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Albert Park from the air

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Albert Park. Photo: Jon Garner.

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  • River closures and events at Albert Park
    Wednesday 2 September, 2015 |
  • Parks Victoria’s contractor will be repairing the Albert Park Lake Wall from 17 August until late October 2015. Access to sections of the lake wall will be restricted during this time. Temporary diversions of the granitic path may also be in place for short periods while the works are underway. at Albert Park
    Thursday 13 August, 2015 |
  • All roads within Albert Park Reserve will be closed from 5am to 11:30am Sunday 6 September 2015 due to The Father's Day Bike Ride event. at Albert Park
    Monday 27 July, 2015 |
  • The Community Playground shade sail has been temporarily removed for repair. It will be replaced as soon as possible. at Albert Park
    Friday 29 May, 2015 |
  • Sections of the Albert Park Lake concrete path (eastern/Lakeside Drive side of the lake) are closed for public safety. Please use the granitic sand lake path as an alternative. at Albert Park
    Friday 30 January, 2015 |
Bird watching
Dog walking
Short walk
Sporting fields

Only 3km from the heart of the city, Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing.

Apart from the lake itself, other attractions include sporting facilities, ovals, playgrounds, restaurants and a 5km walking and running track.

Enjoy a barbecue or picnic with the family.

Hire a boat and explore the lake.

Walk, cycle or jog around the track, past green lawns and playing fields.

Enjoy watching the colourful sailboats on the lake and take in the magnificent views of the city skyline.

Sporting facilities include a golf driving range, gymnasium and the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Albert Park Master Plan

A master plan is being drafted to set a 20 year vision for Albert Park to guide it through the next stage of its history. The first stage of consultation occurred in 2014 and further stages of consultation will occur in 2015 leading to the development of the plan.

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Organising an event at Albert Park

A wide variety of events are held at Albert Park throughout the year, with the peak period during the summer months. Events range from fun runs, sporting tournaments, international and national level of competition.

Albert Park is on Crown Land, therefore it’s managed under the Crown Land Reserves Act 1978. Under the Act a person must not conduct an organised event unless in accordance with a permit issued by the Committee of Management (Parks Victoria).

To enable Parks Victoria to prepare for the demand on the park an Expression of Interest process is undertaken annually, in line with the financial year, to hold events at Albert Park. The calendar allows Parks Victoria to set down public events, inform stakeholders of scheduled events and associated road closures, thus avoiding potential clashes with tenant activities. Expressions of interest for the 2015/16 calendar have now closed.

For further information about hosting an event at Albert Park, please contact Parks Victoria’s Statewide Events Branch on 13 1963 or

Park map on mobile devices

You can also download a map of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application to access additional functions. The same maps are shown below under ‘Related publications’.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

Popular things to do


Lake Activities

Rowing The rowing clubs at Albert Park Lake operate weekly races and annual regattas. The Albert Park South Melbourne Rowing…

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Swan Picnic Area

Accessibility Information The Swan picnic area is at the very northern end of the park. It offers a large area…


Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

You can swim, dive or try out the indoor sports facilities and fitness gym at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic…


Aquatic Drive

Accessibility Information The Point Restaurant and the lake front boardwalk are both accessible from Aquatic Drive. This picturesque part of…

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Albert Park Golf Course

Play a round of golf on the Albert Park 18 hole public Golf Course or try out the Golf Driving…

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Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Kiosk
  • Playscape
  • Information Shelter
  • Toilet
  • Sealed carpark
  • Basketball hoops

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What's on at Albert Park

1 Jul 2015 12:00am - 30 Jun 2016 12:00am

A wide variety of events are held at Albert Park throughout the year. Events range from fun runs and sporting tournaments to other community events. See the full calendar here.

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The Father's Day Bike Ride

6 Sep 2015 7:00am-11:00am

Celebrate dads everywhere and raise vital funds to support men’s health and the important role fathers play in the lives of Australian children. This is a fun, family-friendly event open to all ages and abilities, with two cycling events to choose from: The Mattioli Challenge – 7.00am The Family Bike…

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Taste of Melbourne

12 Nov 2015 12:00pm - 15 Nov 2015 12:00am

Taste of Melbourne in partnership with Electrolux returns to the lakeside lawns of Albert Park this November 12-15! Graze through your dream tasting menu designed from a selection of over 50 tasting dishes crafted by Melbourne’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants including Circa, The Prince, MoVida, Pastuso, Supernormal and many…

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