Some of our services are closed or have different hours on the public holiday before the AFL Grand Final – Fri 29 Sept 2023

Dorothy Laver Reserve West south oval is suitable for soccer and outdoor fitness training.

It features an expansive soccer pitch.

The south oval comprises around half of the total perimeter of 599 m.

Sportsground lighting is not available for casual bookings.

Bookings require a minimum notice of 5 full business days.

For more information about what you can and can't bring to outdoor events at our venues, visit our Outdoor event requirements page.

For more information about the park, visit our Dorothy Laver Reserve West page.

Public facilities

  • Seating
  • Rebound wall
  • Bike rack
  • Drinking fountains
  • Parking

Public facilities are free for all south oval visitors to use. They are not included as part of a booking.

There are no public toilets at Dorothy Laver Reserve West.


Up to: 100 people

Parking and transport

The carpark is off Dunlop Road. The reserve is a 7-minute walk from Darling train station.

Booking times

7 days including public holidays.

April to October: 7 am to 6 pm.

November to March: 7 am to 8 pm.


View all bookable spaces

More information

Find out more about fees and bonds on our Fees for open space bookings page.

Visit our Outdoor event requirements page to learn about:

  • permitted and non-permitted items and activities
  • how much notice you need to give 
  • permits and documentation you may need.

If you are booking a sportsground for outdoor fitness training, read our Outdoor fitness training guidelines page.

Terms and conditions

Before booking a space, please read our Terms and conditions of hire.

Casual sportsground bookings do not include:

  • line marking services
  • access to power.

Studs and boots are not allowed on our sportsgrounds for casual bookings.

No golf activities are allowed on any of our sportsgrounds.

We may need to close a sportsground at short notice if harsh weather affects the condition of its surface. For example, if a sportsground becomes flooded, we will close it until it dries.

Contact us

For help with making or changing a booking, call (03) 9278 4444 or email [email protected].


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