School hire, seasonal and casual use of sporting fields and facilities

Girls playing on outdoor netball court

Council sporting fields provide a multitude of opportunities for members of the community to enjoy sporting facilities of a very high standard. The facilities are spread throughout the region enabling residents and visitors to have easy access to a wide variety of sporting activities.

The region's sports grounds cater for a myriad of sports, including rugby union, rugby league, Australian rules football, softball, cricket, netball, baseball, soccer and touch football.

To find your nearest sporting field please see our park locator (use the 'Park features' filter to find the relevant sporting facilities suited to you).

 

Seasonal use of Council sporting facilities are offered to sporting clubs on a bi-seasonal basis. Seasonal periods are as follows:

  • Summer season: 1 October to 31 March (or agreed end of fixtured season*).
  • Winter season: 1 April to 30 September (or agreed end of fixtured season*).

*Fixtured season does not necessarily include training for finals or finals matches.

Use of facilities outside of the above dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis for those sports that do not align to these seasonal dates.

Who can book

  • Not-for-profit, incorporated locally based organisations.
  • Groups that are incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act, or under the auspices of an incorporated group association and can provide proof of said incorporation.

How to book

  1. Complete the Sporting facility seasonal permit application and abide by the Sport and Recreation Facility Guide (both documents can be found below in 'Related documents').  Submit the application at least 21 working days before the season starts.
  2. Submit a copy of the organisation's current public liability insurance and other documentation required as per the Seasonal Permit Application Form and the Sport and Recreation Facility Guide. 

Fees and charges

Fees and charges may apply for your intended use of our facility. The fees and charges will be provided when making the booking, or alternatively these can be found in the fees and charges section. Fees may include:

  • permit field fee
  • lighting fee
  • bond

Casual activities utilising Council sporting facilities provide a wonderful opportunity for residents and visitors to participate in a wide range of social, recreational, community and cultural activities. Council sporting facilities are available for hire by individuals or groups on a casual basis. 

Who can book

  • Schools
  • Non-commercial users
  • Commercial users

How to book

  1. Complete and submit a Sporting facility casual permit application and abide by the Sport and Recreation Facility Guide (both documents can be found below in 'Related documents'). Submit the application at least 10 working days before the proposed usage date.
  2. Pay the bond if required (bond may be requested from new user groups or groups hosting large events). Bond will be advised at the time of booking confirmation.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges may apply for your intended use of our facility. The fees and charges will be provided when making the booking, or alternatively these can be found in the fees and charges section. Fees may include:

  • permit field fee
  • lighting fee
  • bond

Schools wishing to utilise Council sports fields or facilities for school sport must obtain approval prior to use.

How to book

  1. Complete and submit a Sporting facility casual permit application and abide by the Sport and Recreation Facility Guide (both documents can be found below in 'Related documents').

Fees and charges

Fees and charges may apply for your intended use of our facility. The fees and charges will be provided when making the booking, or alternatively these can be found in the fees and charges section. Fees may include:

  • permit field fee
  • lighting fee
  • bond

 

Sporting field closures

For sporting field closures, please refer our sporting field closure information

Maintenance and upgrade requests

Please contact us to if you notice something that requires maintenance. Examples include lights that have blown, fields that require maintenance or other such minor repairs.

If you have ideas on how our existing facilities could be upgraded, we always appreciate your input. Examples of upgrade requests might be improvements or extensions to existing sheds, fences or field surface upgrades. Your input will be included in the process of our future planning. In most circumstances upgrades are dependant on budget approval in future financial years.

Maintenance and upgrade requests can be made by completing a Sporting field - Maintenance request form or Sporting field - Upgrade request form below and emailing the completed forms to info@tr.qld.gov.au. While all requests will be carefully considered, submitting a request does not guarantee that works will go ahead. Council staff will be in contact with you as your form is processed.

Park bookings

Council parks can also be booked for a variety of reasons. Use the links below to find out how to book a park for any of the activities below.

Related documents

pdfimageSporting field booking - Sporting facility seasonal permit application form

pdfimageSporting field booking - Sporting facility pre-season permit application form

pdfimageSporting field booking - Sporting facility casual permit application form

pdfimagePark bookings - Sport and Recreation Facility Guide

pdfimageSporting field - Maintenance request form

pdfimageSporting field - Upgrade request form

pdfimageTemporary vehicle access through park application form

Last Updated: Friday, 10 August 2018 09:39
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