Sports Grounds and Facilities

Council aims to provide a range of sport and recreation facilities and services to local clubs, organisations and participants.

If you require any assistance to make a Casual Booking or with Reserve Manager, please contact Recreation Unit, on 03 5559 4800 or by email:

recreation@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

Council owns or manages fifteen sports grounds that provide training and competition venues for the needs of AFL, cricket, netball, hockey, dog training, pony club and soccer clubs.

Ten of the sports grounds are owned by the Crown, four are freehold owned by Council and one is owned by the Department of Education and Training.
 

Casual Bookings for Reserves and Facilities

To make a casual booking or all sports grounds, reserves and facilities please visit Reserve Manager HERE

Casual users are required to register and create a Casual Account to make a booking. The Reserves Manager – Guide for Casual Hires outlines the process and functionality of the program for casual hirers.

Seasonal Allocation of Sports Grounds

Council operates seasons in accordance with the Determination of Seasons Act. This act stipulates that the summer season runs from 1 October to 31 March and the winter season runs from 1 April to 30 September.

Council uses the IMS Reserve Manager program for the administration and management of Sports Ground Tenant Clubs information, seasonal allocations and bookings.
 
In accordance with the seasonal allocation of grounds, clubs apply for the use of their nominated ground for training use only for the home and away season. It is the responsibility of the relevant league/association to nominate finals venues and to apply for use of these venues as a casual booking.

The seasonal allocation will open six weeks prior to commencement of season. It is a requirement that the Seasonal Sports Ground application is completed and submitted along with the relevant current public liability insurance certificate two weeks prior to the season.

Please click HERE to access Reserve Manager. The Reserves Manager – Seasonal Clubs Guide outlines the process and functionality of the program for seasonal clubs.

 

 

Allansford Recreation Reserve

Ziegler Parade, Allansford

Allansford Recreation Reserve comprises 2 sporting ovals, 2 netball courts, cricket training nets, turf and hard wicket, playground, social clubrooms, and football change rooms.

Home to Allansford Football Netball Club and Allansford Cricket Club, Allansford Recreation Reserve hosts Warrnambool & District Football Netball League (WFNL) and Warrnambool District Cricket Association competitions. Enquiries relating to usage of the reserves or Social Club rooms can be directed to Allansford Recreation Reserve Committee of Management President Brad Van Rooy on 0408 618 155

Brierly Reserve

Usage considerations:

  • Casual hire requests will need to consider the type of oval activity required, some restrictions may apply form October to March inclusive due to the synthetic and turf wickets.

28 Moore Street, Warrnambool

The Reserve caters for cricket and dog training, with the Brierly Christ Church Cricket Club participating in the Warrnambool and District Cricket Association.

Features: Public toilet, picnic shelter, playground, shared pathways, cricket training nets, turf and synthetic wicket sports ovals.

Bushfield Recreation Reserve

Usage considerations:

  • Due to the synthetic wicket access for football practice matches during March (annually) is restricted until completion of the cricket season. Casual hire requests will need to consider the type of oval activity required, some restrictions may apply.

594 Hopkins Highway, Bushfield

Bushfield Recreation Reserve caters for football, netball and cricket. Hosts Hampden Football Netball League (HFNL) and Warrnambool District Cricket Association (WDCA) respectively.

Features: Training standard floodlighting, grandstand, public toilets, scoreboard, synthetic and asphalt netball courts, synthetic cricket wicket, playground and community hall.

Bushfield Community Hall is available for hire.
Enquiries can be directed to John Warren 0438 085 608

Davidson Oval

Usage considerations:

  • Casual hire requests will need to consider the type of oval activity required, some restrictions may apply.
  • Due to the turf wicket. Access for football practice matches during March (annually) is restricted until completion of the cricket season.
  • Requests for hire of the social club rooms are managed directly through Old Collegians Football Netball Club

14-20 Caramut Road, Warrnambool

Davidson Oval has facilities for football, netball and cricket. It hosts Warrnambool and District Football Netball League (WDFNL) and Warrnambool District Cricket Association (WDCA) competitions.

Features: Training standard floodlighting, scoreboard, turf cricket wicket.

Dennington Recreation Reserve

Usage considerations:

  • Due to the turf and synthetic wickets access for football practice matches during March (annually) is restricted until completion of the cricket season. Casual hire requests will need to consider the type of oval activity required, some restrictions may apply.
  • Requests for hire of the social club rooms are managed directly through Dennington Football Netball Club (April – September). Dennington Cricket Club (October – March).

2 Station Street, Dennington

Dennington Recreation Reserve caters for football, cricket and netball. It is a large Reserve comprising main and junior sporting ovals, and a netball court. The Reserve plays host to Warrnambool District Football Netball League (WDFNL) and Warrnambool District Cricket Association (WDCA) respectively.

Features: Training standard floodlighting, scoreboard, public amenities, turf and synthetic cricket wickets.

Friendly Societies Park

57 Hyland St, Warrnambool

Friendly Societies Park is a large Reserve, comprising two netball courts, oval and track for fire brigade training and activities.

Friendly Societies Park hosts Hampden Football Netball League (HFNL) competitions, Warrnambool Fire Brigade training and competitions, and the Warrnambool Theatre Company.

Features: Competition standard floodlighting, grandstand, amenities blocks, scoreboard, training tower, synthetic and asphalt netball courts and social clubrooms.

Requests for hire of the social club rooms are managed directly through South Warrnambool Football Netball Club.

Harris Street Reserve

66 Harris Street, Warrnambool

Part of the broader Lake Pertobe Precinct, Harris Street Reserve is a diverse complex with spaces catering for soccer, cricket and dog training, including an enclosed ‘off leash’ space. It hosts Warrnambool Wolves Football Club programs including the Warrnambool and District Soccer League competitions, Dog Training and Trial events, and Warrnambool and District Cricket Association (WDCA) competitions.

Features: Training standard floodlighting, synthetic cricket wicket, two full sized soccer pitches, connection to Lake Pertobe and shared pathways.

Requests for hire of the social club rooms are managed directly through Warrnambool Wolves Soccer Club.

Hughes Oval - Deakin University

Deakin University Princess Hwy, Warrnambool

A sports oval, two multipurpose courts, and football and netball change rooms are available at the reserve.

Enquiries relating to casual hire of Deakin University’s sports reserve ‘Hughes Oval’ can be directed to: sportrecreation@deakin.edu.au

Jetty Flat Reserve

Usage considerations:

  • The sports oval is not made available for casual hire during the summer months due to limitations in watering the oval.
  • Casual hire requests will need to consider the type of oval activity required, some restrictions may apply from October to March inclusive due to the turf wicket.

49 Pertobe Road, Warrnambool

Part of the Lake Pertobe Precinct, Jetty Flat encompasses a range of sport and recreation facilities. Along with the traditional cross country athletics, the Reserve hosts cricket, and features a BMX Track that is available for public use. Jetty Flat Reserve host Warrnambool BMX Club, Russells Creek Cricket Club, Warrnambool Pigeon Racing Club and the Lawn Tennis and Lawn Tennis Bowls Club are also located within the precinct.

Features:
Public toilets, turf cricket wicket, synthetic bowling green, two rebound ace tennis courts, six en-tou-cas courts and lawn courts and BMX track with 4 metre starting hill.

Jones Oval

Usage considerations:

  • Restricted use during school hours 8.30am – 4pm.
  • Casual hire requests will need to consider the type of oval activity required, some restrictions may apply from March to October inclusive due to the turf wicket.
  • Requests for hire of the social club rooms are managed directly through East Warrnambool YCW Cricket Club.

10 Ward Street, Warrnambool

Located in East Warrnambool, Jones Oval is part of East Warrnambool Primary School grounds. Outside of school hours the ground is available for community use. The ground features football goalposts, and caters for soccer and cricket, including cricket training nets.

Jones Oval hosts Warrnambool District Cricket Association (WDCA) and Ballarat and District Soccer Association competitions.

Features: Foodlighting, turf wicket.

Mack Oval

Usage considerations:

  • Casual hire requests will need to consider the type of oval activity required, some restrictions may apply.
  • Due to the synthetic wicket access for football practice matches during March is restricted until completion of the cricket season.

39 Grafton road Warrnambool

Part of the Albert Park Precinct, Mack Oval has facilities for football, netball and cricket, comprising sporting oval, cricket training nets, netball change rooms, pavilion and umpire change rooms. 

Mack Oval is home to the Russells Creek Club Inc. and hosts Warrnambool District Football Netball League (WDFNL) and Warrnambool District Cricket Association (WDCA) competitions respectively. 

Features: Training standard floodlighting, scoreboard, public amenities, synthetic wicket.

The Russells Creek Club social rooms are fully licensed and available for hire. Requests are managed through the Russell Creek Football Netball Club website. 

Merrivale Recreation Reserve

Usage considerations:

  • Casual hire requests will need to consider the type of oval activity required, some restrictions may apply from March to October inclusive due to the turf wicket. Access for football practice matches during March (annually) is restricted until completion of the cricket season.
  • Requests for hire of the social club rooms are managed directly through Merrivale Football Netball Club (April – September). Merrivale Cricket Club (October – March).

178-188 Merrivale Drive, Warrnambool

Merrivale Recreation Reserve has facilities for football, netball and cricket. Social clubrooms and change rooms pavilion, as well as netball change rooms. The Merrivale Football Netball Club and Merrivale Cricket Club participate in the Warrnambool District Football Netball League (WDFNL) and Warrnambool District Cricket Association (WDCA) respectively.

Features: Training standard floodlighting, scoreboard, public toilets, playground, turf cricket wicket.

Reid Oval

Usage considerations:

  • Casual hire requests are restricted given the high level of usage the sports ground already receives.
  • Casual hire requests will need to consider the type of oval activity required, some restrictions may apply from October to March inclusive due to the turf wicket. Access for football practice matches during March (annually) is restricted until completion of the cricket season.
  • Requests for hire of the social club rooms are managed directly through the Warrnambool Football Netball Club and East Warrnambool Football Netball Club.

46 Cramer Street, Warrnambool

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Part of Albert Park Precinct, Reid Oval comprises a sporting oval, two netball courts, cricket training nets, a canteen, football and umpire change rooms. Reid Oval has facilities for football, netball and cricket.

Reid Oval hosts Hampden Football Netball League (HFNL), Warrnambool and District Football Netball League (WDFNL) and Warrnambool and District Cricket Association competitions (WDCA).

Features: Training standard floodlighting, grandstand, public amenities, scoreboard and turf cricket wicket.

Walter Oval

Usage considerations:

  • Casual hire requests will need to consider the type of oval activity required, some restrictions may apply from October to March inclusive due to the turf wicket. Access for football practice matches during March (annually) is restricted until completion of the cricket season.
  • Requests for hire of the social club rooms are managed directly through South Rovers Football Netball Club.

100 Coulstock Street Warrnambool

Part of the Albert Park precinct, Walter Oval has facilities for football, netball and cricket, including netball and umpire change rooms. Walter Oval hosts Warrnambool District Football Netball League (WDFNL) and Warrnambool District Cricket Association (WDCA) competitions respectively.

Facilities: Training standard floodlighting, scoreboard, public amenities, turf wicket.

Warrnambool Hockey Complex

64 Cramer Street, Warrnambool

Warrnambool Hockey Complex features a synthetic and a grass hockey pitch, pavilion and change rooms, electronic scoreboard and competition standard floodlighting.

Requests for hire of synthetic pitch and pavilion are managed directly through Warrnambool District Hockey Association.

Enquires for hire of the grass hockey pitch should be made with Council.