Experience and Enjoyment in Melbourne's west
Melbourne's west is now home to many of Melbourne's iconic tourist attractions including Scienceworks, the Werribee Park Mansion, Werribee Open Range Zoo and the Royal Australian Air Force Museum at Point Cook.
Melbourne’s west has become a vibrant, creative hotspot with a growing population of professional artists, a fantastic local arts festival and committed arts organisations. There is a creative strength and diversity of the arts in Melbourne’s west, where we enjoy great public art throughout the region, a busy calendar of arts and cultural festivals and a wide range of dynamic and innovative multi art venues.
As well as the Footscray Community Arts Centre and Newport Substation, residents and visitors can enjoy the Incinerator Arts Complex in Moonee Ponds, the Hunt Club Community Arts Centre in Deer Park, Mac's Cottage in Melton's beautiful Willows Historical Park, and the Wyndham Cultural Centre.
Melbourne's west is also home to some great sports and recreation facilities.
Whitten Oval in Footscray is not only home to the Western Bulldogs Football Club, Western Region Football League (WRFL) and the Victorian Women's Football League (VWFL), but also a 120 place childcare centre, a conference and convention centre and a state-of-the-art sports, medical, and health care centre.
Every October, the Moonee Valley Racecourse in Moonee Ponds is host to Australasia's richest weight-for-age horse-racing championship, the W.S. Cox Plate.
Tabcorp Park in Melton is a unique sporting and community hub with a range of entertainment facilities operating seven days a week alongside a metropolitan harness racing track. It boasts a 41-room four-star hotel, function and conference rooms, bistro, sports bar, TAB and gaming room.
LeadWest's Western Agenda details some of the ways in which we are helping to further develop tourism, arts and culture in the Melbourne's west – creating new attractions, improving what we already have, fostering creativity and marketing the region.