Maintenance & Change of Season


Council provides a basic level of service for field maintenance, this includes mowing, fertilising, aeration and turf patching. User groups can organise working bees to assist in maintaining the fields and for services outside of Council's provision.

User groups will be informed when fields are taken out of action by Council due to maintenance and renovation programs.

Clubs must gain approval from Council to perform any field maintenance works.

Line Marking

Clubs are responsible for line marking fields in preparation for competition and it is essential that the only material to be used is a water based non-toxic line marking paint.

The practice of applying herbicides such as round-up/basta and other hazardous products is not permitted. The use of these products can create ruts and repeated applications can leave the area vulnerable to weed infestations, can form draining, dust and trip hazards.

Where the use of prohibited substances has occurred, the cost to reinstate the sports field will be charged to the club.

For further information refer to the Line Marking of Sports Field Guide.


Weather and allocation permitting, each sport field is generally mowed weekly in summer and fortnightly in winter. Turf is mowed to differing heights in summer/winter to accommodate the sporting codes.

Sporting groups are to notify Council if they have special requests for mowing a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event and Council will endeavour to accommodate requests.

Top Soil & Re turfing

Council can supply top soil/turf for repair and minor maintenance to support volunteer work by clubs (pending Council approval).

Change of Season

 There is a two week break between the end of one season and the start of another to allow Council to repair, renovate and prepare the fields for the new season. Change of season generally occurs Summer to Winter - last 2 weeks in March and Winter to Summer - first two weeks in September. Any use of the fields during this time has to be pre-approved by Council.

Council will perform the following works during the change of season period:

  • Adjusting floodlight timers
  • Covering or uncovering cricket wickets with turf
  • Installing or removing rubber from cricket pitches
  • Goal post installation or removal
  • Removing or installing baseball diamonds.

Council will request the finals schedules from the 'in-season' sports to gain earlier entry to fields to complete Change of Season works.


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More information

Policies and documents

Policies and Documents Night Competition Games on Active Open Space Policy Open Space Land Acquisition Policy Plans of Management - Sportsgrounds


Kareela Synthetic Fields Casual Bookings School Athletics and Zone Carnival Bookings


Enquiries can be directed to Sport Services on or

Maintenance or repairs required at a sporting facility


Kareela Synthetic Fields casual booking enquiriesSchool Athletics or Zone Carnival

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