Applications invited for summer season use
The 2019/2020 Summer Season starts 1 October 2019 and ends on 31 March 2020.
Prior to the start of each season, we advertise in the Wentworth Courier inviting sporting groups, clubs and local schools to apply to use Woollahra’s sports grounds.
Sporting groups, clubs and schools that have used Council’s sports grounds during the previous summer season, will be forwarded an application pack, which includes the Sports field hire application form (PDF) and Field Booking Template (email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy). Groups who may have been unsuccessful in obtaining use of a Council venue in the previous year will also be sent an application form.
Closing date for 2019/2020 summer season applications
Those groups interested in securing a sports field for the upcoming summer season are required to submit an application form prior to the closing date.
Applications for the 2019/2020 Summer Season close on Friday 16 August 2019. All applicants will be notified of their field allocations by 30 August 2019.
Download a Sports field hire application form (PDF), which is also available from our Customer Service Centre at 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.
While we will attempt to meet all reasonable requests, there is no guarantee that sufficient sports grounds will be available to satisfy the requests of all applicants.
Assessment of applications
In assessing ground hire applications we give preference to those groups which demonstrate majority participation by local residents, local schools, youth teams and girl sports. We also give favourable consideration to local hirers who have used our venues previously and have a history of abiding by any conditions applied to the use of the ground. We normally expect hirers to apply for use of the same grounds each year, however, when vacancies occur, we are then able to provide these places to new or expanding existing clubs.
Not all venues are able to be used for some sports as a result of
- the size of the playing surface and
- availability of infrastructure (e.g. goal posts, floodlights etc.)
Park Hire Agreements
If your application is favorably considered, we will send you a Park Hire Agreement which will detail the ground booked, days and times of use and conditions for the use of the ground. You will be asked to sign and return the agreement in acceptance of the booking details and the ground hire conditions.
Keep us informed
Any alteration made to the initial seasonal booking must be made by emailing our Recreational Bookings Coordinator (contact details below). This does not include wet weather cancellations; refer to our Sports ground closures and wet weather procedure.
Good luck for the upcoming season.