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Melbourne is famous for major sporting events and our many community sports clubs welcome new members

Melbourne is the self-proclaimed sports capital of the world. We are a sports-obsessed city all year round:

  • In autumn and winter we are the home of Australian Rules Football – Australia’s national sport
  • In spring we host the world-renowned Spring Racing Carnival for horse racing. The annual Melbourne Cup is the feature event of the Spring Racing Carnival
  • In summer we host cricket matches, golf events and tennis tournaments. The Australian Open tennis grand slam happens in Melbourne every January, and the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix is held every March.

Fun for the whole family

Melbourne’s excellent network of local sports clubs and facilities cater for almost every sport imaginable. Joining a local club is easy and affordable.

For more information about Melbourne’s sporting organisations, visit Sport and Recreation Victoria.

Pick a sport, any sport

Australian sport is a big part of Australian culture. Some of the key sports played in Victoria include:

  • golf
  • tennis
  • Australian Rules football
  • cricket
  • basketball
  • netball
  • football.

You can also find clubs for other sports such as table tennis, baseball, mah-jong and chess.

Major Melbourne sports events

Melbourne hosts several world-class sporting events every year:

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