Council Resources

Football Facilities Guides

Football NSW and Northern NSW Football have developed a number of football facility development guides on a range of topics including drainage and irrigation, football lighting and synthetic fields.

These guides provide a comprehensive overview of the requirements and standards for football at a range of levels from grass roots community to the National Premier Leagues.

To view the guides, as well as number of other strategic and supporting documents, please go to

For Victorian facility developments and state specific standards and requirements, please contact Kevin O’Byrne on 8804 2300 or e-mail


Artificial Grass for Sport Guide

The Artificial Grass For Sport Guide is a key resource for sporting clubs, local councils, and schools set to undertake an artificial grass project.

Recent experience has shown there's been inadequate information and support for local councils, schools, clubs and their communities to plan for, select, install, and manage new artificial grass surfaces.

As a result Sport and Recreation Victoria has consulted with the sports industry to develop what will undoubtedly become an indispensable resource for future artificial grass projects.

By sharing this artificial grass experience with all Victorians we hope to further enhance the work of local councils, schools, sporting clubs, and communities in their development of quality, durable and accessible artificial grass facilities.

To maximise the success of current or future artificial grass projects we encourage you to utilise this fantastic resource.

To discuss development of artificial surfaces for football, please contact Kevin O'Bryne on 9474 1822 or e-mail

To view the Artificial Grass for Sport Guide, please go to


Community sporting facility lighting guide

Sport and Recreation Victoria's Community sporting facility lighting guide is designed to assist local clubs, organisations and councils with lighting projects for Australian Rules, football (soccer) and netball. It offers recommendations for planning, design, maintenance and operation of a variety of lighting systems.

The Guide covers key topics that councils and clubs need to consider when planning a sports lighting project, including the planning process, power supply, maintenance and operation, types of lighting and design standards for training and competition.

To discuss floodlighting design and compliance for football, please contact Kevin O'Byrne on 9474 1822 or e-mail

To view the Community sporting facility lighting guide, please click here Community sporting facility lighting guide.


Compliance for football goals

Portable goals

Under the Australian Consumer Law, mandatory consumer product safety standards (also known as mandatory standards) are introduced when considered reasonably necessary to prevent or reduce the risk of injury.

This guide provides a summary of the requirements for the supply of moveable soccer goals. Click here to download a copy

For more information about moveable soccer goals and product safety, please go to

Permanent and semi-permanent goals

Permanent and semi-permanent goals are covered by the Australian Standard AS4866.1-2007, Playing field equipment—Soccer goals—Safety aspects published by Standards Australia on 23 November 2007, with variations outlined in Consumer Protection Notice No. 28 of 2010. 

To view the Australian Standard please click here AS4866.1-2007, Playing field equipment—Soccer goals

To view the Consumer Protection Notice please click here Consumer Protection Notice No. 28 of 2010


FFV Clubs' Insurance

All FFV affiliated Clubs, and Players who are registered through the MyFootballClub online registration system, are covered by the FFA National Insurance Program.

Certificates of Insurance Currency for affiliated Clubs are available to download online at the following link:

For any enquires relating to insurance please contact Daniel Lancefield on 9474 1822.


Smoking Bans at Underage Sporting Events

FFV has communicated with Clubs about the recent changes to section 5R(1) of the Tobacco Act 1987 in relation to a ban on smoking at underage sporting events.

Information and resources about the ban can be found at the following link:



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