ABOUT JUNCTION OVAL
The Junction Oval is a historic sports ground established in 1856 in St Kilda, Melbourne. The home of Victorian cricket, the Junction Oval is a first-class cricket facility, boasting unrivalled high-performance training and rehabilitation facilities for the best cricketers in Australia.
Set to host women’s matches as part of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, the stadium has a capacity of approximately 5,000 and hosts Sheffield Shield and other international events as part of its annual events calendar.
Come for the T20 World Cup and stay on to discover a global sporting capital, buoyed by a spirit of innovation and creativity.
Melbourne’s culinary scene
Internationally recognised as one of the culinary capitals of the world, Melbourne’s restaurant, bar and café scene is defined by the pursuit of creativity, quality and new ideas. Enjoy a next level breakfast at Higher Ground in architecturally designed surrounds or fuel up with superb coffee at Manchester Press, hidden down Rankins Lane. For an afternoon or evening tipple, make a beeline for Arbory Afloat, a huge floating bar atop the Yarra River; Ponyfish Island or Riverland also on the Yarra; or the iconic Rooftop Bar in Curtin House.
Melbourne’s inner neighbourhoods – Richmond
No visit to Melbourne is complete without experiencing the inner neighbourhoods like a local.
A short stroll or tram ride from the MCG, the neighbourhood of Richmond is nestled right next to the city’s sporting precinct. It’s the perfect spot to get your taste buds tingling.
Tip your hat to the Good Food Guide champions, adding fine culinary pedigree to the local dining scene: Minamishima, Anchovy and Noir. Baby Pizza and Kong on Church Street always hit the spot, as does the hustle and bustle of traditional, fast and exceptional Vietnamese food on Victoria Street.
Make sure you check out local favourite the Corner Hotel for live music and rooftop brews.
Arts and culture
Be inspired by world class art collections at cutting-edge galleries and sense your mind expanding as your feet lead you through a network of laneway exhibitions and art studios.
Head to Melbourne’s Arts Precinct where the Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse, Recital Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria form Melbourne's beating cultural heart. At Federation Square, where art meets architecture, see the Aboriginal art collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Feel goose bumps as you join applauding crowds in Melbourne’s East End Theatre District or immerse yourself in the city’s ever-changing street art scene.