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Wood Fired Ovens

Our Community Wood Fire Ovens are back and firing again!

Our Community Wood Fired Ovens have re-opened!

You can find out more about the completed redevelopment project by visiting the major projects page.

About the ovens

The Community Wood Fired Ovens are 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 ovens are 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 3:00 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.

Baking dates

We will be firing up our ovens on:

  • 29 November 2020
  • 13 December 2020
  • 10 January 2021
  • 24 January 2021
  • 7 February 2021
  • 21 February 2021

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.

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 attact 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 info@alburycity.nsw.gov.au for advice and event approval.

Event Permit Application

We are COVID Safe

We have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and are committed to keeping you safe.

  • We practice physical distancing, please ensure you maintain a space of 1.5m from others at all times while visiting our facility
  • We wash and sanitise our hands frequently
  • We facilitate COVID Safe record keeping - a QR code is available for registration for contact tracing purposes only
  • We are committed the wellbeing of our people and our community

If you feel unwell, we ask that you do not attend our community ovens.

Remember that COVID-19 symptoms can include fever, cough, runny nose, headache or shortness of breath.

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.

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