Parkville

Premium courts and fields to host elite and community sports from netball, hockey, basketball, taekwondo, gymnastics and more.

Parkville (formally known as The State Netball & Hockey Centre) is one of Australia’s premier sporting venues offering sporting facilities and programs from grass roots to elite, international and Olympic level athletes.

More than 500,000 people a year play or watch netball, hockey and other events at the centre, with over 80 per cent of its users being female. The SNHC project provides more opportunities for women of all ages to get active and strive for the best, on and off the courts. The redevelopment will also establish the inaugural Women in Sport Leadership Centre which will kick start initiatives to drive change and grow female leadership in sport.

Parkville Opening Hours & Map

Opening Hours

Venue is currently closed to public, learn more here.

Address

10 Brens Drive, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3052

Parkville Parking & Entry

Parking

There are 300 paved car parking spaces with an additional 250 car parking spaces available in the overflow areas adjacent. Please note that parking fees apply for major events.

Getting Here By Tram or Train

There are two convenient public transport stops which drop you right at our front door.

Yarra Trams – Route 58 (Stop 25) Metro Trains – Upfield Line (Royal Park Station)

Parkville Events Calendar

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Parkville Availability & Bookings

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Parkville Accessibility, Mobility and entry Information

Refer to the links below to plan access for patrons with limited mobility.

VENUE HISTORY


In 1996 the Royal Park Master Plan was prepared by the City of Melbourne. Under the plan the existing State Netball Centre would be demolished and integrated with the State Hockey Centre. 


In May 1998 funding for the project was announced at $24.5 million and in 1999 a revised budget of $27 was agreed. The approval for the Centre was fast-tracked so it could be assessed by the 2006 Commonwealth Games Evaluations Panel and in in mid-1999 construction began. Construction was completed in November 2000, and the facility was officially opened on 16 March 2001. 


CURRENT RE-DEVELOPMENT PLANS


The SNHC project provides more opportunities for women of all ages to get active and strive for the best, on and off the courts. The redevelopment will also establish the Women in Sport Leadership Centre, which will kick start initiatives to drive cultural change and grow female leadership in sport through representation. The major focus of the investment is levelling the playing field for girls and women. 


The $64.6 million SNHC project will deliver the following:

• 6 new indoor netball courts to replace the current 4 outdoor courts, bringing the total number of usable netball courts to 11
• A new indoor hockey facility to support the new and emerging sport of indoor hockey
• A high-performance strength and conditioning gym
• The Women in Sport Leadership Centre
• Sports House 2 – modelled on ‘Sports House’ at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, and providing a home for the peak sporting bodies Netball Victoria and Hockey Victoria
• Upgrades to amenity and infrastructure including: the development of a new front entrance, providing for improved circulation and improving access to local public transport.

Construction is expected to start in late 2018 / early 2019 and be complete in early 2021.