Experience Melbourne’s premiere athletics facility that features an international standard running track and designated warm-up area.

Athletics Overview

Lakeside Stadium is a regular home to state, national and international athletics competitions, including hosting the inaugural Nitro Athletics and Athletics Victoria’s annual Zatopek event. Hundreds of athletes of all ages train and compete at Melbourne Sports Centres – Lakeside Stadium each week, making it the place to develop your athletics pathway.

Lakeside is available for casual public training. Athletes have access to the track and field facilities at various session times as per table below.

As the premier Athletics and Football venue in Victoria, Lakeside Stadium often hosts major sporting events and competitions. During these times, there may be changes to the track and field availability.

We encourage users to check the Client Portal HERE, which is updated live for all availability.

Monday4pm – 7pm
Tuesday4pm – 7pm
Thursday4pm – 7pm
Saturday9am – 12noon

Interested in getting involved in athletics?

Lakeside Stadium is proud to be the home of Athletics Victoria, Athletics Australia, Little Athletics Victoria, Little Athletics Australia and the Victorian Institute of Sport.

Get Involved in Athletics

Visit our athletics partner pages for more information on how you can get involved.

Our Athletic Partners

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