The Holden Centre was originally constructed as an Olympic Swimming Stadium, but has since been renovated so that it is an administration and training facility in Melbourne.
In its heydays as an Olympic swimming stadium, the centre was heritage listed owning to its significance. Today, it serves as the training and administration base for the Collingwood Football Club as well as a public fitness centre.
Collingwood Holden Centre Olympic Park Melbourne, Parking & Trams
In previous years, the centre was used as a concert and sporting venue for, live music performances, gymnastics, basketball, world indoor cricket championships, boxing and BMX Championships.
There is an Olympic sized swimming pool located here as well as administration offices, a theatrette, exhibition space, a world class gymnasium, 25m lap pool and hydrotherapy spa.
Parking is available nearby for a fee and there are designated passenger drop off areas near the venue in front of Hisense Arena or opposite Gosch’s Paddock. Public transport is the quickest and easiest way to get to and from Olympic Park Oval. Trains, trams and buses operate frequently so catch tram numbers 48 and 70.
Alternatively, a short walk from Flinders Street train station via the William Barak footbridge will give you access to Olympic Park. Tanderrum Bridge also gives access to Melbourne Park from the CBD, connecting directly into the precinct via Birrarung Marr.