Melbourne Sports Centres - Parkville (formally known as The State Netball & Hockey Centre) opened in January 2001 and is one of Australia’s premier sporting venues offering sporting facilities and programs from grassroots to high-performance, international and Olympic level athletes. 

Melbourne Sports Centres - Parkville is located on Brens Drive in Parkville, next to the Royal Melbourne Zoo. It’s just 3km from the CBD and easily accessible via Citylink. 

More than 500,000 people a year play or watch netball, hockey and other events at the centre, with over 80% of its users being female   Parkville is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne and located just 3km north of Melbourne’s CBD. Royal Park railway station is the main railway station in Parkville, located in Royal Park to the north adjacent Melbourne Zoo and is on the Upfield railway line and tram route 58.  

Melbourne Sports Centres - Parkville is a 15-minute drive from Melbourne Airport and the CBD. 

The nearest hospitals to Parkville are the Royal Children’s Hospital (6-minute drive) and the Royal Melbourne Hospital (10-minute drive). 

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