VIS Open Day 2023

The VIS Open Day is back in 2023 with the opportunity to meet Olympians, Paralympians and World Champion athletes, learn from high performance sport experts and experience the inner workings of our world class facility.

VIS Athlete Ambassadors

What to expect

This year’s Open Day will give visitors rare access to the inner workings of the newly refurbished VIS headquarters at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park. Including abundant information sessions and interactive activities from our experts, athletes and partners, the VIS Open Day offers a unique taste of what it takes to be an elite athlete and to work in the high performance environment.

The Open Day is a FREE event, welcome to all! Please book your free tickets via Eventbrite in the link above.

Activities and Sessions

Try, listen, watch, learn and test yourself! There will be a variety of different activities for all to enjoy. Most sessions are ongoing allowing visitors to partake at any time. 

A handful of activities will have allocated session times and/or sign-up sheets for capacity limits, these will be noted on the Program. To sign up, please visit the activity stall on the day and put your name down to secure a spot. 

View the program for the full list of activities, but here is a teaser:

And so much more!

Sport's and Expo's

Many VIS Partner's will be present, with the opportunity to learn new sports and have a go.

Sport Attendance

  • Athletics Victoria
  • Archery with VIS Athlete Astin Darcy
  • AusCycling
  • Badminton Victoria
  • Hockey Victoria with Hockey Club Melbourne
  • Netball Victoria with Melbourne Vixens
  • Rowing Victoria
  • Sailing with VIS Coach Carrie Smith
  • Skate Australia
  • Softball Victoria
  • Squash Australia
  • Table Tennis Victoria
  • Wheelchair Basketball

And more.

Expo Tents

  • Australian Catholic University (ACU)
  • The Athlete’s Foot
  • Australian Sports Commission
  • Cancer Council 
  • Department of Education
  • LaTrobe University
  • Maribyrnong Sports Academy
  • Open Universities Australia (OUA)
  • Paralympics Australia
  • Radix Nutrition
  • School Sport Victoria 
  • Sport Integrity Australia 
  • Sportsgrad 
  • Sport4All
  • VIS Research Council
  • Victorian Regional Academies of Sport (VRAS)
  • Wattlenest

And more.

General Information and FAQ's

For full details please read our Frequently Asked Question's PDF. Below is information for the most common questions and general information around the day.

Please join us for an official Welcome to Country by Bunurong Land Council at 10am.

Tickets: Tickets are free! Please book your free tickets via the link at the top of the page. You will receive your tickets in a confirmation email, which you can download and show on your phone upon arrival (note: only one booking name is needed when buying tickets for a full family).

Accessibility: The VIS is an accessible facility for wheelchair and mobility aid users, both upon entry and when moving around the event.

Food & Drink: Roll'd food truck will be catering delicious food options available for purchase, plus some snack giveaways from Chobani, Radix Nutrition and our VIS Dieticians.
You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks, however we encourage you to make the most of our nutritious and delicious food options. There will be designated picnic areas near the food truck on the grass, or take a seat in the grandstand.

What should I wear on the day? Wear comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity indoors and outdoors.

Getting here: We are located at Lakeside Stadium, 33 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park (the large redbrick building opposite MSAC). 



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