In fairness to all residents, Table 1 and the Alfresco Room cannot both be booked for the same event.



In fairness to all residents, a maximum of 2 BBQ tables at a time can be booked on the same day.



In fairness to all residents; a tennis court can only be booked for a maximum of 1 hour per day.

Current Covid Facilities Update

We are pleased to advise you that the Country Club facilities are opening, and conditions of entry will be changing on Monday, 11th October in line with the NSW COVID health orders.

From Monday, 11th October 2021, eased restrictions will allow those who are fully vaccinated to have:


10-visitor limit in your home

Access Gyms, indoor recreation, and sporting facilities

Group bookings of up to 20 people in hospitality settings.

All premises will operate at 1 person per 4sqm indoors and 1 person per 2sqm outdoors.


People under the age of 16 who are not fully vaccinated are allowed unaccompanied in their workplaces and all outdoor settings, but must be with a fully vaccinated member of their household in hospitality venues (unless collecting takeaways), entertainment facilities, major recreation facilities and places of worship unless they work at the venue.

You must always have proof of your vaccination with you.


You will be asked to show your proof of vaccination.

Fully vaccinated means you have had two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a medical contraindication certificate issued to you. 

You are not prevented from attending more than one such gathering in a day.


If you are not fully vaccinated:


You can exercise outdoors with 1 other person that you do not live with, or your nominated visitor ("singles bubble").

 If you live with more than two other people, you can all exercise together.

When engaging in exercise or outdoor recreation, stay within your local government area. If you need to cross into another local Government area you must stay within 5km of your home.

Sourced from  NSW on the road to reopening Re-opening starts at 70% vaccination | NSW Government


What this means when using the facilities:



  • The Courts / BBQ tables will be available via booking only on the Grovelife portal https://www.grovelife.com.au/login
  • Residents and guests will be required to show proof of vaccination upon request from any staff member
  • The Country club gym will be open to FULLY vaccinated residents, from 5am on Monday the 11th of October. For afterhours entry please use your pass via the afterhours side access gate, this will be between the hours 5am- 8.30 Monday – Friday and . ONLY 25 residents will be permitted in the gym at any given time this is in accordance with the public health orders.
  • Only the facilities at Harrington Grove Country Club will be open
  • Anyone wishing to attend the facility must present to the front reception desk. Here once you display your proof of vaccination, you will be issued a pass which will give you access to the facility you have booked. Residents access cards will not work until the public health orders cease.
  • Group fitness classes will be available by BOOKING ONLY. Classes are limited to 20 per class. The gym external doors will be open to allow this number in attendance. Gym classes can be booked under the Upcoming Events section on the Grovelife website.
  • The basketball and tennis courts will be available for use of from 6am – 9pm Monday – Friday and 6.30am- 9pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Pool bookings at the country club are no longer required
  • Bookings are essential and will be for a maximum of 1 hour per booking for all courts
  • The Amphitheatre outdoor gym will be available for unvaccinated RESIDENTS only use for exercise. This will be between the hours of 9am and 8.30pm. There will be limited equipment and NO further equipment will be brought out
  • The QR code MUST be used to ensure accurate contact tracing requirements are followed
  • Unvaccinated residents are not permitted in the indoor gym and if this is noted, you will immediately be removed from site. You will receive up to a six-month exclusion period from all facilities for breaching the public health order and the conditions of entry

We encourage all residents to follow the public health order in place. Please keep in mind the staff at HLS are enforcing a Government health order, not restrictions imposed by HLS or the Community Association. Any abuse or disrespect, will result in removal and up to a six-month exclusion period from all facilities.

We hope that you are all safe and look forward to seeing you all soon.

Nest Box Trail

Camden Council has created A Nest Box Trail at Harrington Forest as part of a restoration project that saw 10 nest boxes that were decorated by local primary school and preschool students, installed within large eucalypt trees. These students have decorated the nest boxes to create a cosy home for our wildlife.
See if you can find all 10 nest boxes while enjoying a bushwalk through Harrington Forest.
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2020 Garden Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2020 Garden Competition. There are some very clever & creative gardens. Congratulations to our Winners as per below:
Most Beautiful Garden - Dean Di Pede
Best Sustainable Garden - Mirela Draca
Best Edible Garden - Craig Druery
Best Children's Garden - Elisa Fenato
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Light it Up 2020 Winners

There were some very colourful and magical Christmas light entries this year. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. Our lucky winners as below:
Winner of Light it up Binda Way - 11 Binda Way Michelia
2nd Place - 84 Jenolan Circuit, Laurina
People's Choice - 57 Donahue Circuit, Wildfire
Best Street - Binda Way, Michelia

COVID-19 Facilities update

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and feedback relating to the Government imposed restrictions and the effects on the facilities of Harrington Grove. The Executive Committee have put in place a plan to accommodate residents who wish to access these facilities whilst ensuring that all COVID -19 restrictions are managed and enforced across all sites.
The Community Association is pleased to announce that the OUTDOOR facilities at the Magnolia and Michelia Clubs will be opening from Saturday 26th September. Due to COVID the opening of these facilities comes with restrictions and measures in place to ensure all regulations are followed.
What is going to change:
Opening times will be in place throughout the upcoming holidays on a trial basis and will be monitored and reviewed as necessary. At the conclusion of the school holiday period, opening times will be adjusted and will be based on data and the process trialled throughout the holiday period.
Magnolia Club - 10am – 5pm
Michelia Club - 10.30am – 5pm
Harrington Grove Country Club remains the same 8.30am – 9pm
Harrington Grove Country Club Pool - 9am – 5pm
By signing in and attending the facilities you agree to the following, be aware you may be asked to leave for not complying.
You do not have any illness OR cold/flu symptoms
You have not come into contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19
You must adhere to all social distancing requests
You will sanitise your hands before entering.
You have not travelled overseas or come into contact with anyone who has travelled overseas.
Pool bookings will be implemented for 1-hour periods, bookings will be one per person. The Grovelife system is being updated and will be available on Wednesday 23rd September. Bookings are for residents only whilst numbers are restricted.
BBQ bookings will be limited to 2-hour period at Magnolia and Michelia clubs and 3 hours at the Country Club. Bookings at Magnolia and Michelia will be residents only whilst numbers are restricted.
All residents are required to sign in via the QR code when attending the facilities to ensure that contact tracing is accurate and available should the NSW Government require, this information is kept on file for 28 days as required and then disposed of.
Cleaning will take place regularly throughout the day to all touch areas. Our contract cleaners will be in nightly to complete a detailed clean of the bathrooms and all touch points.
Security will be onsite to manage the contact tracing register and to ensure all COVID regulations are followed.
A ZERO tolerance policy will be strictly followed, any residents seen not adhering to social distancing, booking times or being abusive to staff or contractors will be asked to leave the premises and suspension of use of facilities will apply.
The COVID NSW website is monitored daily and as restrictions change so will the procedures put in place. The above has been put in place to protect the health of the community and safeguard against potential fines of up to $55,000.00 per club or venue. This has the potential to impact the community budget by $165,000.00 should fines be imposed.
HLS and the Community Association thank you for your understanding and support on this matter.