Booking a Sports Ground

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

Sports Facilities such as ovals, pitches and courts 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 listing.

If you have any further enquiries please contact sportsclubs@mornpen.vic.gov.au.

Key Information

  • Bookings are available Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 3.00pm.
  • A Certificate of Currency for $20 million Public Liability Insurance is required for all bookings.
  • Applications must be made at least 14 days prior to required date. Late requests may not be accommodated.
  • Sports Pavilions are not available for casual hire. 
  • A minimum of 24 hours notice must be provided to council if a hirer chooses to cancel their booking. If bookings are cancelled within 24 hours of booking date, full fees will apply.
  • 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.

Fees

  • The Council adopted fees for 2023/24 are listed in the table below
  • A half day minimum booking period applies (4 hour session)
  • Fee is charged per oval / pitch. Netball courts are charged as a flat rate fee
  • You will receive an invoice within 30 days of your booking being completed
  Half Day Fee per ground
(up to four hours)  
Full Day Fee per ground
(over four hours)  
Community rate  $49 $95 
Commercial rate  $84 $168 

Apply to book a sports ground

Step 1 - Review the Casual Sports Ground Bookings Terms and Conditions

Please read the MPS-Casual-Sportsground-Bookings-Terms-and-Conditions-2023_24.pdf(PDF, 180KB)   before starting your application. You will need to agree to these as part of your application.

Step 2 - Gather your public liability insurance

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

Step 3 - Apply online

To apply to make a booking, you will need to visit our online booking platform (click the Apply Now button below).

If you do not have an account, you will need to create an account before you can make a booking. Once your account has been reviewed and approved by us, you will receive confirmation via email. You can then log into your account to make your booking, alter bookings, view invoices, make payments and much more.

Please note – bookings can only be made 14 days or more in advance. If you require an urgent booking within the next 14 days, please register your account and then contact us at sportsclubs@mornpen.vic.gov.au with your booking request.

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Mornington Peninsula Shire Clubs - Pre-Season Access

If you are a Mornington Peninsula Shire local sporting club, please see the below important information and refer to the email sent to your club contact/s to submit your pre-season applications. Please visit the ‘Apply to book a Sports Ground’ section if you are wishing to make a one off casual sports ground booking.

Important Information for Clubs

  • Applications for pre-season use must be submitted via our online booking platform 'Bookable'
  • Clubs must provide a copy of their current Certificate of Currency/ Insurance for $20million (Must be in date, we will not accept expired CoC’s)
  • Permission from your shared summer tenant must be gained, and produced on request
  • Fees will not be applicable
  • No access to pavilions is permitted. Clubs will have access to public toilet facilities.
  • Training must be in runners/rubber-soled sports shoes.
  • Use of high traffic areas, and repetitive drills in prohibited.