Community sport in Albert Park

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Community sport in Albert Park

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.

Community (amateur) sports played within Albert Park include athletics, Australian rules football, baseball, cricket, frisbee, Gaelic football, hockey, rowing, rugby union, sailing, soccer, tennis, and touch football – and more.

Many clubs are members of the Albert Park Community Sporting Tenants Association. The Association may be contacted at albertparksportsclubs@gmail.com.

There are currently 20 sporting fields (see the Albert Park visitor guide (PDF) for a map), which accommodate around 42 clubs and host numerous local interstate and international sporting events. Community (amateur) sports played within Albert Park include Athletics, Australian Rules Football, Baseball, Cricket, Frisbee, Gaelic Football, Hockey, Rowing, Rugby Union, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, and Touch Football – and more.

There are teams for all ages, genders, and abilities, and many opportunities for individual sport and social sport as well as competitive team sport. See the Albert Park community sport club contact list (PDF).

Things to do in the area

 
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.
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.
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.
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!

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Community sport in Albert Park

Need to know

Community sport in 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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Multiple temporary drinking fountain closures

    The drinking fountains at the following locations are closed until further notice:


    Black Duck Picnic Area
    Rakali Picnic Area
    Lake Path south end
    Langridge Street underpass
    Cormorant Picnic Area  

    Multiple temporary drinking fountain closures

    The drinking fountains at the following locations are closed until further notice:


    Black Duck Picnic Area
    Rakali Picnic Area
    Lake Path south end
    Langridge Street underpass
    Cormorant Picnic Area  

    Parking at Albert Park - Parking Fees

    There will be a CPI price increase to parking fees on 1st July 2024. 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 July 2024 are:
    • Weekday hourly rate: $6.00 per hour (previously $5.80 per hour)
    • Weekdays 5pm to 9pm flat rate: $6.00 (previously $5.80)
    • Weekday maximum all day rate: $14.30 per day (previously $13.90 per day)
    • Weekends flat rate fee: $6.00 per day (previously $5.80 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 July 2024:
    • Sports Club Permit – 6 months: $37.90 (previously $36.90)
    • Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $75.70 (previously $73.70)
    • Junior Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $18.80 (previously $18.30)
    • Tenant permit – 3 months: $235.60 (previously $229.40)
    • Tradespersons permit – 7 days: $27.60 (previously $26.80)
    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 Parking fees - CPI Increase

    There will be a CPI price increase to parking fees on 1st July 2024. 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 July 2024 are:
    • Weekday hourly rate: $6.00 per hour (previously $5.80 per hour)
    • Weekdays 5pm to 9pm flat rate: $6.00 (previously $5.80)
    • Weekday maximum all day rate: $14.30 per day (previously $13.90 per day)
    • Weekends flat rate fee: $6.00 per day (previously $5.80 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 July 2024:
    • Sports Club Permit – 6 months: $37.90 (previously $36.90)
    • Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $75.70 (previously $73.70)
    • Junior Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $18.80 (previously $18.30)
    • Tenant permit – 3 months: $235.60 (previously $229.40)
    • Tradespersons permit – 7 days: $27.60 (previously $26.80)
    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

  • Cormorant Picnic Area (Albert Park Lake)

    Cormorant toilet block is temporarily closed

    Cormorant toilet block is out of order and closed temporarily. Closest public toilets can be used at Cox McKenzie pavilion and at Community Playground precinct.

  • Swan Picnic Ground

    Swan Playground is temporarily closed

    Swan Playground is closed until further notice.

  • Coot Picnic Ground

    Liberty Swing is Closed

    The Liberty Swing is closed for safety reasons until further notice.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Albert Park Annual Events Calender 2024-2025

    Attached is the 2024/2025 Major Events Calendar for events occurring at Albert Park Reserve.
    Monthly updates will be sent out with confirmed event details.
     
    Should you require further information please contact the Albert Park Office on 8427 2010.
     

    Attachments: 2024-25 What's On Yearly Calendar (385KB)

    Albert Park What's On July 2024

    Attached is the 'What's On' flyer for events occurring at Albert Park Reserve during July 2024.  This includes State Sport Centres weekend events at Lakeside Stadium and Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, where 1,000+ participants will attend. 
    Should you require further information please contact the Albert Park Office on 8427 2010.

    Attachments: 2024-07 - What's On AP July (468KB)

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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.
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