Darebin Stadiums


Narrandjeri Stadium, located at John Cain Memorial Park in Thornbury is the brand new purpose-built multi-sports premier facility for women’s sport and the wider Darebin community. The facility boasts four indoor courts, including a showcourt providing spectators with over 300 fixed seating and six universal access spaces, four outdoor courts, meeting rooms and an onsite Café.

The indoor courts can host a variety of sports including basketball, netball, badminton, futsal and volleyball among others. The four outdoor competition courts can be used for netball or tennis and have lighting for night games. Join us to play your local sports games, take advantage of our casual shooting, get social and have fun!

Other features include player change rooms, public toilets, competition operations spaces, multi-purpose rooms (available to hire), spectator facilities and a new car parking area with adequate parking spaces, including disabled parking and electric car charging ports to service the wider precinct.

With a variety of sports and activities for all ages and abilities, kid’s programs, casual court hire and permanent bookings available, Narrandjeri Stadium is the ideal sporting destination for the Darebin community to have fun and meet new people.

Opening Hours

*Narrandjeri Stadium is open 7-days a week.

Narrandjeri Stadium

Monday9:00am – 10:30pm
Tuesday9:00am – 10:30pm
Wednesday9:00am – 10:30pm
Thursday9:00am – 10:30pm
Friday9:00am – 10:30pm
Saturday8:30am – 6:30pm
Sunday9:00am – 5:00pm

*Open public holidays from 8:00am – 8:00pm.

*Opening hours are subject to change based on bookings, so please call us or monitor this website for updates or changes to operating hours


In a positive intersection of public art and architecture, Narrandjeri Stadium houses a major new integrated art commission by esteemed Melbourne artist, Esther Stewart. 

Stewart is considered one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and using her signature geometric style, has designed and developed a permanent integrated artwork for the large bank of glass window areas of the entry and café, as well as a large-scale wall-based artwork for the interior foyer space at Narrandjeri Stadium.

Stewart’s site-specific pieces include integrated glass and interior works that respond to the unique light, space and architecture of Narrandjeri Stadium. The result is a spectacular immersion through colour and light that responds continuously to the environmental conditions of the building – and is a delight to watch the colours dance and change throughout the day.

To learn more about artist Esther Stewart, click here.


Enjoy a freshly-brewed barista made coffee at Narrandjeri Stadium.

The onsite café provides a variety of healthy and freshly made foods including focaccias, paninis, wraps, slices, muffins, yogurt and muesli, and freshly cut fruit, or some options of pre-packaged foods including cookies, crisps and muesli bars.

We also have a variety of tea, hot chocolate, milkshakes, cold drinks and sports drinks available.

Catering options are also available for large group bookings. For enquiries on catering please contact call or email us directly, or chat to our friendly staff next time you’re in.

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Space for Hire

In addition to the indoor and outdoor courts that are available to hire, Narrandjeri stadium also houses a number of multi-purpose/function rooms that can be hired for your own private functions. The upstairs multi-function room has a built-in AV with projector screens at each end of the room. The multi-function room can hold large numbers of people and be divided into two separate spaces for hire. The room opens to a balcony area which takes in great views of the precinct. Room size approx. 16m x 9m.

Children’s Parties with a difference! Host your next children’s party at Narrandjeri Stadium – the kids will have a ball! Sports crazed kids will love to have their party at the brand new Narrandjeri Stadium – hire a court to play some games or shoot some hoops and then host the cake cutting in one of our upstairs multi-purpose rooms. Catering options are available.

Room Hire Fees:


Narrandjeri Stadium is located at 281 Darebin Road in Thornbury as part of the John Cain Memorial Park.

Enter via the intersection on Darebin Rd (opposite Bunnings) and turn left at the roundabout (the stadium is located behind the Darebin International Sports Centre – DISC).

How to get there

If you’re taking public transport, buses 250, 250-251, 510 & 567 stop close by; tram 86 runs long High Street, and the closest train stations are Croxton (on the Mernda line) or Fairfield and Ivanhoe (on the Hurstbridge line). There is also plenty of free parking available on site.


Narrandjeri Stadium is well equipped to cater for people of all abilities including:

  • Flat and level access to the stadium with lift access to the first level
  • Dedicated disabled car parking spaces
  • Braille on internal directional signage
  • Audio hearing Loop
  • Changing places / change rooms

Charge your Electric Car (EV)

Narrandjeri Stadium has public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations installed for your use and convenience.

  • Three charging stations
  • Five dedicated charging car parks
  • BYO charging cable
  • Free to use for all members of the public wanting to charge their electric car
Narrandjeri Stadium Carpark Electric charging stations