Find and book a sport venue
Darebin has a variety of sports venues, stadiums, courts and welcoming local community clubs.
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:
- Auskick for footy
- Aussie Hoops Basketball
- Cricket Blast
- Golf for juniors
- Hot Shots tennis
- Hook in 2 Hockey
- Little Athletics
- Mini Roos soccer
- NetSetGo netball
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.
Darebin International Sports Centre (DISC)
If you need information about booking synthetic soccer pitches, bowling greens or the indoor cycling velodrome, please contact the relevant organisation directly:
Northcote Public Golf Course offers a challenging nine-holes of golf for you to enjoy. Open to new players and guests.
Bundoora Park Public 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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.