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Sports precinct

Pick a player, choose a team and let yourself be swept along with the sports fever that grips Melbourne, year-round.

Witness one of Australia's greatest sporting events at the Sports Precinct's accessible venues: the MCG, Melbourne Park and AAMI Park. Walk 15 minutes from the CBD and you could be barracking yourself hoarse at tennis, cricket and rugby matches, or Australian Rules football, cycling and basketball games.

The G

See at least one match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Catch a game of Australian Rules football (AFL) between March and September when the season closes with the spectacular AFL Grand Final.

Alternatively, spend summer in the stands cheering on the cricketing nations playing for honours in the legendary Boxing Day Test.

Looking back

Stop by the National Sports Museum at the MCG to see an amazing collection of sporting memorabilia. Become a sporting boffin with the displays at the exhibitions and halls of fame.

Playing in the Park

Catch the annual Australian Open at Melbourne Park in January, with stars bashing balls on Rod Laver and Margaret Court arenas. Witness powerhouse pop performances and family events at Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena, also the venue for basketball and cycling.

Storm and Victory

Cheer on one and all at rectangular  AAMI Park, where you could see Melbourne Storm, members of the National Rugby League (NRL), Rugby Union team Melbourne Rebels, or Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Heart, the city's original A League soccer team and their intercity rivals.

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Things to do

Sports precinct

Melbourne Cricket Ground

See a match or take a tour of the home of cricket and footy, where sporting history has been made.

National Sports Museum

Become part of Australia's rich sporting history through artifacts and multimedia at the iconic MCG.

Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park hosts over a million people a year for sports and concert events.

AAMI Park

Enjoy unobstructed views of football and rugby contests at the iconic, bubblicious AAMI Park.

Hisense Arena

Feel like you're in the thick of the basketball, netball or even cycling action at Hisense Arena.

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Things to do

Tours

Explore Melbourne on foot with an expert walking guide, join a bus tour or follow the historic City Circle Tram route on a tour of the city's cafes.

Things to do

Outdoor activities

Make the most of the rivers, parks and coastline Melbourne has to offer with a range of outdoor activities to suit your interests and lifestyle.

Entertainment

Spectator sports

Melbourne is sports mad. From the crack of the bat to the roar of race cars, the city hosts track and field crowd pleaser events throughout the year.

Destinations

Yarra precinct

Row, run and ride along it, picnic by it, photograph it, or simply enjoy amazing Yarra River views from gardens, eateries, bars and arts spaces.