Court hire

Generic squash racket and ball

Available for hire

The RecCentre has two large court spaces for private hire or casual use, and two squash courts. To mix up your routine, why not pop down to shoot some hoops, or book a court?  

How does it work?

Drop-in Sport

Every weekday, before 4pm, every court space is FREE to use for drop-in sport. Be it squash, volleyball, futsal, badminton or basketball, just turn up, and if the space is available (or you’re willing to negotiate with others in the space to share with you) you can play at no cost.

  • Check-in at reception on arrival, to see if a space is available
  • Borrow equipment from us (or bring your own) by exchanging your membership card
  • Non-Members are required to pay casual entry fee for drop-in sessions, squash and badminton bookings

Booking a court

If you’re more of a routine person, and want to be absolutely sure you’re going to get to play your game of squash or badminton, at the time you want to play it, for a court hire charge, we can ensure you don’t miss out. See the Schedule of Court Hire Charges for details. The court charge ensures the space is yours exclusively.

  • Call or visit reception to make a booking for the future
  • Pay on arrival for the booking
  • 24hr notice of cancellation is requested. Full fee may be charged for noshows and/or booking privileges revoked

Call into reception or phone us to make a booking, for either 30 or 60 minutes.

  • Court hire is $4 for 30 minutes
  • Non-members are required to purchase casual entry for their visit, and you are entitled to use the rest of the facility or group fitness classes for that fee
  • Bookings can be made up to 1 week in advance
  • Hire equipment fees: Racquets $3 each, Squash Ball $1, Safety goggles free on request
  • Please wear non-marking shoes
  • Up to two courts, subject to availability.

Call into reception or phone us to make a booking, 60 minutes only.

  • Court hire is $10 per hour
  • Non-members are required to purchase casual entry for their visit, and you are entitled to use the rest of the facility or group fitness classes for that fee
  • Bookings can be made up to 1 week in advance
  • Hire equipment fees: racquets $1.50 each, shuttles $1 
  • Up to six courts, subject to availability.

Call into reception or phone us to make a booking, 60 minutes only.

  • Court hire fee includes cost of entry for players (group booking) but does not entitle players to use the facility pre or post booking time
  • See court hire fees schedule for current costs (below)
  • Up to three courts, subject to availability
  • Bookings can be made up to one week in advance.

Casual/drop in use of basketball courts subject to availability. Free for members.

  • Non-members are required to purchase casual entry for their visit, and you are entitled to use the rest of the facility or group fitness classes for that fee
  • Full sportshall court available for group bookings, 60min only. See our court hire fees schedule for current costs (below).
  • Group Booking court hire fee includes cost of entry for players but does not entitle players to use the facility pre or post booking time
  • Call into reception or phone us to make a booking, 60 minutes only
  • Bookings can be made up to one week in advance.

Call into reception or phone us to make a booking, 60 minutes only.

  • Bookings can be made up to one week in advance
  • See court hire fees schedule for costs (below)

For recurring booking enquiries (eg club training/club night) or dates more than one week in advance, please email us.

Please specify your reason for use, best way to contact, and days/times you are enquiring about. One of our team will contact you within two working days (Mon-Fri).

Please download the Ilam Fields booking form.

  • Email your completed form to us. A staff member will contact you within 2 working days (Mon-Fri). Fees vary by size, code and length of booking (eg season vs daily rate).
  • You may also find it helpful to download the 2019 Ilam Fields Brochure‌ PDF.

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

  • Please email us with the details of your booking request: course code, nature of 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.

Court hire fees

SpaceDetailsCharge per hour
    External  UC RecCentre member UCSA affiliated
Sportshall Full court $80 $50 $40
  Half court
(Volleyball)
$40 $25 $20
Gymnasium Full court $40 $25 n/a
  Half court  Not available
Badminton court Per court $10
Entry to RecCentre is additional (either by membership or casual fee)
Squash court Per court $8 per hour, $4 per half hour
Entry to RecCentre is additional (either by membership or casual fee)

Want to book a court?