Lawn bowls

Lawn bowls

Lawn bowls is the sport that takes a second to learn, but a lifetime to master.

It is played mainly outdoors on grass however it can also be played inside on artificial surfaces.

The aim is to roll bowls closest to a small ball called the "jack".


Lawn bowls is harder than it looks! Don’t give up on your first try – practice makes perfect.


  • Builds hand-eye coordination
  • Improves patience and concentration

What you need

Comfortable casual clothes and flat soled shoes or bare feet. Don’t forget sun protection if you’re playing outside.

Seasons / typical registration periods

Registration occurs all year around, but peak seasons are spring, summer and autumn.

Approximate participation costs

$10 per session.

Bowls organisations

Bowls Australia