Following the Federal Government’s announcement restricting social and group sport, Wyndham sporting reserves can no longer be used for group sport, including team sports. Solo exercise is permitted but please maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres between individuals.
We know the important role sport plays in our community, and our sports grounds, pavilions and open spaces are hubs for sport, recreation, community and a healthy and active lifestyle.
As we continue to do all we can in order to minimise the spread of Covid-19 throughout our community, we have made the very difficult decision to not accept any new bookings for sportsgrounds, pavilions or open spaces as of today (Tuesday, 17 March).
If your group has existing community sport and recreation bookings, Council will liaise with you and the relevant peak bodies to ensure the local clubs and groups are supported to make informed decisions about the ongoing delivery of their activities.
Over the past week we have seen local Basketball, Netball, Rugby Union, and Dog Obedience suspend their activities until further notice due to concerns for participants and the spread of Covit-19.
While we acknowledge this may cause a level of disappointment amongst participants, it isn’t a decision we’ve made lightly.
As this situation is evolving rapidly, it is important that we as a Council are proactive and responsive, putting our community’s wellbeing at the forefront of all decisions we make and we thank you for your understanding.
A full list of closures and information about alternative service arrangements can be found at https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/covid19
If you suspect that you or a family member has COVID-19 you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national COVID-19 Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
For the most current information, resources and advice please visit The Department of Health and Human Services website, https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
As residents we can all do our bit for our community. Please keep an eye out for at-risk family members, neighbours and friends, and support one another.
2020/2021 Summer Season Allocations
The 2020/2021 Summer Seasonal allocation application process is now open.
Please ensure you have all relevant documentation and information ready prior to commencing the application.
Following the allocation process, there will be further requirements in place that Clubs will need to adhere to, prior to accessing Council facilities. Wyndham Sport and Recreation will be in touch with Clubs following the allocation period to outline these next steps.
Pre Season requests - Winter clubs
Seasonal Users may apply for a facility allocation for a pre-season training period prior to their main season of competition. Requests are to be made via the Pre-Season Training Form. Sport and Recreation will inform clubs when this process is open.
Online Licence Agreements
Licences are distributed and signed on “Secured Signing” an online platform. Clubs will receive email notification that your licence is ready for signing, with instructions on how to complete this.
If you encounter problems, touch base with your Sport & Recreation Development Officer.
12 Month Licence Holders
Wyndham City Council will continue to offer those clubs noted as year-round hires the option to sign a 12-month licence agreement prior to Summer season commencing.
As per last year’s arrangement the club will be required to complete the full application process for the 2020/21 summer season.
In March, those Clubs will be contacted to re-confirm their hours for the 2021 Winter Season. Confirmation letters and seasonal fee invoices will be circulated in line with the 6 monthly seasonal process.
The Seasonal Allocation Process is open from Monday 21st September 2020, and will close on Friday 16th October.
Considering the wide ranging implications of the COVID pandemic, dates are subject to change. Additional key dates will be circulated directly to Clubs via your SRDO, and updated accordingly as required.