Hire of Council Reserves

Council reserves, including sportsgrounds, parks and gardens can be used for a number of private and community purposes.  In some instances a booking and/or permit may be required.

Wedding Ceremonies
Private Activities
Community Activities
Filming & Photography
Organised Sport (Training & Competition)
Personal Training 

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 Wedding Ceremonies

A permit is required in order to hold a wedding ceremony in a municipal reserve.  Applications for wedding ceremonies will be accepted in the following reserves only:

  • Central Park
  • Victoria Gardens
  • Malvern Gardens
  • Ardrie Park

Wedding ceremonies are limited to a maximum of 100 people and three hours duration.  Marquees are not permitted however hirers can set up tables and chairs. 

Please note that vehicle access into a reserve is not permitted for wedding ceremonies.

Making an Application 

Applications for wedding ceremonies are assessed against a number of criteria including existing use, physical condition of the nominated reserve, and any potential amenity issues arising from increased use. 

Applications will be considered no earlier than 6 months in advance of the booking date.  A maximum of one wedding ceremony will be permitted in each venue per week.  A booking does not imply exclusive use of a reserve.

Casual-Hire-of-Council-Reserves-Parks-Gardens-Sportsgrounds.pdf(PDF, 119KB)

Fees and Charges

Hire Fee    $335.00 
Bond   $200.00
Contact Us

Contact: Recreation Services

Phone: (03) 8290 1177

Fax: (03) 9521 2255

Email: recreationservices@stonnington.vic.gov.au

 Private Activities

Council reserves are available for picnics, BBQs and other private activities.  Where less than 50 people are expected to attend a private activity no booking is required.  Where more than 50 people are expected to attend, a booking is required and the activity must take place in one of the following reserves:

  • Como Park North
  • Thomas Oval
  • Central Park
  • Malvern Public Gardens
  • Glen Iris Park
  • Ardrie Park

Private activities are limited to a maximum of 100 people and must take place during daylight hours.  Marquees, jumping castles and heavy infrastructure alike is not permitted.

 Vehicle access is not permitted into a reserve for private activities.

Making an application 

Applications for private activities are assessed against a number of criteria including existing use, physical condition of the nominated reserve, and any potential amenity issues arising from the increased use. 

Applications will be considered no earlier than 6 months in advance of the booking date.  A booking does not imply exclusive use of a reserve.

Casual-Hire-of-Council-Reserves-Parks-Gardens-Sportsgrounds.pdf(PDF, 119KB)

Fees and Charges

Individual/Family Event     
Hire Fee    $125.00
Bond     $200.00

 

Business/Corporation Function     
Hire Fee    $500.00 
Bond     $1000.00
Contact us

Contact: Recreation Services

Phone: (03) 8290 1177

Fax: (03) 9521 2255

Email: recreationservices@stonnington.vic.gov.au

 Filming and Photography

Please click here  for information on filming and still photography in Stonnington.

 Community Activities

Council reserves can be hired for community activities including fetes, walkathons and fairs. Applications for community activities will be considered in the following reserves only:

  • Central Park
  • Como Park
  • Malvern Public Gardens
  • Grattan Gardens
  • Princes Gardens
  • Phoenix Park
  • Victoria Gardens
  • Sir Zelman Cowen Park

Use of a council reserve for a community activity may require an Event Permit.  For further information on Event Permits please contact council on 8290 1333 or click here.

Fees and Charges

Community Activity     
Hire Fee    $125.00
Bond     $200.00

 

Commercial Activity     
Hire Fee    $1400.00
Bond     $1000.00
 
Contact Us

Contact: Venues & Production

Phone: (03) 8290 1102

Fax: (03) 9521 2255

Email: filmandeventpermits@stonnington.vic.gov.au

 Organised Sport Training & Competition

Please click here   for information on seasonal sportsground allocations and casual sportsground hire. 

 Personal Training

Please click here  for information on personal training in Stonnington reserves.