Campbelltown Sports Stadium is one of a handful of synthetic athletics tracks in Sydney, so why not take advantage and use it for your school athletics carnival. An all weather synthetic track means that rain, hail or shine your carnival can go ahead.
In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic the 2021 school athletics carnival application open dates have been changed. At this time we are trying to reduce the impacts on Council's systems so that essential services are prioritised.
2021 Application opening dates for school carnivals are as follows:
- 1st April 2020 - Zone and regional carnivals
- 1st June 2020 - Local Schools*
- 1st July 2020 - Other Schools
*Schools located in the Campbelltown Local Government Area (LGA)
Frequently Asked Questions
It is a good idea to contact us to look at availability of the venue, however bookings can not be taken over the phone as an application is required. To apply to use the venue please use our online forms.
Campbelltown Athletics Centre is usually booked out in Term 2 and Term 3 of the school calendar so therefore wet weather back up dates can not be booked.
Campbelltown Athletics Centre comprises an international standard all weather synthetic athletics track. It also has under cover spectators seating for 850 spectators. There is no reason other than for participant and official comfort that a carnival needs to be cancelled due to wet weather. Schools may opt not to run certain events such as high jump or hurdles, if the participants do not have suitable footwear or are inexperienced.
At times the ground staff may close grassed in-field area for throwing events or tabloid activities if it is deemed unsafe or susceptible to damage but this would only occur in situations of continual heavy rain and /or flooding.
All athletics equipment is supplied and set up by a Campbelltown Collegians Athletics Club Representative. They will contact the organising school prior to the carnival day to ascertain what equipment is required. There is an additional fee for this service.
No, schools are not issued with keys, except in extreme circumstances. The facility will be opened and closed by a representative from Campbelltown Collegians Athletics Club.
All schools are responsible for their own first aid equipment and first aid officers.
There is an integrated PA system at the venue, so there is no need to bring your own.
No, schools are required to undertake their own risk assessments for their carnival.
A canteen will be in operation which sells food and beverages if the school has requested this.
Due to contractual arrangements, outside catering is not allowed throughout Campbelltown Sports Stadium and this includes BBQs, therefore any requests to hold a fundraising BBQ will be declined.
There is ample parking for teachers and officials. There is a 60 space car park located at the Pembroke Road entry. For large school carnivals teachers and officials may also park within the stadium. Due to safety reasons parking behind the Athletics Centre grandstand is restricted to Stadium staff only.
The size of the event will dictate where parking will be available. If the car parking at Pembroke Road is full, parking can be found in the commuter car park of Old Leumeah Road. There is also ample parking in the commuter car park off Airds Road, Leumeah. Access from this car park is via the Leumeah Railway Station and will take approximately 5-10 minutes to walk to the Athletics Centre.
Yes, Council Rangers monitor all of Council's car parks. You take the risk of a fine if you choose to park illegally.
Applications will be accepted on:
1 April - Zone and Regional carnivals
1 May - Local Schools*
1 July - Other Schools
*Schools located within Campbelltown Local Government Area.