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Sports fields

Port Stephens is the perfect place to play sport, with excellent facilities and a great climate year-round.

We are committed to providing high-quality sporting facilities for our local community as well as bringing sporting teams and events to the area.

Sports field status

Clubs must assess the fields using the Work, Health and Safety Checklist (PDF 117KB) prior to play.

Council determines oval closures Monday to Friday. Sporting clubs can reopen fields on a weekend if the conditions have improved — so long as the grounds are safe for play and play will not damage the field surface.

Please check with your local sporting association to find out about weekend closures.

Current field status — Wednesday 6 July 2022

Please ensure club training is undertaken in dry areas of the playing surface on the fields that are currently open.

Location

Field 1

Field 2

Field 3

Field 4

Field 5

Tomaree

     
Tomaree Match Field 1CLOSED    

Tomaree Sports

 

CLOSED

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Don Waring (Tomaree Sports Complex 6 and 7)

CLOSED

CLOSED

   

Dick Burwell Oval (Tomaree Sports Complex)

CLOSED

    

Salamander Sports Complex

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

  

Salamander Sports Complex Hockey

   

CLOSED

CLOSED

Bill Strong Oval

CLOSED

    

Fingal Bay Oval

CLOSED

    

Korora Oval (Old Salamander)

CLOSED

    

West Ward

     

Boomerang Park

CLOSED

CLOSED

   

Bowthorne Park

CLOSED

CLOSED

   

Brandon Park Oval

CLOSED

    

Karuah Lionel Morten Oval

CLOSED

    

King Park Sports Complex

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Lakeside Sports Complex

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Stuart Park Oval

CLOSED

    

Vi Barnett

CLOSED

    

Medowie

     

Boyd Oval

CLOSED

CLOSED

   

Ferodale Oval

CLOSED

    

Kindlebark Oval

CLOSED

    

Yulong Oval

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

  

Tilligerry

     

Mallabula Athletics

CLOSED

    

Mallabula Rugby

CLOSED

    

Mallabula Soccer

CLOSED

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Sports Councils

There are 4 sports councils in Port Stephens. These sports councils:

  • assist with strategic planning;
  • provide education and training to members;
  • provide a mechanism for community consultation/advice;
  • promote sport and recreation;
  • organisation of Sports Development Levy setting and facility bookings;
  • facility development planning; and
  • prioritisation and funding of improvements.

The four local sports councils are made up of representatives from local sporting clubs, schools, special interest groups, elected Councillors and community representatives in the Tomaree, Medowie, West Ward and Tilligerry localities.

Any sport or recreation group that is active can have representation on their local sports council. There are currently over 70 different sporting clubs involved.

Please visit the booking page to further information on booking sports facilities. All Sport Facility Use Agreements for casual use of grounds must be received by Council at least 2 weeks prior to the intended date of use.

Medowie Sports Council membership consists of a range of sporting clubs from the Medowie area including  AFL, rugby union, soccer, athletics, cricket, touch football and tennis.

Meetings

The Medowie Sports Council meets four times a year in February, May, August & November to discuss sport development strategies, membership, use of facilities and fees and charges.

Venue: Ferodale Sports Complex

Address: Kirrang Drive, Medowie

Time: 6.30 pm commencement

Next Meeting: Please contact the Community and Recreation Liaison Officer for details on the next scheduled meeting. Contact details can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

Tilligerry Sports Council membership consists of sporting clubs operating from the Tilligerry area and includes tennis, rugby league, soccer, athletics and sailing.

Meetings

The Tilligerry Sports Council meets 3 times a year in February, June & October to discuss sport development strategies, membership, use of facilities and fees and charges.

Venue: Mallabula Sports Complex - Rugby League Amenities

Address: 1195 Lemon Tree Passage Road, Mallabula

Time: 6:30pm

Next Meeting Date: Please contact the Community and Recreation Liaison Officer for details on the next scheduled meeting. Contact details can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

There are over 30 clubs in the Tomaree Sports Council who use Council sport facilities in the Tomaree Peninsula

Sport clubs represented are very diverse with community involvement from all age groups. Sports include all codes of football, croquet, hockey, tennis, swimming, netball, sailing, baseball, cricket, bocce, fishing, equestrian, boxing and school groups.

Meetings

The Tomaree Sports Council meets 3 times a year in February, June & October to discuss sport development strategies, membership, use of facilities and fees and charges.

Venue: Salamander Sports Complex Meeting Room

Address: Soldiers Point Road, Salamander Bay

Time: 6.30 pm

Next Meeting: Please contact the Recreation Services Officer for details on the next scheduled meeting. Contact details can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

West Ward Sports Council membership consists of sporting clubs from Raymond Terrace and Rural West areas of Port Stephens.

Meetings

The West Ward Sports Council meets 3 times a year in February, June & October to discuss sport development strategies, membership, use of facilities and fees and charges.

Venue:  King Park Function Room

Address:  King Park Sports Complex, Newline Road, Raymond Terrace

Time:  6.30 pm commencement

Next Meeting:  Please contact the Community and Recreation Liaison Officer for details on the next scheduled meeting. Contact details can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

Downloads

For information on Active Kids grants, family holiday camps and opportunities for coaches and administrators, visit the Office of Sport website.

Book Port Stephens sporting facilities

If you are a sporting club who would like to reserve a sporting facility, please complete a Sport Facility Use Agreement (found below in Downloads) and send to the relevant Booking Officer as listed in the table below. If you would like to book the Elizabeth Waring Function room or the King Park Function room, please complete a Sports Facility Function Room Application Form (found below in Downloads). Please attach a copy of your public liability insurance with the application, minimum $20 million and Port Stephens Council as a noted interest.

Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for the request to be processed.

Downloads:

Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for the request to be processed.