Here are the most frequently asked right of use (ROU) questions. Of course, if you have a query, don't hesitate to contact us.
Who is eligible for Right of Use (ROU)?
To be eligible to obtain Right of Use (ROU) you must be a club/organisation that is: incorporated, community based, non-profit; and draw the majority of members from within the City boundaries. Public Liability Insurance not less than $20 million is also required.
What fees and charges apply?
The annual/seasonal fee for ROU is determined by Council, subject to variation on an annual basis, and applies to each individual facility required (for example, if your club utilises two separate facilities then two separate fees will apply). Schools are exempted from paying ROU fees. Please note, additional charges may be incurred if Council deems that inappropriate use of the facilities is occurring or Council’s ROU terms and conditions are not adhered to.
How do I apply for ROU?
ROU Application Forms are sent to clubs and other organisations in December each year requesting usage requirements for the following year (Eg January-December). Applications must specify exact time, day and dates fields are being used and what it is being used for (Eg training, competition etc). Allocations are generally confirmed in January and will include an invoice for the years usage. If you do not receive an application form please contact Recreation Services Section on (07) 5581 6863.
How are the fields allocated?
Councils fields and facilities are allocated annually for a full twelve (12) month period. The sport that is ‘in season’ will take priority. The allocation will be on the basis of users needs only and blanket bookings will not be accepted. Fields and facilities will be made available to other users at times which are free from a ROU booking. Individual bookings can be made at any time during the year to accommodate additional usage requests.
Can I give approval to use fields under my ROU to other users?
ROU holders DO NOT have the authority to approve use of fields for any other users. Approval must be obtained from Council and clubs are to direct any enquires to Council’s Recreational Services Branch.
If you have any questions regarding ROU please contact Council's Recreation Services Section on 5581 6863 or click here to email us.
Click here to see terms and conditions, application forms and an easy to use flow chart.