due to heavy machinery carrying out the change-over maintenance. Council may request early access to fields that are not being utilised for finals to commence change of season works.

Council will perform the following works during the change of season periods; setting of floodlight timers, installation or removal of goal posts, covering or uncovering of cricket pitches, turfing or reinstating baseball diamonds and general field maintenance.

Clubs are responsible for line marking fields in preparation for competition and it is essential that the only material to be used for line marking is a water based non-toxic line marking paint. The practice of applying round-up and other hazardous products is not permitted. The use of these products can create ruts and repeated applications can leave the area vulnerable to weed infestation, can form draining, dust and trip hazards. Where the use of prohibited substances has occurred, the cost to reinstate the sports field will be charged to the club.

 

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Enquiries

Enquiries can be directed to Sport Services on 9710 0333 or sport@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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