Albert Park

Albert Park

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Albert Park

Albert Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Bunurong People. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Bunurong Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Jog, cycle or walk with your dog around Albert Park Lake - just 3km from the centre of Melbourne. And when you stop to catch your breath, take a moment to enjoy the magnificent views of the city skyline.

Albert Park is home to a plethora of events, from fun runs to cycling events, pet-friendly meetups and the iconic Australian Grand Prix.

Set out on the Albert Park Lake Path and stop at the southern-end of Albert Park Lake to admire the views back towards Melbourne. Swim, dive or try out the indoor sports facilities and fitness gym at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Sign up for some sailing or rowing lessons, hire a boat or if you are a seasoned sailor or rower, join in on the weekly races and meets.

And with both off and on-lead areas, come and enjoy Albert Park with your four-legged pooch. Nine picturesque picnic areas dotted around Albert Park Lake are perfect for an outing with family and friends.

As rivers, lakes and reservoirs are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at Albert Park is a safe and enjoyable one.

Things to do

 
Two women in activewear walk their dogs while two runners approach them.

Dog walking in Albert Park

With its picturesque lake and network of trails, Albert Park offers your dog a smorgasbord of exciting sights and smells as well as off-lead areas to run and play.
Four friends pat their two dogs next to Albert Park Lake with the Melbourne CBD skyline in the background.

Picnic areas in Albert Park

Albert Park has nine picnic areas around the picturesque lake, which can be used for picnics and barbecues. Each area has a range of facilities including free electric barbecues, playgrounds,shelters and wide open spaces.
A family walking around Albert Park Lake

Albert Park Lake

Albert Park Lake provides opportunities for a range of activities including sailing, canoeing and kayaking, rowing, fishing and birdwatching.

Community sport in Albert Park

A variety of community sports are played in Albert Park. There are teams for all ages and abilities, with opportunities for social sport and competitive team sport.
The main swimming pool at MSAC.

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

Facilities include; Indoor and outdoor pools,hydrotherapy pool, Wellness Zone including hot yoga, reformer pilates cycle studio, performance gym, swim analysis lab and more!
Albert Park Golf Course with views of Melbourne's CBD skyline in the background.

Albert Park Golf Course

The Albert Park Golf Course is situated in the picturesque Albert Park, just 2km from the Melbourne CBD, and adjacent to the famous St Kilda Road Boulevard.
Lord Somers Camp and Powerhouse

Lord Somers Camp and Powerhouse

Join the Lord Somers Camp and Power House community volunteering programs, learn to row through rowing partner programs or hire the community hall for private events.
Two teenage girls take part in a sailing race on Port Philip Bay in a small boat called Inkspot.

Water activities in Albert Park

Enjoy a day of boating on Albert Park Lake; join a rowing or sailing club or hire a paddle boat.
Parks Victoria Ranger smiles at the camera

Car Parking in Albert Park

Parking fees apply to all carparks and kerbside parking spaces within Albert Park. Time restrictions and ticket requirements are shown on parking signs within the park.

Facilities

Picnic Area
BBQ
Carpark
Toilets
Accessible Features

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know the all best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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Albert Park

Need to know

Albert Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Albert Park

    Sea Scouts pier closure

    The Sea Scouts pier has been closed in the interests of public safety.  We appreciate your understanding. 

    This closure is temporary and we are working to have the pier repaired and reopened.

    Carousel Boardwalk closure

    The Carousel boardwalk has been closed in the interests of public safety.  Please use alternate route around Carousel. 

    This closure is temporary and we are working to have the boardwalk repaired and reopened. We appreciate your understanding.

    Albert Park Car Parking Office - Closed until further notice

    Due to covid restrictions the Albert Park Car Parking Office is closed until further notice. Please send your completed parking permit application to our inbox; albertparkparking@parks.vic.gov.au, alternatively please send it to the following postal address:
     
    Parking Administration
    Parks Victoria
    PO Box 768
    South Melbourne VIC 3205
     
    Please ensure all fields are filled in.
     
    Please allow 7 working days to process your application from the time Parks Victoria receives payment and the completed applications form.
     
    For further information please email albertparkparking@parks.vic.gov.au

  • Cormorant Picnic Area (Albert Park, Albert Park Lake)

    Temporary Closure of Cormorant Toilet Block

    Due to plumbing issues, Cormorant Toilet Block has been closed while rectification works are undertaken.

    The nearest toilets are at Cox-McKenzie Pavilion, Community Playground, and Coot Picnic Area, as signed.

    We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Parking fees - CPI Increase 1st September 2021

    There will be a CPI price increase to parking fees on 1st September 2021. Each financial year the treasurer, Department of Treasury and Finance sets the CPI increase applicable to fees and charges from 1st July each year. 

    The new parking fees from 1st September 2021 are:
    Weekday hourly rate: $5.50 per hour (previously $5.40 per hour)
    Weekdays 5pm to 9pm flat rate: $5.50 (previously $5.40)
    Weekday maximum all day rate: $13.20 per day (previously $13.00 per day)
    Weekends flat rate fee: $5.50 per day (previously $5.40 per day)

    Parking permits will continue to be available for park businesses and members of Albert Park tenant clubs. New permit fees will commence on 1st September 2021:
    Sports Club Permit – 6 months: $34.70 (previously $34.20)
    Sports Club Permit– 6 months concession*: $17.35 (previously $17.10)
    Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $69.70 (previously $68.70)
    Sports Club Permit – 12 months concession*: $34.85 (previously $34.20)
    Junior Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $17.30 (previously $17.00)
    Tenant permit – 3 months: $216.80 (previously $213.60)
    Tradespersons permit – 7 days: $25.40 (previously $25.00)

    *Concession prices are available for eligible concession cardholders including Centrelink Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Card, Veterans Affairs Gold Card for All Conditions, Veterans Affairs Gold Card War Widow, Veterans Affairs Gold Card TPI and Veterans Affairs Gold card POW and EDA.

    The net revenue from parking fees will continue to be reinvested back into Albert Park Reserve services and facilities and the sports and recreation club grant program.

    To provide feedback on the Albert Park Reserve parking fees email albertparkparking@parks.vic.gov.au. 


Albert Park

23 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park VIC 3206
13 1963
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