Frequently Asked Questions.

Is the MCC Kew Sports Club still in operation

Yes, MCC Kew, with the support of the Melbourne Crickets Club (MCC) will remain a sporting club run for the benefit of its members and the local community. A strategic review of MCC Kew was recently completed and we are very much committed to the further enhancement of the services provided at our sports facility to ensure it is a vibrant and viable club in the future.

The clubhouse facilities and bar is open Monday-Friday during office hours of operation. Our bar prices are among the lowest you’ll find in our area, so enjoy your ‘local’ at MCC Kew.

What is the cost of MCC Kew membership?

We are pleased to offer memberships to 31 March 2019 at the same price as the previous 2017/18 year as shown below:

Access Agreement Benefits Cost per year
Adult Social & competitive tennis, access to sporting and social facilities and access to all Member Services $250
Junior Social & competitive tennis, access to sporting and social facilities and access to most Member Services $50
Social & Bridge Access to social facilities and access to some Member Services $50
Family 2 Adults, 2 Children under 18yrs. Parents are classed as Adult Members and Children classed as Junior Members $500

Access Year is 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

What are the benefits of MCC Kew membership?

As an MCC Kew Member, you will receive a range of discounted services at the sporting club. These discounts include:

  • 10% discount of group training fitness and yoga
  • The lowest bar prices on a great range of beer and quality wines you’ll find in Kew
  • Priority access to tennis courts
  • Access to Club House seating area where coffees are available

 

Is parking available onsite at MCC Kew?

There are 40 car spaces available onsite free of charge (including disabled spaces). There is also street parking available on Barkers Road and Mount Street, Kew. There is no cost for parking on surrounding streets but some time limitations apply.

The club is within a five-minute walk of the 72 Tram, which stops on Burke Road at the top of Barkers Road. The Auburn train station is a 15-minute walk and Camberwell train station is a 20-minute walk.

Does MCC Kew provide access for disabled people?

At MCC Kew, we are committed to offering an environment that is inclusive and helps improve the social and wellbeing outcomes for our members.

As well as providing car disabled spaces, the sporting club and services are accessible via a ramp on the Barkers Road (bowling green) side of the club.  Within the club, there are disabled toilets, wide doorways and adequate space for wheelchair access.

Our programs for disabled users of the club include Bridge (a lift to the first floor), and bowls with the Stroke Support group on Monday mornings.

Does MCC Kew offer lawn bowls?

In (date) the MCC Kew bowling team merged with the MCC Bowls Section which is situated at Swinburne Avenue Bowling Club, and the Glen Street Bowling Club. No competition bowls will be played at MCC Kew in the 2018/19 season.

The club still runs the Community Stroke Support Group, who bowl on a Monday. If you are interested in playing bowls on Monday mornings with this welcoming social group, please contact Brian on 9818 2511 or visit the Boroondara Stroke Support Group website.

All Members, excluding Social Club Members, can access the bowling greens free of charge, and bowls are available to borrow inside the sporting club.

MCC Kew still offers social barefoot bowls as an option for events or functions.

Do I have to be a member to use the facilities and services at MCC Kew?

No, we welcome all members of the community including school groups, local businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

We make our facilities available for hire, so if you are planning to host an event for a birthday, a corporate function or a fundraiser, MCC Kew can cater for up to 160 people.

If you would like to come and play bridge, bowls or tennis (social or competition) – or join our group fitness program – you are welcome anytime. We also welcome parents and siblings to sit down and relax in the sporting club while your child is doing tennis lessons or participating in Football Academy (soccer) after school.

As an MCC Member, am I entitled to the services available at MCC Kew?

While MCC Kew is run separately from the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), we are very much aligned with the organisation and its values. All MCC Members are welcome to visit MCC Kew and join any of the programs or services available at the sporting club at a small cost. The Bar is open to all members of the community, including MCC Members.

If you would like to regularly participate in social or competitive tennis, play bowls or bridge, we recommend you take up a MCC Kew membership in addition to your existing MCC membership so you are afforded the full benefits that our sporting club has to offer.

When is the MCC Kew Bar open?

The Bar is normally open during weekday office hours, unless there is a function running.

The Bar is open to all MCC Kew members, their guests and our local community. We offer a number of beers on tap, including: Carlton Draught, Wild Yak Pacific Ale, Bulmers Original and Cascade Premium Light. We also have a wide range of wine, including the MCC Members Reserve wine, available by the glass or bottle, and all reasonably priced.

If the Bar is unattended during normal business hours, please ring the bell and a member of staff will come to serve you.

BYO is not available at the MCC Kew Sports Club.

Does MCC Kew host functions?

Yes! MCC Kew is available for everything from birthday celebrations and weddings to corporate functions, fundraisers or a bout of social barefoot bowls. Our experienced events team will ensure that your function is memorable for all the right reasons. To find out more about our event packages, please call Michelle Peric on 0419 598 412 or email the team at michelle@mcckew.com.au.