Some of our sportsgrounds are closed due to severe weather and poor ground conditions. We are working to make alternative arrangements for impacted sports clubs where possible.

Victoria Park south oval is suitable for AFL, cricket and general sports.

The oval features:

  • a boundary fence 
  • synthetic cricket nets 
  • a turf pitch in use during cricket season.

The south oval perimeter is 353 m.

Sportsground lighting is not available for casual bookings.

Victoria Park south oval will be undergoing oval renewal and extension works in late 2024. See the Victoria Park oval extension page for further details. 

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

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

For more information about the venue, visit our Victoria Park page.

Public facilities

  • Basketball half-court
  • Covered barbecue area
  • Off-lead dog area
  • Playground
  • Parking including accessible parking
  • Toilets (within the cemetery)

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


Up to: 120 people

Parking and transport

The car park is accessible from High Street or Adeney Avenue. The number 48 tram stops near the park entrance on High Street.

Booking times

7 days including public holidays.

April to October: 7 am to 6 pm.

November to March: 8 am to 8 pm.


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Booking information

Bookings fees

Casual sportsground booking: $71.50 per hour.

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.

Read our Outdoor fitness training guidelines if you are booking a sportsground for outdoor fitness training, 

We may need to close a sportsground at short notice if harsh weather affects the condition of its surface. For example, if a sportsground becomes flooded, we will close it until it dries. See our Sportsground closures page for details. 


  • Studs and boots are not allowed on our sportsgrounds for casual bookings
  • No golf activities are allowed on any of our sportsgrounds.

Casual sportsground bookings do not include:

  • line marking services
  • access to power.

Contact us

For help with making or changing a booking, call (03) 9278 4444 or email [email protected].

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