SMDLAC is affiliated with Little Athletics Victoria (LAVic) which has been established for over 50 years and has more than 20,000 children participating across Victoria in more than 100 centres or clubs. SMDLAC became the 106th centre to be established and is part of the Western Metropolitan Region of Little Athletics Victoria.
SMDLAC is a community based club and was established in season 2006/2007 by an enthusiastic group of local parents. South Melbourne Little Athletics is one arm of the South Melbourne District Sports Club and it could never have begun without the support of our parent club committee. South Melbourne District Sports Club is the largest and most established community-based organisation in the Albert Park Reserve.
In the early years our athletes competed on grass on ovals in Albert Park. In 2011 following negotiation with we became tenants of Victoria's world-standard athletics venue, Lakeside Stadium, when it opened in 2011. We are incredibly privileged to have the ongoing use of this wonderful track.