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)


Check out our list of local events and programs happening in Avondale Heights.

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

The Western Region Deadly Race

Friday, 23 November 2018, 9am–12.30pm

Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation in partnership with the Long Walk Foundation will be hosting the inaugural Western Region Long Walk Deadly Race along the banks of the Maribyrnong River commencing at Fairbairn Park.

An event based on the Amazing Race, teams of 12 to 15 year olds will complete challenges at different pit stops along the river from Fairbairn Park to Canning Street Reserve. Stakeholder pit stops include Melbourne Water, Toolern Vale Dingo Sanctuary, Maribyrnong City Council and the Living Museum at Pipemakers Park, Blackbird Cruises, CoHealth, and our own conservation and youth development teams. 

The event will begin with a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country by a Wurundjeri Elder and finish with live entertainment and barbecue lunch at the pavilion.


Join a local Avondale Heights group or club that shares your interests or try something completely new!

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

Avondale Heights Probus Inc

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

Childcare and kindergarten

Avondale Heights Community Precinct – Early Years Centre

Avondale Heights Childcare and Early Learning Centre

Rhonda Davis Kindergarten (email kindergarten@mvcc.vic.gov.au)

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.


Avondale Anklebiters Playgroup - c/o Avondale Primary School (email pgvic@playgroup.org.au)

Mountainview Playgroup Assoc Inc – c/- Rhonda Davis Preschool (email kindergarten@mvcc.vic.gov.au)

Spring Chicks Playgroup – c/- Rhonda Davis Preschool (email kindergarten@mvcc.vic.gov.au)


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

Avonde Calisthenic College

Avondale Heights Football Club

Avondale Heights Netball Club

Avondale Heights FC

Avondale Raiders Basketball Club (email avondaleraidersbc@optusnet.com.au)

Avondale Heights Tennis Club

Healthy ageing exercise programs 

Walking trail

Maribyrnong River Walking Trail (pdf, 3.17MB)


Explore the Avondale Heights neighbourhood.

Friends of Maribyrnong Valley Inc

Local parks and reserves

  • Avondale Heights Reserve
  • Brentwood Reserve
  • Canning Reserve
  • Landau Place Reserve
  • Larwood Play Area
  • Maribyrnong River Regional Park-Grimes Flat
  • Military Road-Templewood Drive Reserve
  • Norma Court Reserve
  • Rhonda Street Reserve
  • Tea Gardens Drive Reserve
  • Thompson Street Reserve
  • Wilson Reserve
Last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 2:50 AM