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, 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 92 clubs across 13 regional associations.
Read more about the advantages of affiliation.
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 [brimbankevents.com.au]
Here is a map [google.com] of all the clubs in Victoria.
To find and contact a club near you, use the Club Finder
Croquet Victoria is running a YouTube video competition for tertiary students under 30.
We are looking for brief (3 minute) videos that
- show the pleasures of croquet
- excite curiosity
- make people want to have a go.
First prize is $1000 and there are two runner-up prizes of $500.
Details on the Video Competition page.
Under 21 Golf Croquet National Championships
The Under 21 Golf Croquet National Championships will be held in Adelaide in January 2019. Anyone aged 14 to 20 will be accepted to receive coaching and mentoring for this event.
VCA GC Men's and Women's Championships
The first tournament of the new season was well attended, and we welcomed a few new faces from Warragul, Belmont and Williamstown.
Seven rounds were played on Saturday, with the finalists not being decided until the last round on Sunday morning.
New GC rules from 1 January 2019
The World Croquet Federation has approved new rules for Golf Croquet. Detail is available via the GC page on this website.
Croquet Australia has decided that in Australia the new rules will be implemented from 1 January next year.
In the meantime, Victoria's GC Referee Coordinator John van der Touw has a plan for sharing information about the changes.
95 not out
Elsternwick Croquet Club celebrated the 95th birthday of member Ruth Puryer at an afternoon tea on Sunday 15 July.
Ruth has been playing croquet for 35 years, taking it up when she retired, and is still sprightly, cheery and an active player. Possibly the positive effects of 35 years playing Association Croquet!
Thanks to Mike Cohn
On Tuesday 17 July Mike Cohn attended his final meeting as Immediate Past President of Croquet Victoria, and was presented with a plaque honouring his eleven years of service to Council.
Mike served as a member of the Committee of Management; as Vice President; and as President for nearly six years, to August 2016.
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