Australian Open

By Steve Collis from Melbourne, Australia - Centre Court at duskUploaded by Flickrworker, CC BY 2.0
By Steve Collis from Melbourne, Australia - Centre Court at duskUploaded by Flickrworker, CC BY 2.0

Melbourne’s extensive list of sporting events also includes one of the four major tennis world Grand Slams – the Australian Open. In January 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 in the world.

Australian Open 2017 Tennis Dates & Ground Pass Ticket 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.

In 2017, come and watch Angelique Kerber and Novak Đoković defend their 2016 titles and watch other top seeded players and young up and comers compete for one of the biggest matches in world tennis.

There are a number of tickets available for the 2017 Australian Open. These include:

  • The “After 5” Ground Pass: Perfect for an after work match. Come along from 5pm for all sessions from Monday 16 January until Friday 20 January 2017.
  • The “Any 3 or 5 Day” Ground Pass: Provides access to any 3 or 5 days of the Australian Open played in Hisense Arena our outside courts (except for Sat 21st January & Sun 22nd January 2017).
  • Middle Weekend Ground Pass (Multiple Sessions): Gives access on Saturday 21st January and Sunday 22nd January 2017.
  • Quarter, Semi and Grand Final tickets.

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.

As this is an elimination event, it is not possible to book a ticket to see a particular player, as the schedule for the next day can only be announced on the night prior. 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.

Book accommodation and buy tickets today!

Australian Open Information

Rod Laver Arena and surrounding courts.
Olympic Blvd,
Melbourne, VIC
  Event Dates:
16 - 29 January 2017
  Event Times:
Per event schedule in image above
Phone: (03) 9914 4400
  Event Prices/Admission:
Ground Passes (+Hisense Arena): From $40
Margaret Court Arena: $41
Rod Laver Arena: $77
Men's Final: From $403
Women's Final: $199

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    • Hi Paul,

      Super Row seats are the front row seats in the lower level
      Category 1 seats are located at the end of the court (lower level)
      Category 2 seats are located on the side of the court (lower level) and the first eight rows of the upper level at the end of the court
      Category 3 seats are located in the upper level.


    • Hi Kathleen,

      I have checked their mailing countries and it appears that yes, they can be.

      Usually Viagogo offers E-Tickets as well as mailed tickets. However it appears that for Australian Open tickets, mailing is the only option. They state: “Secure and tracked express delivery – We will notify you by email when tickets have been dispatched. Signature required on delivery.

      So simply follow the link here to the Australian Open and put in your home address.

      Have a fantastic time on your holiday and enjoy your time in Melbourne!


  • Hi, I am planning a trip to watch Australian Open 2017, I notice that the official sale of ticket will be in early October. I just wonder why there are a few website that are selling tickets now? How does it work? I am from Asia and grateful if anyone could advise a safe way to secure the tickets.
    Thanks, Bella

    • Hi Bella, this is a great question.

      Ticketek Australia is the official partner and ticket seller to the Australian Open. They will have the biggest range of tickets available for all events during the tournament. As you say, their tickets are not yet on sale.

      There are also a number of other authorised sellers of Australian Open Tickets. They are allocated a certain number of tickets from the Australian Open and are selling them right now. We partner with Viagogo to sell tickets who are one of those authorised sellers. If you don’t to wait to purchase tickets from Ticketek in October,you can purchase tickets from Viagogo here.

      I hope you enjoy the Australian Open 2017 season!
      Best Regards,

      • Hi Jess,

        Thanks for your reply! One more question, does Viagogo sell at an official price or they add certain mark up on the tickets? Thanks, Bella

        • Hi Bella,

          The Viagogo tickets are sold for more than through Ticketek. As an independent reseller, Viagogo set their own prices and booking fees. Depending on the event, sometimes ticket prices can be only a few dollars more and at other times, popular tickets that are hard to come by can sell at a premium price.

          If you want the cheapest ticket available, you are best to wait and purchase through Ticketek. Just note that Ticketek also places a number of fees on top of their ticket prices including a “payment processing fee” which applies around 2% of the total price to the transaction if you are using a credit or debit card; and a “service/handling fee” which is charged at around $5-6 per transaction. However it will still work out cheaper than Viagogo.

          The benefit in purchasing from Viagogo is that you can secure the tickets you want for a particular date now without having to wait. Otherwise, you can wait and save some $$. It is entirely up to you!

          I hope this helps!


  • I am planning a trip to Australia in January 2017 and wonder when Aussie Open tickets go on sale and the best way of buying tickets? Thanks, Trevor

    • Hi Lauren,

      If previous years are an indication, tickets wont go on sale until around the first week of October.

      Check back as we will update our link to purchase tickets once the 2017 season tickets are available for sale.