Barefoot Bowls

Come and enjoy the fun, relaxed atmosphere at the Lilydale Bowling Club for a night of barefoot bowling.

Barefoot bowls is a great way for family, friends and work colleagues of all ages to:

  • Celebrate a milestone or achievement
  • Build your team
  • Get together socially

Our traditional times are Friday evenings between 5.30 and 9.30 pm. Bookings for other periods will be considered but are subject to availability and varied terms and conditions.

For $10 per person (with people under 12 years of age free), we offer:

  • Equipment with tuition and assistance from our club members.
  • Access to our modern club with a fully licensed bar and competitively priced drinks.

Food options will be advised at the time of booking.

Just come along in flat soled shoes.

For full details visit the rules and conditions below.

Bookings essential. Enquiries welcome.

Phone: 9735 1317 (option 1)


Lilydale Bowling Club Barefoot Bowling and Green Hire

Rules and Conditions 2018/19


Attire and Equipment

Clothing that allows you to freely engage in the game of lawn bowls is recommended.

Flat-sole shoes, thongs, socks or bare feet are permitted on the greens.

Any footwear with a heel or wedge must not be worn on the greens.

All equipment required will be provided. Each participant will be provided with 2 bowls.

Bowling Etiquette 

Bowls must not be dropped, lobbed, thrown, or driven by barefoot bowlers.

Barefoot bowlers must play ‘drawing’ shots only (i.e. bowled slowly, approaching the jack, allowing for the bias of the bowl).

Barefoot bowlers must play end to end.

Bowlers must bowl from the bowling mat only, with one foot on the bowling mat when taking a shot.

Players awaiting their turn must stand on the raised ends.


The barefoot Bowling season operates from the start of November and continues on Friday evenings throughout the daylight savings period. (A short break will be taken after Christmas with a restart in the New Year).

Friday evening hours of play – up to 4 hours between 5.30 pm and 9.30 pm.

Any bookings that are desired at other times are subject to availability of greens and resources.

Smoking Policy

To comply with the Tobacco Amendment Act 2016, which amended the Tobacco Act 1987, to ban smoking at all outdoor areas where food is being consumed, smoking is only permitted in the lawn area between the club house and Hardy Street.