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

Summer 1 October – 31 March

Thursday 5pm – 8pm

Friday 5pm – 8pm

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.

06/04/2022 Dubbo College Senior Campus

29/04/2022 Dubbo College Delroy Campus

09/05/2022 MAGS Secondary

13/05/2022 Dubbo College South Campus

16/05/2022 MAGS Primary

26/05/2022 St Johns College

07/06/2022 Burrabadine Christian Community School

09/06/2022 St John’s Primary School

10/06/2022 Dubbo Christian School – Primary

14/06/2022 Dubbo Christian School – Secondary

15/06/2022 St Laurence’s Primary School

16/06/2022 St Marys Primary School

21/06/2022 St Pius X Primary School

22/06/2022 Dubbo South Public School

28/06/2022 St Johns Trangie

29/06/2022 Dubbo North Public School

20/07/2022 Bathurst Dio – Northern

26/07/2022 Christian Schools Farwest Zone

28/07/2022 Bathurst Dio – Western

29/07/2022 Wilcannia - Forbes Catholic School Cluster - St Josephs Peak Hill

03/08/2022 Buninyong Public School

04/08/2022 Orana Heights Public School

05/08/2022 Western School Sport – Secondary

09/08/2022 Gobondery/NARRAF

10/08/2022 Dubbo Public School

11/08/2022 Dubbo West Public School

12/08/2022 Dubbo Small Schools

18/08/2022 Bathurst Dio Secondary

19/08/2022 Bathurst Dio Primary

22/08/2022 Western Associated Schools Regionals

02/09/2022 Dubbo District PSSA

16/09/2022 Western School Sport Primary 

TBC - Dubbo School of Distance Education

Last Edited: 04 Apr 2022

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