Victoria University Community Sports Stadium is a four-court, indoor sports and recreation stadium. Located at the Western Bulldogs Football Club, VU Whitten Oval, the facility includes:

  • courts lined for basketball, netball, futsal, volleyball and badminton
  • competition grade timber flooring and lighting
  • change rooms and toilets
  • court side seating
  • onsite parking
  • proximity to West Footscray train station.

Community competitions & programs

The VU Community Sports Stadium is a proud supporter of our community clubs, programs and associations. It is host venue to various junior competitions and adult social sport.

A detailed list of our stadium user groups is provided below. For information, or to get involved with any of the programs, we recommend contacting the group directly.

Cityside Sports offers social netball competitions every Monday and Tuesday evenings, and a Thursday morning ladies' competition with playgroup available.

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Social Sport offers social basketball and futsal competitions on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings.

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Westgate Basketball Association is an affiliated basketball association with Basketball Victoria and is home of basketball in the inner-west of Melbourne, offering competitions and programs for all skills and abilities.

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Ready Steady Go Kids offers toddler and preschool sports programs in a structured, safe, inclusive and non-competitive environment.

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Footscray Hawks Basketball Club competes in a Saturday competition run by Westgate Basketball Association. New players are welcome in age groups U10 to U21s.

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Kensington Colts Basketball Club competes in a Saturday competition run by Westgate Basketball Association. New players are welcome in age groups U10 to U18s.

Westside Suns Basketball Club competes in a Saturday competition run by Westgate Basketball Association. New players are welcome in U10s to U21s.

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Rise Netball Club enters teams into the Parkville Netball Association, with games held at the State Netball Hockey Centre and Riverside Netball Courts. Age groups include U11s through U15s.

 Rise Netball Club Logo

Williamstown Cannons Basketball Club provides programs for children aged 6 to 17 years, and enters teams into a Saturday competition with the Westgate Basketball Association.

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The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation is the community services arm of the football club, offering innovative and engaging services for individuals and families residing in Victoria's West.

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Facility hire & casual use

The VU Community Sports Stadium is available for hire and ideal for:

  • sports clinics
  • competitions
  • school programs - physical education classes, inter-school competitions
  • club training
  • community programs.

We suggest contacting us via email to request a booking. Providing the following information will assist in facilitating your request:

  • booking type (e.g. sport specific, or court space only)
  • number of courts required
  • start and end time, inclusive of setup & pack down
  • date range
  • number of participants.

Casual shooting is available depending on bookings. We recommend calling ahead to determine court availability.

Cost: $4 per person

Location

The VU Community Sports stadium is located at Victoria University Whitten Oval, 417 Barkly Street, West Footscray.

Getting to Victoria University Whitten Oval

Whitten Oval is a 5-minute walk from West Footscray train station. Plan your train, tram or bus trip with the PTV Journey Planner.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8am–11pm

Saturday: 8am–6.30pm

Sunday: 8am–10pm

Please note that opening hours are subject to change according to bookings. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to email ahead with your request. 

Contact us

Centre Coordinator: Jessica Serpiello

Phone: +61 3 9919 6020 
After 4pm: +61 3 9919 6345

Email: [email protected]