Indoor Bowls Centre

Donald Hazell MBE Indoor Bowls Centre

The Donald Hazell MBE Indoor Bowls Centre was opened in May 2012, completing a project that had been more than two years in the development.

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The indoor centre is used for summer pennant games on Saturdays with a game or two played on a Friday night.

The indoor centre is also used for organized rosters during winter. Contact the club or watch our facebook page at the end of summer for details about entering a team. Rosters operate on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.

RANDOM DRAWS: Events also operate on Monday, Friday (pairs) and Saturday afternoons. Individuals can play on Monday and Saturday. Two players on Friday. Generally you can get a game on any day if you arrive about a half an hour before games. Random draw games commence at 1pm.

CASUAL USE: The indoor centre is also available for casual play at all other times when the centre is open. The cost is $5 per session per player. A session is usually 2 hours.

You do not need to be a member of a bowls club to use the indoor facility. Bowls are available to use if you need them. Flat sole shoes need to be worn.

In  summary the Indoor Centre is used for many reasons, including:

Business & Corporate Events

Social Bowls

Function Hire


School Sports

Private Bookings

Russell Dale is the IBC Coordinator to whom all enquiries about using the facility should be addressed. Call him at the Indoor Centre on 6258 3756 or email him at:

The IBC is the only full sized 8 rink indoor bowling green in Southern Tasmania. It provides a facility for all weather, year round use of the Club. It allows for day and night bowling for the social and competitive bowler. The Indoor Centre has excellent natural lighting, a comfortable ambient environment and ample space to accommodate players and spectators alike. It has the latest in synthetic surfaces, which is unaffected by rain, wind or sun.

The centre has a mezzanine lounge, catering and bar facilities. The Donald Hazell MBE Indoor Bowls Centre offers a bowling experience like no other in Southern Tasmania. With accreditation from Bowls Australia and Bowls Tasmania, the Club is keen to offer the facility for Australian and possibly international competitions.

As mentioned The Club has run an interim winter bowling program that has attracted interest form many bowlers. However, we would like to see this magnificent facility used to full capacity. We invite inquiries from interested schools, sporting and social clubs, business and corporate groups, community groups and individuals.

Options include:

Social bowls is a low impact, enjoyable but competitive sport, and as it is not gender or age specific, anyone can play and being indoor, the competition is not weather dependent.

Corporate Bowls competitions enables teams from the work-place to enjoy a social activity outside their work environment, and set challenges between individual team members and other teams.

The Centre is also available for private corporate functions as an adjunct to staff development and training programs or conferences. Additionally we are keen to develop a schools competition, perhaps as part of curriculum or organised school sport.

Contact Russell Dale, who is available to handle enquiries, take bookings or discuss any proposals you may have.

To read more about the development of the Indoor Bowls Centre and the grand opening, click on the links below.

Indoor Bowls Project Development

Indoor Bowls Centre Opening 19 May 2012