You are more than welcome to use any area of the Parklands to have a picnic without making a booking, however this does not guarantee you exclusive use of the site.
Please note if you choose to use one of our bookable areas and it is reserved, you just need to move to another area.
Furthermore, you cannot bring any external providers to the Parklands without a booking, for example pop-up picnic companies, caterers, children’s entertainers, infrastructure, etc.
Yes, the use of portable BBQs that have legs preventing them from sitting directly on the grass are permitted as part of your booking (except during periods of total fire ban).
Hot coals, oil, hot or frozen liquid from the BBQs must not be dumped anywhere with the Park, they must be taken with you when you leave.
The lighting of fires in the Parklands is prohibited.
Alcohol may be brought into Centennial Parklands providing all State laws are adhered to and alcohol is consumed responsibly.
Please take empty bottles and cans with you when leaving the site and ensure that no broken glass is left behind. Fines may apply for excessive waste. Alcohol cannot be sold.
No, you do not have to reserve a ceremony site to arrange a reception in the Parklands. When you book your picnic site for your reception you can choose to purchase additional permits for food caterers and/or food trucks and entertainers to come on site, scroll to the bottom of the picnic site page to view this information.
Please keep in mind that when choosing a picnic styled reception, there is no power within the Parklands, this means that there is no lighting in the Parklands when the sun goes down and all guests will need to vacate the Parklands when the vehicle gates close.
No, Centennial Park closes to all vehicles each night. If your car has broken down, or cannot otherwise be moved due to mechanical fault, please notify a Parklands Ranger on 0412 718 611 in order to avoid a fine.
In case of an emergency please call 000. As a secondary measure, Parklands Rangers are qualified first aid providers and can be contacted on 0412 718
In the event of wet weather, the earliest you can cancel your booking is 48 hours before your booking, the latest you can cancel it due to wet weather is midday on the day of the booking. If you wish to cancel your booking due to wet weather, please submit your cancellation in writing to email@example.com. Once the cancellation is received, your booking payment will be refunded minus an administration fee of $85. If notification is not received before midday on the booked date, a refund will not be issued.
If, on the day of your booking, you are cancelling due to wet weather, please call the Centennial Parklands rangers on 0401 718 611 before noon
The Fearnley Grounds Sheltered area is the only sheltered bookable site in Centennial Parklands https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/venue-hire/picnics/fearnley-grounds-shelter.