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Park and garden booking fees

Venue Fees
Alexandra Gardens, Canterbury Gardens, Surrey Gardens $159 per hour (includes exclusive use of the rotunda)
Central Gardens and Maranoa Botanic Gardens $159 per hour 
All other parks and gardens $159 per 4-hour block*

*Booking fee is charged in 4-hour blocks, not hours. For example, a 5-hour booking is charged as 2 blocks ($318).

Sportsground and facility booking fees

Type of space Fees
Sportsgrounds $69 per hour
Pavilions and halls $70 per hour

For information on recurring school and club bookings, visit Sportsground bookings for schools and Sportsground bookings for clubs.


You will need to pay a bond if:

  • you are holding an event that risks damaging the park
  • you need a swipe card or key to access the venue.
Type of bond Bond amount When is the bond refunded?

Event bond

Minimum $200, depending on the risk

4 weeks after the event, if there is no damage to the space

Swipe card or key bond


After you return the swipe card or key

Cancel a booking

To cancel your booking, email [email protected] and include:

  • your booking ID
  • the date of your booking
  • the space that you booked.

If you cancel:

  • between 10 and 20 days before the booking date, up to 50% of the booking fee and bond will be forfeited to Council
  • less than 10 days before the booking date, the booking fee and bond will be forfeited to Council and you will not receive a refund
  • due to harsh weather, such as rain or extreme heat, we will issue you with a 12-month booking credit instead of a refund.

More information

For information about fees for marquees and temporary structures such as stages and seating stands, visit our Marquees, temporary structures, and equipment page.

For general fee information, email us at [email protected] or call us on (03) 9278 4444.

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