Seasonal bookings

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Applications invited for summer season use

The 2020/2021 Summer Season starts 1 October 2021 and ends on 31 March 2022.

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 recreation@woollahra.nsw.gov.au 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.

Public Liability

The applicant must supply Council with a current Certificate of Currency showing Public Liability Insurance. The value must be at least twenty million dollars ($20,000,000.00) for each claim with this application.

COVID-19 Update

It is the onus of the permit holder to adhere to national, state and local government guidelines in regards to COVID 19 social distancing measures. All sports field users must submit a COVID-19 Safety Plan. For more information please visit the NSW Government community sporting competitions and full training activities webpage.

Refunds will be provided for any bookings that are cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

Current Fees (apply until 30 June 2022)

2020/2021 Fees & Charges

Community/NFP/Schools

Commercial/Standard

Synthetic Field

$110 p/h

$220 p/h

Turf Field

$73 p/h

$100 p/h

Christison Park Multi-Purpose Courts

$17 p/h

$17p/h

Cricket Turf Wicket (Seasonal)

$670 p/d

N/A

Cricket Turf Wicket (Casual)

$1061 p/d

$1061 p/d

Floodlighting

$18 per hour p/h

Line marking

POA

Goal Post Installation

POA

Closing date for 2021/2022 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 2021/2022 summer season close on Friday 20 August 2021. All applicants will be notified of their field allocations by 27 August 2021.

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.)

Refunds

All sports ground bookings for seasonal hirers cancelled as a result of wet weather or maintenance issues - in accordance with the conditions of hire, are entitled to a refund. Council must be notified within (48) hours of any wet weather cancellations throughout the season. Should the applicant fail to comply, Council holds no responsibility on reimbursement of the fee.

Any cancellations for change of mind will only be accepted within two (2) weeks of the date of this confirmation letter. Council must be notified in writing. Should the applicant fail to comply, Council holds no responsibility on reimbursement of the fee. Any cancellations after this two (2) week period, may NOT be eligible for a refund and will incur an administration fee

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.

Recreational Bookings Coordinator
Telephone: 9391 7077
Fax: 9391 7044
Email: recreation@woollahra.nsw.gov.au