Gordon Barnard Reserve west oval is suitable for AFL, cricket, outdoor fitness training and general sports. It's the larger of the 2 ovals at the venue. 

It features:

  • a turf cricket pitch (not available during summer season)
  • AFL goal posts (winter-season only)
  • cricket nets with 4 lanes.

Sportsground lighting and the turf pitch are not available for casual bookings.

The east oval perimeter is 469 m.

All bookings require a minimum notice of 5 full business days.

For 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 this park, visit our Gordon Barnard Reserve page.

Public facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Drinking fountain
  • Off-lead dog park (fenced)
  • Parking
  • 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 toilets at Gordon Barnard Reserve. 


120 people

Parking and transport

The closest car park is off Balwyn Road. 

The reserve is 1.8 km from the number 48 tram stop.

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: $69 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.


  • 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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