Wet Weather

To check if sports fields are closed following periods of rain, Council has a special wet weather number that is frequently updated with closure information. The line is updated at 3pm Monday to Thursday, 1pm Fridays and before 7am on weekends.

Wet Weather Line - 9294 8586

The use of Council's sporting fields following significant rainfall can damage the playing surface and create safety concerns. To ensure that sporting fields are maintained to a good condition it is necessary for Council to temporarily close sporting fields until they are again suitable for use.

Sporting users and hirers must observe the closing of the sporting fields, as they are liable for the cost of rectifying any damage as a result of use during periods of wet weather.

When Council closes a sports field it remains closed for that evening and the following day until it is updated again in the afternoon.

Sporting user groups are encouraged to monitor the wet weather line daily, as grounds can remain closed for several days after the rain event.

Sports field floodlighting is not operational when the fields are closed.

Last updated on 02 Aug 2011