Birchgrove Park

Birchgrove Oval is located on the waterfront of Sydney Harbour.

It was one of the first publicly developed parks in Sydney and is one of our premier sports and recreation venues. It is regarded as the spiritual home of rugby league in Australia because it hosted the first professional match in 1908.


The Terrace, Birchgrove



  • Cricket (summer sport)
  • Rugby League (winter sport)
  • Soccer (winter sport)
  • AFL (winter sport)
  • Cricket Nets
  • Commercial Fitness Training Permitted

General Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Change Rooms
  • Canteen
  • Floodlighting
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Views
  • Water's Edge
  • DOGS prohibited on Birchgrove Oval
  • Dogs off leash outside the fenced area

Dog on and off leash areas

Birchgrove dogs map

Birchgrove Oval Dog On and Off Leash Areas Map (PDF 2.4MB)

Using Council's booking system 

Before you begin

Bookings will not be accepted within seven (7) days of a proposed event date.

If engaging the services of contractor to provide equipment you will be required to submit public liability insurance

How to make a booking for the first time and set up an account

At the bottom of each park's respective information page there is an 'Apply online here' tab that will take you to the booking system.

From here you will be able to make a provisional booking request for your preferred event date and upload your documents.

Please see the following guide to assist you. 

Cancelling a booking

Log in to your account and go to 'My Bookings', and for the relevant booking, click on 'Manage'.

Once in the booking, click on the "Request Cancellation" tab on the top right or bottom of the booking.

Please see the following guide to assist you.

Make a general enquiry

You can use Council's online customer service request system to make a general enquiry about our parks.

Make a general park enquiry

You may also email the bookings team directly via

Make a booking online

Book online

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Page last updated: 13 May 2021