Right of use application for sports clubs

City of Gold Coast manages over 400 sport and recreational facilities. Organisations can book these facilities under the Right of Use (ROU) program.

Who is eligible?

Clubs or organisations that are incorporated, community based, non-profit, and draw the majority of members from within the City's boundaries are eligible to apply for ROU. Public Liability Insurance of no less than $20 million is required.

If you need to use a sport and recreational facility but you don't qualify to hold a ROU permit, you can make an application for a social park gathering and private function.

How to apply

To apply for ROU, complete the online application form below and lodge it together with a current Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance.

Applications are assessed against the eligibility criteria. Please refer to the Right of Use terms and conditions for more information:

Apply for Right of Use

How are the fields allocated?

Successful applicants are generally confirmed in February. You will receive a ROU permit and an invoice for the annual/seasonal fee which applies to each individual facility.

Allocations for ROU are on the basis of users needs and are allocated for a 12 month period. The sport that is in season* will take priority. Blanket bookings are not accepted.

Fields and facilities will be made available to other users when they are free from a ROU booking. Individual bookings can be made at any time during the year to accommodate additional usage requests.

Can I approve others to use fields under my ROU?

ROU holders do not have the authority to approve use of fields for any other users. Approval must be obtained from the City of Gold Coast.

For further information, please contact:
Parks and Recreational Services
Phone: 07 5667 5972
Email: rou@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

ROU fees and charges

As at 1 July 2020, the following fees apply:

Use and impact Example sports Fee (per season*) Out of season fee
High use/high impact Aussie rules, rugby, soccer $724 per senior field $56 per facility, per week
Athletics, netball (association) $724 per facility
Touch football, oztag $724 per two touch fields
High use/low impact Baseball, softball $361 per senior field
Cricket $361 per field
Low use/high impact BMX/cycling $361 per facility per annum
Netball (club) $361 per facility
Irregular use/low impact Archery, petanque, animal clubs $303 per area per annum

* Season: Winter - April to September; Summer - October to March (guide only)