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Of all of the events held in Melbourne, the Australian Grand Prix is one of the largest and most popular. People from all over the world come here to watch the Grand Prix, with this event certainly increasing visitors to Melbourne and showcasing what the beautiful city has to offer.

In addition to the enthusiastic Australian fan base, a number of international F1 fans come to Melbourne to witness this motorsport event. This popular event is held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park; located only a few kilometres from the heart of the Melbourne CBD.

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2017, Melbourne F1 Dates & Schedule

The Australian Grand Prix event is the premier motorsport event in Australia, welcoming many talented drivers from all over the world. World champions and many enthusiastic drivers come here to test their skills on the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit.

There are a huge range of special events scheduled throughout the Grand Prix including live music entertainment and kids activities.

The final rounds of the championship are often the most popular; therefore, during the last days of the event, the crowds in Melbourne swell to tens of thousands. For this reason, visitors should book their flights and accommodations as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Notable drivers and winners in the past have included famous German driver Michael Schumacher and Aussie driver Lex Davison, who have both won four times. French driver Alain Prost is the only driver who won both the Australian and World championship at the same time.

Click on the link below to book accommodation online for this hugely popular event today!

Australian Grand Prix Information

Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit
Albert Rd,
Albert Park, VIC
  Event Dates:
(Dates will be confirmed Dec-2016)
- Thurs 23 March, 2017 (Support Races)
- Fri 24 March, 2017 (Practice Races)
- Sat 25 March, 2017 (Qualifying Races)
- Sun 26 March, 2017 (Main Race)
  Event Times:
Circuit entry gates will open at 10.15am on all days
Phone: (03) 9258 7100
Email: [email protected]
  Event Prices/Admission:
4 day pass: From $185
Thursday: From $39
Friday: From $55
Saturday: From $85
Sunday: From $99

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  • “PLEASE BE ADVISED, THE NEW DATES OF THE GRAND PRIX ARE 23-26 MARCH 2017”, does this mean the dates have been confirmed?

    • Hi Tony,

      The official position of the organisers is the following:
      “The 2017 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix will take place 23-26 March, 2017*. Dates are subject to FIA confirmation which usually happens Early December. *Dates subject to FIA confirmation”


  • As with all the questions above, do you have any idea when the confirmation from the FIA will be? already had flights and accom booked for the week before but dont want to rebook till sure.

    • Hi Alison,

      No I am waiting to hear as you are. Unfortunately the Grand Prix organisers are making it very hard for people to book flights and accommodation by dragging their feet.

      I am checking for updates daily and will update our page as soon as the dates are 100% confirmed. Check back with us.


  • Hi Jess, there’s a lot of reports going round saying the Australian GP will be on 26 March but I see tickets have gone on sale for 19 March. Do you have any more info on exact dates please? Thanks!

    • Hi Serelle,

      I am relying only one the official organisers for information as you are correct that there are a number of different dates being circulated.

      The best information I have is the tentative dates which are published on our site. These are of course subject to confirmation. Will update the page as soon as the dates are confirmed. Completely frustrating for everyone wanting to book!


    • Hi Steve,

      The short answer is, I don’t know.

      There was a huge debacle in 2016 surrounding the dates which may have affected the delay for 2017. Originally, the 2016 event had been planned April, but the organisers moved the dates forward by 2 weeks into March which caused massive disruptions to the plans of hundreds of thousands of businesses and individuals who were planning to attend the event in April.

      I therefore suspect that the organisers are being extra cautious for the 2017 event that all their ducks are in a row before confirming the dates.

      Check back with us as I am checking daily and will update the page as soon as dates are confirmed.


  • Hi, Assuming the race is on the 19th March, can you tell me what time the race finishes (or is planned to finish)? Trying to book flights to Brisbane on the Sunday evening. Thanks

    • Hi Martin,

      We are still waiting on the race program for 2017. However to give you some general guidance, in 2016 the race ran from 4pm to 6pm.

      Hope this assists you when booking your return flight. Just also remember that traffic will be a nightmare, so give yourself at least an hour to get to Tullamarine Airport from Albert Park.

      Have a great time at the Grand Prix!
      Cheers, Jess

  • Hi,
    I want to buy just a Sunday ticket (1 day). When do these become available for purchase?
    And will you update this page when that happens?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Jack,

      Still no news on when the dates will be confirmed (they are still only tentative at present) or when tickets go on sale.

      I have been keeping a close eye on this and will update our page as soon as there is any news. But if you want to be first to know, I suggest you subscribe to the F1 notifications here which will advise you as soon as tickets are on sale.

      Best regards,

  • Just curious, we are from South Australia and are excited to possibly come watch our 1st F1 race. Could we lock these dates in or when are they likely to be confirmed?. Worried about accommodation.

    • Hi Colin, this is a popular question!

      The dates for the 2017 Australian Grand Prix are subject to FIA and FOM confirmation which is why we are waiting for confirmation. I will update the page once these dates are confirmed.

      As for accommodation, if you are keen to book with those tentative dates, you can always select a room which allows free cancellation or changes to your booking.

      I have attached a link here which will take you to the range of accommodation options available near Albert Park. When you input your dates, look to the “conditions” section in the blue boxes and select something that says “free cancellation.” Make sure to avoid the deals that say “no refunds”. This will enable you to book for these dates and make any changes if for some reason the event is moved (unlikely in my view).

      Best regards,

  • Hello, Does anyone know when the Saturday and Sunday tickets will be release or do you have to buy a 4 day pass? Thanks

    • Hi Ashleigh,

      The dates are still yet to be confirmed, but I would expect that they will be within the next couple of weeks and tickets to go on sale.

      In previous years, you have been able to purchase single day tickets, I expect 2017 to be the same.

      Check back on our page in a couple of weeks and I will update when tickets go on sale.

      Best Regards,

    • Hi Dean,

      It is a matter for you. We use for our booking site and many rooms have flexible conditions where you can change dates without penalty if needed. “Yes, it’s easy to cancel or change your booking via our self-service tool at My Please remember to check the hotel’s cancellation policy before making any changes to your reservation. Non-refundable rooms and other special deals may have a different cancellation policy. Room-specific cancellation information can be found next to the room type under the “Conditions” column on the hotel’s page.

      So if you want to start searching for accommodation, click the link here. Just make sure you book something that has a flexible cancellation/change policy and you should be fine.


    • Hi Chris,

      Tickets are not available as yet as the dates are still yet to be confirmed.

      In the past you have been able to purchase tickets at the gate, so I am sure it will be the same for next year.

      Check back with us as I will update the page once tickets go on sale.


    • Hi Tim,

      Tentative dates have been advised as 16-19 March (Thurs – Sun). Thanks for pointing out the error on our page.

      The dates for the 2017 Australian Grand Prix are subject to FIA and FOM confirmation which is why we are waiting for confirmation. I will update the page once these dates are confirmed.


  • Hi, just wondering the ticket price to the race normally i.e 2016, how much each day till the main race Sunday, Thanks

    • Hi Gail,

      The dates are yet to be confirmed officially, however tentative dates have been released on the State of Victoria website as 16 Mar 2017 (dates to be confirmed), 17 Mar 2017 (dates to be confirmed), 18 Mar 2017 (dates to be confirmed).

      If you are looking to browse cheap flights, I have attached a link for your assistance.

      Check back and I will update the page once dates have been confirmed.


    • Hi Toby,

      It looks like tentative dates have been set, but they are not set in stone as yet: 16 Mar 2017 (dates to be confirmed), 17 Mar 2017 (dates to be confirmed), 18 Mar 2017 (dates to be confirmed). I will update the page once the dates for 2017 have been confirmed.