Parade Ground
@ The Portsea Camp

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Step into a piece of Australian history with our Parade Ground accommodations, blending heritage and comfort for an unforgettable group stay.


Up to 177 guests
Historical charm
Spacious and versatile
Perfect for larger groups and school camps

Parade Ground

Nestled within The Portsea Camp is the Parade Grounds, a remarkable accommodation choice with deep historical roots. Originally serving as army barracks in the 1880s and now listed by Heritage Victoria, the Parade Grounds offer a unique blend of historical significance and comfort.

Accommodation Features

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Sleeps up to 177 guests

Ideal for larger groups and school camps, our Parade Ground accommodations can comfortably host a significant number of guests.

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Diverse Sleeping Arrangements

Choose from 3 dorm style rooms, each with 36-38 beds, perfect for those who enjoy community living and fun, or opt for our 12 ensuite rooms accommodating 3 to 6 people each, offering more privacy and convenience

Room Configurations

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3 Dorms

Equipped with bunk beds, in the historical Parade Grounds.

36-38 people per room

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1 Family Room

Family room equipped with 4 single beds and lounge fully equipped to cater to guests with additional needs.

4 Beds

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10 Ensuite Rooms

Private and comfortable, equipped with bunk beds and amenities.

3-6 people each room

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4 Teacher Rooms

Within the dorms with 2 single beds in each room.

6 Beds

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2 Accessibility Rooms

Accessible bathroom, toilet and showers with wheelchair access

4 people each room


Connelly Hall

The communal heart of the Parade Grounds. Features a kitchenette, lounge, and tables and chairs for group gatherings.

  • Lounge Area
  • Teachers Space
  • Multipurpose
  • 80 people
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Flinders Hall

Flinders Hall

A small recreation room for guests to unwind, and engage in fun activities.

  • Couches
  • Stage
  • Piano
  • Open Indoor Space

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We have a range of other facilities available for hire & use

Discover the full range of facilities available at The Portsea Camp, from outdoor adventure spaces to educational resources.

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Join us at The Parade Grounds for an accommodation experience that combines the charm of history with the comforts of modern living. Perfect for school camps, corporate retreats, and large group gatherings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Parade Grounds can accommodate up to 177 guests, making it ideal for larger groups and school camps.

We offer 3 dorms with 36-38 beds each for communal living experiences, as well as 12 en-suite rooms for 3 to 6 people, providing a range of options to suit different preferences and needs.

Yes, we have 2 accessible rooms specifically designed to cater to guests with additional needs, ensuring comfort and accessibility for all our guests.

The Parade Grounds feature Connelly Hall for communal gatherings, equipped with a kitchenette and lounge, and Flinders Hall, a multipurpose space with AV equipment and a stage, suitable for events, meetings, and night activities.

Yes, Connelly Hall and Flinders Hall serve as the communal areas where guests can gather for meals, meetings, or relaxation. It’s equipped with comfortable seating and tables.

While we don’t provide in-room catering services, there are kitchenette facilities in the communal areas, and we can assist in organising catering services for group events upon request. During your stay, we can provide pre-made meals that you can conveniently heat up in the communal kitchenette.

Yes, we provide Wi-Fi access to keep you connected during your stay. However, we encourage guests to also enjoy the digital detox experience that our natural setting offers.

To book your stay at the Parade Grounds, please contact our team at 5984 2333 or submit an enquiry via our contact form for more information and to discuss your specific requirements.