Croquet Victoria
Advancing Croquet in Victoria


Earlier news


New Chief Executive for Croquet Australia

The Board of Croquet Australia (CA) is pleased to announce respected sports executive, Melanie Woosnam has been appointed as its first-ever Chief Executive Officer.

As the former President of Hockey Australia and CEO of Water Polo Queensland, Melanie brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to this role having held executive roles with Hockey NSW, Queensland Touch Football and Futsal NSW as well as governance roles as a former Director with Stadiums Queensland and QSport. She is also a former Hockeyroo and has a sound understanding of participation, pathway and development programs and elite level competitions.

CA President Jim Nicholls welcomed Melanie to the role, "The Board are excited to appoint our inaugural CEO and are thrilled to have someone of Melanie's calibre and experience to lead, grow and evolve CA as an important National Sporting Organisation. Melanie is a capable, innovative and collaborative leader and is keen to get around and meet the many volunteers and members who are the backbone of our sport.



Goulburn Valley Croquet Association Golf Croquet Pennant Final

Kyabram Croquet Club hosted the GVCA Golf Croquet Spring Pennant grand final on 9 December between ladder leaders Rich River Kangas and Deniliquin Blue.

It was lovely to see so many spectators enjoying the match, not only from Rich River and Deniliquin, but from all other GVCA clubs too. And we did see some great play from all. We saw plenty of jump shots, in-offs, hoops in one, and successful angle shots.

After the two rounds of singles, Rich River were leading 5 games 50 hoops to 3 games 42 hoops. Then Deniliquin ran away with the doubles, winning all four.

The end result for the day was Deniliquin 7 games 70 hoops to Rich River 5 games 69 hoops.


The last doubles on court


Current news

News Date: 2022-12-02
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2023-01-05
News Type: General


 After nearly three years without paid administrative support, Croquet Victoria is trialling a contract arrangement to help the Secretary and Treasurer with their administrative responsibilities.

We welcome Diana Dib Barbar, of ABC Professional Translators, who will be dealing with admin tasks and handling post, email and telephone queries for up to 15 hours a week.

Diana lives near the Victorian Croquet Centre and she has been helping with deliveries and visitors to VCC for some months. 

If you have an administrative query for Croquet Victoria, please start by checking the website – If you can’t find what you need, or if you have information you want to pass on, please contact Diana in the first instance. Examples: accessing the Manage Your Club page on the website; checking where to find your 2023 Public Liability Insurance certificate; notifying Croquet Victoria of a change in club or regional office bearers.

Diana can be contacted by email at or by phone on 0459 508 728. If you ring her please be prepared to leave a message – she has other commitments during the day, and she will generally be following up calls in the late afternoon. If the matter is urgent please email Kate Patrick, Croquet Victoria President, at


Later news


Colac Croquet Club welcomes Ukrainian Scouts 30 December 2022

The Colac Croquet Club welcomed a group of Ukrainain Scouts on 30 December 2022. Here is the link to a short video of their introduction to Golf Croquet.

Thank you from the Scouts below.

Again I’d like to thank your club for hosting us on 30th. Everyone appreciated all the effort you went to, from welcoming us with refreshments to then teaching them the basics of croquet. Lots of fun and sledging was had by all.



Croquet a hit at Government House

Activities at the Government House Open Day on 26 January included croquet on the Governor’s private croquet lawn, run by a team of twelve people from seven clubs: Kew, Brunswick, MCC, Elsternwick, Eastern Park, Brighton, and Ballarat Western. 

148 people signed up for a hit - plus the Governor, who also had a go. There were still people wanting to join in when we had to stop. 

Loved seeing the players shaking hands / crossing mallets and thanking each other for the game. And people trying jumps, and a whole group exploding with enthusiasm when someone ran a hoop.