Parks and Sportsgrounds for Hire

Parks and Public Spaces

How do I hire a park and what does it cost?

The hire of parks is generally free, however, if Council resources such as bins, use of power or public liability insurance are required, fees may apply. There may be a deposit required or you may have to pay a casual hire fee. These need to be paid in full prior to the event.

People should be aware that parks and other public open spaces are there for the enjoyment of the whole community, and therefore your booking does not grant exclusive use of the park or open space.

Do I need public liability insurance?

Council requires public liability insurance to the value of $10,000,000 to hire any Council park, reserve or facility. If you don’t have insurance, Council can provide a Casual Hirer's Public Liability Permit. Contact us and we can arrange insurance for a small fee.

Does my event require any other consent?

Some activities will require you to fill out an Events Application and pay a small fee. This includes:

  • The erection of a temporary structure (including a marquee).
  • The use of a public announcement system.
  • Delivering public addresses or public meetings.
  • The preparation or sale of food and beverages.
  • Use of amusement rides such as jumping castles.

You will need to fill out the Section 68 section of the Events Application. A description of the proposed event including date, hours, details of what the activity involves and approximate number of people attending needs to be attached to the application along with a map showing the location of the event. Please lodge this with us 14 days prior to the event.

How can I make a booking?

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Sportsgrounds and Sports Facilities

The jewel in the crown of Lismore's sporting life is the acclaimed Oakes Oval and Crozier Field complex. With a capacity of 10,000 people, the venue has hosted state, national and international events for rugby league, football, baseball and cricket.

Lismore continues to attract major national and international sporting events as we cement our reputation as a sporting centre with excellent sporting facilities for all codes and friendly country hospitality.

Lismore's premium sporting venue – the Oakes Oval/Crozier Field complex – is located in the heart of the city and has covered grandstand seating, floodlights and a function room.

The facilities at Oakes Oval include a turf wicket, change rooms, referees' rooms, first aid rooms and canteen.

Advertising space is available for hire on the boundary fence at Oakes Oval. For a small annual fee the boundary fence offers an advertising facility with very high exposure to the general public.

If you’re looking for a particular sporting field in the Lismore urban area, see the map here - Map – Lismore Sporting Fields

How can I make a booking?

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