Sport and recreation

Sport and recreation in Melbourne

Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia and caters for practically every sport and recreation activity. Visit the Local Government website of the area you're interested in to learn more about the local sports facilities and activities.

Being the home of AFL, Melbournians support a variety of AFL teams including Collingwood, Carlton, Essendon, Hawthorn, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Richmond, St Kilda, and the Western Bulldogs. If rugby league is your game, the Melbourne Storm are the team to support.

A number of sporting and recreational events are held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for more details visit


Local sporting and recreational activities can also be found on local council websites:

  • Banyule - Includes the suburbs of Bundoora, Greensborough, Viewbank, Macleod, Watsonia and Yallambie
  • Whittlesea -  Includes the suburbs Epping, Mernda, Mill Park, South Morang and Doreen
  • Moonee Valley - Includes the suburbs of Ascot Vale, Keilor East, Niddrie and Moonee Ponds
  • Moreland -  Includes the suburbs of Glenroy, Brunswick and Pascoe Vale


Around RAAF Williams

The following local councils provide a range of services, local information and things to see and do.

  • Hobsons Bay - Altona, Newport, Seabrook, Williamstown and Spotswood
  • Wyndham  - Includes Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Sanctuary Lakes and Tarneit
  • Maribyrnong - Includes Yarraville, Seddon, Edgewater, Footscray


Melbourne CBD

Bike paths

Cycling is on the increase in Melbourne. The City of Melbourne’s cycling network has over 135 kilometres of on- and off-road routes along with many on-street bicycle hoops. The City of Yarra also enjoys some of the most striking scenery in Melbourne with well-established bike paths suited to riders of all abilities.

Bike paths for a large number of Melbourne suburbs can be found at


Swimming pools

There is a huge range of Council swimming pools across Melbourne offering opportunities for fun, fitness and recreation. Search for a pool closest to you by clicking here.