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Victoria University Whitten Oval - Home of the Western Bulldogs

Location: Victoria University Whitten Oval
                 417 Barkly Street, Footscray West
                 Victoria, 3012

Phone:     61 3 9680 6100
Fax:         61 3 9680 6103

Victoria University Whitten Oval was the Bulldogs' 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.

The Western Bulldogs Women's Team also plays their AFL Women's home games at the venue.

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.

If you are looking to hire the ground please email

How To Get To Victoria University Whitten Oval 

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

Tram: 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.