Find and book a sport venue

Darebin has a variety of sports venues, stadiums, courts and welcoming local community clubs.

You can find a sport venue or club or read how to book a sport venue.

Find a sports venue

Community sports clubs

Darebin City Council has around 60 sports club tenants providing sport activity and competitions for the local community. Clubs are welcoming and inclusive to people of all ages, genders, abilities and backgrounds. To find a local sports club or program in your neighbourhood, check out our Sport and recreation directory.

Time of year Sports played by local clubs
Spring and summer Cricket, athletics, gridiron and more
Autumn and winter AFL football, soccer, rugby union and more
All year round Tennis, netball, hockey, cycling, lawn bowls, basketball, baseball, roller derby and more

Junior boys and girls

For junior boys and girls starting out in sport, our clubs offer popular U10's junior starter programs for kids to learn sports in a fun, encouraging and inclusive environment. Kids can try programs locally that include:

Darebin Community Sports Stadium (DCSS)

Our sports stadium in Reservoir has indoor courts for sports including basketball, netball, badminton, volleyball and tennis. There is also 5 outdoor netball courts.

Visit the Darebin Community Sports Stadium website for more details or call 03 9471 4935.

Darebin International Sports Centre (DISC)

This Thornbury venue is home AusCycling, and synthetic soccer pitches managed by Football Victoria and Bowls Australia.

If you need information about booking synthetic soccer pitches, bowling greens or the indoor cycling velodrome, please contact the relevant organisation directly:

Golf courses

Northcote Public Golf Course offers a challenging nine-holes of golf for you to enjoy. Open to new players and guests.

For more information and to book a round, visit the course website or call 03 9484 6961.

Bundoora Park Golf Course offers a scenic parkland setting and an 18-hole (par 72) course for your game of golf. Open to new players and guests. For more information and to book a round, visit the course website or call 03 9469 3880.

Ice HQ

Ice HQ is an indoor ice skating and ice hockey stadium located at Blake Street in Reservoir. Managed by a private operator but open to the public, Ice HQ offers ice hockey programs and competitions, ice skating programs and public skating.

For more information, visit their website or call 03 9478 2876.

Narrandjeri Stadium

Narrandjeri Stadium, Located at John Cain Memorial Park in Thornbury is the brand new purpose-built multi-sports premier facility for women's sport and the wider Darebin community. The facility boasts four indoor courts, including a showcourt, four outdoor courts, meeting rooms and an onsite Café offering a variety of sports and activities for all ages and abilities.

Visit the Narrandjeri Stadium website for more details or call 03 9989 5800

Tennis courts

Darebin City Council has 7 tennis clubs across the municipality offering public casual court hire, competitions and coaching programs. To find a venue closest to you and book online, visit play.tennis.com.au

Council currently manage Northcote Tennis Courts at McDonell Park. The facility has 6 synthetic grass courts available for court hire and coaching programs. For more information and to book online, visit the venue website.

Council currently manages 4 tennis / netball hardcourts at John Cain Memorial Park in Thornbury. These courts will be available for tennis court hire at limited times from late October 2022. Stay tuned for more information.

Book a sport venue

Casual bookings

You can book a sport ground for your school, club/group sporting event or a community event by making a booking enquiry at our online booking page. Once submitted, our Leisure Services team will be in touch to discuss further or approve.

Season bookings

Sports clubs book some sports grounds during certain seasons of the year. All clubs must comply with our Sporting fees, charges and occupancy agreement policy.

If you're a new club looking for a sports ground, please call 03 8470 8376 or email sport@darebin.vic.gov.au to discuss your needs and find out how to apply for a seasonal or annual allocation.

Hot air balloon permits

All hot air balloon operators must have a permit to launch and land in Darebin. The permitted locations are Mayer Park in Northcote and CT Barling Reserve in Reservoir.

To apply, please read our Recreational trades in open space policy and complete our application form.