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Find a sportsground: Term 1 2022

Find a suitable sportsground for your school sports or pre-season training, or:

Suitability of the sportsground

It is important you check the available facilities, dates and times of the sportsground before applying. It is important to note:

  • We will not provide access to sports pavilions, please ensure that you check the toilets availability at each venue are suitable before requesting use of a sportsground.
  • Sportsgrounds can only be used for the purpose listed.
  • The grounds highlighted in bold are turf wicket sportsgrounds and will have the centre wicket isolated at all times. The fencing is not to be removed at any time and schools are advised that these grounds are only suitable for modified sports, not full ground access.

Once you have a suitable available sportsground you can apply by submitting the following forms:

Apply to use a sportsground for pre-season training

Apply to use a sportsground for school

Available sportsgrounds for Term 1 2022

Every term we compile a list of available sportsgrounds for use, as available below.

If a sportsground doesn’t appear in this list it has been:

  • assessed as “restricted use only” and will be allocated in accordance with the sportsground allocation policy; or
  • has been closed as a result of a capital works program.

Full access - 5 days a week

Sportsground Dates available
(9:00am - 3:00pm)
Toilets Suitable for
AW Oliver Reserve 31 January - 8 April  Yes Baseball
Balcombe Park  31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket
Beaumaris Reserve * 31 January - 8 April  Yes Multi-sport
Castlefield Reserve * 31 January - 8 April  Yes Multi-sport
Cheltenham Park East 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket / Multi-sport
Cheltenham Park West 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket / Multi-sport
Destructor Reserve 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket / Multi-sport
Dendy Park Cross Country Track 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cross-country 
Dendy Park (Athletics Track) 31 January - 8 April  Yes Athletics / Multi-sport
Dendy Park Lower * 31 January - 8 April  Yes Multi-sport
Donald McDonald 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket
Lake Side Green (formerly Elsternwick Park Oval 3) 31 January - 8 April  Yes Multi-sport
Elsternwick Park Oval 4 31 January - 8 April  Yes Multi-sport
Elsternwick Park  Cross Country Track 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cross-country 
Hurlingham Park Oval 2 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket / Multi-sport
Peterson Reserve Oval 2 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket / Multi-sport
Sillitoe Reserve 31 January - 8 April  No Cricket
Trey Bit Reserve 31 January - 8 April  No Cricket / Multi-sport
Tulip Street Reserve 31 January - 8 April  Yes Baseball
Whyte Street Reserve 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket / Multi-sport
Moorabbin West Oval 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket / Multi-sport
William Street Reserve 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket / Multi-sport
Wilson Recreation Reserve 31 January - 8 April  No Multi-sport

Restricted access - 3 days per week

Restricted access  Dates available
(9:00am - 3:00pm)
Toilets Suitable for
Boss James Reserve *  31 January - 8 April  No Multi-sport
Chisholm Reserve 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket / Multi-sport
Holmes-Todd Oval * (formerly Elsternwick Park Oval 2) 31 January - 8 April  Yes Multi-sport
Hurlingham Park Oval 1 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket / Multi-sport
Peterson Reserve Oval 1 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket / Multi-sport
Shipston Reserve * 31 January - 8 April  Yes Multi-sport
Simpson Reserve 31 January - 8 April  Yes Cricket / Multi-sport
Spring Street Reserve 31 January - 8 April  Yes Baseball / Multi-sport

Minimal access - 1 day per week

Sportsground Dates available
(9:00am - 3:00pm)
Toilets? Suitable for
Banksia Reserve * 31 January - 8 April Yes Multi-sport
Cheltenham Recreation Reserve *  31 January - 8 April Yes Multi-sport
Elsternwick Park Oval 1 * 31 January - 8 April Yes Multi-sport

Unavailable

Trevor Barker Beach Oval 31 January - 8 April  Yes N/A
Brighton Beach Oval *  31 January - 8 April  Yes N/A

 

Booking details:

  • Fees are applied on a basis of per ground, per term and are not negotiable.
  • Casual bookings requests must be received no less than 7 working days prior to the first booking date required.
  • Council reserves the right to change any allocation due to ground conditions, risk assessment and possible safety issues – where possible Council will offer an alternate sportsground.
  • Applications are requests only until you receive written confirmation from a Council Officer.
  • School use will be monitored – bookings that are not being utilised will be cancelled and use outside of the agreed dates and times may result in other bookings being cancelled.
  • If you are experiencing any difficulties submitting your application or require further assistance, please contact the Recreation Development Officer on 9599 4869.

School bookings: Terms and conditions

Public Liability

Ground allocation will not be approved unless a copy of the Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency (minimum $20 million) is provided with this application.

Toilet availability

Bayside City Council does not provide access to sports pavilions. Please ensure that you check the toilets availability at each venue are suitable before requesting use of a sportsground.

Equipment and infrastructure

Schools are not to make any alterations to the Council facility, including line marking playing surfaces, without prior written consent from Council. Hirers must not erect temporary structures (such as marquees, volleyball nets, goal post etc.) or insert any items into the sportsground (such as pegs), without prior written consent from Council.

Cricket wickets

Grounds marked with a asterisk * are turf wicket sportsgrounds and will have the centre wicket isolated for matches. The fencing is not to be removed at any time and schools are advised that these grounds are only suitable for modified sports and will not have full ground access at these times.

COVID-19

It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that any current State Government restrictions are adhered to and that a COVID Safe plan is in place. If you are required to cancel any bookings due to State Government restrictions, you will receive a full refund of any money paid towards a ground that has not yet been used.

As fees are applied per oval, per term any use of the oval before cancellations made mean no refunds can be issued.

Ground condition

If the sportsground becomes too degraded due to weather or over-use and is deemed to pose a safety issue, Council reserves the right to cancel bookings. In this instance we will endeavour to relocate you to another sports field.

Times of use

Sportsgrounds are not available for use outside of the hours listed above. Schools requesting after hours usage of a sportsground will be subject to additional charges if the request is approved.

Dates of use

Details of each sportsgrounds’ final date of use are listed above. Some grounds will be available later than others depending on seasonal change over requirements.

Allocated times for sportsgrounds 

Dogs must be on leash within 20 metres of an area where an organised sporting event or the practising of the sporting event is taking place.

Please refer to the timetable below for information regarding sportsgrounds training schedules. This schedule is intended to provide general guidance only and is subject to change. The page will be updated, if required, in mid-May when allocations are finalised. We ask our community to be respectful when sharing open spaces.

September 2021 update: All winter codes have officially been cancelled for the remainder of 2021. The below timetable and associated information is included on this page for reference only. 

Sportsground Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Banksia Reserve 5:30pm - 7pm 4:30pm - 9pm 4:30pm - 7pm 5:30pm - 9pm 6pm - 9pm (13, 27 July & 27 Aug)

9am - 5pm
(27 August: night game)

8:30am -5pm
Beaumaris Reserve 5:30pm - 8:30pm 4:15pm - 8:30pm 5:30pm - 8:30pm 4:15pm - 8:30pm   9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm
Boss James Reserve 6pm - 8pm 6pm - 8pm 5pm - 7:30pm 5pm - 8pm 5pm - 7pm 8am - 12pm 8am - 5pm
Brighton Beach Oval 6pm - 8pm 4pm - 8pm 4:30pm - 8pm 4pm - 8pm 4pm - 6pm 9am - 6pm 8am - 5pm
Castlefield Reserve   5pm - 6:30pm 5pm - 7:30pm 5pm - 8pm 5:30pm - 7pm 8am - 5pm 8am - 5pm
Cheltenham Park West 5:30pm - 9pm 4:30pm - 8pm 4:30pm - 8pm 4:30pm - 8pm 4:30pm - 8pm 8am - 5pm  
Cheltenham Recreation Reserve 4:30pm - 7pm 5.30pm - 8.30pm 4:30pm - 7pm 5.30pm - 8.30pm 5.30pm - 8.30pm 8am - 5.30pm 8am - 5pm
Chisholm Reserve 6:30pm - 7:30pm 5pm - 7pm 4:30pm - 8pm 4:30pm - 6:45pm 5:30pm - 6:30pm   8:30am - 4pm
Dendy Park Lower Pitch 4:30pm - 9pm 4:30pm - 9pm 4:30pm - 9pm 4:30pm - 9pm 4:30pm - 7pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm
Destructor Reserve 5:30pm - 6:30pm 4:30pm - 9pm 5pm - 7:30pm 5pm - 9pm   8am - 5pm 8am - 5pm
Donald McDonald Reserve 4:30pm - 6pm 4:30pm - 7.30pm 4:30pm - 6pm 4.30pm - 7.30pm   8am - 10am  
Hurlingham Park Oval 1   4pm - 8:30pm 4pm - 8pm 4pm - 8:30pm 4pm - 7pm 10:15am - 6pm 8am - 5pm
Hurlingham Park Oval 2 6pm - 7:30pm 4pm - 8pm 4pm - 8pm 4pm - 8pm 4pm - 7pm 7:30am - 10:15am 8am - 5pm
Sillitoe Reserve    5:30pm - 9pm 5:30pm - 8:30pm 5:30pm - 9pm   8am - 6pm 8am - 6pm
Simpson Reserve 4:30pm - 5:30pm 4:30pm - 9pm 4:30pm - 9pm 4:30pm - 8pm 4:30pm - 9pm   8am - 6pm
William Street Reserve   5.45 - 7.45pm 4pm - 7pm 5.45 - 7.45pm 4pm - 7pm 11am - 6pm 8am - 1pm

Cricket Wickets*

Grounds marked with a asterisk * are turf wicket sportsgrounds and will have the centre wicket isolated late in Term 3 in preparation for the summer season. The fencing is not to be removed at any time and schools are advised that these grounds are only suitable for modified sports and will not have full ground access at these times. Grounds with synthetic wickets will be covered unless otherwise stated and will therefore not have stump holes available.

COVID-19 restrictions

It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that any current State Government restrictions are adhered to and that a CovidSafe plan is in place. If you are required to cancel any bookings due to State Government restrictions, you will receive a full refund of any money paid towards a ground that has not yet been used.

As fees are applied per oval, per term, any use of the oval before cancellations made mean no refunds can be issued.

Ground condition

If the sportsground becomes too degraded due to weather or over-use and is deemed to pose a safety issue, Council reserves the right to cancel bookings. In this instance we will endeavor to relocate you to another sports field.

Times of use

Sportsgrounds are not available for use outside of the hours listed above. Schools requesting after hours usage of a sportsground will be subject to additional charges if the request is approved.

Dates of use

Details of each sportsgrounds’ final date of use are listed above. Some grounds will be available later than others depending on seasonal change over requirements.