Premium courts and fields to host high-performance 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 high-performance, 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 recently completed 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
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10 Brens Drive, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3052
Parkville Parking & Entry
Parkville has over 300 car parking spaces available, with an additional 250 car parking spaces available in the overflow areas adjacent. Parking is currently free of charge, however please note that parking fees may 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)
All visitors are required to register their attendance for contact tracing purposes with the QR codes provided upon entry. Please speak to our Customer Experience team if you require assistance or have any questions.
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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 $27m was agreed. The approval for the Centre was fast-tracked so it could be assessed by the 2006 Commonwealth Games Evaluations Panel and in mid-1999 construction began. Construction was completed in November 2000, and the facility was officially opened on 16 March 2001.
In 2021, the SNHC project was completed, which 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 waslevelling the playing field for girls and women.
The $64.6 million SNHC project has delivered the following:
• 6 new indoor netball courts to replace the current 4 outdoor courts, bringing the total number of 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.
Melbourne Sports Centres – Parkville was re-opened by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula on Wednesday 14 July 2021.