Visiting the Victorian Croquet Centre
The Victorian Croquet Centre, our headquarters, is the perfect venue for
your event. It is available for hire to
Corporations, Businesses, Community Groups, Individuals and Family Groups
for events with or without croquet.
The purpose-built facility in Cairnlea, in the western suburbs of Melbourne,
features 12 full size courts and a state-of-the-art pavilion. The
function area seats 200, with a licensed bar and a commercial kitchen, and
overlooks manicured grass courts.
Enquiries and bookings: (03)
8361 8887 or by email
There are plenty of places to stay nearby. Here are some accommodation suggestions.
Here is a map [google.com] of all the clubs in Victoria.
To find and contact a club near you, use the Club Finder
Putting Croquet in the Picture
We are looking for inventive and interesting short videos publicising croquet.
All clubs are invited to submit entries.
For more information see the Video Competition page.
The winning Victorian team:
John van der Touw, Trish Watts, Lester Hughes, Gail Hopkins, Anne Quinn,
Wendy Dickson (captain), Jim Saunders, Terry Hopkins.
WCF Golf Croquet World Championships
Victoria is hosting the Golf Croquet World Championships in February and March next year.
As well as the Main Event, the program also includes
a Qualifying Event, the Under 21 GC World Championship, and the Ramsis Cup.
Merchandise is available for pre-order on the Event Website
along with information about the venues and some accommodation suggestions.
Good things in young packages
Cairnlea played host to the Australian Under 21 Golf Croquet Championships on the weekend 24/25 September.
Five young players - Lana Sexton, Charlie Sharpe and Jamie Gumbrell from NSW and Jack Williams and Anthony Dask from Victoria - competed in a best of three round robin series.
Farewell Valerie Lefel
1932 - 2016
We share some tributes upon the passing of Valerie Lefel, formerly of Newstead Croquet Club.
Valerie was a key figure in the development of Golf Croquet in Victoria. Longstanding GC players will remember her well. Newer members will recognise her name from the Lefel Shield which is now awarded to the region winning the annual GC Inter-Regional Competition.
AC Handicap Championships
It is hard to remember a more well-attended event for some time. A full field of 25 players competed in four divisions. The events were planned to put players of similar handicap ranges together. Players came from all over the state and South Australia! We welcomed a number of new players to Cairnlea.
It was a demanding weekend for many of the players as games started at 8 am and in some cases continued through to darkness.
Women’s Invitational AC Championship
The Women’s Invitational was conducted at VCC on the weekend 17 and 18 September. A full complement of eight women played a round robin.
It was very pleasing to see all members of last years’s successful Eire Cup team taking part.
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Victorian Croquet Centre, 65 Nobel Banks Drive, Cairnlea, Vic 3023
03 8361 8887
Office hours: Mon-Thu: 9am-4pm, Fri: 9am-3pm, Sat-Sun: closed
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Patron - The Honourable Linda Dessau, AM, Governor of Victoria