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Hastings Sports Centre is a well-regarded facility for large corporate events, meetings, sporting events and national tournaments.  We have 2 separate spaces available for hire. Feel free to talk to us about what space will work best for your event.

Hastings Sports Centre Sports Hall

Casual courts

Get out and play. Two full size courts available for casual play. No booking required. $3.00 per person. Monday to Wednesday 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Main sports hall

Our sports hall is approximately 900m² (35.3m long x 27.4m wide), with wooden floor marked out with two courts for badminton, basketball, netball, volleyball and tennis (capacity 950). Ceiling height of the hall is 12m at apex, 7.5m at sides. Overlooking the courts are grandstand seating (capacity 275).

Bleacher Seating: Can be set up if needed at an extra cost. Available are four banks of five tier seating – approximately 45 people per unit. Floor space when set up is 3.4m x 4.7m approx.

Backyard: A grass area which may be used for outdoor activities. Free when booked with the Main Hall. Please make application to the Manager before use.

Image of Hastings Sports Centre Function RoomFunction room

Our function room is approximately 130m², with a television, surround sound speakers and whiteboard for meetings. Currently with seating for 50 people (capacity 150), function room has 50 upholstered chairs and 10 tables for use. Kitchen is available for an additional hire charge. 

 Function Room Kitchen: Complete with Zip, fridge, oven and dishwasher. 


  • Ticket office: If required, user responsibility to arrange security for cash takings.
  • Chairs and tables: Available for separate hire are 200 event chairs and 20 portable trestle tables.
  • Microphone and speaker: Available for hire.Bluetooth surround sound speakers are permanently fixed in the function room for free use.
  • 3 phase power: Available for functions. Includes a Six point splitter box.
  • Parking and accessibility: Parking for approximately 95 cars. The Hastings Sports Centre is fully accessible with a lift up to the first floor and a lift into the gym.

Tumbling Tots birthdays

tumbling tots birthdaysLooking for a fun birthday party event for your child that burns lots of energy? Our tumbling tots birthday set-ups include balancing, climbing, tunnels and more.

Our experienced staff will work with you to make your child’s birthday a memorable event.

Birthdays are suitable for children aged 0-5 years - price on application, which includes staff set-up/pack down of equipment.

Space is also available to setup/hire a bouncy castle.
Availability of dates, times and what you are looking for, will be discussed on application.
For more information or to book call +64 6 878 0051.

How to book

You will need to fill out and sign an Application for Hireage form and return to the manager before your booking can be accepted. Without this the Hastings District Council is free to cancel any pencil bookings and re-allocate to another applicant. The form can be found in the 'related documents' section at the top of this page.

All hirers wishing to run an event at the Sports Centre must arrange a meeting with the centre manager a minimum of one month prior to their event, to discuss any additional requirements that may require resource consent.

Applications for the hire of the Hastings Sports Centre can be made to the Hastings Sports Centre manager via telephone 06 878 0051 or via email

All users are also required to provide a bond which the Hastings District Council will hold until such time as the group discontinues use.

A booking will be deemed confirmed when the form is returned and on receipt of payment of the necessary bond.

All fees & charges can be found below.

Hastings Sports Centre

Hastings Sports Centre Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Facility User Charges Fee (incl GST)
Main Hall
Regular / Seasonal Rate - per hour$53.00 
Casual Rate per hour$70.00 
Off Peak Rate - per hour$42.00 
School Charge - per hour$42.00 
Commercial Rate - per hour$115.00 
Function Room
Regular / Seasonal Rate - per hour$31.00 
Casual Rate - per hour$42.00 
Kitchen (by itself) - per hour$10.00 
Kitchen (when booked with Meeting Room and/or Function Room) per day$21.00 
Additional Charges
Changing Rooms Charge - per day$21.00 
Ticket OfficeFree 
Electronic scoreboard - per booking$53.00 
Stackable Chair Charge - per chair per booking$2.00 
Trestle Table Charge - per table per booking$14.00 
Extra Bleacher Seating Charge - Per Unit$53.00 
Dividing Curtain - per booking$53.00 
3 Phase Power Charge - per DayCharged per kWh used  
Cleaning - Large Public Event/Tournament$390.00 
Sporting Equipment Charge - per booking$5.00 
A hire-age bond may be requested prior to any booking. Bond will be refundable at the conclusion of a booking provided no damage is caused. No Charge 
Note: School - any school or child care organisation booking the Sports Centre e.g. prize giving, sports coaching session, sports day. Applicable during school hours only
Note: Regular - A group who uses the Sports Centre on a regular/seasonal basis for more than 20 sessions a year
Note: Peak - Evenings from 3:00pm to 10:00pm and all day Saturday
Note: Off Peak - Mornings, early afternoons up to 3:00pm, late nights after 10:00pm.
Note: Casual - Booking made by a casual user that books less than 20 sessions per year
Note: Commercial - A group using the centre to sell products, generate profit, or attract public attention to a product or business
Note: Extra Cleaning - An extra cleaning charge for a large public event/tournament will be automatically added to cover the cost of having main hall floor and grandstand area professionally cleaned.


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