Coot Picnic Ground (Albert Park)


Coot Picnic Ground (Albert Park)

The wide-open spaces of Coot Picnic Ground are perfect for a family day out. Nestled on the northern shores of Albert Park Lake, the picnic ground has electric barbecues, a playground and shelters to accommodate larger groups. 

How to get there

Coot Picnic Ground (Albert Park)


BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Coot Picnic Ground (Albert Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


  • No swimming
  • No camping
  • No fires permitted


  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Lake Granitic Path boardwalk closure

The boardwalk on the lake side of Carousel has been closed in the interests of public safety.  We appreciate your understanding. 

This closure is temporary and we are working to have the boardwalk repaired and reopened. 

Covid-19 Testing Site Relocation: Pit Lane Aughtie Drive to Aughtie Walk Albert Park

The Pit Lane, Aughtie Drive testing site is relocating to the Aughtie Walk. This facility is being established by the Department of Health (DH).
The facility will take up a portion of Aughtie Walk, there will be ample traffic management and direction in the surrounding area, and will be cordoned off from the general public, with security officers in attendance onsite at all times.
The sporting facilities and the surrounding park will still be available for use by the community during this time.
For further information about this and other testing sites, please visit

Attachments: Testing Site Comms- Aughtie Walk (455KB)

Sea Scouts pier closure

The 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.

Albert Park Car Parking Office - Closed until further notice

Due to covid restrictions the Albert Park Car Parking Office is closed until further notice. Please send your completed parking permit application to our inbox;, alternatively please send it to the following postal address:
Parking Administration
Parks Victoria
PO Box 768
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Please 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

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