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Recreation Reserves

Hamilton's leading recreation reserves include:

Melville Oval located in central Hamilton, hosts a range of regional AFL, cricket and netball events. The construction of competition lighting on the oval and netball courts in 2015, now see many night fixtures held at the venue

Pedrina Park is a major regional sporting venue offering 3 dual purpose sporting ovals, a synthetic hockey pitch with lighting, a soccer field with training lighting and 8 netball courts with lighting.

Mitchell Park offers a dual purpose cricket and football oval and little athletic training facilitates.

In addition to the above, the Council is responsible for the following Recreation Reserves across the Shire:

  • Balmoral
  • Branxholme
  • Coleraine (Silvester Oval)
  • Dunkeld
  • Glenthompson
  • Penshurst
  • Tarrington
  • Byaduk
  • Hamilton (Kennedy Oval and Hamilton Recreation Reserve)

For further information on Recreation Reserves, please contact the Hamilton Indoor Leisure and Aquatic Centre.

Hamilton Indoor Leisure and Aquatic Centre
83-93 Shakespeare Street
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5551 4300

Booking a Council Recreation Facility

The table below lists the recreation facilities available for casual hire through the Southern Grampians Shire Council. Application Forms and availability can be checked by contacting the administration staff on 03 5573 0256 or email

Facility Address
Lake Hamilton Walking Track Lake Hamilton
Melville Oval Grandstand Function Room Market Place
Melville Oval (sporting ground) Market Place
Mitchell Park (sporting ground) Mt Napier Road
Patterson Park Function Room Hall 19 King Street
Pedrina Park (ovals 1, 2 & 3) 355 North Boundary Road
Hamilton Botanic Gardens French Street
Penshurst Botanic Gardens Cox Street, Penshurst
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