Some of our services are closed or have different hours on Anzac Day public holiday on Thursday 25 April 2024.

Fairview Park is suitable for celebrations and small social gatherings like picnics.

Tucked away alongside the Yarra River, the park features a lovely oak-lined boulevard and large open spaces.

Children will love the playground, which includes a vintage flying fox and a tyre swing.

You can book a grass area in the park for your exclusive use.

We require between 5 full business days and 8 weeks' notice, depending on your booking.

You can apply to bring

  • up to 40 chairs and 3 tables for events
  • a marquee, or arbour covering up to 40 square metres.

For more information about what you can and can't bring to outdoor events at our venues, visit our Outdoor event requirements page.

For more information about the park, visit our Fairview Park page.

Public facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Off-lead dog area
  • Playground
  • Seating and tables

Public facilities are free for all park visitors to use. They are not included as part of a booking.

There are no public toilets at Fairview Park.


Up to: 80 people

Parking and transport

There is parking at nearby Wallen Reserve and limited parking on Fairview Street. The gardens are 1.5 km from Hawthorn train station.

Booking times

7 days including public holidays.

April to October: 8 am to 6 pm.

November to March: 8 am to 8:30 pm.


View all bookable spaces

Booking information

Booking fees

Fee type Fee
Alexandra Gardens, Canterbury Gardens, Surrey Gardens booking fee$159 per hour (includes exclusive use of the rotunda)
Central Gardens and Maranoa Botanic Gardens booking fee$159 per hour 
All other parks and gardens booking fee$159 per 4-hour block
Event bondminimum $200

Find out more about fees and bonds on our Fees for open space bookings page.

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions of hire before booking. 

Visit our Outdoor event requirements page to learn about:

  • permitted items and activities
  • notice periods
  • permits and documentation you may need
  • third party vendor requirements.

If a vendor is supplying any equipment, they need to provide public liability insurance.

Visit our Weddings in our gardens page for information about wedding bookings.

Contact us

If you have any difficulties using our online booking portal, please contact us on (03) 9278 4444 or email [email protected].

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