Melbourne’s list of sporting events also includes one of the four major tennis world Grand Slams – the Australian Open. Every year, Melbourne hosts this tennis tournament at Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and the surrounding courts of Melbourne Park.
Visitors of all ages come here to witness their favourite tennis stars in action – the only Grand Slam tennis championship held in the Asia Pacific. Based on prize money, popularity, tradition and world rankings, the Australian Open is considered to be one of the top Grand Slams.
Australian Open 2017 Tennis Dates & Tickets Prices
Each January, Melbourne plays host to this famous tournament and draws visitors from all over the world, with most of the main notable matches held at the famous Rod Laver Arena. As the tournament is held in January every year, it’s the first Grand Slam title of the tennis season.
Transport to and from the Australian Open is made easy by the free tram services that run on route 70 from the CBD to Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena. All you need to catch the free tram is a valid Australian Open ticket for that day. The service operates until one hour after the end of play. Trains are also a convenient option with Flinders Street, Jolimiont and Richmond Stations all within easy walking distance. From Flinders Street walk past Federation Square via Birrarung Marr along the Yarra River and follow the signs. There is limited car parking available, so those choosing to drive should arrive early.
Over half a million visitors come to Melbourne to witness this tennis tournament, with Melbourne becomes crowded during the famous sports season. To welcome guests from all across the globe, the local establishments offer an array of excellent accommodation, flights, rentals, entertainment and dining deals. Check out our links below for great accommodation deals.
This tournament is a highlight of the nation’s summer sporting event calendar. Tickets are sold in advance, so those interested in attending should check out our links below for tickets to the various scheduled matches.
Seating plans at the venues may vary from year to year, but please find below the previous year’s seating map of the Australian Open.
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