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.
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix: Melbourne F1 GP Dates Schedule
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 & accommodation early to avoid disappointment.
There are a huge range of special events scheduled throughout the Grand Prix including live music entertainment and kids activities. There will be a “Fan Zone” where you can get your merchandise signed by some of your favourite drivers and for kids, there is as special “Kids Corner” where there will be inflatable play equipment and heaps of sporting activities for them to enjoy.
Attendees will also be able to enjoy “M-Lane” where you can get together with your friends and enjoy the social offerings including food trucks, live music, street art and coffee bar.
Head over to the Melbourne Walk where you can get closer to many of your racing heroes including Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton. Head over at the following times: Thursday 22 March 2018 between 10am–12pm; Friday 23 March 2018 between 9am-11am; Saturday 24 March 2018 between 10.15am–12pm; and Sunday 25 March 2018 between 10am–12.30pm.
In 2018, there are some fantastic musical performances scheduled throughout the event: RnB Friday will feature Diana King, Fatman Scoop, Jay Sean and Heather Small (Voice of M People); Heineken® Saturday will be headlined by a Black Eyed Peas DJ Set featuring Apl.de.ap and Taboo with special guest Jessica Reynoso; Sunday will have some great Australian artists including Kingswood and Furnance and the Fundamentals.
Children 14 years old and under can access General Admission areas for FREE provided they are accompanied by a paying Adult ticket holder. For children 14 years old and under, free tickets are only available at the gate.
Catch public transport to Albert Park, as there are free trams for Grand Prix ticket holders which operate between the city and the circuit on all four days of the event.
Click on the link below to book accommodation online for this hugely popular event today!