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Woolamai Race Track


A grass track with a clay soil base, the track has a circumference of approximately 1,500 metres. After the winning post the track declines quickly to the 1100m mark and from there it climbs steadily to the finish.
Hospitality: There are two bars and two kiosks set up but the venue is BYO so many arrive at the track with a pre-prepared esky.

Picnic tables and bench seats are scattered throughout the public area but they are in hot demand so
arriving well before the first race jumps is advisable. There is no shortage of shade for patrons, with large old elm trees lining the public area adjacent to the home straight. Parking is available on the lawn near the home turn. Overflow vehicles may park in a nearby paddock.

The club hosts six non-TAB picnic meetings each summer with attendances ranging in size from 1,000 people up to 3,000 for Woolamai Cup Day held in early February each year. It’s very much a country racing feel with cattle roaming around just beyond the back straight.

The venue has been used to great success as a staging area for cycling events, running events, car rallies and live music.

State Coal Mine


The State Coal Mine precinct in Wonthaggi has two open-space areas capable of hosting events. The larger of the two is in the north-eastern corner and is a flat grassy lawn with a gently sloping hill at the
southern end.

Visitors can enjoy lunch or light refreshments in the café or make use of the sheltered picnic area and free
barbecues. There are timber picnic tables with bench seating at the barbecue area.

About 60 vehicles can park between the main tourism centre and ‘The Shed’ which is a small theatre. This car park has marked disabled parking spaces. Overflow parking is available along State Coalmine Access

The large lawn is lit up at night by two high powered lights attached to nearby buildings. The second area has no lighting. The areas outlined here have yet to be used for any major events.

The State Coal Mine is the only historic coal mine experience in the Southern Hemisphere and offers a journey back in time to discover what life working in a coal mine was like in the 1900s. Visitors can venture underground through the dark network of tunnels to get handson at the coal face and learn
how Victoria’s hard-working men extracted the black gold.

Ramada Phillip Island Resort


Great service and quality venue facilities are just the beginning of what you can expect when holding a Phillip Island conference, meeting or special event at Ramada Phillip Island conference venue. 

Ramada Phillip Island is set on sprawling, well-maintained grounds that offer a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. It’s an excellent location for team building activities.

Conference Facilities 

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar area
  • Natural light
  • Onsite professional coordinator
  • Pillarless rooms
  • Pre-registration area
  • Roof-mounted data projectors
  • Staging available
  • Wireless internet

Inverloch Recreation Reserve


The Inverloch Recreation Reserve has a football/cricket and a netball court. The southern side of
the ground has cricket nets for practice.

The main pavilion has a small kitchen and licensed bar. It has a canteen that sells hot/cold food, chocolates, lollies and has coffee/tea making facilities.

There is some individual seating available in front of the pavilion. Cars can park around the boundary of the oval.

Four light towers provides enough light on the main oval for training purposes. There are another two smaller light towers being used on the netball court.

Major works worth almost $1million are underway to reconfigure the two existing netball courts to meet Netball Victoria compliance guidelines and construct a new netball pavilion.

The court upgrade involves installing new fencing, LED lighting up to 200LUX and player shelters. The pavilion will consist of female-friendly player change rooms, umpire change rooms, a medical room, a multi-purpose space and kitchenette.

Inverloch Community Hub


Library, Community Centre, Meeting Venue, Leisure Centre, Visitor Information Centre & Art Exhibition Space.

Accessible Entrance & Accessible Toilets.

Cowes Recreation Reserve


The Cowes Recreation Reserve has a football/cricket oval, two netball courts and four tennis courts
as part of the Phillip Island Tennis Club. The cricket pitch is synthetic and there’s another three synthetic pitches in the south-east corner of the reserve where the cricket nets are.

The pavilion has a licensed bar. It has a small kitchen which helps service the canteen that sells hot/cold food, chocolates, lollies and has coffee/tea making facilities. There is some bench seating available in front of the pavilion. Cars can park around the boundary of the main oval.

Four light towers provides enough light on the oval for training purposes. There are no lights for the cricket nets area.

The change rooms and netball complex at Cowes is undergoing renovations. The $1million project will see the existing home and away football change rooms have new showers, toilets, first aid and meeting rooms and an increased area for player changing. Two realigned netball courts will have new lighting that is compliant with Australian standards for training. The Cowes Recreation Reserve is adjacent to the Phillip Island Leisure Centre.

Cowes Foreshore / Jetty Triangle


An outdoor space on the airy foreshore, where Cowe’s main shopping strip meets the north coast of Phillip Island. The precinct enjoys a vast grassy reserve and sandy beach, with the Cowes Jetty the focal point of the foreshore.

Churchill Island


Churchill Island is only 57 hectares in size and it’s an historic working farm that boasts significant natural and cultural values with world-class wetlands, ancient Moonah trees, heritage gardens and historic buildings. Visitors can explore the island on the various walking and cycling trails that range in distance from 1km up to 4.5km.

The Visitor Centre features an exhibition on the history of the island, quality gift shop and licensed café. Enjoy lunch with a glass of wine while taking in the views of Western Port.

Having already hosted smaller festivals, family fun days, a farmer’s market and a gala dinner for more than 200 diners, Churchill Island became known as a festival heartland when the Ocean Sounds Music Festival had its first incarnation in January 2019. Aside from the festival’s stellar musical line-up, Ocean
Sounds also showcased local wines and cheeses and gourmet food vans.

Churchill Island is a superb venue for public events, music festivals and corporate and private functions.

Inverloch Glade


The Glade is an open area between The Esplanade in Inverloch and the beach at Andersons Inlet.

The Inverloch Community Farmers Market is held at the venue on the last Sunday of each month. The market boasts more than 50 stalls selling fresh locally grown produce and specialty foods.

The Glade has been identified as a venue for future outdoor performances with a design for a sound shell and stage completed and awaiting funding.