We are the State Sporting Association responsible for croquet across Victoria and Southern New South Wales.
Established on 18 June 1914 as the Victorian Croquet Association Inc., we trade as Croquet Victoria.
Under our current rules, we lead and develop croquet in Victoria by coordinating and supporting Association Croquet, Golf Croquet, Ricochet and Gateball, played in 88 clubs across 13 regional associations.
We are committed to ensuring that children who participate in our activities have a safe and happy experience.
Read more about the advantages of affiliation.
Here is a map [google.com] of all the clubs in Victoria.
To find and contact a club near you, use the Club Finder.
The magazine of Croquet Victoria.
Download the latest edition (March 2020), or browse the archive of older editions.
17th WCF Association Croquet World Championships
The 2020 AC World Championships were hosted by the Victorian Croquet Association on behalf of the Australian Croquet Association.
See our Facebook post for more coverage, including photos and videos from the event.
2020 Association Croquet State Team
The Victorian AC State Team met at Cairnlea on January 11 to prepare for the defence of the Eire Cup in Brisbane in March.
Back Row: Kevin Beard, Stephen Forster (Captain), Claire Bassett, Lois Kirk, David Johnston, Chris Grant.
Front Row: Elaine Coverdale, Tricia Devlin (Vice Captain), Gail Hopkins, Simon Watkins.
2019 Golf Croquet State Team
Women: Judy Wembridge (Captain), Tricia Devlin, Wendy Dickson, Gail Hopkins.
Men: Kevin Beard (Vice Captain), John Grieve, Darren McLoughlin, John van der Touw.
Reserve: Chris Eiffert.
Local authorities funded for community sports projects
Clubs with a shovel-ready infrastructure project for a sports facility upgrade should contact their local government authority with the detail.
The Victorian State Government has just confirmed that $68 million from the Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works stimulus package will be allocated to fast-track community sports infrastructure projects across Victoria – creating jobs and supporting local businesses.
From Monday, 1 June, local councils and alpine resort boards, with the support of local sporting bodies, will be able to apply for funding of up to $10 million for shovel-ready projects.
All World Croquet events postponed a year
The World Croquet Federation has just announced that all WCF events will be postponed by one year.
They hope that this will allow the COVID-19 pandemic situation to stabilise.
Revised dates are approximate - they will be finalised after discussion with the various event hosts.
Government help available for clubs
The Victorian State Government has just announced a package of help for sporting associations at every level, from state bodies to local community clubs.
Individual clubs whose finances are impacted by the Corona epidemic can apply for up to $1000 to help with fixed costs, so they can get back to their sport.
Applications are open now and will close on 15 June, or sooner if the money allocated is exhausted. See
Consult the Secretary, Croquet Victoria, if you need help filling in the online application form.
Returning to croquet
Good news for croquet players.
Croquet Victoria has just learnt we are now empowered to provide clubs with guidelines for returning to croquet. These have been emailed to clubs and posted on the website.
Provided you follow the guidelines, and subject to guidance from your local authority, you can start playing again socially in small groups.
Croquet Victoria will still be submitting these guidelines to Sport and Recreation Victoria for feedback, which may mean some changes. If so, we will announce the changes here and email clubs.
One change which has already been made: please wash balls with mild detergent and water, as anything else may damage them. Thanks to Paul Manwaring of the Australian Croquet Company for this advice.
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