Organised Sports Facilities
The city has over 207 hectares of sporting open space covering a range of sports, ages and abilities. These range from local clubs, such as the Adelaide Archery Club, right through to Adelaide Oval and the State Tennis Centre on War Memorial Drive.
Download to View: List of Licence Holder contact information
Council indirectly manages the majority of sports facilities through Sporting Licences and Leases, with the responsibility for scheduling and maintenance sitting with the relevant community organisations. As such, to get access to these facilities or receive information about the club or association, it is best in the first instance to contact them directly.
However, Council has recently developed a number of sporting facilities in Victoria Park that are managed and programmed by Council.
Victoria Park Criterium Track
This 1.1 to 1.4km circuit is designed to accommodate ever cyclist from racers to weekend warriors. It is 9 metres wide and is home to criterium racing and pedal prix events.
This track can be booked for cycle racing, multi-sport events, and formal training activities through Council’s Active City Program. Booking fees apply.
The track is supported by fantastic spectator facilities, with a grandstand and terraced seating situated along the track.
Please be mindful of other park users when using the track outside of event times and follow these simple rules:
- Always use the track in a clockwise direction (organisers of a closed event may change this procedure at their discretion)
- Cyclists are required by law to wear an approved bicycle helmet
- Lights must be used before sunrise and after sunset
- Watch out for other users and keep to the left if travelling slowly
- Avoid sudden braking or direction changes
Use of remote controlled models including cars and aircraft is not permitted on the Criterium Track at any time.
To make a casual booking, please download the following:
Victoria Park Premium Field and Grandstand
The ‘Premium Field’ is named due to its location. This 140m by 90m grass sports field is serviced directly by a 600 seat grandstand, containing two change rooms, first aid room, disabled access and toilet facilities, and separate spectator toilet facilities.
There is also a presentation room, which can be used to manage some of your event logistics.
Council is currently working towards installing lights on the premium field.
The premium field and associated grandstand facilities can be booked through Council’s Active City Program. Booking fees apply.
Victoria Park Southern Sports Fields
The southern sports fields are equivalent to nine soccer fields, eight of which are 100m by 64m with one field approximately two thirds this size. There are also three hard wicket cricket pitches positioned between the rectangular fields.
SACA, Baseball SA, PAC and CBC have first right of use of these fields. However, you can contact Council’s Active City Program to discuss use of these fields outside their times of usage. Booking fees apply.
Park 21 Community Courts
Recently upgraded, these courts are located on Greenhill Road and now cater for tennis, basketball, netball, and soccer (see google map location attached).
There are also cricket line markings.
The four courts are open for community use throughout day light hours and can be booked in advance for a small fee, but are not for commercial use.
To enquire about booking a court please complete an online booking via the link provided below. The online booking form allows you to view court availability and book accordingly. Before booking a court please read the following terms and conditions of hire.
PLEASE NOTE: When booking Court 2 for basketball or netball a “handle or tool” is required to manipulate the sports goals (eg. basketball backboard or netball rings) in the correct direction for your activity (see photo). If you need the goals turned around to suit your activity (eg. different to what is onsite at the time of your enquiry) please contact the Park Ranger (in advance) on 0407 394 662 to ensure the goals are changed to suit your intended activity/use on the day.
Terms and conditions
Hours and Times
- Courts can only be booked during daylight hours.
- Court booking may be made for a maximum of two hours and must be in full hour slots, i.e. 9am to 11am not 9:30am to 11:30am.
- Individuals cannot book two or three courts at the same time but may hire the entire area, i.e. all four courts.
- Court bookings can only be made online, and a minimum of 3 working days prior to your activity.
- All payments must be made during business hours directly with the City of Adelaide Customer Service Centre (a minimum of 3 working days prior to your activity) on (08) 8203 7203, or in person at Colonel Light Centre 25 Pirie Street. NOTE: Customer service centre is open Monday – Friday (8.30-5.00pm).
- Please arrive five minutes before your booking is due to commence. If courts are already in use, notify users and show evidence of your online booking. Give current user five minutes to complete their activity.
- Should you encounter any issues on the day, please advise the Customer Service Centre (as above).
- Further information is provided below re: cancellations and court access.
- The applicant shall pay fees for use of areas within the Park Lands as determined by Council.
- For one court, bookings may be made for maximum of 2 hours with a hire fee of $11 per hour.
- For the entire area (all four Courts), bookings may be made for maximum of 2 hours with a hire fee of $44 per hour.
NOTE: Bookings won’t be confirmed until payment has been made.
Cancellation and Refund
- A minimum of 24 hours’ notice must be given to cancel a booking (48 hours for weekend booking).
- No refund will be made for any cancellations, but you will be able to transfer the booking to another date.
- Where there are issues with court access on the booking date, a free session at another time may be offered instead of a refund, determined at the discretion of Council.
Nantu Wama Community Oval
Located in North Adelaide, this small oval is ideal for a corporate get together or come and try activity. The oval contains a hard wicket cricket pitch, AFL goals and hockey goals. Booking fees apply.
Sports Infrastructure Master Plan for the West and South Park Lands
The Sports Infrastructure Master Plan was endorsed by City of Adelaide in June 2014 and provides clear direction for the future planning, development and management of sport and recreation infrastructure in the West and South Park Lands. The Master Plan was commissioned by City of Adelaide in partnership with the Office for Recreation and Sport and has been developed in close consultation with existing user groups and key stakeholders.
The purpose of the Sports Infrastructure Master Plan is to provide a framework to guide future investment and decision making for the improvement and enhancement of existing sports infrastructure in the West and South Park Lands. It provides recommendations for the future development of sports infrastructure that promotes active recreation and sports destinations and multipurpose facilities that maximise use. Consideration has also been given to partnering with sports associations and educational institution in leading the development and activation of new sports facilities.
Download to View: Sports Infrastructure Master Plan – Summary Document (2.10MB)
Download to View: Full Master Plan document (40MB)