Barden Park Athletics Centre of Excellence

The Barden Park Athletics Centre of Excellence was built in 2014 and boost an international standard synthetics running track and throwing event infrastructure accredited through International Association of Athletics Federations. The facility also includes building enhancements with function room, announcer box and photo finish, tiered covered grandstand, change room and amenities as well as canteen.

The Barden Park Athletics Centre of Excellence is located on Gipps Street, Dubbo and is home to the Dubbo Athletics Club. More than 25 school athletics carnivals are held at the facility annually and the facility has played host to major events such as the NSW Little Athletics State Multi Event and Athletics NSW Country Championships.

Opening Hours

Day Light Saving

Non-Day Light Saving

6am – 8pm

6am – 6pm

General Terms and Conditions

By entering this Council facility you acknowledge, agree and understand that as a user of this Council facility, you do so voluntarily of your own free will and at your own risk. Dubbo Regional Council and its servants and agents will not be liable for any personal injury or death arising out of or from your use of this facility or for any loss of or damage to your property occurring whilst using this facility.  You agree to waive any and all rights that you, or any other person claiming through you, may have against Dubbo Regional Council in relation to any loss or injury (including death) that is suffered by you as a result of your use of this facility.

In consideration of Dubbo Regional Council allowing you to use this facility you, agree to indemnify Dubbo Regional Council against any claim or proceeding that is made, threatened or commenced and any liability, loss (including consequential loss and loss of profits), damages or expense (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) that Dubbo Regional Council incurs or suffers, as a direct or indirect result of your use of this facility

Individuals are required to notify Dubbo Regional Council of any accident or incident as well as report any unsafe or damaged facilities within 24 hours via 02 6801 4000 or  

User groups hold seasonal bookings at the facility and have first right to use the facility during such times. Individuals are required to work around other user groups who hold a booking.

If Dubbo Regional Council staff are carrying out scheduled work at the facility individuals will be required to cooperate with staff when using the facility simultaneously.

Unauthorised commercial activities including the collection of money, sale of food and beverages, merchandise or services are not permitted without permission of Dubbo Regional Council.

Facility Rules

Dubbo Regional Council is focused on ensuring the safety, enjoyment and wellbeing of all athletic participants and spectators at the facility.  As such Council requests that certain actions do not occur, whilst at the facility.

Seasonal Bookings

Seasonal user groups have first right to use of the facility, individuals must cooperate with user groups who hold bookings.

For bookings and venue hire, please complete either:
Sporting Facilities Application form  (PDF146.8KB)
Sports Ground Online Booking Request form


Dubbo Athletics Club

Winter 1 April – 30 September

Tuesday 4pm – 6pm

Sunday 9am – 12pm

Summer 1 October – 31 March

Tuesday 4pm – 6pm

Thursday 5.30pm – 8pm

Friday 4pm – 9pm

Sunday 9am – 12pm

Track Sesh

All Year Round – Wednesdays, 6pm – 7pm

 Dubbo Rugby Club

1 January – 31 March

Tuesday and Thursday 6pm – 8pm

Friday 12 March 2021, 4pm – 11pm Trial Game

Saturday 27 March 2021, 10am – 6pm Trial Game

1 April – 16 April

Wednesday and Friday 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 20 March 2021, 4pm – 8pm Under 23 Game
 Dubbo Macquarie Raiders RLFC

1 April – 16 April

Tuesday and Thursday 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 17 April 2021, 10am – 6pm Trial Game
 Dubbo Rhinos Rugby Club

Saturday 6 March 2021, 12pm – 5.30pm Trial Game

 Western Sydney Wanderers Football Clinic  Tuesday 6 and 7 April 2021, 8am – 1pm
 John Moriarty Foundation Football Clinic 

Thursday 8 and 9 April 2021, 8.30am – 5.30pm

Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 April 2021, 8am – 1pm



The below athletics carnival dates are a guide only and could be subject to change pending Commonwealth Government advice regarding COVID-19 restrictions.

31/03/2021 Dubbo College Senior Campus

27/04/2021 MAGS Primary

28/04/2021 MAGS Secondary

30/04/2021 Dubbo College Delroy Campus

07/05/2021 Dubbo College South Campus

21/05/2021 St Johns College

01/06/2021 PSSA Sport Students with a Disability Inclusion Day

02/06/2021 St John’s Primary School

03/06/2021 Dubbo Christian School – Secondary

04/06/2021 Dubbo Christian School – Primary

08/06/2021 St Laurence’s Primary School

09/06/2021 Dubbo School of Distance Education

10/06/2021 Buninyong Public School

11/06/2021 St John's Parish School Trangie

15/06/2021 Burrabadine Christian Community School

17/06/2021 Dubbo North Public School

18/06/2021 Astley Cup

22/06/2021 Dubbo South Public School

23/06/2021 St Marys Primary School

24/06/2021 St Pius X Primary School

16/07/2021 Bathurst Dio – Northern

20/07/2021 Western Area Associated Regionals

21/07/2021 Dubbo Public School

22/07/2021 Bathurst Dio – Western

23/07/2021 Western School Sport – Secondary

27/07/2021 Orana Heights Public School

28/07/2021 Dubbo West Public School

29/07/2021 Cluster Athletics Carnival - St Mary's Warren

30/07/2021 Dubbo Small Schools

04/08/2021 Gobondery/ NARRAF

06/08/2021 Dubbo District PSSA

12/08/2021 Bathurst Dio Secondary

13/08/2021 Bathurst Dio Primary

03/09/2021 Western School Sport Primary 

Last Edited: 04 Jun 2021

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