Make a booking
All bookings made are subject to availability, approval and confirmation. Once we receive your application we will let you know if your preferred location and dates are available, or provide advice about alternative options.
For information on other facilities available for hire within the Hobart municipal area please see our halls and venues page.
For information on fees and charges please refer to our fees and charges page.
Parks, gardens and reserves
If you would like to make a booking to hold an activity or event in one of the City's parks gardens or reserves, complete the online booking application. A printable form is available on our forms page.
It is important to be aware that in addition to any booking fees, you may also be required to pay a bond. Following your event we will conduct an inspection to make sure the park, garden or reserve is tidy and no damage resulting from your event has happened. If we are satisfied with the inspection your bond will be refunded.
Please note that the City's BBQs and playgrounds don't require bookings, with the exception of Waterworks Reserve and some sites within the Queens Domain Community Hub.
Bookings for a site at the Waterworks Reserve can be made over the phone or in person at the Customer Service Centre. For further information, including how to make a booking, please see our Waterworks Reserve page.
Legacy Park is a key feature in the rejuvenation and reactivation of the riverside Queens Domain area. The park has been named in recognition of the considerable contribution of Legacy to Hobart and the wider Australian community.
The park has a large adventure play space that is suitable for children of all ages, plus an accessible community space for barbecues and picnics, an outdoor amphitheatre, two pizza ovens, public toilets and shelters.
For more information and to book, please visit the Legacy Park page.
We require all clubs, associations and casual bookings to provide us with COVID-Safe plans prior to bookings being approved. These plans will need to be signed off on by the governing body that represents your sporting code. Clubs will be responsible for adhering to their COVID safety plans at all times.
Seasonal sports ground bookings run over two separate seasons. The summer season is from 1 October to 31 March. The winter season is from 1 April to 30 September each year.
Winter season (commences 1 April 2022)
If you would like to make a booking for the upcoming winter 2022 season, complete the online booking application. A printable form is available on our forms page. As part of your application you will need to complete the booking dates and times template(PDF, 165KB) . This allows you to select the dates and times required and must be attached to your application. A copy of your current Public Liability Insurance - Certificate of Currency is required. Bookings will not be confirmed without proof of the appropriate insurance.
The application period for future seasons opens approximately 8 weeks before the start of each season. Applications are assessed and ground use is allocated to successful applicants. Sports grounds are in high demand and it may not always be possible to approve all applications. Any applications received before the application period will not be accepted.
For any bookings for the current summer 2021/2022 season, please use the casual hirers form.
A casual booking for a sports ground can be made at any time during the current season, pending availability.
If you would like to make a booking complete the online booking application. A printable form is available on our forms page.
For all sports ground bookings it is a condition of hire that a pre-game venue inspection checklist(PDF, 32KB) is completed.
Domain Athletics Centre
To make a booking for the use of the Domain Athletics Centre complete the online booking application. A printable form is available on our forms page.
The City does not manage the function room at this facility. For enquiries relating to this please contact Athletics Tasmania.
For any enquiries relating to equipment hire (including use of the PA system) please contact Athletics South.
John Colvin Stand and Sandown Pavilion
To make a booking for the use of either the John Colvin Stand or Sandown Pavilion, complete the online booking application. A printable form is available on our forms page.
Plaister Stand facilities
To make a booking for the use of the Plaister Stand facilities, complete the online booking application. A printable form is available on our forms page.
Skate park facilities
Bookings for the use of North Hobart Skate Park or John Doggett Skate Park Skate need to be made 21 business days before your activity or event. This is to allow us sufficient time to notify nearby residents about your activity or event.
To make a booking for the use of either skate park, complete the online booking application. A printable form is available on our forms page.
kunanyi/Mt Wellington observation shelter
Bookings can be made to use the observation shelter located on kunanyi/Mt Wellington. The use of this facility for private events or purposes is not permitted.
To make a booking for the use of the observation shelter, complete the online booking application. A printable form is available on our forms page.
Things you may need to consider
Depending on the type and scale of event, you may require some or all of the following permits:
Fees may apply to each permit and some will need to be obtained from other organisations.
Structures cannot be staked into grass at any location unless approval is obtained from the City. Approval may only be granted in circumstances where there is no other option available other than staking.
As well as a booking application you may also need to provide:
- evidence of public liability insurance
- venue or site plan
- risk management plans
- security management plans
- road closure applications
- traffic management plans.