The Meadows

The Meadows

Welcome to Australia’s Premier Greyhound Racetrack and Conference and Events Centre, The Meadows.

More than you’d expect

If you’ve never visited ‘The Meadows’ you’re in for a wonderful surprise. From driving along the mature Spotted Gum tree lined and established Northcorp Boulevard and then making the turn into our grounds you’d be forgiven for thinking that you thought you were in the heart of a bustling and vibrant industrial estate.

These surprises continue as you park in our private carpark, surrounded by manicured lawns and well kept gardens, and begin the approach toward the main building. You won’t be the first, nor the last, to feel this way. If first impressions count, ‘The Meadows’ knows how to make a great and lasting one.

A short drive from the Melbourne CBD

The Meadows is located just 12 kms from Melbourne Airport and 20kms from the Melbourne CBD. With easy access via Melbourne’s main arterial roads and plenty of FREE onsite parking (up to 300 cars and multiple buses) the venue is safe and superbly located for holding large gatherings.

It’s also an impressive and unique multipurpose venue, with various entertainment spaces inside and out. It not only hosts premier greyhound race meets two times a week, but also provides an immersive and state-of-the-art venue for all types of event across a wide range of engagement styles.


World-class greyhound racing two nights a week

Whether you choose to join us on a Wednesday or Saturday night, an evening spent at The Meadows is always a unique entertainment experience.

Race meetings at the Melbourne Greyhounds - The Meadows

Today The Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association presides over 104 greyhound racing meets annually (and more than 1000 races), all hosted at The Meadows. Race meets occur every Wednesday afternoon and every Saturday night and are free to attend. Ten Group 1 Races are contested across the racing calendar and include a variety of well known and established premier races including:

> The Australian Cup
> The Phoenix
> Top Gun
> Hume Cup
> Great Chase Grand Final
> Sliver Chief
> Maturity Classic

Over $2 million in prize money is won and distributed to owners of greyhounds raced at The Meadows under MGRA governance annually. The lions share of this prize money is offered by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV), with a significant contribution made by the MGRA.


Race Night Dining and hospitality

There are plenty of excellent food and beverage options to keep you well fed and your thirst quenched at the Melbourne Greyhounds when you visit. Our in-house catering team offers all manner of delicious fares for visitors, from the best deep fried delicacies in our snack bars to amazing reinvented bistro classics in our Temlee Dining Room. These dishes are all readily available, along with hot (coffees and teas) and cold (beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks) beverages, from the many onsite eateries and bars located across the venue. And on Group 1 Race Nights we extend these offerings to include food vans, pop-up cafes and themed bars.

For those seeking a step up in the dining and beverages offer, we offer Race Night dining every Saturday night in our all new City View Bistro. Located in the main buildings Temlee Dining Room, the bistro offers a thrilling and unique way to take in world-class greyhound racing action over dinner. Check out our City View Bistro Dining page for more information.


Retired greyhounds are welcome at the Melbourne Greyhounds and The Meadows racing track.

If your former racer is keen to stretch his or her legs, we’ve got some great spaces for them to do so.

Every retired sports star, once in a while, loves to see if they’ve still got it. Getting back out on the field or court is a rite of passage that reminds us of who we once were. Greyhounds are the same – they all like to think they can still chase faster than the current batch of speedsters. (Some can!)

The Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association caters for this, by offering retired runners the space to move about and blow out the cobwebs. If you’re interested in bringing your dog back to the track for some exercise, please give us call to discuss options about arranging the use of our track facilities.

Offering seven superb venue spaces, each with their own unique size, aspect, shape, decor and integrated facilities, it’s an undeniable fact that 'The Meadows as a Conference & Events Centre' is a true one of a kind venue.

Introducing the Meadows Conference & Events Centre

When the MGRA are not racing, we’re conferencing and eventing. The Meadows is a unique multipurpose venue, ideal for hosting all manner of events. Offering exceptional event management services and planning, since opening our doors the MCEC has seen: Conferences, Training days, Memorials, Celebrations, Dinners, Launches, Meetings, Graduations, Weddings and more grace the many rooms and areas located on the grounds.

Offering indoor and outdoor spaces, in expansive and intimate formats, the Meadows Conference & Events Centre is definitely a venue that presents more options than you’d expect to see when compared to its twice weekly utilisation arrangement of hosting MGRA greyhound racing events.

What we can host

  • Conferences
  • Training days and workshops
  • Memorials Services
  • Gala or Fundraising Dinners
  • Business Meetings
  • Club Presentations
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Engagements and Weddings
  • Graduations
  • Celebrations and Annual Balls

For more information about MCEC and what the MGRA can provide please visit our dedicated website.