Melburnians love nothing better than a sporting event! Melbourne is considered the ‘home of sport’ for the simple fact that almost any month of the year, big sporting events are held in one of the many stadiums spotted around the city.

Melbourne Home of AFL

From April through to September Melbourne becomes Footy mad. Uniquely Australian, the Australian Football League AFL game is fast paced, high scoring and passion filled. Get yourself along to a game and feel the atmosphere..

St Kilda:

Formula One Grand Prix:

Albert Park (a short walk from Habitat HQ) is transformed into a thrilling 5.3-kilometre motor racing circuit to test the greatest drivers in the world. Held in early March, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix attracts thousands of interstate and overseas visitors to Melbourne.

Albert Park Walking/Running Circuit:

The rest of the year, Albert Park is a popular walking and running circuit. Stop at The Point for a coffee or meal.

Melbourne City:

MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground):

This hallowed and sacred ground is home to the Ashes cricket test and the home of AFL (Australian Rules Football). AFL was founded in Victoria and is a ‘must see’ for all visitors. Tickets are as cheap as $20 for general admission!

Rod Laver Arena:

Most famous for the Australian Open in January when the sun is the hottest, this arena has the courts open all year round for viewing as well as HUGE musicians performing in this massive stadium.


Spring Racing Carnival:

Held in October and November every year, the Spring Racing Carnival is Australia’s premier horse racing season. More than 650,000 people attend events over 15 carnival days.