Sportsground Wet Weather Status
All Sportsgrounds are OPEN at Club/Association Discretion
Please be aware that Club/Association discretion requires an inspection by the Club/Association of the field prior to play to ensure that it is safe and suitable for play.
It should also be noted that damage to the playing surface caused as a result of play will not be able to be repaired until the winter season is over. If grounds are wet and significant training and/or game time are scheduled over the week it may lead to damage to the playing surface. In this regard Clubs/Associations may need to consider the importance of individual games and training being played.
- The above message is the current advice.
- Ground conditions are only reviewed daily from Monday to Friday.
- This web page is usually updated if required by approx 3pm and will only be updated if the situation changes from the previous advice.
- During inclement weather information regarding sports ground closures will also be posted on Twitter & Facebook.
- Please note: following the recent boundary proclamation, The City of Parramatta now manage all sportsgrounds in the area South of the M2. For information on these fields please refer to the City of Parramatta website or call 02 9294 8586.
Why has Council closed the Sports Ground?
Council decides to close grounds based on:
- The potential for injury to players.
- The sport played and the potential for damage to the playing surface.
- The weather forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology.
- The condition of the ground when inspected.
What does open at Clubs' discretion mean?
This means grounds are open if the club determines it is safe to play and the potential for damage to the playing surface is minimal.
In instances where Council information has deemed all grounds open, clubs or umpires and referees may choose to close specific grounds to prevent injury to players. When this occurs, club representatives should erect the grounds closed sign and contact the affected visiting clubs and teams.
Grounds closures can occur at short notice.
Neither sporting clubs nor Parks 355 Management Committees have authority to approve the use of sporting grounds when Council has closed the grounds. Clubs or schools using closed fields will be liable for the full cost of repairs and may lose their licence agreement with Council.