Melbourne & Olympic Parks
Australia's heart of sports and entertainment! Welcoming around 600 events and attracting more than 2.5 million people, this is Melbourne’s home to an array of the most iconic and world-class experiences.
The precinct is notably acclaimed for hosting the Australian Open and the city’s most celebrated national and international, sports and entertainment events. Proudly hosting the the Grand Slam, rugby, football, rugby league, netball, basketball, cycling and gymnastics; while also staging the highest calibre of artists and shows, such as Katy Perry, One Direction, P!NK, Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Disney on Ice. This is the place where the people of Melbourne all our visitors make memories of a lifetime.
The unrivalled location is situated between Melbourne’s CBD and Botanic Gardens, bound by the Yarra River. Comprising around 40 hectares, as the name suggests, it joins together the exceptionally unique premises of Melbourne Park and Olympic Park.
Charity and community are truly an important focus in our guardianship of this special precinct. We endeavour to maximise the opportunities we can provide to the people of Victoria by partnering with charities and community groups.
The Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and pays respect to their Elders, past and emerging.
- Rod Laver Arena, (15,000 seats)
- Melbourne Arena, (10,000 seats)
- National Tennis Centre
- Melbourne Park Function Centre, (1800 sq/m)
- Margaret Court Arena, (7,500 seats)
- Two show courts
- 35 outdoor Plexicushion tennis courts
- Six indoor tennis courts
- The Oval
- M&OP Administration
- Tennis Australia Administration & Tennis World
- AAMI Park (30,050 seats)
- Holden Centre
- Olympic Park Oval
- Gosch's Paddock training fields
Professional Sports Clubs
The administrative and training home of:
- Rugby League: Melbourne Storm
- Football: Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City
- Super Rugby: Melbourne Rebels
- Basketball: Melbourne United and SE Melbourne Phoenix
- Netball: Melbourne Vixens and Collingwood Magpies
- AFL: Collingwood Magpies and Melbourne Demons
Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust
The Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust was established on 5 October 1995 in accordance with the provisions of the Melbourne & Olympic Parks Act 1985 (as amended). It was created by the merger of the National Tennis Centre Trust (established 13 November 1985) and the Olympic Park Committee of Management (formed originally in 1909). Under the Act the relevant Minister is the Honourable Martin Pakula MP, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events.
Melbourne & Olympic Parks operates to provide world class facilities and ancillary services, for the conduct of sport, entertainment and function events, primarily for the people of the State of Victoria. As a precinct, Melbourne & Olympic Parks has grown and evolved over 100 years, and continues to do so with the opening of AAMI Park. The recently commenced Melbourne Park redevelopment project which will further entrench Melbourne & Olympic Parks' standing as Australia's premier sports and entertainment precinct.
A state-of-the-art $700+ million dollar Melbourne Park Redevelopment is currently being carried out by the Victorian Government, to cater for the precinct’s growing popularity and enhance Victoria’s sport and entertainment for generations to come. This includes Rod Laver Arena’s first makeover in 30 years and will significantly enrich every aspect of the customer experience, while providing exciting innovations and sustainability for the iconic venue.
M&OP's functions include the responsibility for the care, improvement, use and promotion of Melbourne Park and Olympic Park, to operate them efficiently and effectively to obtain their best possible use, to provide coordinated planning of the venues and to be responsible for their proper financial management.