Booking a Sports Ground

The Shire maintains over 60 sportsgrounds on the Peninsula, which form part of Shire's network of public open space.  Our sportsgrounds are for shared, informal community use outside of booking periods.

Sports Facilities such as ovals, pitches, courts and some cricket nets are available for casual (one off or irregular) hire for schools, private sports academies, associations, commercial businesses and community groups located within the Mornington Peninsula Shire, outside the dates and times allocated to sports clubs.  We do not accept bookings from groups located outside the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

To see a list of sports reserves and their amenities within the Shire view our Sports Reserves page.

Bookings provide access to the sporting field only, however public toilets are located at most Shire reserves. Community halls are available for hire at several sporting reserves, learn more on our community halls page.

If you have any further enquiries please contact

Key Information

  • Bookings are available Monday to Friday between 8am and 3.00pm.
  • A Certificate of Currency for $20million Public Liability Insurance is required for all bookings.
  • Applications must be made at least 10 business days prior to required date. Late requests may not be accommodated.
  • Sports Pavilions are not available for casual hire. 
  • Bookings will be subject to existing sports club usage agreements, maintenance periods, periods of ground closure due to ground conditions, and projects. 
  • Bookings during Winter are limited. Bookings for these months may need to be moved or cancelled, subject to ground conditions at the time. 
  • For Civic Athletics, Tennis and Bowls Facility bookings: please visit the online community directory MP Community.  If you wish to enquire or book these facilities, please contact the clubs directly.


  • The fees for 2022/23 are listed in the table below
  • A half day minimum booking period applies (4 hour session)
  • Fee is charged per oval / pitch
  • You will receive an invoice within 30 days of your booking


Half Day Fee per ground
(up to four hours) 

Full Day Fee per ground
(over four hours) 

Community Rate



Commercial Rate



Apply to book a facility

Step 1.  Review the Casual Sportsground Bookings- Terms & Conditions

Please read the Conditions of Use(PDF, 71KB) before starting your application. You will need to agree to these as part of your application.


Ensure you have an electronic copy of your current Public Liability Insurance for $20 million.


Please allow 10 working days for your application to be processed.  Once an application has been processed and approved, you will receive a confirmation letter via email.

For any booking that cannot be accommodated, we will contact the applicant and other arrangements may be explored.

Contact Details
Booking Details
If for a repeat booking please list the date span & occurrence. Eg: Wednesday’s weekly 5 January – 29 March
Is your activity open to the public? * (required)

Will you be selling food?

Will you be using an amplifier? * (required)

Will you require toilets? * (required)

Public Liability Insurance
Do you have your own Public Liability Insurance?

If yes upload a copy of the Certificate of Currency. Public Liability Insurance must be vaild to $20,000,000.
I/We further advise that I/we will accept financial responsibility for any breakages and/or damages incurred during the use of the reserve between those times and dates stated above, save and except to the extent of any negligence on the part of the shire.
I/We further advise that I/we will remove any waste or rubbish generated by our activities at the reserve.
I/We will abide by any reasonable request made by the appointed supervisor or any other Shire appointed officer during our use of the reserve.
I/We agree that Mornington Peninsula Shire and any of its officers will not be held in any way responsible for any injury/accident suffered during our use of the facility.
I/We acknowledge that a booking may be cancelled by Mornington Peninsula Shire in the event of unforeseen events or requirements.
I/We acknowledge that we have read & understood & now agree to be bound by the ‘Recreation Sports Reserves Conditions of Use’, with effect from the date on the confirmation letter sent out by Mornington Peninsula Shire.