There are several designated picnic areas within Albert Park for you to stop at on your park visit.
Coot Picnic Area
Access to the Coot Picnic area is via the Lakeside carpark off Aughtie Drive. There is one designated disabled bay located at the southern side of the carpark adjacent to an access way. The bay is a standard width but the access way provides additional loading room. Parking is free for people displaying a disabled parking permit. The picnic area contains a pavilion with four tables providing access for wheelchair users.
Cormorant Picnic Area
Cormorant picnic area is located at the southern end of the lake. Disabled parking is available adjacent to the entrance. The carpark is fine gravel and a path of a similar surface leads to the lake edge. There is a picnic shelter available but access to it is over a grassed area.
Swan Picnic Area
The Swan picnic area is at the very northern end of the park. It offers a large area of trees providing a relaxing, shady location on a summers afternoon. Access is via Albert Road with the main parking area off Albert Road Drive. The picnic ground has a shelter, seating, tables and electric barbecues. There is a recently-construced barbecue facility with a working height of 90 centimetres. There is a large concrete area surrounding the barbecues.
Use of these facilities is on a shared basis and they cannot be booked for exclusive use.
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Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Sea Scouts pier closureThe Sea Scouts pier has been closed in the interests of public safety. We appreciate your understanding.This closure is temporary and we are working to have the pier repaired and reopened.
Carousel Boardwalk closureThe Carousel boardwalk has been closed in the interests of public safety. Please use alternate route around Carousel.This closure is temporary and we are working to have the boardwalk repaired and reopened. We appreciate your understanding.
Albert Park Car Parking Office - Closed until further noticeDue to covid restrictions the Albert Park Car Parking Office is closed until further notice. Please send your completed parking permit application to our inbox; firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively please send it to the following postal address:Parking AdministrationParks VictoriaPO Box 768South Melbourne VIC 3205Please ensure all fields are filled in.Please allow 7 working days to process your application from the time Parks Victoria receives payment and the completed applications form.For further information please email email@example.com
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Parking fees - CPI Increase 1st September 2021There will be a CPI price increase to parking fees on 1st September 2021. Each financial year the treasurer, Department of Treasury and Finance sets the CPI increase applicable to fees and charges from 1st July each year.The new parking fees from 1st September 2021 are:• Weekday hourly rate: $5.50 per hour (previously $5.40 per hour)• Weekdays 5pm to 9pm flat rate: $5.50 (previously $5.40)• Weekday maximum all day rate: $13.20 per day (previously $13.00 per day)• Weekends flat rate fee: $5.50 per day (previously $5.40 per day)Parking permits will continue to be available for park businesses and members of Albert Park tenant clubs. New permit fees will commence on 1st September 2021:• Sports Club Permit – 6 months: $34.70 (previously $34.20)• Sports Club Permit– 6 months concession*: $17.35 (previously $17.10)• Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $69.70 (previously $68.70)• Sports Club Permit – 12 months concession*: $34.85 (previously $34.20)• Junior Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $17.30 (previously $17.00)• Tenant permit – 3 months: $216.80 (previously $213.60)• Tradespersons permit – 7 days: $25.40 (previously $25.00)*Concession prices are available for eligible concession cardholders including Centrelink Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Card, Veterans Affairs Gold Card for All Conditions, Veterans Affairs Gold Card War Widow, Veterans Affairs Gold Card TPI and Veterans Affairs Gold card POW and EDA.The net revenue from parking fees will continue to be reinvested back into Albert Park Reserve services and facilities and the sports and recreation club grant program.To provide feedback on the Albert Park Reserve parking fees email firstname.lastname@example.org.