Sports club seasonal allocations

Our sports grounds and pavilions are available for use by local clubs based on a seasonal allocation process.

In order to give all park users the opportunity to enjoy these spaces and keep the grounds healthy, strict and limited licences apply.

During allocated times, all other park users should keep off the ground while being used by clubs for training and matches.

If you are a new club to Yarra looking to be considered for a ground allocation it is recommended that you contact our Recreation Unit prior to placing an application.

To register interest to be notified regarding seasonal ground EOI’s contact

Clubs are also required to read, understand and agree to abide by the Conditions of Use Agreement.

What do sports clubs need to provide to us? 

You need to provide the following information:

  • Certificate of Currency
  • Club Annual Report
  • Club Financial Report
  • Club AGM Minutes
  • Playing Member Post Codes (from last year)
  • Proposed pavilion cleaning schedule
  • Proposed Training Schedule (by team and location)
  • Liquor License (if applicable)
  • Food Premises Registration (if applicable)
  • Other information as required within the Conditions of Use

What is the criteria for seasonal allocations?

Below is an overview of the criteria used to allocate grounds to clubs within the City of Yarra.

Criteria for seasonal allocation  Weightings 
 1 Unblemished tenancy record over the preceding season/s.
 2 Record of past present and future financial viability. 20%
 3 Percentage of Yarra residents who are registered club members. 20%
 4 Degree to which club supports and encourages participation by juniors, women and people with disabilities within their sport. 20%
 5 Club's ability to optimise usage of facilities while keeping the facilities to a good standard. 5%
 6 Historical use of facilities within Yarra. 5%