Things to do in inner west Melbourne over summer

Yarraville Community Centre is located in the heart of Melbourne’s inner west and is run by locals for locals. Here are some of our ideas on what to do in Melbourne’s Inner West to help you discover something new or find some inspiration for a glorious summer…


Augmented Reality (AR) experiences around Maribyrnong!

Head to the following wall art at the locations below and look at ordinary 2D images in a whole new way!

West Footscray – Corner of Barkley and Clarke Street

Yarraville – Corner of Canterbury and Ballarat Street

Seddon – Corner of Young and Victoria Street

Maidstone Corner of Curtin and Commercial Street

Simply download the free MARIality app and hold your devise over the images and watch them come to life!

MARIality app has been developed by Maribyrnong City Council to enable residents to access Augmented Reality (AR) experiences throughout the municipality. AR technology may be used for greater community engagement in events, education, entertainment or promotions. AR experiences allow the mobile user to interact with digital objects and elements, enhance their real-world using digital data and graphics, and capture and share photos and videos.

Art by:

Four Crows by Justine McAllister

Buzz Barber Jungle by Makatron

Trugo Tram by Peter McMahon

Seddon Vet curated by Ross Thomasson

Download the app or watch the video


Yarraville Farmer’s Market

1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, no market in January.

Yarraville Village Farmers’ Market is a friendly relaxed market selling fresh produce straight from the farm.

Browse through the extensive range of fresh fruit and vegies herbs & seedlings beef free-range eggs breads and pastries Natural Meat based Dog Treats homemade cakes jams and relishes creamy cheeses olive oil deli goods pasta and condiments such as pasta sauces local honey and much more.

Stock-up your pantry with the best produce on offer meet a friend have breakfast with coffee in the peaceful surrounding gardens.

Yarraville Goods Yard on the Corner of Wood St and Castlemaine St Yarraville Village beside the Yarraville Village Carpark.

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Quarry Park Mountain Bike Trails, Footscray

Quarry Park is a large park along the Maribyrnong River, near the Edwardian Footscray Park, and it’s home to an awesome mountain bike trail and skills park. It’s also the first downhill mountain bike track in Melbourne’s west!

The track will take you winding, jumping and bumping down the hill with spectacular views of Melbourne’s CBD!

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The Sun Theatre

The handsomely restored Art Deco Sun Theatre takes pride of place: a modern-day icon of Melbourne’s film community showing cult films, classics and recent releases. Outside its wide doors the street has been blocked off and transformed into a meeting place for families and couples. Drawn in by two Sun bookshops (one for adults one for kids), pop-up galleries and the bustling Cornershop café, Ballarat street is the thriving heart of Yarraville.

8 Ballarat St, Yarraville VIC 3013

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A Foodie’s Guide to Footscray Walking Tour

Join a food-loving local guide and get to know the multicultural suburb of Footscray through its delicious food. From Vietnamese to Italian sweets, you’ll taste your way through the neighbourhood, learning about what makes the area so special along the way.

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YCC Short Courses

The Yarraville Community Centre is proud to present our curated offering of short courses and workshops. We host regular classes all year round online and in Yarraville.  Each class is an intimate and engaging session with a presenter who is the best in their field. Elevate your lifestyle in a fun and comfortable environment whilst gaining a few skills along the way!

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Buckingham Reserve Playground – Sunshine West

Buckingham Reserve’s highly developed playground caters for a wide range of ages and abilities and includes a dual flying fox, rock walls, water play area, rubberised play areas, swings and a sandpit.

Kids love the nine metre rocket tower which they can climb into to launch themselves down the slides.

You’ll find toilets, a large picnic and barbecue area, an entry boulevard lined with deciduous maples leading to the new car park, along with an extension of the playground with a focus on nature based play, offering lots of adventure and scope for imagination.

Buckingham Reserve can be accessed via the Kororoit Creek Trail.

9 Buckingham Crescent, Sunshine West


The Maribyrnong River Trail

The Maribyrnong River Trail, is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians jumping from one side of the Maribyrnong River to the other.

The trail follows a meandering route through the river valley carved into the Keilor East landscape at Brimbank Park, then across a floodplain to its finish on the banks of the Yarra River at Docklands.

Starting at Brimbank Park, the gravel trail provides magnificent views along the river and of the city skyline before a quick descent to wind its way through the trees along the valley before traversing native bushland and attractive river reserves, under towering bridges of the Melbourne-Sydney rail line and Western Ring Road and past Flemington Racecourse.

Don’t be in a hurry to cover the 21km length of this picturesque trail. Instead take the time to discover the habitats cradled in the many bends of the river where surrounded by cliffs, stately river red gums, open grasslands and restored wetlands are ideal settings for a rest and some well-earned daydreaming.


The Yarraville Village

Discover one of Melbourne’s favourite urban villages with its welcoming village vibe you’ll find plenty to do here on a day out. There’s unique architecture, beautiful parks, plenty of shops, cafes, bars and other venues to explore.

Located on the corner of Ballarat and Anderson Streets, Yarraville


Grazeland Melbourne

Grazeland is Melbourne’s most exciting new culinary precinct: a playground for foodies and families that brings tantalising food and entertainment together.

20 Booker St, Spotswood

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Scienceworks Museum

Journey to the stars and beyond at Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lightening volts!

Visit Scienceworks Website


Footscray Community Arts Centre

A space for ideas, conversations, community and self-expression.


Enjoy a free puppet show at the Footscray Community Arts Centre with your pre-schooler! ‘Dreamer’ is a wonderfully engaging, and magical piece of black light puppet theatre.

Wednesday 16 February (2 sessions)
11am – 12pm or 12.30pm – 1.30pm.


Pipemakers Park

Pipemakers Park is located on the western bank of the Maribyrnong River near Highpoint Shopping Centre. It’s also connected to the Maribyrnong River Trail so you can easily ride your bikes there. This nature playground is a large open space with magnificent nature-inspired play space with play areas suitable for all ages, but do keep in mind that the slides are for children with good climbing abilities. This park will make a great day out for the family.

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