Chelsworth History and Background

Flora and Fauna at Chelsworth - Studying Native Micro Bats



The "Friends of Wilson Reserve" on the Yarra near Chelsworth have a bat box project, involving 20 bat roost boxes used by several species of microbats. One resident joined the group in 2008 and became so interested in the Bat Project that he has also started a volunteer conservation effort at the Burke Rd billabong 1 KM further upstream - Data on this bat population is now being collected routinely as well. This is the only situation in Melbourne at which adjacent bat populations are being studied. It provides an opportunity to learn about the mixing and separation of bat groups not otherwise available.

If you are interested to find out more about microbats or how to join the monthly excursions caring for and studying this unique environment around the Yarra please contact :

Robert Bender (Newsletter write/edit) 9499 2413

David Barr (Waterwatch) 9497 4020

Margaret Fievez (Newsletter print/dist) 9497 2306

Michael Sephton (Frogwatch) 9499 6057



Old Ivanarians Football at Chelsworth Park

East Ivanhoe Saints Cricket Club at Chelsworth 2013

Sports Pavilion

Year of Completion - 1975

The Chelsworth Park Sports Pavilion was commissioned by Banyule City Council to house change rooms for opposing teams and a food preparation area to cater for group functions. It was designed to cope with intermittent flooding and was clad with timber boarding internally and externally, and roofed with metal roofing.


East Ivanhoe Boulevard _ East Ivanhoe


This run starts in quiet little Pitcher Park in Alphington, skirting the park and heading down the leafy side streets, past Alphington station to get to Heidelberg Road. We don’t run along busy Heidelberg Road for long before turning right into the Boulevard. From here it’s a lovely run along parkland, including Chelsworth Park, with lots of twists and turns and some pleasantly challenging hills. We turned left along Ivanhoe Park and headed back on Lower Heidelberg Road. But if you’re up for a longer run, turn right and continue along the Boulevard, which goes all the way through to Burke Road.

Distance: 12km return
Time: 70minutes
Difficulty: 7/10
Water: Yes
Start and finish: Pitcher Park, Alphington, Melway 31 B9

Ist Eaglemont Scouts

Ist Eaglemont Scouts

Ages: 10.5-15 years

Meets: Thursday 7.00-9.00pm at 1st Eaglemont Scout Hall

Chelsworth Park

The “1st East Ivanhoe Scout Group Association” on the 18thof January 1956 to discuss forming a scout group. At first the group used the East Ivanhoe Methodist Church hall and the Ivanhoe Cricket Pavilion to meet in. The current hall was originally a WWII era army hut, purchased from the Simpson Army Barracks in Watsonia on 30thMay 1958, and transported to Chelsworth Park. After being fitted out the hall was officially opened on 16th October 1960. The name change was due to 17 scout groups existing in the Heidelberg District at the time
Hall opening 1960

Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Cricket Club

Premiers 2011/2012

Ivanhoe Grammar School weekend sport

Ivanhoe Grammar - Chelsworth Park Summer Facilities Map 2011 (PDF Format)

Ivanhoe Grammar - Chelsworth Park Winter Facilities Map 2011 (PDF Format)


Plenty Campus: Bridge Inn Rd, Mernda, 3754. Melways 391 B11

Ridgeway Campus: The Ridgeway, Ivanhoe, 3079. Melways 31 F9

Saturday contact number . Anna Geoghegan 0417 037 869


Tennis - Plenty Campus courts (4 courts)

Ivanhoe Grammar School, Bridge Inn Road, Mernda. Melway ref 391 B11

Ridgeway Campus courts (4 en tous cart courts)

Ivanhoe Grammar School (enter Russell Street), Ivanhoe. Melway 31 F9

RMIT Bundoora courts (4 courts) Bundoora Netball and Sports Centre; McKimmies Road, Bundoora. Melway 9 K7

Chelsworth Park courts (5 courts) The Boulevard, Ivanhoe. Melway 31 G9

Softball - Northern Districts Softball Centre Diamond 5 Morang Drive , Mill Park. Melway 9 J1


Netball - Plenty Campus gym (1 court) & Plenty Campus Outdoor (6 courts) Ivanhoe Grammar School, Bridge Inn Road, Mernda. Melway ref 391 B11

Ridgeway Campus gym (1 court) Ivanhoe Grammar School, The Ridgeway, Ivanhoe Melway 31 F9

Basketball - Plenty Campus gym (1 court) Ivanhoe Grammar School, Bridge Inn Road, ernda. Melway ref 391 B11

Ridgeway Campus gym (1 court) Ivanhoe Grammar School, The Ridgeway, Ivanhoe. Melway 31 F9

Hockey - K.P. Hardiman Reserve synthetic Plenty Road, Reservoir. Melway 19 K7



Dog Walkers

21 Aug 2012, Heidelberg Leader

Prizes up for grabs at Chelsworth’s dog day

THE c u t e s t , largest, smallest, happiest and even ugliest dogs will be in contention for prizes at an annual event celebrating everything special about man’s best friend.

The Community Chelsworth Park Dog Day will take place at the Ivanhoe reserve between noon and 2pm on Saturday, August 25 with numerous prizes and activities on offer.

Co- ordinator Lawrence Tutton said almost 100 dogs attended last year’s inaugural event.

‘‘A lot of people walk their dogs in Chelsworth Park and so the point of the day is not only for them to come together but also encourage them to be a bit more responsible,’’ he said.

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05.08 | 13:19

I have heard it is closely and extensively guarded by security guards - I have seen them nearby - but have not spoken to them myself- ED

05.08 | 13:05

Has anyone else been told by security to stop using south grounds / main oval recently. It was previously available to local residents before fences went up?

06.07 | 16:32

HI Jess / sorry for my late reply: Indigenous history is a bit guarded -as sites could be damaged if they were published. Call me 0427949951 for some tips.

31.05 | 15:24

Hi there, I was wondering if, beyond the scouts history, there is any information about the indigenous use/history of Wilson Reserve. Would love to know more.

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