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Sporting Facilities

The Rural City of Wangaratta has an array of sports grounds and facilities, catering for activities from Frisbee golf to cricket, soccer, netball and football.

Several of these grounds and facilities are hireable through contacting Council.

These are:

  • Norm Minns Oval (Wangaratta Showgrounds)
  • Appin Street Athletics Complex
  • Barr Reserve Ovals 1 & 2
  • Bindall Avenue Reserve
  • South Wangaratta Reserve Pitch 1 & 2
  • Wareena Park Oval
  • Wonga Reserve
  • Wareena Hall
  • HP Multipurpose Centre

Hiring Sports Grounds

Important Information

  • Clubs booking sportsgrounds under a ‘Seasonal Agreement’ have priority of ground use over casual users eg. pre-season training
  • Prior to commencement of sportsground use, clubs must provide Council with a signed 'Seasonal Agreement’ detailing the agreed use
  • Clubs who use a sportsground without booking through Council may occur a penalty under Local Law 1 – Council Amenity 
  • Council will work with Clubs to schedule sportsground maintenance
  • Any pre-season training needs are to be submitted separately to the organisations regular seasonal application

Season Dates

Winter - 1st April to 30th September - applications close end of February

Summer - 1st October to 31st March - applications close end of August

Fees and Charges

2017/18 fees and charges will apply.  

Sportsground Hire - For casual users the cost to hire a ground is $50.00 per half day and $95 per full day and is to be paid prior to the event being held. Primary and secondary schools are exempt from hire charges.  Seasonal user fees are 15% of the total annual cost of facilities.

Pavilion Hire - For casual users the cost to hire Wareena Park Pavillion and the HP Multipurpose Centre is $700.00.  Additional charges apply for bookings after midnight and a refundable bond is payable prior to the event.  Regular user fees also apply.  Please contact Council for further details.

How to Apply

Please provide completed Expression of Interest forms and supporting documentation via: 


Post: Customer Service Coordinator

          Rural City of Wangaratta

          PO Box 238

          WANGARATTA VIC 3676

In Person: 62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta

If you have any questions please contact the Customer Service Team on 5722 0888.

Exercise and Personal Training in Public Parks

**For the summer 2020/21 summer season (1 October 2020 - 31 March 2021) these permits are free, but the forms still need to be completed**

A permit is required to conduct organised exercise classes in public parks. Forms are available to download below:

Sportsground availablity

Council is committed to providing the best possible playing surfaces throughout the year for all user groups, with the priority being home and away fixtures and scheduled matches. There will be times when inclement weather, large rain events, maintenance and unforeseen circumstances will prompt the closure of our ovals and recreation reserves to ensure the surface condition is protected and maintained.  

With a view to avoiding potential injury to players and substantial damage to the surface, and to maintaining the fields in playable condition throughout the season, sporting ovals may be closed in consultation with user groups.

Please contact Council's Horticulture Coordinator on 5722 0888 should you require any further information. 

Ground conditions for the week ahead will be updated on Mondays and again on Thursdays for weekend fixtures.

Current status of Wangaratta sportsgrounds:

Appin Park Athletics Track


Appin Park Hockey Field


Barr Reserve Oval 1


Barr Reserve Oval 2


Bindall Avenue


Norm Minns Oval (Wangaratta Showgrounds)


South Wangaratta Reserve Pitch 1


South Wangaratta Reserve Pitch 2


Targoora Park


Wareena Park Oval


WJ Findlay City Oval


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