Avondale Heights

The Avondale Heights neighbourhood occupies an elevated bluff in a hook of the Maribyrnong River with sweeping views east and west.

Did you know 23% of the neighbourhood is public open space - for more information download the fact sheet (pdf, 13.3MB)


Here is a list of local events and programs happening throughout Avondale Heights.

Do you know of any other events or programs to be added? Email us at neighbourhoods@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Valley View online

Want the scoop on the latest news, events and works near you? The Valley View website is coming soon!

Get the news you care about delivered straight to your inbox, add your own, and use interactive maps to find out what's going on around your place. Stay tuned for details early this year.

Summer Yoga sessions in Moonee Valley libraries!

Come along to a yoga session in one of our libraries and enjoy a feel-good combination of stretching, relaxation and gentle exercise.

Spaces are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Exhibition: The magic of the Australian bush

January-February at Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre

Discover the enchanting world of Australian flora and fauna painted by Joanna Bish. These works in watercolour and aquarelle pencil depict the magical and whimsical world of the Australian bush. Free, no bookings necessary.

Wills and Probate

Tuesday 12 February, 2pm-3pm at Avondale Heights Library

What is a Will? What is Probate? What happens if I die without having made a Will? What are the ‘Rules of Intestacy’? Can I challenge a Will? These and others questions are addressed in this session run by the Moonee Valley Legal Service. Free, bookings necessary.

Book online or call 8325 1940

Enza Gandolfo - The Bridge

Thursday 14 February, 6pm-7pm at Avondale Heights Library

Enza Gandolfo will be discussing her book based on the collapse of the West Gate Bridge in 1970 when 35 workers were killed. A tragedy that still scars the city - The Bridge is a profoundly moving novel that examines class, guilt, and moral culpability. Yet it shows that even the most harrowing of situations can give way to forgiveness and redemption. Ultimately, it is a testament to survival and the resilience of the human spirit. Free, bookings necessary.

Book online or call 8325 1950

Moonee Valley Festival - Festival Food Fair

Sunday, 24 February, 12 noon–4pm at Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre

The first Food Fair of the festival celebrates the cannoli, with lots of tasty treats, cooking demonstrations, pairing sessions and live entertainment. Meet local artisans and pick up a range of gourmet treats and provisions. Get a taste of the real Moonee Valley at this festival of flavour and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of our neighbourhoods.

Love your houseplants

Saturday 22 June 10:30am - 12pm at Avondale Heights Library

Get your houseplants in top shape with advice from Alice Crowe, founder of The Lush Forest, qualified botanist and indoor plant specialist.

Immunisation sessions 2019

Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Doyle Street


Find and connect with others from the Avondale Heights community!

Avondale Heights Community Precinct Stadium

Avondale Heights/East Keilor Senior Citizens

Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm–3.15pm at the Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Doyle Street, Avondale Heights. Activities include bingo, bus trips, entertainment, free luncheons, afternoon tea and raffles.

Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre

Address: 69 Military Road, Avondale Heights

Phone: 8325 1940

Avondale Heights Probus Inc

Meets every third Wednesday from 9.30am at Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Doyle Street, Avondale Heights

Childcare & Kindergarten

Avondale Heights Community Precinct – Early Years Centre

Avondale Heights Childcare and Early Learning Centre

Rhonda Davis Kindergarten

Circolo Pensionati Italiani di East Keilor /Avondale Heights

Meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11.30am–4.30pm at Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Doyle Street, Avondale Heights

Essendon and District Diabetes support group

Meets every second month on Saturday at 1.30pm at Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre, 69 -79 Military Rd, Avondale Heights

The group provides an opportunity for residents living with diabetes to meet others and share their experiences; also includes guest speakers.

Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre

Address: Doyle Street, Avondale Heights


Avondale Anklebiters Playgroup - c/o Avondale Primary School

Mountainview Playgroup Assoc Inc – c/- Rhonda Davis Preschool

Spring Chicks Playgroup – c/- Rhonda Davis Preschool


Avondale Primary School

St Martin de Porres – Catholic Primary School

YMCA Disability Services, Avondale Heights

Get active

Get Active with Avondale Heights clubs and sporting groups.

1st Milleara Scout Group 

Avondale Heights Auskick

Avondale Heights Cricket Club

Avondale Heights Football Club (AFL)

Avondale Heights Netball Club

Avondale Heights FC (Soccer)

Avondale Heights Tennis Club

Avondale Raiders Basketball Club

Avonde Calisthenics College

Healthy ageing exercise programs

We offer a range of affordable classes to improve the health and wellbeing of senior residents (aged 65 years and over, people with disability or carers). Find out more.

Explore Avondale Heights

Explore the Avondale Heights neighbourhood.

Dog off-leash park

Thompson Street Reserve is designated as a dog off-leash park by Moonee Valley City Council’s local laws.

Friends of Maribyrnong Valley Inc

Local parks and reserves

Main parks

 Canning Reserve

The Canning Street Tea Gardens is a popular picnic spot in Moonee Valley. A walkway extends along the Maribyrnong River for walkers and cyclists to enjoy.

Maribyrnong River Valley - State Government Vision and Design Guidelines 

Maribyrnong River Walking Trail (pdf, 3.17MB)


Explore and experience what playgrounds Moonee Valley has to offer.

Public BBQs

Our parks and reserves offer a range of great facilities, including free barbeques! In Avondale Heights this includes:

Canning Street Reserve (in rotundas on eastern & western sides, west of the playground, near the main car park, southern end, west of tap and near the main car park -bottom of stairs)

Public Toilets

Access to public toilets can be important when exploring. Opening hours.

Canning Street Reserve, 2A Canning Street, Avondale Heights

Canning Street Shops, Cnr Military Road and Canning Street, Avondale Heights

Water stations

Thirsty? Free drinking water stations are being installed across Moonee Valley. Learn More.

Last updated: Friday, 18 January 2019, 5:32 AM