To help you have an enjoyable experience playing bowls, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions about our sport and what you can expect.

HOW DOES BAREFOOT BOWLS WORK?
During the Summer, participating bowls clubs will be running events to introduce new social participants to Bowls. If you, your friends or family would like to give bowls a go, register with a club now to have a go.

WHAT EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Event options vary from club to club. Visit our event page for a list of participating clubs and their event information.

HOW DO I REGISTER?
To register, complete and submit the participant registration form here.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE DETAILS?
You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours from Bowls Victoria to say your registration has been received. Bowls Victoria will pass your details on to the relevant Club who will be in contact with you. The Club will confirm all the relevant details you need to know closer to the event date.

DOES IT MATTER IF I AM AN INEXPERIENCED BOWLER?
No. You don’t need any experience at bowling, or any sport for that matter. For those who would like a little coaching, participating clubs will have someone on hand to help and offer tips to help improve your game. We guarantee you’ll be better than you think!

ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS?
No. Bowls is for all ages and experience levels.

DO I NEED TO BE PHYSICALLY FIT TO PLAY BOWLS?
Bowls is a sport with few boundaries when it comes to participation. It’s a low impact and non-contact sport suitable for varying levels of physical abilities.

CAN PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY HAVE A GO AT BOWLS?
Absolutely. A lot of Clubs offer Bowls for people with a disability. Check with your nominated club as to what they have on offer. Bowls Victoria is committed to promoting opportunities for people of all abilities to participate in our sport; this includes making our sport more accessible.

IS THERE A COST?
While the majority of sessions will have a small cost. This is usually no more than $10. Visit our event page for a list of participating clubs and their event information.

DOES IT MATTER WHAT I WEAR?
Comfortable clothing that’s non-restrictive when you bend. Flat shoes (or bare feet) only. Sorry ladies, no high heels.

IS ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED?
Yes. Clubs will provide everything you need to enjoy your session.

CAN I BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY WITH ME?
Absolutely, provided they have registered with the club to attend. We want to see as many people on the green as possible!

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT’S RAINING?
Bad weather wont impact clubs who have indoor or under cover greens. Those without will contact you in advance to reschedule to another day.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Just yourself all prepared for fun!

WILL FOOD AND DRINK BE AVAILABLE?
This option will vary from club to club. Visit our event page for a list of participating clubs and their event information and food options.

DO I NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO TAKE PART?
No. All Barefoot Bowls activities are open to everybody.

IS EFTPOS AVAILABLE?
Most clubs these days take EFTPOS payments, however there are a small amount who are cash only. Visit our event page for a list of participating clubs and their event information and payment options.

IF I LOVE THE SESSION, HOW CAN I FIND MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY?
The club can provide you with more information on the day. If they can’t, or you forget to ask, please don’t hesitate to contact us at bowlsvic@bowlsvic.org.au and we will be able to assist you.