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Picnics Terms and conditions

You must abide by Centennial Parklands Regulations.

Below are some additional terms and conditions that must also be adhered to.

Vehicles are only permitted on public roads within Centennial Parklands. Special permission may be granted for off-road access for drop-off and pick-up of equipment at the Musgrave, One More Shot Pond and Ash Paddock designated picnic sites only if requested in advance and in writing to:
Vehicles granted prior approval for off- road access may only do so if escorted by a Parklands Ranger. Rangers must be contacted 15 minutes prior to arriving at the site on 0412 718 611. If you ignore or break these conditions, Rangers could ask you and your guests to leave.
Blocking access to gates, access ways, paths or roads is not permitted.

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.
To ensure the quality of Centennial Parklands picnic sites is maintained, a credit card authorisation will be taken for all bookings. Parklands Rangers will conduct a condition report after your picnic. Repair costs for any damage sustained as a direct result of your picnic will be deducted from your card, as will costs associated with waste disposal, to a maximum of $300. Please ensure your site is left in good condition, i.e. clean and tidy and with no damage sustained to avoid any charges.
Your booking is not confirmed until full payment is received by Centennial Parklands and a confirmation email is sent to you.

You should be aware that Centennial Parklands is a community venue and that other non-related activities may be occurring throughout the Parklands at the time of your booking. This mayinclude concerts and large community events that are booked throughout the year. If a confirmed event booking exists, we will make the potential impacts known to you at the time of booking. For picnic bookings made well in advance, notification may not be possible at the time of booking.
Centennial Parklands reserves the right to cancel bookings up to six months in advance of the booking date or relocate a booking up to three months in advance of a booking and will refund any payments in full upon cancellation. No further compensation will be payable.

Cancellations unrelated to wet weather:

All cancellations unrelated to wet weather must be made through the online platform under My Events or in writing to:
In the event of cancellation, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations received more than ten (10) days prior to the booking date will receive a full refund of the booking payment minus an administration fee of $85.

  • Cancellations received between five

  • (5) and ten (10) days prior to the booking date will receive a refund of 50% of the booking payment minus an administration fee of $85. If 50% of the booking payment is less than the cancellation fee, then the total booking payment will be retained.

  • Cancellations received within five (5) days of the booking date will not be refunded.

Wet weather cancellations:

The earliest you can cancel your booking due to wet weather 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 contact the Parklands Rangers on 0412 718 611. Please leave a voicemail if there is no response or the office is closed. Within 14 days of your booking you are required to re-confirm the cancellation in writing to
In this instance 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.

Bookings can be transferred to an alternate date with 10 days or more notification. Changes to your booking must be made through the online platform under My Events or in writing to: and will incur an additional administration fee of $85.
Whilst general and recycling waste bins are provided throughout the Parklands, we ask that you take your rubbish with you when you leave.
Any costs incurred by the Parklands to dispose of waste after your picnic will be deducted from your credit card. This includes any waste left lying adjacent to Parklands bin stations. The disposal of waste matter, fluid, oils, fats and dryice is prohibited throughout the Parklands.
Parklands regulations do not permit the attachment of decorations, balloons, signage, banners or other items to trees, buildings, heritage features or other fixed structures anywhere within Centennial Parklands. Partystreamers, confetti, sparklers and fireworks are also not permitted in the Parklands. Helium balloons must not be brought into or used in the Parklands at anytime. You may not use promotional signage without the prior approval from Centennial Parklands.
Centennial Parklands has dedicated dog on-leash and off-leash areas. Fines may apply if these zones and other dog regulations are not respected. Parklands regulations are available on the Centennial Parklands website.
Portable BBQs with legs which prevent them from sitting directly on the ground are permitted, other than on total fire ban days. Portable BBQs that sit on the grass are not permitted.
Hot coals, oil, hot or frozen liquid from the BBQs must be taken with you when you leave.

The lighting of fires and discharging of fireworks in the Parklands is prohibited.
Centennial Parklands is an increasingly important wildlife refuge. Please do not harass or feed aquatic life or birds, pick fowers, damage grass, take cuttings of plants or otherwise damage animal or plant life.
Fishing, wading and swimming in ponds and streams is not permitted. Fines apply for these actions.
The Applicant or any of the Associated Persons shall indemnify the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust (the Parklands) against:
  1. loss of or damage to property of the parklands; and
  2. claims by anyperson against the Parklands in respect of personal injury or death, or loss of or damage to any property, arising out of or as a consequence of the Applicant’s use of the Venue or the Venue Facilities, but the Applicant’s liability to indemnify the Parklands shall be reduced proportionately to the extent that anyact or omission of the Parklands or employees of the Parklands mayhave contributed to the loss, damage, death or injury.
All requests by Parklands Rangers and other authorised staffmust be followed with regard to the set up and pack away of equipment.
Any incidents or accidents should be reported immediately to the Parklands Rangers by calling 0412 718 611.
Please obey Parklands regulations (available on the Centennial Parklands website) to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, and the protection of the heritage and environment of Centennial Parklands.
Rangers enforce Parklands regulations under State law, if you ignore or break them you could be fined.
Bookings are for exclusive use of a designated picnic site within Centennial Park and include one or two picnic tables (fxed to the ground) only, depending on the size of the site. The sheltered picnic site includes four tables.
Bookings do not include the exclusive use of other permanent infrastructure such as BBQs, other tables, benches, playgrounds or toilets located at or near the site.

Picnics and social gatherings must not interfere with the general use of public facilities.
Please see the site specific information for details on what items you can bring with you as part of a standard picnic booking and other items you can bring with you for an additional fee.
Permitted pop-up structures must be weighted down and not pegged into the ground. Picnic equipment should not impede any public pathways, impose on any flower beds or touch Parklands trees.
You are not permitted to bring inflatable structures, mechanical rides or dunking machines.
Petting zoos, animal farms and reptile handlers are only permitted at Ash Paddock, One More Shot Pond and Musgrave Picnic sites at additional cost.
Animals must be under 50kg in weight. All manure, bedding and litter is to be removed from the site at the end of the activity and animals are not permitted with 20m of Parklands ponds or the horse track. Fencing for animal containment is required and a health certificate from a vet must be provided. No charge is to be incurred for participant entry to the Petting Zoo.
Power and lighting is not provided to picnic sites. Small, low noise portable generators are permitted for an additional fee at some locations, see site specific information for details.
Centennial Parklands is committed to protecting your privacy, including while interacting with our website. Our Privacy Policy can be found here: Privacy Policy.
All third party suppliers, where permitted, must have Public Liability Insurance to the value of $10 million. We reserve the right to request evidence of the supplier’s insurance prior to the applicant being provided use of the Parklands location, such evidence to be in the form of a certificate of currency issued by the Insurer (not the Broker).
Any equipment left unattended in the Parklands is at your own risk. Centennial Parklands takes no responsibilityfor anyloss or damage to your property.
You are not permitted to sell tickets, conduct commercial activities, collect monies, retail products or display/ distribute advertising or promotional material as part of a picnic site booking.
Centennial Parklands reserves the right to cancel non-compliant picnic bookings and to adjust or vary these terms and conditions without explanation. Booking fees are payable in advance and a booking is not confirmed until payment of booking fees is received. Fees are GST inclusive unless otherwise specified.
Commercial mobile vendors are not permitted on site without prior approval. This includes ice cream vans, food vans and coffee vendors. Money is not permitted to change hands when coffee vans/ice cream vans are approved to be on site as part of these bookings.