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Sporting facilities and councils

Sport in Port Stephens is thriving, offering excellent facilities and a great climate for year round sport.

Council is committed to providing high quality sport facilities and services to the local community as well as bringing sporting teams and events to the area.

There are four local sports councils across the Local Government Area. Visit the sports councils page for more information about sports councils or to find out about volunteering.

Council works closely with NSW Sport & Recreation, who assist the people of NSW to participate in sport and recreation, encouraging communities to use sport and recreation to improve their wellbeing.

You can also visit www.dsr.nsw.gov.au for information on grants, kids’ and family holiday camps, active community getaways, tips for getting active, in addition too training opportunities for coaches and administrators.

How to book Port Stephens Sporting Facilities

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

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

Sports Field Status

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

Council determines oval closures Monday - Friday and Clubs can re-open closed fields on a Saturday and Sunday if the conditions have improved (i.e. the grounds are fit and 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  - 2 May, 2018 - 10am

Location Field 1 Field 2 Field 3 Field 4 Field 5
Tomaree Match Field 1 OPEN    
Tomaree Sports Complex   OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
Don Waring (Tomaree Sports Complex 6 and 7) 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  
Stuart Park Oval OPEN    
Vi Barnett
Boyd Oval OPEN    
Ferodale Oval OPEN    
Kindlebark Oval OPEN    
Yulong Oval OPEN    
Mallabula Athletics OPEN    
Mallabula Rugby OPEN    
Mallabula Soccer OPEN OPEN OPEN