Open since 2001 and attracting around 500,000 visitors each year, SNHC is the undisputed home of Netball and Hockey in Victoria.
The Centre is a popular choice for international events and has hosted cheerleading championships, the Harlem Globetrotters and, in 2009 and 2012, the prestigious ABN AMRO Men’s Hockey Trophy Championship. In 2006, SNHC was a host venue for the Commonwealth Games.
As Victoria’s leading netball and hockey facility and host to a huge range of high-profile local and international sporting events and conferences each year, SNHC boasts a number of state-of-the-art facilities.
Indoor Main Stadium
The highly flexible main stadium is one of Victoria’s premier event venues. With permanent seating for 1800 and a maximum capacity of 3050, the main hall is perfect for all kinds of events, not just netball. The main stadium can be used for a variety of sports, functions and events including:
- Netball Competitions
- Functions and Dinners
- Gymnastics Competitions
- Trade Shows
The main stadium has sprung floor, TV lighting, VIP spectator seating, briefing rooms, electronic scoreboards and much, much more.
Indoor Secondary Hall
The secondary hall features three sprung-floor netball courts, and can be used in conjunction with the main hall for larger events. The secondary hall is used for netball competitions, but has also been used for a wide range of other sports (such as boxing, taekwondo and gymnastics) as well as concerts, conferences and tradeshows.
The State Netball & Hockey Centre has four permanent outdoor courts to complement our indoor offering. They feature a rebound Ace surface, lighting, undercover viewing balcony. The outdoor courts can be used for competitions, as a warm-up area, marshalling area and of course as training courts.
The State Netball Hockey Centre is Victoria’s premier hockey venue. With two world-class pitches, SNHC has hosted events such as:
- Australian Hockey League
- Four Nations Hockey Tournament
- Australia vs. Spain Men’s Hockey Series
- Australia vs. China Women’s Hockey Series
- Oceania Cup (Hockey)
Both hockey pitches are recognised by the International Hockey Federation as being of international standard. The main pitch is the premier hockey pitch in Victoria, featuring a 1000 seat undercover grandstand with an additional 2016 seat portable grandstand on the eastern embankment. The second pitch has a longer playing area to allow for Lacrosse, Grid Iron and a hockey warm up area, with a 325 seat grandstand.
Both pitches have a built in irrigation system that utilise recycled water.
The pitches can be used for a variety of activities and events including:
- Football training
- Cricket training
- Grid Iron
Grandstands overlook each pitch, accompanied by grassed seating areas surrounding the field. Hockey pitch facilities include:
- 1000 seat grandstand on Pitch One
- 325 seat grandstand on Pitch Two
- 2016 seat portable grandstand on Pitch One
- Level two media box
- Adjustable TV lighting
- VIP functions room
- Kiosk and amenities
- Team changing rooms
- Umpire changing rooms
- Medical room
- Tournament director’s office
- Meeting rooms
- Ball person’s room
To learn more about hiring our facilities, please speak to our friendly Events & Bookings team on (03) 8379 4215. Click here to access the online booking form.