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Community Facilities

Find information here about facilities and spaces managed by Council. For more facilities and community spaces visit our Community Information and Community Events pages too.

From 1 January 2023 – All events on Council owned land or in Council owned buildings will need to comply with our Single Use Plastic Policy which means they will need to be plastic free.

To make this easy for you we have developed this flyer: Plastic Free Events 

You can find a copy of our Plastic Free Policy by clicking HERE.


Here in Break O’Day we have a range of facilities available for public use from our huge sports Stadium in St Helens to the St Marys Hall. We even have a Community BBQ trailer that can be hired.

We require that you or your organisation have current public liability insurance. If you would like some information on affordable insurance for your community group, please click here.

If you do not have public liability insurance, complete the public liability insurance form and “purchase” this insurance for single daily use at a cost of $20.

If you are planning an event in one of our facilities, parks or reserves such as a regatta, wedding, party, art exhibition, you also need to complete a Facilities Hire Event Application Form.

You can find all the forms you need below

Facilities Hire Event Application Form – Current – fillable

Application form Banner Pole Hire

Facility Fee Waiver Application – Tier 2

Risk Management of Public Events – GUIDELINES -includes social distancing- Vers 2020

Risk Assessment Plan for Public Events – NEW – Oct2020 – incl social distancing


Blanket Public Liability Form

BBQ Trailer Hire

Council manages the hire and maintenance of facilities in our community for community events and activities.

Contact Council on 6376 7900 or email for more information.

There are many other community spaces managed by community groups that can be hired too.

Visit our Community Information page to find them.

When you live in such a beautiful and diverse location as ours you will want to get outside as much as possible just to soak it all in!

We have a number of public parks and reserves in our area that offer BBQ facilities, toilets, outdoor gym equipment or just a quiet park bench.

The map below shows you where these are and what facilities are on offer alternatively you can check out the Discover Us  section to learn more about our area in general.

Click here to see a map of all the Council managed Parks and Reserves.

To find the location of public toilets in our area please click here.


Break O’Day Council aims to balance the expectations of dog owners and the community when we implement the Tasmanian Dog Control Act 2000 and its Dog Management Policy.

Dogs are the valued companions of many residents and visitors and we want you and your dog to be happy. Not everyone likes dogs all the time everywhere however.  Council must also protect community health, safety and amenity in public places and wildlife from harm.  Our beautiful environment is home to native wildlife and some threatened species, such as the hooded plover, a shorebird that nests on our beaches.

For these reasons Council’s includes Declared Areas in its Dog Management Policy to balance the reasonable expectations of dog owners and the community walk and exercise dogs, whilst public health, safety and amenity are protected and wildlife are not unduly harmed.

You can view the map below to see where you can have dogs on and off-leash, where they are prohibited and were the off-leash exercise areas are.

Dog zone maps onlineYou can be prosecuted for having your dog in Declared Areas contrary to their requirements, those of the Policy or the Act.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Break O’Day Council dog zones online map

We have 13 playgrounds located throughout our area. Each one a little different but of course loads of fun for a variety of age groups.

To see a map of all our playground locations please click here.

Please note: Dogs are prohibited from playgrounds

Playgrounds are smoke-free areas – No smoking within 10 metres of playground equipment. 

Thank you for ensuring that all children are safely supervised while playing on the equipment.

From its official opening on the 29th of February 2016 the St Marys Active4Life Gym has grown in leaps and bounds.

The Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House proudly run the facility.

Jason Johnston (Qualified cert 4 Fitness and Bachelor of Physical Education) is the on site Manager.

There are multiple programs running from Monday to Friday Find more information and the latest timetable here.

Or call the Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House between 9am-3pm 6374 2344. New members always welcome!

To join the Gym email and they will send all member info out for you. Then you book an induction time for new members on a Tuesday at 1.30pm where you can ask any questions.