Wood Fired Oven

Discover the joys of slow food, baking your own bread from start to finish and meeting new people.

The Community Wood Fired Oven is where Albury residents meet to cook, share, learn and eat together.

Located under cover in Hovell Tree Park, near the Albury Swim Centre, the Wood Fired Oven - two ovens, in fact - is proudly funded and maintained by AlburyCity.

The ovens are fired up every second Sunday for free community use. An expert Oven Coordinator is on hand to help (guidance only – you do the fun bits).

During daylight savings (October–March) the oven is open for baking from 3.00pm to 8.00pm. For the rest of the year (April–September) the oven is open from 11.00am to 4.00pm.

2016 Baking dates
January

Sunday 10 & 24

February

Sunday 7 & 21

March

Sunday 6, 20 (Harmony Day) & Sunday 27 (Easter Sunday)

April

Sunday 3 & 17

May

Sunday 1, 8 (Mother's Day), 15 & 29

June

Sunday 12 (Queens Birthday long weekend) & 26

July

Sunday 10 & 24

August

Sunday 7 & 21

September

Sunday 4 (Father's Day), 11 (Write Around the Murray Festival Bale) & 18

October

Sunday 2 (Labour Day long weekend in NSW), 16 & 30

November

Sunday 13 & 27

December

Sunday 11

How it works

The ovens are cleared of ash, prepared and lit the night before a bake.

The oven temperature slowly drops during the day. Pizzas should be cooked early in the bake, then bread and finally roasts, cakes and biscuits.

Temperature guide

First hour Next two hours Final two hours

High Temperature

Mid Temperature

Mid - Low Temperature

400ºC - 300 ºC

300 ºC - 250 ºC

250 ºC - 180 ºC

What to bake and how to bake it

Anything you bake in your oven at home you can bake in the Wood Fired Oven. This includes:

  • bread and damper
  • pizzas
  • roast meat and vegetables
  • cakes, scones and biscuits
  • pies and quiches

For extra convenience, why not ask your local bakery or pizza shop if you can buy dough ready made?

The Oven Coordinator is available during the bake to offer guidance. However, sometimes half the fun is in the surprise that comes out of the oven!

What to bring

  • Dough and other ingredients
  • A baking tray if you are cooking meat or vegetables
  • Utensils for cutting, turning, rolling, etc.

Be safe

As with any other oven, there are precautions that need to be taken when using the Wood Fired Oven. Safety information is on site for your reference.  

Your next event venue?

Have you got an event or function coming up? Are you looking for a venue that is easily accessible and can cater for lots of people? Are you looking for something different? The Wood Fired Oven could be just what you're after.

A fee covers the cost of the Oven Coordinator, who must be there to ensure that the oven operates safely and efficiently.

Further information, contact AlburyCity Customer Service.