Sports Fields and Ovals

City of Darwin maintains many public sports fields and ovals throughout the city and suburbs. These are available for use by sporting organisations, community groups or general public on either a seasonal or casual basis (fees apply). For casual bookings (ie not affiliated with a sporting club or Peak Sporting Body) or one-off bookings, please contact Customer Services on 8930 0556 or click on the link to the Hire of Council Facilities form below.

See our services and facilities map for locations

Seasonal Allocations

Seasonal Oval Allocation Applications must be made through your sport's Peak Body; please contact them in the first instance. Application packs will be sent to the relevant Peak Sporting Bodies six to eight weeks prior to the commencement of each season for distribution to all their clubs. Dry Season runs 01 April – 30 September; Wet Season is 01 October – 31 March. Each Peak Sporting Body is responsible for the internal co-ordination of allocation requests and to manage any conflicts between clubs. Facilities will only be allocated to clubs with sound governance structures; open membership for men, women and juniors; elected committees and a demonstrated commitment to social responsibility.

Priority allocation of facilities will be given to clubs that:

  • Comply with all previous occupancy requirements.
  • Participate in development programs.
  • Demonstrate junior, female, and representative community participation through training and games.

Bookings may not be shared without the express written prior approval of Council. Each booking must be made and approved separately. This applies especially but is not limited to the cross-over of pre-season training with existing in-season bookings.

Casual Bookings or Special Events for Seasonal Allocation Holders

All special events and casual bookings to be held on a Council Oval must be applied for separately as they are not covered by Seasonal Oval Allocations. This applies to all clubs, even if they have a home ground. This includes but is not limited to Sign on Days, fundraisers, pre-season training, etc.

Please contact City of Darwin Customer Services on 8930 0556 or view the Hire of Council Facilities form below to make these bookings and complete the associated permit application process. (Pre-season training needs to be booked through your Peak Sporting Body).


Sporting Grounds and Oval Facilities

Anula Oval
Location: Yanyula Drive, Anula
Equipment: Rugby posts

Amenities:

 

 

 

 

Regional Playground

Public Toilet block with showers (no disabled facilities)

Car park

Electric barbecue (free of charge)

Picnic tables

Share path access

Water bubblers

Bagot Oval
Location: Cnr Trower Road and McMillans Road, Coconut Grove
Equipment: Football (soccer) goals 

Amenities:

 

 

 

 

Playground

Club Pavilion (leased to Football Federation NT) with some seating in front               

Public Toilet block with showers (no disabled facilities)

Car park

Next to the Velodrome (leased to Darwin Cycling Club)

Bus route

Darwin Tennis Centre across the road  

Chrisp Street Oval
Location: Cnr Chrisp Street and Valder Crescent, Rapid Creek 
Equipment: Football (soccer) goals 

Amenities:

Car park

Playground

Public Toilet block with showers (no disabled facilities)

Water bubbler

Park benches

Behind the Rapid Creek public tennis courts

Dinah Beach Oval
Location: Guy Street, Stuart Park 
Equipment: Concrete cricket wicket

Amenities:

 

 

 

 

Car park

Playground

Picnic tables

Public Toilet block with showers (no disabled facilities)

Water bubbler

Share path access

Near Frances Bay Village (Tipperary Waters)

Fannie Bay Oval
Location:

Cnr Waratah Crescent and Kurringal Court, Fannie Bay 

Equipment: Football (soccer) posts 

Amenities:

 

Public Toilet block with showers (no disabled facilities) Fully fenced oval

Bus stop

Near Fannie Bay shops

Gardens Oval Facility 

Location:

Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens 

Amenities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smoke-free venue

Car park

9 Bicycle hoops

Public Toilet block (with disabled facility) (no showers)

Clubhouse (leased to Waratah Cricket Club and Waratah Football Club)

Offices (leased to Waratah Football Club and SEDA)

Umpires’ rooms

Kiosk

Beer booth

2 changerooms

Equipment compound

Bus stop

Share path access

Gardens Oval 1

Equipment:

 

AFL posts (Wet Season)

Turf cricket wicket (Dry Season)

Amenities:

 

 

 

 

2 large grandstands

- Scorers’ table (outdoor)

- Media box/timekeepers’ area (enclosed)

1 medium grandstand

Scoreboard

2 Coach’s boxes/interchange benches

Fully fenced oval

Public Toilet block at north-west corner

Gardens Oval 2

Equipment:

 

AFL posts

3 Softball batting/fielding practice backstops

3 Cricket nets – concrete with matting

Amenities:

 

Scoreboard

2 small grandstands

Kahlin Oval
Location: Temira Crescent, Larrakeyah 
Equipment: Turf cricket wicket

Amenities:

 

 

 

 

4 cricket nets – concrete with matting

Clubhouse (leased to Darwin Cricket Club)

Changerooms (in clubhouse)

Manual scoreboard

Small grandstand

Bench seat

Partially fenced oval

Playground

Moil Oval
Location: Moil Crescent and Budgen Street, Moil 
Equipment: Turf cricket wicket

Amenities:

 

 

Car park

Public Toilet block 

Next to Moil shops

Bus route

Nightcliff Oval
Location: Cnr Oleander and Camphor Streets, Nightcliff 
Equipment:

AFL posts (Wet Season)

Turf cricket wicket (Dry Season)

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Car parking along Oleander Street

Nightcliff Sports Club

Public Toilet block with showers (no disabled facilities)

Playground

Scoreboard

2 interchange benches

2 changerooms

Several small grandstands

Canteen

Pine log fencing

4 cricket nets – concrete with matting

Umpires’ rooms in Nightcliff Community Centre adjacent

Tiwi Oval
Location:

Tiwi Gardens, Tiwi 

Equipment:

AFL posts

Concrete cricket wicket 

Amenities:

 

 

 

 

Car park

Public Toilet block

Playground

Pine log fence around oval

Next to Tiwi shops

Bus route

Wagaman Oval
Location: Malay Road, between Limmen Street and Wagaman Terrace 
Equipment: AFL posts 

Amenities:

 

 

 

Car park off Malay Road

Public Toilet block 

Post and rail fence around oval

Next to Wagaman shops

Bus route

Wanguri Oval
Location: Bounded by Gsell Street, Lyons Street, Wanguri Place
Equipment: Concrete cricket wicket

Amenities:

 

 

 

2 Car parks – off Gsell Street and Wanguri Place

Public Toilet block 

Pine log fence around oval??

Next to Wanguri shops

Bus route

Wulagi Oval
Location:

Wulagi Crescent, Wulagi

Equipment:

AFL posts

Concrete cricket wicket

Amenities:

 

 

 

 

 

2 Car parks – off Wulagi Crescent and Brolga Street

Public Toilet block with showers (no disabled facilities)

Pine log fence around oval

Playground – near Brolga Street entrance

Picnic table next to playground

Water bubbler near playground

Share path access

Bus route