Event Information - Portsea Polo

Event Information

This summer, Portsea Polo in association with Stella Artois
will be celebrating its biggest birthday yet… and we are re-writing the rules!

Portsea Polo will feature a fast-paced, ’20-20′ inspired tournament showcasing 6 teams with 3 players per side. Teams will compete on a reduced size polo field surrounded by premium hospitality facilities. We’re bringing the sport back to the forefront of the event, allowing guests to be closer to all the action than ever before!

In between matches, the entertainment will continue with celebrity vox-pop interviews, traditional divot stomps, horse parades plus more!

We look forward to celebrating 20 years of Portsea Polo with you at the most anticipated polo event on the Australian summer calendar.

11 January 2020

— About the Event

The event will include fast-paced, “20-20” style polo matches with some of the world’s best players, DJ’s, celebrities, vox pops, fashion parade, big screen, divot stomping and much, much more…

On the Day —
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
Portsea Polo
Portsea Polo

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

What to Bring (and what not to bring) —
The following items cannot be brought into the event – food & drink (great range of gourmet food & beverages available for purchase at the Teatree Enclosure bar & free drinking water available), eskies, cutlery, sharp knives, glassware, tents, tables or market/cafe umbrellas. The following items can be bought into the event for use in the general admission area only – fold out chairs and picnic rugs.

Ticket holders and their property may be inspected for prohibited items on entry or during the event. Tickets holders found with prohibited items may be refused entry, ejected or have those items confiscated. Confiscated items will be donated to charity and will not be returned, replaced or reimbursed.
Portsea Polo
Getting to the Polo —

Point Nepean is approximately 100kms from Melbourne CBD and takes 90-120 minutes by car during the busy summer holiday season.

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.


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.


From Melbourne
Return for $40/pp inc gst
The bus leaves Melbourne CBD (Southern Cross Station) at 9am and departs Portsea Polo at 6pm, returning to Southern Cross Station. Please note this service is organised by a private commercial operator and not the Portsea Polo office.

From Sorrento & Portsea (free)
The event 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.

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.


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.



Arrive in luxury and style to the Portsea Polo with Microflite! One way and return flights to the Polo depart from our Melbourne City Helipad (2A Spencer Street Melbourne 3000), our Moorabbin Heliport and from Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport.

For more information please click here to visit the Microflite website or contact Microflite on (03) 8587 9700.

Further Information —

Pass Outs

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

*Please note the 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).


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 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 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