A-Z of Bunbury Sport and Recreation Facilities

The City of Bunbury provides a wide range of recreation and leisure activities in modern facilities and well-maintained sporting grounds and facilities:

Accessible Playground: (located at Prince Phillip Drive, Big Swamp)

The first accessible playground built in the South West, the unique design and equipment makes this a truly accessible and interactive playground. The playground is made up of six areas and has been designed with nature and a sense of adventure in mind. The equipment promotes fun and interaction for all children and includes a carousel, aero-glider, roller-table and sand factory. Click here for more information.

Bunbury Recreation Ground: (bounded by Symmons Street, Clifton Street and Ocean Drive) The Bunbury Recreation Ground incorporates grass oval, cricket nets, a turf cricket wicket, public toilets and change rooms. The Bunbury Recreation Ground is home to the Bunbury Runners Club; Colts Cricket Club; South West Warriors Rugby League Club; various community events.

Bunbury Regional Athletics Arena: (located at Hay Park Sportsground)

The $3.6 million eight lane running track (ten lane front straight) has the same ‘MONDO’ surface as that used at the Beijing Olympic Stadium and the AK Reserve in Perth and is the only regional track of its type in Western Australia. The MONDO surface is certified by the International Amateur Athletics Foundation (IAAF) opening the way for Bunbury to stage major athletic events. The facility is maintained and managed by the City of Bunbury in liaison with the Bunbury Athletics Club and Bunbury Little Athletics Club who use the arena as their year round base.  

The facility is perfect for pre-season training and school carnivals. Schools, clubs and groups are encouraged to make use of the arena which is available for hire. To hire the arena download and complete the following documents and submit to the Club Development Officer via email: records@bunbury.wa.gov.au or by post to City of Bunbury PO Box 21 Bunbury 6231.

For further information, bookings, or to arrange a time to inspect the Arena, please contact the Club Development Officer on 9795 7256. 

Bunbury Skate Park: Located at Queens Gardens, the Skate Park features a range of ramps, 'street' features and bowl. It is used on a casual basis by local young people and visitors to the City.

Forrest Park: (corner of Blair Street and Forrest Ave)

Forrest Park has facilities which cater for soccer, cricket and lawn bowling facilities operated by the Bunbury Bowling Club at the northern most end of the open public space. The facilities include a range of senior and junior soccer pitches, three turf wickets, cricket practice nets, two synthetic and three turf bowling greens. Forrest Park is home to the Marist Cricket Club; Dynamos Soccer Club; a modified summer soccer competition; Bunbury Bowling Club.

Hands Oval: (bounded by Clarke Street, Blair Street and Spencer Street)

Hands Oval is Bunbury’s premiere Australian Rules Football Oval. It is floodlit with a choice of illumination up to 750 lux and other facilities include include, car parks, club rooms, change rooms, kiosk and spectator seating. Hands Oval is home to the South Bunbury Football Club; South West Football League Football; South West Football League Umpires.

Hay Park: (corner Parade Road and Bussell Highway, Bunbury)

Hay Park is Bunbury's main sporting complex. This massive complex caters for many sports including football, soccer, cricket, athletics and rugby. Other Hay Park facilities include a world class hockey stadium, netball and tennis courts, a badminton centre, a BMX track and a croquet club.

Hay Park is home to the Bunbury Hockey Stadium Inc; Bunbury Ex-Students Hockey Club; Bunbury Junior Football Association; Bunbury & Districts Dog Club; On-Road Radio Controlled Car Club; Bunbury Netball Association; Bunbury Tennis Club; Moorabinda Croquet Club; Bunbury United Soccer Club; Bunbury BMX Club Inc; Police & Citizens Youth Club Inc; Bunbury Badminton Association; Bunbury Basketball Association; and the Bunbury Regional Athletics Arena.

Hay Park is also home to the South West Sports Centre.

Kelly Park: (Bounded by Xavier Street, Gwinda Street and Wisby Street)

Kelly Park facilities include an Australian Rules oval with partial night lighting suitable for training purposes, cricket nets, children’s play area, BBQ facilities and a basketball court. Kelly Park is home to the Carey Park Football Club and caters to the South West Football League winter fixtures. Kelly Park also includes an adjoining large area of public open space that provides a great venue for barbecues and family use by Bunbury residents and visitors.

Koombana Beach Volleyball: (central/western portion of Koombana Bay)

The facility houses the Bunbury Volleyball Association and includes ten volleyball courts, storage facilities, change rooms and toilet facilities.  The Association uses this venue for all its summer beach volleyball competitions. Please note that bookings for beach volleyball cannot be made through the City of Bunbury.  The Bunbury Volleyball Association handles bookings of this site.

Parks and Playgrounds: There are also a range of parks and recreation grounds across the City including. Click here for a full list of parks including available facilities.

PC Payne Park: (corner of Thomas Street and Hislop Street)

Facilities at PC Payne Park include a football oval, club house, change rooms, function rooms and kiosk and basic night lighting suited for training purposes only. PC Payne Park is home to the Bunbury Football Club and the Bunbury Forum Force State League Soccer team.

Skate Parks: There are two skate parks in Bunbury, one by the Leschenault Inlet on Blair St, Bunbury WA 623​ (opposite Target) and a new skate park is located in J.B O'Reilly Park, Glen Iris.

South West Sports Centre: Owned and operated by the City of Bunbury, the $12.6 million South West Sports Centre is the premier leisure facility of WA's south west region.  We offer a wide range of programs to suit everyone's needs including programs specially developed for people who have never exercised or who are returning to exercise.  Whether you are old or young, fit or unfit, we commit to helping you achieve your health, fitness and recreational goals. For more information about any of our programs or our various program areas please Click Here.​​