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Incinerator Gallery


The Incinerator Gallery is the City of Moonee Valley's centre for visual arts offering a curated program of contemporary art in a Walter Burley Griffin designed incinerator - the only remaining one in Victoria!

The gallery has two main gallery spaces, offering a curated exhibition program exhibiting work from established and emerging artists, as well as providing a community access space which emerging artists, curators and community groups can apply for.





180 Holmes Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3039

Located 1.7K from Essendon West

Maribyrnong River


The Maribyrnong River, which begins on the slopes of Mount Macedon and flows to Port Phillip, has played a major role in the occupation and development of western Victoria. Aboriginal tribes have frequented its banks for at least 40,000 years. The river has been part of the rapid developments that have occurred in the last 50 years. The river was known as Saltwater River before its present name came into common usage.

- These waters provide good canoeing and three ponding points have been designed to enable children and adults to discover the delights of catching fish with a hand net
- The park has barbecues, picnic tables and shelters, and a shared cycle/walking path starts in the park and continues on to Footscray
- Parklands on either side of the river include Maribyrnong Park and Fairbairn Park where there are boat landings and picnic facilities
- Just downstream from Dynon Road Bridge it is possible to board a pleasure boat for a leisurely trip up the river. From here on the river passes through the industrial area of Footscray with its historic jetties and bridges before it joins the Yarra at Fishermans Bend
- Fishing is popular from jetties and fishing platforms alongside parks and reserves on either side of the river.
- Bicycle tracks follow its banks, crossing the river via pedestrian bridges at several points. Many people use these trails to get to Brimbank Park or Pipemakers Park

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Van Ness Ave
Maribyrnong, VIC, 3032

Located 2.2K from Essendon West

Pipemakers Park


Pipemakers Park is a historic pipemaking industrial site, which has been transformed into a park and wetlands. Historic bluestone factories have been recycled for community use. A wharf has been built, wetlands created, barbecues and picnic tables installed and an important link formed in the Maribyrnong River trail. The multi-use trail leads 15km upstream to Brimbank Park, East Keilor, and four kilometres downstream to the Stock Bridge at Kensington.

Things to see and do:
- Approached from a steep hill, the park has distant river views towards Flemington Racecourse and the city
- Innovative landscaping retains the theme of the previous industrial history of the site
- The main feature is the Living Museum of the West housed in a revamped factory, which provides information for self-guided tours and hosts a number of exhibitions, activities and special presentations on the cultural history of western Melbourne and the Maribyrnong River
- Try fishing from the wharf
- Go for a boat ride on the Maribyrnong River
- Sit and relax in the pioneer womens shelter
- Watch the bird life and look for tadpoles or listen to frogs amongst the reeds in the wetlands
- Follow the path past the factory shed
- See historic bluestone buildings
- Take in Aboriginal history
- Sealed and unsealed walking tracks through the park link with the Maribyrnong River trail

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Gordon St
Maribyrnong, VIC, 3032

Located 3.1K from Essendon West

234 Fun Galore


For birthdays, gatherings with family and friends or team building corporate events, 234 Fun Galore on Ballarat Road, Braybrook is the place to go.

With loads of attractions to keep everyone amused, including a custom designed super speed go kart track and exciting indoor laser tag, your next event or function will be talked about for a long time.

There are a range of party packages to choose from and a great variety of catering options, from basic party finger food right through to a gourmet BBQ or spit roast with dessert, perfect for corporate events or end of year functions.

Contact the friendly team at 234 Fun Galore to book your next event or function today.

Their enormous two and a half acre indoor family entertainment complex is filled with lots to do including a huge go kart track, two story laser tag arena, arcade hall and pool hall.

Plus, they have dodgem cars, sumo wrestling, adventure playground, bucking bull, mini golf and bowling.

If skating is more your style, they also have a two storey indoor skate park that features a street course and a bowl.




234 Ballarat Road
Braybrook, VIC, 3019

Located 3.6K from Essendon West

Brimbank Park


Just a short drive from the heart of the city is the Maribyrnong Valley Parklands featuring Brimbank Park and Horseshoe Bend Farm. The parklands offer ideal settings for picnics, walks along the extensive network of trails, fishing, canoeing and bird watching, all set within peaceful parklands surrounded by prolific birdlife.

Things to see and do
- Watch for the many water birds and enjoy the scenic walking tracks or stop in at the cafe
- Enjoy meeting the animals at Horseshoe Bend Farm
- Walk along the Australian Plant Trail and experience the colour and beauty of plants suitable for growing in the Keilor area
- Cycle along the wide paths. The main trail follows the river and forms a circuit of 4.3 kilometres. It links to the Maribyrnong River Trail, making it possible to walk or cycle from Keilor along the river as far as Footscray

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.




Keilor Park Drv
Keilor East, VIC, 3033

Located 4.1K from Essendon West

Essendon West: Events

Equitana Melbourne 2016


Equitana in Australia is the most anticipated annual equine event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere attracting over 50,000 visitors per event.

Equitana is four days of everything equine featuring horses, Olympic gold medallists, world renowned educators, Aussie cowboys, an elite equine competition program and over 300 exhibitors making up the largest equine shopping spree in Australia. There will be 200 educational presentations by Australian and international experts, 15 different horse competitions offering one of the largest prize pools in Australia, Breeders Village and Displays and Specialist clinics presented by renown international trainers.

Please see website for more details.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Nov
      18th Nov
      19th Nov
      20th Nov


Epsom Road
Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032

Located 3.2K from Essendon West

National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo


The action-packed outdoors haven for fishermen, boaties and outback tourers - the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo is returning to the Melbourne Showgrounds.

There will be entertainment for the whole family - learn about camping, fishing, boating and 4WDing from the experts while the kids are mesmerised by the awesome stunts and performances in the Action Arena.

The must-attend event will bring tens-of-thousands of fishing, boating, camping, outdoors and 4x4 products from over 200 leading exhibitors and retailers, together in one central location.

Visit the website for more information.


Event Dates
2016
      19th Aug
      20th Aug
      21st Aug


Epsom Road,
Unit 6
Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032

Located 3.2K from Essendon West

2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne


Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a beautiful bathroom, how a garment is created for the runway or how industrial robots are built to assist with day-to-day jobs? You can find out at the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne - the largest trades and skills showcase in the country.

Held from Thursday, 6 to Saturday, 8 October 2016, the National Competition will provide visitors with a unique inside look into trade and skill-based professions. Close to 500 young apprentices, trainees and students from all corners of Australia will converge on Melbourne Showgrounds to compete for the coveted title of 'National Champion' in over 50 skill categories including Vehicle Painting, Bricklaying, Hairdressing, Programming, Cookery, Welding and many more.

Competing in the National Competition is part of the ultimate journey to greatness for these young competitors. Their journey began at the WorldSkills Australia Regional Competitions held in 31 regions across the country. Their impressive performance at the regional level secured their place at the National Competition, where the pressure will be on as they undertake three days of intensive competition against the nation's best in their field.

In addition to the spectacle of competition, people of all ages will also have a chance to try their hand at a range of trade and skill-based professions at a host of fun, interactive Try'aSkill activities.

Free tickets are available by visiting the website. School group bookings are available. Tickets must be presented upon entry.



Event Dates
2016
      6th Oct
      7th Oct
      8th Oct


Epsom Road
Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032

Located 3.6K from Essendon West

Communities in Control


Communities in Control is Australia's most inspiring annual gathering of community sector workers, volunteers and supporters, each year bringing together a stellar list of speakers and more than 1000 delegates to listen, debate, network, exchange tips and strategies, and - perhaps most importantly - recharge.

It's never too soon to work on your legacy. Come to Communities in Control 2016 and join in the search for alternatives.

At Communities in Control 2016, we'll be lifting our gaze from our smartphones and looking each other in the eye. We'll be putting names and faces to the numbers. Because that's what we do best. And that's what needs to be done.

The 2016 conference theme is It's the Community, Stupid - Putting people and the planet back in the picture.


Event Dates
2016
      30th May
      31st May


1 McPherson Street
Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3039

Located 3.7K from Essendon West

Spring Racing Carnival


The iconic Spring Racing Carnival takes its place at the top of every well-versed Melburnian's to-do list as the best gallopers from across the globe converge in Victoria.

In September, Melbourne buzzes with the sights and sounds which signal the arrival of the world-renowned Spring Racing Carnival.

Across 64 days, the Spring Racing Carnival takes in Victoria's famed racetracks, showcasing high-profile feature races as well as sensational Country Cups. With events such as the BMW Caulfield Cup, the William Hill Cox Plate and the Emirates Melbourne Cup forming the centrepiece, the Spring Racing Carnival boasts some of the world's most illustrious Group one races.

However, the Spring Racing Carnival is much more than racing. It is an event where there is as much focus on form as there is on fascinators, suits and social occasions. It is an event like no other, where sport collides with the best food, fashion and the vibrancy of spring.

This is the Spring Racing Carnival, where passion wears many colours.


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400 Epsom Road
Flemington, VIC, 3031

Located 4.2K from Essendon West

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