Sports grounds & facilities

Dubbo has an extensive range of sports grounds and facilities equipped with world-class features. For sports ground closures due to weather and maintenance, check the status column in the table below (last status update - Thursday 13 October 2016 at 4pm).

For bookings and venue hire, please complete the sports ground booking form



Sports Ground Features Status View Map
Bob Dowling Oval

4 cricket practice nets
4 synthetic cricket pitches
4 touch fields

Caltex Park 1 rugby league / rugby union football field
International Sand Based Playing Field (same standard as other leading stadiums in Australia)
Grandstand and spectator seating for 1340 (including disabled seating) 
Sports field lighting 
4 change rooms
2 function rooms (capacity for 12 and 80 people)
Audio system for facility
2 industrial kitchen/canteen with cool rooms

2 media rooms
Managers room
Referees room
Public toilets
Baby change room
First Aid room
Wifi internet access
 OPEN Map 
Caltex Park (junior fields)

3 senior field 
1 junior field
Clubhouse (under licence agreement with the Dubbo Junior Rugby League)
Sports field lighting 
Canteen and barbecue area
Additional change rooms
Public toilet facilities

 OPEN Map 

Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre

(For more information)

1 Olympic size swimming pool
1 leisure pool
1 dual water slide

OPEN  Map 

Barden Park


















International standard facility 
Sports field lighting  
8 lane x 400 metres synthetic track suitable for all track disciplines including steeple chase
10 lane extended front straight suitable for 110 metre hurdle events
7 synthetic runway tracks with convertible pits for sand or mats to accommodate long jump, triple jump and pole vault events
2 international standard throwing cages for discuss and 1 for hammer throw
4 shot put circles
Extended synthetic ‘D’ at southern end for high jump and javelin events
Synthetic javelin runway at northern end
Flood lighting (200 lux) for night events
Extensive grassed warm-up area
Officials room with precise timing and photo finish capacity
Function space for officials/guests
Two-storey grandstand with 598 seats undercover plus additional terrace seating
Disabled seating access
Lift for access to top concourse
Audio system for facility
Wifi internet access
Large canteen/kitchen facilities
Additional spectator mounds at north and south ends for elevated viewing
Flexible space to create accommodation for up to 35 people
Options for segregated change facilities for mixed groups or competing teams
Office space for Athletics Regional Development Officer

Training Permit Applications for the following are available from Council:

  • Individual or Family
  • Professional Coach
  • Renewal
  • Key Redemption
OPEN  Map 
Elston Park
(All booking enquiries to Paramount Tennis Club)
5 synthetic tennis courts OPEN  Map 
John McGrath Oval 2 synthetic cricket pitches
6 touch fields
Amenities and clubhouse
Jubilee Oval

4 softball fields
3 synthetic cricket pitches
2 rugby league/rugby union football fields
Sports field training lights

Hans Claven Oval 2 soccer fields 
Sports field lighting on 1 field
Katrina Gibbs Oval 3 touch football fields
Sports field lighiting           
Lady Cutler Oval

4 turf cricket pitches
4 synthetic practice nets
4 soccer fields
Amenities and canteen

Lady Cutler Oval East 2 soccer fields
4 junior soccer fields
Sports field lighting on 2 fields
Lady Cutler Oval South 3 synthetic cricket pitches
8 junior soccer fields
 Nita McGrath 13 sealed netball courts
7 turf netball courts
Amenities and Clubhouse 
OPEN  Map 
Pioneer Park 
(All hockey booking enquiries to Dubbo Hockey Association)
1 synthetic water based hockey playing surface
1 grass hockey playing surface
3 senior soccer fields
2 synthetic cricket pitches
OPEN   Map
South Dubbo Oval

4 cricket practice net
1 synthetic cricket pitch
1 senior Australian Rules football field
1 junior Australian Rules football field
Amenities and canteen

Victoria Park No. 1 Oval

1 rugby union / rugby league field
1 turf cricket pitch
Cycle track
Sports field lighting
Amenities / grandstand and clubhouse

OPEN  Map 
Victoria Park No.2 & 3 Ovals 2 rugby union fields
2 turf cricket wickets
Sports field lighting
Amenities and canteen
OPEN   Map
Victoria Park
Paramount Tennis
(All booking enquiries to Paramount Tennis Club)
12 tennis courts
OPEN  Map 



Sports Ground Features Status View Map
Tom Culkin Oval

1 synthetic cricket pitch

Teamsters Park tennis courts OPEN
Pioneer Park 

soccer field
1 turf cricket pitch
1 synthetic cricket pitch

Bicentennial Park  1 Rugby union field  OPEN  
Rygate Park  1 cricket pitch
synthetic netball courts
touch football fields
tennis courts
athletics track
Kennard Park  Rugby league field
rugby union field
Bell Park  Basketball court  OPEN   


Conditions of use

We appreciate, in advance, your cooperation and understanding of the terms and conditions for using Council's sporting facilities:

General Conditions

  1. Council requires user groups/users to provide their Risk Assessment and Public Liability Insurance Policy by way of a Certificate of Currency (minimum $20,000,000) at least seven days prior to training, competition or an event.
  2.  Signage for Temporary Events must comply with the following in accordance with the relevant legislation*:
    a. One banner and one sign with a total combined area of less than 6m2 is permitted offsite.
    b. Off-site signage must:
  • not be placed in residential areas,
  • not be placed on any public land or assets,
  • not be permanently fixed,
  • not incorporate any illumination, bill posters or bunting,
  • have land owner/occupier consent.

         c. All signage must not be displayed earlier than 14 days before the event and must be removed within 2 days after the                    event.

Failure to comply with the above may result in regulatory action and fines being issued.

*relevant legislation - Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1998 and State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008”.

Grounds and Facilities

  1. Booking dates and times are to be strictly adhered to. 
  2. User groups should take reasonable steps to check that no physical change to the facility/grounds has occurred since the previous use which may have rendered it unplayable.Any such physical change is to be reported to Council as soon as practicable. 
  3. Council requests that if you see turf damage happening from training patterns then you are required to move away from that area and train on a different part of the field. Council is asking that you respect other user groups that use the field for their competition and ensure that the playing surface is in the best possible condition throughout the season. 
  4. If grounds are open for use by Council then user groups are to make all pre-practice and pre-game inspections and decisions on the grounds fitness for use. 
  5. User groups are responsible for inspecting all structures such as goal posts, in-ground sprinklers to ensure the safety of the grounds prior to use. 
  6. In the event of wet weather, Council’s Manager Recreation Planning and Programs (or a representative) will liaise with representatives of affected user groups to determine the fitness for use of any ground. 
  7. No unauthorised vehicles are to be driven on any field or non defined vehicle areas without written approval from Council. 
  8. No parking of vehicles is permitted on any grass area without written council approval. 
  9. All marquees and signage erected must adhere to Council’s Peg Policy for Sporting Grounds, Parks and Garden. This includes the use of star pickets or pegs bigger then 5mm wide and 200mm long not being permitted. 
  10. Grounds are to be left in a clean and tidy condition after each use.Failure to comply with this regulation will result in the user group being invoiced for the ‘actual costs’ of litter control. 
  11. No smoking is permitted within the facility, grandstand or perimeter fence. It is the responsibility of your user group to ensure that all spectators attending abide by this regulation. 
  12. Amenities blocks are to be left in a clean and tidy condition. All taps should be turned off, lights turned off and doors locked. 
  13. Upon use of a canteen the user group must leave the canteen clean and tidy to Council standards ready for the next user group. In the case where the canteen needs to be cleaned by Council’s contract cleaner the user group will be invoiced ‘actual costs’ per clean required.  
  14. No BBQs are to be cooked in designated areas where possible and nor on concrete or asphalt areas without a protective splashback material under the BBQ and against the building. If cleaning of such surfaces is required then ‘actual costs’ will be invoiced to the user group.  
  15. The use or sale of glass bottles at all grounds is prohibited. It is the responsibility of user groups to ensure that all spectators attending matches abide by this regulation. 
  16. Prior to the commencement of the season, Council requires copies of licensing arrangement under which alcohol is sold. 

 Electrical Requirements

  1. It is the responsibility of user groups to have all appliances and electrical cords used on Council grounds tested and tagged in accordance with current Australian standards and regulatory requirements.

  Faults, Damages and Reporting

  1.  Any unsafe facilities/grounds should not be used and reported to Council immediately on 6801 4000. Calls are logged using this service, and measuring helps Council improve their services. A written report should also be emailed to Parks and Landcare Services.        

  2.  All faults within a facility must be report to the Parks and Landcare Services within 72 hours, so the appropriate inspections and work can be carried out to ensure faults are fixed prior to the next event.        

  3. If a user group reports a fault during their event and it turns out to be caused by the user group negligence or misuse, then the user group will be invoiced for the ‘actual costs’ for fixing the fault. For example a typical problem is the overloading of circuits which requires an electrical contractor call out.

  4. The user group hiring facilities/grounds are responsible for all damage caused during their event and will be invoiced the ‘actual costs’ for any repairs required.


Last Edited: 13 Oct 2016

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