Sport Facilities and Bookings

Students practising on tennis court

Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus has two main sports areas which are used by SCU students/staff, SCU clubs and the general public. These are:

  • The Maurie Ryan Oval, and
  • the Darrel Chapman Sports Facility, which includes 4 × tennis courts, 2 × netball courts and 2 × basketball courts plus BBQ area and toilet block with lights. Please note all courts at the Daryl Chapman Sports Facility will be out of action due to upgrades from the 3rd of January 2024, with completion expected around the 3rd of Feb 2024.
basketball game

Booking Form

There is a Sports Facility Booking Form which must be filled out correctly by the person responsible for the booking.

A UniLife staff member will acknowledge receipt of booking form and notify the contact person that it has been received.

The booking is entered on the webmail calendar and the booking is confirmed in writing via email or post.

UniLife staff have the right not to accept a booking when it is an activity that is deemed inappropriate usage of the SCU Sports Facilities.

Online Room/Facility Booking Form

Hire Fees

Darrel Chapman Sports Facility

Tennis Court Hire    
SCU Students/Staff $7 per hour $9 per hour with lights
General Public $10 per hour $12 per hour with lights


SCU Oval  
SCU Students/Staff $15 per hour
General Public $25 per hour
Season Booking (6 Months) $500

Collection of fees

Payment of casual hire fees under $100 are to be made through the cashier at Summerland Credit Union. SCU Room Bookings Officer to invoice for hire charges over $100.

In these cases, UniLife staff to forward Sports Facility Booking Forms to SCU Room Booking Officer and a copy of the invoice to be forwarded to UniLife staff for their records.

Access to sports facilities and lights

SCU Safety and Information Office will be notified of bookings and will be responsible for unlocking and locking sporting facilities and turning lights on and off.