Sports grounds

The following sports grounds and facilities are available in the Cessnock Local Government Area:


Tracks are established at Branxton, Kurri Kurri and Cessnock.


Bridges Hill Park, Cessnock
Ernie Dunlop Park, Weston
Mulbring Park, Mulbring
Ayrfield Miners Memorial Park, North Rothbury
Orange Street Oval, Abermain
Ellalong Park, Ellalong 

Cessnock Civic Indoor Sports Centre (2 x indoor courts available for hire)


There are 28 cricket wickets provided across the LGA and they are made up of a combination of 21 turf and 7 concrete wickets. Practice nets are located at Bellbird, Branxton, Cessnock, Kurri Kurri and Mulbring.


There is 1 hockey facility containing a synthetic pitch located in Cessnock.

Horse riding

Horse sport facilities are located at Stanford Merthyr, Neath, Greta and Wollombi.


These are located at Cessnock and North Rothbury.


Facilities are located at Branxton, Cessnock and Kurri Kurri. Branxton has 4 courts, Cessnock has 18 and Kurri Kurri has 8.

Rugby League

There are 6 rugby league sporting fields located at Cessnock, Kearsley, Abermain, Kurri Kurri and Greta.

Rugby Union

Fields are located at Cessnock and Branxton.

Skate and BMX

Skateparks are located in Cessnock, Greta, Millfield and Kurri Kurri, and there is a BMX track at Bellbird.


There are 10 soccer fields across the LGA located in Cessnock, Bellbird, Abermain, Kurri Kurri, Pelaw Main and Weston.


There are 6 Council provided tennis facilities throughout the LGA. Cessnock Tennis Centre has 18 courts and there are 8 courts at Kurri Kurri. Branxton, Greta, Mulbring and Wollombi tennis courts all have 2 courts.  

Hire a sports ground

Many of our sports grounds are available to hire for small gatherings through to large corporate events. Fill out an Application for Use of Recreation Facilities form to hire one for your event.