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

We manage over 165 sports facilities, including sportsgrounds and sports facilities, for a wide variety of sporting activities. You can see all of these on our Sportsgrounds and sports facilities page.

Some of these facilities are leased to community-based clubs on a seasonal basis.

Sports Club Resource Guide

The Sports Club Resource Guide is primarily for sports clubs that lease a Council facility. The guide covers our services and the processes to help you manage, maintain and operate your leased facility. It also includes information on club development, which may be useful for all sports clubs.

We are currently reviewing our Sports Club Resource Guide and will upload the revised guide shortly.

    Getting Council permission for minor works to Council sporting facilities and assets

    Clubs wishing to do maintenance, modifications and any other minor works at their cost to any City of Boroondara sporting facility must first seek Council’s written approval, as follows:

    1. Read the guidelines document below to understand the permission process.
    2. Contact our Sport and Recreation Team to ask for advice and provide information on the proposed project.
    3. If principal approval is permitted, complete and submit a Club Funded Works application form at the end of the guidelines document, below.

    Outdoor Fitness training guidelines

    Our Outdoor Fitness training guidelines are to assist fitness trainers who wish to use outdoor spaces in Boroondara for personal or fitness training.

    These guidelines give an overview of:

    • activities and equipment that are and aren’t permitted
    • when a booking is required
    • which spaces can be used for training
    • how to book a space to train in
    • noise, signage and insurance requirements.

    Fitness trainers should read the full guidelines on our Outdoor Fitness training guidelines page.

    Sports Club Accreditation program

    The Sports Club Accreditation program recognises and rewards clubs that provide a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all players, spectators, and volunteers while fulfilling their obligations.

    You can find out more about the requirements for each accreditation level and how to apply on our Sports Club Accreditation program page.

    Club Update newsletter

    The Club Update is our fortnightly digital newsletter that provides information, events, opportunities and important sport and recreation topics for local sporting clubs. You can find out what’s happening at our facilities and promote your club’s activities through our newsletter.

    You can email [email protected] to subscribe to the Club Update or to submit club activities to the newsletter.

    Workshops and forums

    We conduct club development workshops every year. We will update this page when new workshops or forums are announced. You can also visit our Events page to see all events happening across Boroondara, including sports and recreation based events.

    Useful resources

    Other useful resources for sports clubs include:


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