PHOTO: East Melbourne is home to the MCG, the biggest stadium for sports in the country. Photo: Justin McManus

They’re Australia’s top sporting suburbs – and they’ve never been in as much demand from sports-loving property buyers.

From homes around Sydney’s Moore Park to those in East Melbourne, from Sydney Olympic Park to St Kilda, from Woolloongabba in Brisbane to Perth’s Burswood, living close to major venues for many just can’t be beaten.

New South Wales

Moore Park in the city’s eastern suburbs has always been popular for the Sydney Cricket Ground and the old Sydney Sports Ground, replaced in 1988 by the Sydney Football Stadium. The stadium was recently demolished, but homes in the suburb are likely to be even more in demand when the replacement is finally built, says Ballard Property’s James Ball.

“I grew up at that stadium, and my mum worked there as a personal trainer,” says of Moore Park in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. “We’d train there in the morning, go to watch a football game and cricket in the summer.