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. 

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. 

Waterworks Reserve

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.

Queens Domain Community Hub

There are five barbecue sites at the Queens Domain Community Hub. Two of these sites are pavilions with shelter which must be booked. The other three sites do not have shelter, but are available for public use without a booking.

As well as these barbecue sites there is also a wood fired oven pavilion. The ovens are fired up every second Sunday for free community use. For use at any other time a booking is required. For further information including how to make a booking please see our Community Hub 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 or print the application(PDF, 90KB), complete and submit it.

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. 

Sports grounds

Seasonal bookings

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. Applications are currently being accepted for the Winter season only.

Winter season (commences 1 April 2019) 

If you would like to make a booking for upcoming Winter season complete the online booking application or print out the application(PDF, 77KB) , complete and submit it. As part of your application you will need to complete the booking dates and times template(PDF, 228KB). This allows you to select the dates and times required and must be attached to your application.

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. Sportsgrounds 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.

Casual bookings

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 or print out the application(PDF, 81KB), complete and submit it.

For all sports ground bookings it is a condition of hire that a pre-game venue inspection checklist is completed(PDF, 32KB).

Domain Athletics Centre

To make a booking for the use of the Domain Athletics Centre complete the online booking application or print out the application(PDF, 72KB), complete and submit it.

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 or print out the application(PDF, 68KB), complete and submit it.

Plaister Stand facilities

To make a booking for the use of the Plaister Stand facilities complete the online booking application or print out the application(PDF, 66KB), complete and submit it.

Dorney House 

For information about Dorney House, including conditions of use and making a booking please see our Dorney House 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 or print out the application(PDF, 70KB), complete and submit it.

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.

General information

If you prefer to print one of the booking application forms and submit you can do so by completing and returning it using one of the methods outlined below:

  • email:
  • post: City of Hobart, GPO Box 5003, Hobart Tasmania 7001
  • in person: Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

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