Information for sports clubs

Seasonal allocations

We have a seasonal allocation process to make sure all sports clubs have a chance to access our sporting grounds and pavilions.

Seasonal dates

Winter: From the first Saturday in April to the second Sunday in September
Summer: From the first Saturday in October to the second Sunday in March

The 2017 winter season applications are now closed. Please see the 2017 winter sports ground allocations (xlsx, 48KB).

For more information on the seasonal allocation process, call the Sport and Recreation team on 9243 8888.

Club development workshops

The Sport and Recreation team run four Club Development Workshops per year and encourage all Moonee Valley clubs to attend and develop the skills and knowledge of their club volunteers.

Clubs attending two or more workshops in a financial year are entitled to a five per cent discount on their seasonal allocation fees.

Workshop 4: Child Safe Standards

Did you know that from January 1 2017, new legislation applies to all organisations (including sport clubs) in Victoria working with children?

On Monday, 27 February 2017 we held a workshop about the new legislation.

View a Powerpoint slideshow (pptx, 13MB) from the workshop.

Access for All Abilities

Reclink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play.

AAA Play is a free information and referral service to assist Melbourne residents of all ages with a disability to become involved in sport and active recreation. With personal assistance from AAA Play, you can discover a new sporting challenge now!

Visit the AAA Play website or call today to discover the huge amount of sports and active recreation activities close to your home and available for people of all abilities.

Contact AAA Play today!

Phone: 1800 AAA VIC (1800 222 842)
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State Government Community Sports Infrastructure Fund 

The State Government has announced a Community Sports Infrastructure Fund providing grants for planning, building new, and improving existing facilities where communities conduct, organise and participate in sport and recreation.
The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that helps provide high quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria by encouraging:

  • increased sport and recreation participation for all Victorians
  • increased female and junior participation
  • increased access to sport and recreation opportunities
  • better planning of sport and recreation facilities
  • innovative sport and recreation facilities
  • environmentally sustainable facilities
  • universally designed facilities

The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund provides grants for planning, building new, and improving existing facilities where communities conduct, organise and participate in sport and recreation. 

Grant categories relevant to sports clubs include:

  • Major Facilities – Grants of up to $650,000 (where the total project cost is more than $500,000, excluding GST) are available to develop or upgrade major district and regional sport and recreation facilities.
  • Minor Facilities – Grants of up to $100,000 for any one project (where the total project cost is up to $1,000,000 excluding GST) are available for community sport and recreation groups, working in partnership with local government, to develop or upgrade community sport and recreation facilities.
  • Cricket Facilities - Grants of up to $100,000 are available to assist local councils, cricket associations and local cricket clubs to upgrade and develop cricket specific club infrastructure including new buildings, grounds, and training facilities.
  • Female Friendly Facilities – Grants of up to $100,000 are available to build new and upgrade existing, outdated change facilities at sports clubs around the state that cater for female sport, with a focus on promoting female and family friendly environments.

If your club has a project idea then please submit an expression of interest form (pdf, 236KB) to by no later than Friday, 5 May. We will then assess all expressions of interest before determining which projects to forward to the state government.
For more information view the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund guidelines (pdf, 1.3MB) or visit the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund website

Club user guide

The role of running of a sporting club or organisation is becoming more complex and demanding, especially for volunteer club administrators.

The club user guide is an easy-to-use reference put together to help sporting club organisers and busy volunteers tackle the ins and outs of running a club.

The club user guide contains information on:

  • how to get funding
  • how to be an effective club
  • our sports policies

We hope you find the information useful and we would like your feedback on how we can improve the club user guides.

Updating your club guide

The club user guide was last updated in 2012. Contact the Sport and Recreation team for an updated copy. 

Last updated: Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:44 PM