Facilities for hire

Facilities for hire

The Showgrounds Oval - (also known as the Norm Minns Oval) is a cricket and football ground in Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia.

The first recorded match on the ground came when Wangaratta played the touring Fijians in 1908. The ground held its first first-class match in 1986 when Victoria played Queensland in the Sheffield Shield. Ten years later a second first-class match was played there between Victoria and the West Indians. A List A match was played there in the 2005/06 ING Cup between Victoria and New South Wales

Today the oval is used daily by a wide variety of sporting clubs, schools and other groups.

Wangaratta Sports Development Centre

The completion of this multi-use building has helped establish Wangaratta as a centre of excellence for football in Victoria’s North East.

The Wangaratta Sports Development Centre comprises office space which is the home of the Murray Bushrangers and VCFL central administration.

Other facilities include a central meeting room and kitchen, three separate change room facilities,  public toilets and a large upper viewing terrace all are available for the public and corporate hire.

For more information please contact the Building Manager -


In late 2011 a new showgrounds lighting system was installed at a cost of $660,000.

The four 32 meter towers produce over 500 lux when at 100% operation and have the flexibility to be switched on at different levels of lighting across the ground making them suitable for both training and match usage. 

For more information please contact Council's Customer Service team on (03) 5722 0888

Other buildings and facilities

There are a wide variety of other facilities available for hire at the showgrounds. There are function rooms, stables, netball courts and a wide variety of other buildings suitable for sporting groups, exhibitions and meeting purposes.

For more information please contact the Secretary of the Wangaratta Showgrounds Special Committee -

  • Mobile:     0419 373 154
  • email:       gtaylor.wang@bigpond.com
  • postal:      PO Box 922, Wangaratta, 3676

Last Updated: 27/01/2015

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