Leisure Link facilities booking and programmes enrolment services
Arrangements for Cancellation of Booking Online
Holiday Camp Booking Service Questions
Turf Soccer Pitches Balloting Pilot Scheme
No pre-registration is required for using LCSD Leisure Link Internet Booking Service. You can simply use your HKID Card No. to make online facility booking / enrol leisure activities.
To login to use the service, non-registered patron should enter HKID Card no. and Telephone no. while registered patron should enter Leisure Link Number and Password.
Registered patron can further make use of the personalized version to create booking profiles so as to make a booking swiftly without entering the details repeatedly and cancel confirmed bookings on internet conveniently.
For Hong Kong Residents:
Hong Kong residents must register with their Hong Kong Identity (HKID) Card number. Children under the age of 11 who do not have a HKID Card should register with their birth certificate number. Applicants may register online or apply by sending a completed application form (LCS 11a) together with a copy of their identity document to the Leisure Link Services Centre by post or by fax (Address: 5M/F, Kwun Chung Municipal Services Building, 17 Bowring Street, Jordan, Kowloon; Fax No.: 2377 4066). They may also apply in person at the Leisure Link Services Centre by presenting their HKID Card, or register on the spot using their HKID Card at Leisure Link Self-service Kiosk. Applicants under the age of 18 must provide information about their parent or guardian when registering online or at Leisure Link Self-service Kiosk, or have their application form signed by their parent or guardian when applying in person, by post or by fax.
For visitors or persons granted temporary stay in Hong Kong for a short period (Visitors):
Visitors may apply to register as Leisure Link Temporary Patron (LLTP). Their registration is valid in accordance with the permitted stay period of the visitor, or 6 months, whichever the shorter. Applicants should apply in person (Application form (LCS 11b)) at the Leisure Link Services Centre on 5M/F, Kwun Chung Municipal Services Building, 17 Bowring Street, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong and produce a valid photo-bearing travel document for verification. Successful applicants will be issued with a patron number and password onsite. Registration for LLTPs by local residents using HKSAR Passports or any other passports on-site (including the British Nationals (Overseas) Passport issued by the British Consulate-General Hong Kong will NOT be accepted.
The office hours of the Leisure Link Services Centre for handling patron applications are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except general holidays).
For general enquiries, visitors may call the Leisure Link Enquiry Hotline at 2679 6822 (the hotline operates from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily) or email to email@example.com.
To prevent individuals from registering for more than one account using different identity documents in order to gain a higher chance in facility booking or exceed the quota limit, LCSD conducted a re-registration exercise from June to December 2014 for old LLS patrons. Leisure Link Patron (LLP) accounts registered before 3 June 2014 will automatically lapse by the deadline.
Besides, to reduce the system loading and streamline the operation, if neither facilities booking nor programme enrolment is made by the LLP in 3 years, the account will lapse automatically.
Members of public can apply afresh as a LLP if necessary.
Leisure Link Patron (LLP) can enquire online or by mail/fax:
Online: Please use online function “Forget Leisure Link Patron No. / Password’ to retrieve the information (http://leisurelink.lcsd.gov.hk)
By Mail/Fax: Please send the completed application form LCS67c (http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/forms_lcs67c.php) with copies of identity document to the Leisure Link Services Centre by post (Address: 5M/F, Kwun Chung Municipal Services Building, 17 Bowring Street, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong; fax (Fax No.: 2377 4066).
Leisure Link Patron (LLP) can use online function ‘Change Profile’ (website: http://leisurelink.lcsd.gov.hk) to reset password. He/She can also visit Leisure Link Services Centre in-person (Address : 5M/F, Kwun Chung Municipal Services Building, 17 Bowring Street, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong) to reset password.
Please call LCSD Leisure Link Enquiry Hotline from 9:00am to 11:00pm on 2679 6822 from Monday to Friday.
Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
Q8. When applying for Leisure Link Temporary Patron (LLTP) registration, can visitors or persons granted temporary stay in Hong Kong submit multiple applications by using the different passports in their possession?
Each visitor or person granted temporary stay is allowed to make only one registration. Applicants in possession of multiple passports can use only one of the valid passports in their application. All applicants are required to produce a valid photo-bearing travel document for verification and declare that they have not applied for more than one LLTP registration.
Q9. Can visitors submit applications before the expiry of the Leisure Link Temporary Patron (LLTP) registration?
The validity period of LLTP is in accordance with the permitted stay period of the visitor, or 6 months, whichever the shorter. Visitors or persons granted temporary stay can bring along their valid photo-bearing travel documents and submit applications in person before the validity expires, and the new registration will become effective upon the expiry of the old registration.
There are numerous of registered LLPs. In the past, most of the existing LLPs have not used the Leisure Link Services for years, the LCSD had to update and clear the information in order to reduce the system loading and streamline the operation. In this connection, under new arrangement, if neither facilities booking nor programme enrolment is made by the LLP in 3 years, the account will lapse automatically. Members of public can apply afresh as a LLP if necessary.
It's simple. Your HKID card no. is all you need to come to LCSD web page, enter the Leisure Link service and book leisure facilities online. After you make the payment, print the Acknowledgement Page to complete the transaction.
Under normal circumstances, application from a hirer to refund or change a confirmed booking to a different time or venue cannot be arranged. (Please refer to Q37 to 42 for cancellation of booking.)
After completing the transaction, always remember to print the "Acknowledgement Page" and present it at the venue together with the identification document when using the facility or at the commence of the programme.
The latest facility booking date is 10 calendar days at most in advance (including the booking day). For example, if today is 1 July, 2014, the latest booking date is 10 July 2014.
Q15. While this service allows users to book a facility 10 calendar days in advance, can I check the available sessions before the date ready for booking?
You can now use the "Enquire Facility Booking Situation" function of Leisure Link to preview the availability of time sessions within 11 days from today.
Q16. What are the details of the arrangement for re-booking of sessions which are reserved online but not confirmed by payment?
If hirers who have logged into the Leisure Link Internet Booking System between 7:00 am and 7:15 am to book sessions for the arena facilities in sports centres (except badminton courts) fail to complete the payment process, the relevant sessions will be posted on the Leisure Link website at 8:00 am and available for booking from 8:15 am on the same day through Leisure Link booking counters, the Internet or self-service kiosks on a first-come-first-served basis.
Q17. Is the “Enquire Facility Booking Situation” function providing the real time availability of timeslots?
Each person can book a maximum of 4 sessions during non-peak hours, while the booking quota of fee-charging facilities at peak hours for individual users to two hours per day for the same type of facility at all venues. Booking quota for individual users will apply to the same type of facility on the same day. For water sports facilities, each person can book a maximum of 6 sessions.
Q19. Can all programmes organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department be enroled via Leisure Link Internet Booking Service ?
On-line Programmes Enrolment is only applicable to fee-charging activities for individuals. It is not applicable to group activities, activities free of charge, competition, one-day event, and programmes which places are allocated by balloting.
Q20. How to check if a particular programme can be enroled via Leisure Link Internet Booking Service?
You can access the LCSD website to search for the information for a particular activity. [click here]
(1) The applicants must at least reach 14 years old. Applicants aged 18 or above must sign the “Declaration” on the Craft Hiring Booking Form (LCS349a). Applicants aged between 14 to 17 must seek consent from their parents/guardians or persons authorised by their parents/guardians in advance and sign the “Declaration” on the Craft Hiring Booking Form or the Parents/Guardians or persons authorised by their Parents/Guardians’ Declaration.
(2) Children aged below 14 cannot be the applicants for craft hiring. Children aged between 8 to 13 can use the hired craft if they are accompanied by their parents/guardians or persons authorised by their parents/guardians on a one-to-one basis and the parents/guardians will get afloat for the same type of water sports activity with the youths and be the applicants for craft hiring.
(3) All craft users should be at least 8 years old and should sign a declaration that they are able to swim with clothes for at least 50 metres / proficient in swimming.
(4) Participants should bring along their receipts / permits and original copy of identity documents used for enrollment (Hong Kong residents should produce their Hong Kong Identity Cards (Birth Certificates / Documents of Identity for Visa Purposes also acceptable for children aged below 11). Children aged 14 or below may produce a copy of their identity documents. The original of a valid photograph-bearing student handbook / card should also be produced if their identity documents supplied do not bear a photograph. Persons without Hong Kong Identity Cards should produce their valid travel documents (such as Passports, Exit-Entry Permits for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao)), recognised qualifications and activity log books for verification by the centre staff on activity day.
Q22. I have tried a couple of times to book water sports facilities at evening sessions, but all available sessions are shown to be fully booked. Is there something wrong with the system?
As water sports activities hours of Water Sports Centres are normally from 9:00am to 12:00nn & 1:00pm to 4:00pm, there will not be any evening sessions available for booking. To check details of the opening hours, please [click here].
Q23. When will I find details of the latest LCSD leisure programes in Leisure Link Internet Booking Service?
Details of the programmes will be updated at the latter half of each month. For example, a programme commencing in August starts enrolment in July, the programme details will be available after mid June. You can use Leisure Link Internet Booking Service and perform the search function to view the programme details.
Q24. At what time can I enter to use Leisure Link to book the latest available leisure facilities and enrol the newly launched leisure programmes?
For facilities booking on the latest available date, you can start your booking at or after 7:00a.m.. For leisure programmes enrolment, you should enter the system on the first day of enrolment at or after 8:30 a.m. (Please refer to the 'Transaction Date and Time' showed on the instruction page of the application.)
To refresh the 'Transaction Date and Time' and obtain the latest information, you must re-enter this application.
Q25. The programme/facility that I want to enrol/book should be open for enrolment/booking this morning, but when I enter the system at the designated time, I still cannot find details of these programmes/facilities. Why?
You may have entered the system too early. Please click "exit application" and re-enter the system again in order to get the updated information.
Q26. Why is it that after payment failure or when I accidentally exit the application, I cannot book the facility at the same session or enrol the same programme again right after?
In case of payment process is not yet started, you can click “Reprocessing Outstanding Record(s)” to continue payment process for the unpaid booking.
However, if the payment process is started, the information you submitted earlier has not been confirmed. You may try again later.
Q27. Does the 'Places Left' shown in the Leisure Link Programmes Enrolment Service reflect the real time enrolment status for that activity?
When you select a particular programme, the system will automatically check against the real time quota left. If places are still available, you can proceed with the enrolment procedure, otherwise, message of no place left will be displayed.
Q28. I received the "You have reached the 10 min time limit to operate our system. Please close all browsers and try again. [573-E-2023]" message when using Leisure Link, why?
If the time allowed for your application session expires (i.e. 10 minutes), you will encounter the 'You have reached the 10 min time limit to operate our system. Please close all browsers and try again. [573-E-2023]' error message. You would then need to restart the whole process.
To check the online transaction status, you can click to use the Transaction Status Enquiry. Simply enter your 16-digit Reference Number to start your enquiry.
Besides, to facilitate hirers to know the information of their booking, no shows and penalty records, hirers can log in the Leisure Link e-Services System (web site address : http://w2.leisurelink.lcsd.gov.hk) or arrive Leisure Link Self-service Kiosk to make enquiry on the relevant information. Hirers can also check the relevant information at any Leisure Link booking counter in person by producing proof of identity to staff.
If you want to apply for concessionary rate, you can do so on the confirmation page before payment. The types of concessionary rates available are all shown below. The absence of a particular type of concessionary rate means that it is not applicable to the selected session(s). Players may be required to produce their identification document for verification at the check-in counter before entering the facilities and during the booked session on the day of play.
You can reprint the Acknowledgement Slip for transactions done within 30 days by using the Reprint Acknowledgement Function of Leisure Link Internet Booking Services.
Recreation and Sports facilities will be closed on the issue of tropical cyclone signal No.8 or at the discretion of the management when, in its opinion that the facilities are unsuitable for use from safety or operation point of view. If you have used the facility for less than half of the booked hour/session under the above circumstances, you can apply for reallocation of another session at the original venue. If hirer could not choose a suitable date for reallocation within the specified period, application for refund can be made within 30 days, inclusive of the day of the original booking.
If the system is busy or the booking application is invalid, please log out of the system and log in again after 1 minute to resubmit the application. Please do not make any payment when you encounter the above problems. No reallocation will be arranged for any invalid application. You may use the "Reprocessing Outstanding Record(s)" function within 10 minutes to continue processing any incomplete booking application.
After reviewing the booking and usage pattern of various leisure facilities, it has come to the notice of the LCSD that some hirers make online bookings of outdoor tennis courts under unstable weather conditions in order to obtain the 15-day reallocation opportunity. Moreover, some online bookings of tennis courts are put on hold in a dishonest manner until the last minute without confirmation by payment, resulting in the sessions being left unused. In order to allow the public to use LCSD facilities according to the principles of openness, impartiality and fairness, online booking of outdoor tennis courts will not be accepted one hour before the start of a session. (For example, the online booking procedure for a 4 p.m. session of an outdoor tennis court must be successfully completed at or before 3 p.m.) Nevertheless, on-the-spot booking service is still available at the booking counters or self-service kiosks at LCSD leisure venues.
Q35. Where can I find the information on the tennis courts that are available for on-the-spot booking?
Information of all un-booked outdoor tennis courts is shown on the online booking system. Moreover, members of the public can check out the information on the outdoor tennis courts available for booking by calling the relevant venue offices or visiting the LCSD’s website at http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/lsb/en/districts.php?ftid=42
Q36. Why is there an error message saying "Validation failed / service suspended due to the use of multiple tabs. Please close the browser and try again."?
The system may not be able to process the booking if multiple tabs are used. To ensure a smooth transaction, please do not open more than one browser tab.
Arrangements for Cancellation of Booking Online
A hirer who is unable to take up a booked session can cancel the booking at the Leisure Link Self-service Kiosks with his/her Hong Kong Identity Card before the start of the session, or make the cancellation request to any booking counter at leisure venues at least two days prior to the day of use. Application forms for cancellation of booking are available at all booking counters of LCSD leisure venues or can be downloaded (click here) from the LCSD website. Leisure Link Patrons/Temporary Patrons can make the cancellation through the Leisure Link Internet Booking System before the start of the session(s). The hire charges paid in respect of the cancelled sessions will not be refunded.
To protect the privacy of hirers and to ensure the booked sessions will not be cancelled by any persons other than the hirers, the LCSD is obliged to verify the identity of the hirers upon the receipt of a request for cancellation. As Leisure Link Patron Number, Password, Telephone no. and Hong Kong Identity Card Number will be required for processing the online cancellation, Leisure Link Patrons are encouraged to change their Password on a regular basis to protect their accounts from unauthorised use.
Q39. Can Leisure Link Temporary Patrons make online cancellation with their Temporary Patron Number and Password?
Leisure Link Temporary Patrons can make online cancellation with their Temporary Patron Number and Password during the validity period of their accounts.
Leisure Link Patrons can cancel all fee-charging leisure facilities booked by them, except for holiday camps, fitness room monthly tickets and swimming pool monthly tickets.
When hirers cancel their bookings of leisure facilities through various booking channels including the Leisure Link booking counters, Internet or self-service kiosks, the cancelled sessions will not be made available for booking immediately through the Leisure Link System (LLS). The cancelled sessions (including the cancelled sessions of turf football pitches) will be posted on the website of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department at 1:00 a.m. on the following day after cancellation and be available for booking from 7:30 a.m. on the same day through various booking channels of LLS on a first-come-first-served basis.
When hirers cancel their bookings on the day of use, the cancelled sessions will not be made available for booking. At the discretion of the venue staff, other users can be granted free use of the facility 10 minutes after the commencement of a session subject to circumstances on condition that there is no other vacant facility available for booking at the same time (except turf pitches). The facility shall be used for the same purpose as that for which it had been booked by the original hirer.
Hirers can cancel bookings through the booking counters or self-service kiosks on the payment date while the Leisure Link patrons can also cancel bookings through the Internet. There will be no refund for cancellation of booking.
Q43. Can I just reserve the facility through Internet and make payment at relevant booking counter or self-service kiosks within 3 days after the reservation instead of making payment on-line?
Payment for reserved facilities can be made by Visa, MasterCard or PPS through the Leisure Link e-Services System. Payment can also be made by Visa or MasterCard through the mobile Leisure Link e-Services System (mLLES), but mLLES does not support payment by PPS.
If you want to use PPS, you need to have a PPS Internet Account beforehand.
Q45. Every time I access the service, the same error message appears: "Your browser may not support the unique Chinese characters defined in Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS)". Why?
This is only to remind that your browser may not support the unique Chinese characters defined in Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS). Therefore, some unique characters may not be entered, displayed or processed by the application. However, you can still press "Continue" to access the service.
Q46. When using the Leisure Link, I was prompted to install the 128-bit encryption pack. What should I do?
To protect sensitive data exchanged between your browser and the system, you must download the 128-bit encryption pack to use Leisure Link.
Q47. I have logged on the service for a few minutes only and a system error "Duplicate login detected [573-E-2024]" occurs. Why?
You have probably opened more than one browser window for accessing the same service. To ensure fairness, multiple access is not allowed.
Q48. When using Leisure Link, I encountered the "A required version of Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is currently not enabled or supported by your browser." message, what should I do?
You need to install a new version of Java Virtual Machine (JVM), please [click here] for details.
Holiday Camp Booking Service Questions
Q49. Can organisations make bookings for holiday camp places left unfilled after balloting through the Leisure Link e-Services System (LLES) or its mobile version (mobile LLES)?
Yes, but booking application must be submitted by a responsible person of an organisation in the capacity of an individual. In addition, applicants should be at least 18 years of age and holders of valid identity documents. Applicants may input the names of their organisations in the booking form in the system. The names will be shown on the Acknowledgement Slip.
LLES and mobile LLES are not applicable to local schools and subvented organisations registered under Social Welfare Department who wish to make bookings for camp places at concessionary rates. They are required to make bookings in person at the District Leisure Services Offices or booking offices with Leisure Link services and complete the procedures and pay the camp fees on the spot. They are also required to submit the completed booking forms with school / organisation chops for verification of their eligibilities for concessionary rates by LCSD staff.
Q50. Are there any restrictions on the bookings for holiday camp places left unfilled after balloting made through LLES or mobile LLES?
Each booking transaction completed through LLES or mobile LLES cannot exceed HK$3,000. Applicants who make bookings with a total transaction amount over HK$3,000 are required to make such bookings in person at the District Leisure Services Offices or booking offices with Leisure Link service and complete the procedures and pay the camp fees on the spot.
Turf Soccer Pitches Balloting Pilot Scheme
Applicants may check the balloting results by clicking "Checking of status of ballot application submitted for allocation of football pitches" of LLS.
Q52. Why is application for turf soccer pitches balloting only available to Leisure Link patrons/Leisure Link temporary patrons (Patrons)?
LCSD encourages those who have not registered as Leisure Link Patrons to submit their applications, so that online application for turf soccer pitches balloting can be made via LLS on the Internet. Members of the public can apply to register as Leisure Link Patron online, by post, by fax or in person. For details of application, please visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/leisurelink/ls_booking_6.html.