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Albert Park

Little Black Cormorants fishing
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playing cricket
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Albert Park Sunrise
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Off lead areas for dogs
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  • In the interest of public safety the lookout/viewing tower adjacent to “The Point Restaurant” within Albert Park Reserve has been temporarily closed.  Public access to the viewing tower is currently not permitted. at Albert Park, Tuesday 15 January, 2019

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

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.


All profits raised from parking are put back into Albert Park.

More information regarding parking restrictions, fees and permits can be found here.

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. The Albert Park Events Calendar 2018-19 (PDF) is available. Information about the annual Expression of Interest Program is available in the  Event permits section of the website.

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

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

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