Event Information

13 January 2018
Point Nepean National Park, Portsea

Summer casual with clean looks and smart detailing is the order of the day. Our stylists suggest:

“For the ladies flowing dresses and wedges or sandals are the norm (heels best left at home)… a summer hat or accessory can be an excellent way to finish off an outfit. For the gents a tailored shirt matched with dress shorts or chinos, together with loafers or boat shoes achieves a polished yet casual look for the day. Sunglasses are a must-have accessory in sunny Portsea.”

13 January 2018

— About the Event

The event includes three thrilling polo matches with some of the world’s best players, DJ’s, celebrities, vox pops, fashion parade, big screen, ladies’ and men’s dash, divot stomping and much, much more...

On the Day —
Schedule:
11am - Gates open
11.15am to 5.45pm - Matches & Entertainment
6pm - Event Concludes


Venue Details:
Portsea Polo Ground,
Point Nepean National Park,
Point Nepean Road, Portsea
Mel 156 C2
Portsea Polo 2018
Portsea Polo 2018

"World-class polo, beauty and glamour in the amazing Portsea setting."

What to Bring (and what not to bring) —
Please ensure you bring your ticket & wristband, photo ID, sun protection and money for food/drink. General Admission ticket holders may also bring along snack food, water/soft drink in sealed plastic bottles, as well as fold out chairs or picnic rugs for use in the general viewing area only.

The following items cannot be brought into the event – alcohol or illicit substances, tents, tables, eskies, umbrellas, glassware, cutlery, sharp knives, unsealed plastic bottles, professional cameras (small cameras are permitted) or anything that could be used as a weapon. All bags will be searched on entry by security staff and any contraband will be confiscated and donated to charity.
Portsea Polo 2018
Getting to the Polo —

Car
Point Nepean is approximately 100kms from Melbourne CBD and takes 90-120 minutes by car during the busy summer holiday season. Onsite parking for 600 cars is available at the venue. We suggest you pre-purchase to avoid disappointment. Please consider carpooling and if you intend to drink please ensure you have a designated driver so that you can leave the site without fear of failing a breathalyser test.

 

Onsite Car Parking

Onsite car parking is available at $20 per vehicle. There are only 600 onsite carparks available so we suggest you pre-purchase a carpark pass to avoid disappointment. Carpark passes will only be available for purchase on event day if they have not sold out beforehand.

The car park is in operation from 10am to 6:30pm and please note that cars cannot be left onsite overnight – they must be removed from the site by 7pm. Please also note that there is NO parking available near POINT NEPEAN or in the surrounding neighbourhood. Please do not park in surrounding streets or parks, as this is the cause of much aggravation for residents of the area. You run the risk of being fined or towed, as police and council rangers will be targeting illegal parking. Car Parking passes available for purchase.

Bus

From Melbourne
The bus leaves Melbourne CBD (Federation Square) at 9am and departs Portsea Polo at 6pm, back to Federation Square. Tickets are $60 return. Click here to book tickets.

From Sorrento & Portsea (free)
A special Portsea Polo shuttle bus service will operate throughout the day picking up patrons in Sorrento & Portsea and transporting them directly to the event… why not leave the car at home, arrange to be ‘dropped off’ in Sorrento and catch the special shuttle bus. The shuttle bus will operate every 15 minutes from 10.30am to 1:30pm, and will service key stops throughout Sorrento & Portsea. Outgoing service commences at 4pm and last bus leaves Portsea Polo at 7pm. In addition the normal bus service from Rosebud to Portsea will operate throughout the day.

Click here to download the bus route and pick-up locations.

From Point Nepean National Park entrance (free)
Patrons wishing to be dropped off at the Point Nepean Park Entrance/Visitor Centre can catch a free shuttle bus to Portsea Polo… the shuttle bus will operate a loop service from 10.30am to 6:30pm on event day.

Boat

Anchor your boat at north end of Polo Ground and come ashore via Parks Victoria beach access steps. Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club members will assist you ashore if required for a small donation.

 

Helicopter

Arrive in luxury and style to the Portsea Polo! Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight along the beaches to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. One way and return flights to the Polo depart from our Melbourne City Helipad located at North Wharf (17B/60 Siddeley Street Docklands), our Moorabbin Heliport and from Essendon Airport. For more information please click here to download the brochure or contact Microflite on (03) 8587 9700.

Further Information —

Pass Outs

There are strictly NO PASSOUTS permitted at Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo so please ensure you bring in everything you need for the day.

*Please note the Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo is an over 18 event. Children are not permitted in the event precinct and attendees will be requested to show ID upon entry.

Dogs and Pets

Please note dogs and other pets are not permitted in Point Nepean Park or the surrounding precinct (guide and disability dogs excepted).

Accommodation

Mornington Peninsula Tourism can give you access to a wide variety of accommodation; you can contact them on 1800 804 009 or visit their website.

About Us —
The annual Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo is an event owned and operated by Portsea Polo Pty Ltd, a privately owned consortium which holds an exclusive license from Parks Victoria to operate at the Point Nepean National Park. Portsea Polo Pty Ltd contracts TLA Worldwide to manage on its behalf the Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo event. The board of Portsea Polo consist of likeminded individuals committed each year to delivering a world class event combining Polo and entertainment at the highest level. The board is also proud of its contribution to the raising of much needed funds for charity, primarily for The Alfred Foundation as well as its contribution to Australian Polo.
Portsea Polo 2018