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VU Whitten Oval

Venue Information

Address: 417 Barkly Street, Footscray West, Victoria, 3012
Phone: (03) 9680 6100
Fax: (03) 9680 6103

Victoria University Whitten Oval was the Bulldogs' VFL/AFL home for generations and remains the squad's training base and administrative headquarters.

In 2014, competitive football returned to the Club's home base with the re-introduction of the Footscray Bulldogs into the Victorian Football League (VFL) competition.

Since the introduction of the AFL Women's competition in 2017, the Western Bulldogs has played its AFLW home games at the venue in the summer months, and VFLW home games in the winter months.

Formerly known as the Western Oval, the ground was renamed in honour of legendary Bulldogs player and coach Ted Whitten Sr. The Bulldogs played their last home and away match at the ground in Round 21, 1997, when they took on West Coast.

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Getting There

Whitten Oval is a short stroll from West Footscray station - on the Sunbury/Watergardens line.

By tram from the city, catch the #57 West Maribyrnong service. The #57 links at Maribyrnong Road with the #82, which passes within a block of the ground.

Bus: Routes
409; Yarraville – Footscray, 410; Sunshine – Footscray, 411; Laverton Railway Station - Altona Meadows – Altona – Footscray (via Millers Road), 412; Altona Meadows – Altona – Footscray (via Mills Street), 414; Laverton South – Laverton - Footscray.

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Western Bulldogs acknowledge that we reside on traditional lands of the Kulin Nation. We offer our respect to the Elders of these traditional lands, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples past, present and emerging.