Hire a park
Many of our parks are available for hire for weddings, and social, corporate or public/community events.
Small social events
Woollahra residents and the general public are welcome to use our Parks and Reserves for small social functions such as picnics, get togethers and birthdays for up to 20 people without a charge or booking with the exception of a sit down event. For sit down events where there is more than 1 table/10 people, then a booking is required.
Sit down events are NOT permitted in McKell Park
Ceremonies, corporate functions, organised sports and large social functions
Bookings are essential for large social functions of more than 20 people, and are also required for any weddings, ceremonies, bridal photography, corporate functions, corporate promotional activities or organised sports, regardless of the size of the group.
A fee applies to cover park maintenance, and a cancellation fee is charged for all bookings. All bookings require the applicable form to be completed and submitted to Council with the relevant fee, and special conditions may apply for some events. If booking an area and erecting a marquee and/or amusement device, additional fees, bond and conditions apply.
Public and community events
If you wish to hold a public or community event in a Council park or reserve, you must complete the relevant forms and provide, in writing, any additional information. Please ensure to check availability of the park before submitting your application.
Refer to the Event Management Plan: Guidelines(PDF, 87KB) for the Application Process.
To apply to hire one of our parks, complete the appropriate application form and send to:
Recreational Bookings Coordinator
Telephone: 9391 7077
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