Sports Dimensions Guide

This guide has been prepared by the Department of Sport and Recreation to provide general information regarding the designing of, and marking out for, a range of sporting activities played in Western Australia.

How the guide has been prepared

This guide has been prepared with the assistance of national and State sporting associations responsible for the administration of their respective rules. The Department of Sport and Recreation wishes to acknowledge and thank all the sporting associations that have assisted in the preparation of this guide.

Sports surfaces

From a playing perspective, sports surfaces is probably the most important item of equipment in any sport facility.

Line court marking

In many cases of facility provision, it is not possible to accommodate individual courts for separate activities because of cost and space factors. This guide to line court marking makes it easier to plan your indoor sports.

Orientation of outdoor playing areas

The orientation of outdoor playing areas is an important planning consideration. The time of day (early morning or late afternoon) as well as the time of year (winter or summer) has a bearing on optimum orientation.


A hardcopy of the Sports Dimensions Guide is available for $22 including GST and postage. To purchase a hardcopy please contact Facilities Project Officer on the details below.

Sports dimensions


The information in this guide is general in nature and cannot be relied upon as professional advice concerning the design of, or marking out for, sporting facilities and playing areas. No assurance is given as to the accuracy of any information contained in this guide and readers should not rely on its accuracy. Readers should obtain their own independent and professional advice in relation to their proposed sporting activity.

The State of Western Australia, the Department of Sport and Recreation and their officers and employees, and any authors or contributors to this guide are not responsible for, and disclaim all liability in connection with, any loss, damage, personal injury or death howsoever caused (including where caused by negligence) arising from the use of, or reliance on, any information, statement or image contained in this guide (including but not limited to incomplete, out-of-date, wrong, inaccurate or misleading information, statements or images).

The sporting activities depicted in this guide may be dangerous for participants, spectators, organisers and instructors and readers must make their own assessment of the suitability and safety of such activities.

Copyright notice

Copyright in this document is reserved to the Crown in right of the State of Western Australia. Reproduction except in accordance with copyright law with the consent of the Director General of the Department of Sport and Recreation or the Attorney General is strictly prohibited.

More information

Facilities Planning Coordinator
Department of Sport and Recreation
Telephone 08 9492 9825
Facsimile 08 9492 9711
Email the Department