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Wood Fired Ovens

When you have some fire, some delicious food and a space for the community to share, you end up with a pretty amazing thing.

The Community Wood Fired Ovens provides a unique and fun way for people to interact with each other and develop new connections and friendships.

Anything you can cook in a regular oven can be cooked in the wood fired oven. Bring your ingredients, invite your friends and meet us at Hovell Tree Park, near the Albury Swim Centre, to discover the delicious tastes of wood fired food.

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 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For the rest of the year (April–September) the oven is open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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    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

  • 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!

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

Factors such as baking requirements, oven temperatures and arrival time may result in our Ovens Coordinators not being able to accommodate your baking requests.  

If you have any questions regarding our ovens or preparation of your items for baking, please call 1300 133 391 or email

I want to hire the Community Wood Fire Ovens

Complete the Wood Fire Oven Booking Request form. Have at least two dates / time options in mind as your preferred choice may not be available.

Once we have received your request we will contact you to confirm availability of both the oven and a coordinator.

Once a date and time are confirmed, booking confirmation details will be provided and you will have the opportunity to dicuss food details with your coordinator in the lead up to your event.

Wood Fire Oven Booking Request

Large or complex corporate and community events

For events that attract over 100 people or require special infrastructure, sound and staging, marquees and or further use of the Hovell Tree Park area, please contact our Events Team on 02 6023 8111 or email for advice and event approval.

Event Permit Application

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The Community Wood Fired Ovens are proudly funded and maintained by AlburyCity.

Have you got an event or function coming up?

Hire the Community Wood Fire Ovens for your next private function, from birthday parties, family gatherings, Christmas functions, corporate and community events.

All you have to do is bring the food and we’ll cook it to perfection, from pizzas to hot fresh bread, scones, beautifully roasted meats and vegetables, everything tastes better served straight from the oven!

Enjoy great food in a tranquil outdoor setting by the Murray River. With access to power, water, BBQs, undercover seating areas, we can help you plan your next function, big and small.

Wood Fired Ovens
Wood Fired Ovens

When you have some fire, some delicious food and a space for the community to share, you end up with a pretty amazing thing.

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