Kew East

There are an abundance of cafés and restaurants at Harp Village Shopping Centre, while everyday needs are met by fresh food shops, fashion boutiques and a variety of service businesses.

There are several bus and tram options to get to Harp Village. See the Public Transport Victoria website for services, timetables and journey planner. There is also plenty of parking down each side street.

Other shopping destinations include:

Parks and gardens


Hays Paddock is a large park located in East Kew which can be accessed via Lister Street at the northern end or via Longstaff or Leason streets from the south.

Hay's Paddock is an extensive recreation area consisting of two sportsgrounds which are used for soccer during the winter and cricket during the summer. In addition, an archery paddock sits at the northern end of the park.

However, the highlight of Hays Paddock is the all-abilities playground which sits on the banks of the billabong. The playground was designed to enable children with disabilities and those without to play together. It includes the usual swings and slides, plus a swing with harness, double-width slide, extra wide see-saw, hammock and a spider's web trampoline which ensures fun for all children.

In addition, there are tables and seating for picnics, toilets, barbecue, sand pit with sun-shade and car parking. The whole area has a bushland theme with plenty of seating and shade.

Other parks

For a list of all local parks, please visit the Parks maps and facilities page on the Boroondara website.

Sports grounds

Hays Paddock – Archery

Hays Paddock – North

Hays Paddock – South

Stradbroke Park – North

Stradbroke Park – South


Other local clubs include: Kew East Basketball Club and Regent Calisthenics.

For more information about sports grounds, please contact phone the Boroondara Sports Liaison Officer on (03) 9278 4444