Living in Dorset

Dorset Council provides community services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

Visiting Dorset

Dorset has a unique blend of wilderness, wildlife, stunning scenery, mining heritage, secluded beaches and world class golf courses.

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 1300 858 824

Business community in Dorset

Dorset Council is focused on providing support to potential investors to facilitate sustainable developments large and small.

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 1300 858 824
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Council Facilities for Hire

Dorset Council facilities for hire include Community Halls and Recreation Venues.

Council have the following facilities available around Dorset for hire:

  • Branxholm Recreation Ground
  • Bridport Hall
  • Bridport Village Green
  • Derby Hall
  • Nugget Sellers Pavilion
  • Ringarooma Hall
  • Scottsdale Netball Courts
  • Scottsdale Recreation Ground
  • Scottsdale Stadium (Stadium Floor Management Information)
  • Scottsdale Swimming Pool
  • Winnaleah Hall

The following buildings are Council owned, but bookings are made via Hall Caretakers - please contact Council for information on who to contact:

  • Pioneer Hall
  • Branxholm Hall
  • Legerwood Hall
  • Springfield Hall
  • Gladstone Hall
  • North Scottsdale Hall
  • Bridport Recreation Ground
  • Bridport Multi Function Centre @ Recreation Ground
  • Winnaleah Community Centre @ Recreation Ground

To hire a Council facility, the Facility Hire - Terms and Conditions must be read and an Application for Facility Hire Form (see below) must be completed.

There is also provision for hirers to purchase casual public liability insurance from Council when hiring a Council facility, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.


Since the 2017/18 financial year, Council decided to remove fees for the use of community halls and facilities when being used for community purposes, and the entry fees into the Scottsdale and Branxholm swimming pools have also been removed. Council's 2022/23 Fees and Charges Schedule is available here.

For assistance in completing an Application for Facility Hire Form, or for further information including availability, contact the Council Office on 03 6352 6500.