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
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.
How to get there
Need to know
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.
Sea Scouts pier closureThe 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 closureThe 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 noticeDue to covid restrictions the Albert Park Car Parking Office is closed until further notice. Please send your completed parking permit application to our inbox; firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively please send it to the following postal address:Parking AdministrationParks VictoriaPO Box 768South Melbourne VIC 3205Please 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 email@example.com
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 2021There 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.