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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

Location

Field 1

Field 2

Field 3

Field 4

Field 5

Tomaree

     

Tomaree Match Field 1

OPEN     

Tomaree Sports Complex

 

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Don Waring (Tomaree Sports Complex 5 and 6

OPEN

OPEN

   

Dick Burwell Oval (Tomaree Sports Complex)

OPEN

    

Salamander Sports Complex

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN   

Salamander Sports Complex Hockey

   

OPEN

OPEN

Bill Strong Oval

OPEN

    

Fingal Bay Oval

OPEN

    

Korora Oval (Old Salamander)

OPEN

    

West Ward

     
Boomerang Park

OPEN

OPEN

   

Bowthorne Park

OPEN

OPEN

   

Brandon Park

OPEN

    

Karuah Lionel Morten Oval

OPEN

    

King Park Sports Complex

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Lakeside Sports Complex

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Stuart Park Oval

OPEN

    

Vi Barnett

OPEN

    

Medowie

     

Boyd Oval

OPEN

OPEN    

Ferodale Oval

OPEN     

Kindlebark Oval

OPEN

    

Yulong Oval

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

  

Tilligerry

     

Mallabula Athletics

OPEN

    

Mallabula Rugby

OPEN

    

Mallabula Soccer

OPEN OPEN OPEN 

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

To make a booking at a sporting facility, please go to the Council booking page.

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