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What can be applied for?
Council is seeking applications for seasonal or annual hire. Expressions of interest for short term use (shorter than 10 weeks) will not be considered. Seasonal hire fees are set in 10-session blocks. Proposed usage does not have to be exactly in 10-session blocks, however.
Premium Sports Field
Southern Sports Fields
Why aren’t the soccer fields/AFL oval on the Eastern side of the park available this year?
Due to the Brownhill Keswick Creek works and installation of new wetlands in the South of the Park, the area on the Eastern Side of the park won’t be available until late 2023.
What is Council looking for?
The main aim for the City of Adelaide is to activate Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi with sporting activities. The following principles will inform the selection process.
Who can apply?
Applications will be considered from:
How do we apply?
How will allocations be selected?
All applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
Community Benefit (40%)
Will all applicants be successful?
This will depend on the number of applicants and their suitability against the assessment criteria. The City of Adelaide retains sole discretion as to who it offers hire agreements.
Is my organisation required to undertake the maintenance of the hired facilities?
No, Council will be responsible for maintenance of the facilities.
How much will it cost my organisation to hire the requested facilities?
The hire costs are based on Council’s annually endorsed fees and charges schedule. Exact costs will be negotiated with successful applicants. The following endorsed fees can be used as a guide:
Sports Facility Hire (inclusive of GST)
Ten (10) Sessions
One Off Casual
Facility Seasonal Hire Weekday
Facility Seasonal Hire Weekend
Heritage Grandstand Change Room Hire
Southern Fields Change Room Hire (Including cleaning fee and storage space)
Premium Field Lights
*Not For Profit Sporting Groups (Presentation & Change Rooms) – ½ day charge (maximum 4 hours use).
Seasonal hire fees are applied per number of sessions. Sessions are races, matches or training dates/sessions up to 4 hours each. Examples for applying these fees are:
Any bookings in addition to those included in the hire agreement will be charged as a casual booking (facility dependant) and may incur a separate booking fee.
Can the change rooms be hired for single events or for single weeks?
Yes, the change rooms will be available to book for one-off events or casual bookings, however these will not be considered as part of this expression of interest process.
Where can I find information about previous years.
Previous Season Submissions (2022)
We received 13 Expressions of Interest applications during the submission period.
6 applications were for a full year; 4 for the Winter season only, and 3 for the Summer season only. 8 applications were successful in receiving an allocation: 4 for summer season only, 2 winter season only, and 2 full year.
You can find more information about the Expression of Interest in previous years here.
Can I park my car in or on Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi when hiring facilities?
No, hire agreements do not permit organisations to park their car on the Park Lands. All users will be required to use the available on-street parking. Vehicle access permits (enabling loading and unloading of equipment) may be issued upon request.
How do I submit an application
Online / Website
Visit yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au to download an Expression of Interest application form.
Please complete the application form and:
Email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Post it to the attention of:
Laura Perdue, Coordinator, Recreation and Sport Programs
Expression of Interest – Victoria Park Sporting Facilities
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001
Drop off at the Customer Centre (25 Pirie Street) marked to the attention of Laura Perdue.
All submissions must be received by: 5pm, Wednesday 14 December 2022.
Late applications will not be accepted.