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Court and Field Hire

16 November 2023

UC's RecCentre has two large court spaces and a squash court for private hire or casual use. If you're keen to mix up your routine, why not pop down to shoot some hoops, or book a court? Find out about court and field hire.

RecCentre Facility Hire

FREE Before 3pm daily

  • Everday before 3pm, every court space is FREE to use for casual sport.  
  • You can book a single court per day for free before 3pm (one booking per person). Additional bookings will incur a charge. This limit provides others the ability to take part in our FREE before 3pmbookings. 
  • Equipment - Hire from us for FREE or bring your own


Booking Your Court

  • Book online: via our website or through our app
  • Walk-in: Check availability and grab a free court if one's open.
  • Call us+(64) 3 364 2433 


Fees and Cancellation Policy

  • Fees apply after 3pm: Book and then pay when you arrive before your court time
  • Cancel your booking: We appreciate cancellations made at least 24 hours before your booking to allow others to use the courts. Cancellations within 24 hours or no-shows will incur a charge.


Additional Information

  • Please wear non-marking shoes.
  • Bookings can be made up to 14-days in advance.
  • Contact us to make bookings for:
    • The FULL Sportshall
    • Season bookings (eg. club training/club night)
    • Dates more than 2-weeks in advance


Non-Member Bookings

  • Non-Members can book our courts at member rates, but additional fees apply. 
  • Casual entry fee or temporary membership (i.e. 14-day trial or concession entry card) is required for each non-member entering the RecCentre, additional to the court booking fee.
  • EXAMPLE: 2 non-members booking a Badminton Court, will be charged 1x court fee + 2x casual entry fees.
  • Full Sport Court bookings for non-members are POA, please contact us for more info.


Court hire fees (charged per hour)
UC RecCentre MembersUCSA Affiliated

Sports Hall (Basketball/Netball/Futsal) (Full court)

Non-Member Full Sports Hall Bookings




Volleyball Court (Half court)$25$20
Badminton Court (Quarter court)$12.50$10
Pickleball Court (Quarter court)$12.50$10
Squash Court (Per court)
$4 per half-hour
$4 per half-hour

* Booking fee includes the entry for all non-members included in the booking. (No additional entry fee required for this type of booking)

Ilam Fields Hire and Tennis Courts

The community are welcome to use both the Ilam fields & Ilam Fields Tennis Courts for recreational use when not booked training times or games.   

During wet weather, please respect the field closures to preserve the field quality.

If you would like to reserve exclusive space for games, training or events:

  • For SPORTS related bookings, please download the Ilam Fields Sports Booking Form
  • For SOCIAL bookings, please download the Ilam Fields Social Booking Form
  • Email your completed form to our Grounds Booking Email. A staff member will contact you within 2 working days (Mon-Fri). Fees vary by size, code, and length of booking (e.g. season vs daily rate).

Ilam Fields Sports Booking Form

Download (application/pdf, 482 KB)

Ilam Fields Social Booking Form

Download (application/pdf, 684 KB)
Academic Teaching and Research Bookings

Charges will be waived for UC students and staff undertaking teaching, academic or course-related work.

  • Please contact us with the details of your booking request: course code, nature of the activity, supervisor/lecturer (if relevant), space requirements, day and time.
  • A staff member will contact you within 2 working days to discuss.
  • Verification of your project/course activity and your health & safety plan may be required.
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