Council provides free barbecues and hot coal bins in many of our parks and reserves.

Our barbecues

Our barbecues are electric (except Bundeena Oval, which is LPG gas), and are cleaned daily. They operate on a timer and are available from 6.00am to 9.00pm every day.

Please clean the barbecue after you use it.

Hot coal bins

We provide hot coal bins for the safe disposal of hot coals from charcoal barbecues at Shelly Park Beach, Cronulla and Gunnamatta Park, Cronulla.

Coals bins allow hot ash coals to cool without serious risk to the public. Please do not put any other rubbish in these bins as it can block the chutes.

Find our hot coal bins - PDF - 603 KB

Barbecues and picnic shelters can’t be booked They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Barbecues must be in good working order
  • Portable barbecues must be at least 50cm above the ground
  • Make sure all parts are firmly in place and that the grill is stable
  • Never leave a lit barbecue unattended
  • Keep water to hand to extinguish fires or in case of minor burns
  • During total fire bans, barbecues are not permitted. Check the Fire Danger Rating on the NSW Rural Fire Service website or call them on 1800 679 737
  • You may be penalised if you dump coals, oil, rubbish and other materials. Place used hot coals into the hot coal bins where provided
  • Barbecues and fires on beaches or sandy areas are not permitted
  • Fines apply if your barbecue causes damage to a park or reserve.