Waverley #2 Synthetic

Waverley Park Oval No. 2 was upgraded to a Synthetic Field in May 2016. This upgrade was necessary to meet the high demand from sporting groups who needed more access to a full-size field. Previously the natural grass field would be closed for approximately 6 months a year for maintenance. However, this upgrade will reduce the fields maintenance time significantly. The field caters to football (soccer), rugby union, rugby league, casual games, and school sport.

Waverley synthetic field 2

Synthetic Field Terms and Conditions of Hire

This synthetic field is a multi-sport, all-weather sports facility that meets playing requirements of FIFA, ARU and NRL.
Please respect the following conditions of hire to ensure the quality of the facility for all users.

Please respect the following conditions to ensure the quality of the facility for all users. In respect of our local residents, please refrain from using the field prior to 7am weekdays and 8.30am on weekends.

  • Conditions of Hire and Council staff directions must be adhered to at all times
  • Council reserves the right to book the field at any time. Bookings take precedence at all times
  • Bookings take priority over public use and members of the public must vacate the field during  booked activities
  • Groups and those conducting organised activities (coaching) are required to book the field

While on the field

  • Dogs are not permitted on any of the sports fields
  • No chewing gum allowed on the field
  • No metal stud boots and avoid flat soled trainers
  • No spikes or sharp objects to be pushed into the surface at any time (including corner posts, goal nets, or training aids)
  • No smoking or naked flames permitted on the field or within the spectator area
  • All damages should be reported to Waverley Council ph. 9083 8300
  • Do not obstruct entrances/exits gates with equipment
  • The synthetic field must be kept clean and tidy, users responsible for removing their rubbish and placing it in the bins provide
  • Please vacate the field promptly at the end of your booking
  • Loud obnoxious behaviour will not be tolerated, please be considerate to neighbours.
  • Council Rangers can be contacted on 0414 884 393
  • All hires must adhere to Councils Terms and Conditions of Hire. If found to be in breach of any of these terms, Council reserves the right to cancel bookings, effective immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to book?

To make a booking please call the Venue Hire office on 9083 8300 or email venuehire@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Booking permits must be presented to Council Rangers if requested.

What Line Markings and Goals are available?

Permanent line markings for Football (Soccer), Rugby Union and there are markers for Rugby League. Combined Football and Rugby posts are be provided.

Any additional equipment needs to be approved by Council. No spiking or piecing the surface is allowed.

Wet Weather?

The surface is suitable for all types of weather. As such, booked sessions can go ahead in wet weather.

Who is using the field?

Waverley Council has 10 clubs who have regular winter use of Waverley Park. This includes Football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Gaelic Football and Australian Football. 

Perceived Health Risks to Community

There has been significant interest from local communities on the perceived health risk of synthetic sports field. A number of synthetic safety and risk assessments have been completed, and it is important to note that while relatively new in Sydney, synthetic turf has advanced over the years. Council has referred to independent consultants, national and state sporting bodies and available research and is confident there is no serious public health concern. 

Information on Synthetic Fields from Football NSW and the Australian Rugby Union, including perceived risks, can be found on the following links: