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 (PDF 790KB)
Sports Ground Online Booking Request form


Dubbo Athletics Club

Summer 1 October – 31 March

Tuesday 5pm - 7pm

Thursday 6pm – 8pm

Friday 4pm – 9pm

Sunday 9am - 11am

Track Sesh

All Year Round – Wednesdays, 6pm – 7pm


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

03/04/2023 Dubbo College Senior Campus

05/04/2023 Dubbo School of Distance Education

28/04/2023 St Johns College

03/05/2023 Dubbo College South Campus

15/05/2023 MAGS Secondary

16/05/2023 MAGS Primary 

19/05/2023 Dubbo College Delroy Campus

01/06/2023 St John’s Primary School

06/06/2023 Burrabadine Christian Community School 

08/06/2023 Dubbo Christian School – Secondary

07/06/2023 St Pius X Primary School 

14/06/2023 St Laurence's Primary School 

16/06/2023 St Johns Trangie

20/06/2023 - Dubbo Christian School - Primary

27/06/2023 St Marys Primary School

28/06/2023 Wilcannia - Forbes Northern Catholic School Cluster

29/06/2023 Astley Cup 

19/07/2023 Bathurst Dio - Northern

20/07/2023 Dubbo North Public School

25/07/2023 Christian Schools Farwest Zone

27/07/2023 Orana Heights Public School

28/07/2023 Western School Sport - Secondary

01/08/2023 Bathurst Dio - Western

02/08/2023 Buninyong Public School

03/08/2023 Dubbo West Public School

08/08/2023 Dubbo South Public School

09/08/2023 Dubbo Public School

10/08/2023 Gobondery/NARRAF

11/08/2023 Dubbo Small School 

17/08/2023 Bathurst Dio Secondary

18/08/2023 Bathurst Dio Primary

25/08/2023 Dubbo District PSSA

28/08/2023 Western Associated Schools Regionals

15/09/2023 Western School Sport Primary  

Last Edited: 12 May 2023

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