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  • Self-guided Walks

    Staying fit and healthy is just a walk in the Park! Download our free Centennial Park walking apps - available for Apple and Android smartphones. More info and download links here.

  • Swamp Closures

    Lachlan Swamp will close on days above 36C to minimise disturbance to the Flying Foxes. There will be no access to visitors.

  • Centennial Park History Book

    Our great new book on the history of Centennial Park is now on sale, and can be ordered online. Great gift idea. More info.

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One of the quintessential Australian activities is the outdoor barbecue.

Centennial Parklands provides eight free electric barbecues, each with two hotplates.

Locate barbecues

You can use our map to find these barbecues. Barbecues are located at:

  • Adjacent the playground near Paddington Gates, Centennial Park
  • Model Yacht Pond, Centennial Park
  • Musgrave Ave, Centennial Park
  • Ash Paddock, Centennial Park
  • Learner’s Cycleway, Centennial Park
  • Paperbark Grove, Centennial Park
  • Darley Road, Queens Park
  • Bat and Ball, Moore Park 

Rules of use

The barbecues cannot be booked and operate on a first-come basis.

Use of the Parklands' barbecues is on a mutual responsibility basis - the Trust will maintain and keep the barbecues in working order, while users are responsible for cleaning the barbecue hotplates after use, out of respect to the next users.

If you find Parklands barbecue out-of-order, please contact the Parklands Office on (02) 9339 6699 or email

Are BYO barbecues permitted in Centennial Park?

You are permitted to bring in portable barbecues with legs only (you are not permitted barbecues that sit on the grass). No portable barbecues permitted during periods of total fire ban - find the latest Fire Danger Ratings.  

Dumping hot coals, lighting fires and lighting fireworks are all prohibited. Fines may apply.

Read all of the Parklands Rules and Regulations regarding barbecue use in Centennial Parklands.