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Australian Grand Prix

The Australian Grand Prix is among the largest and most popular of all the events held in Melbourne.

People from all over the world come here to watch the Grand Prix, with this event increasing visitors to Melbourne and showcasing what the beautiful city offers.

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Formula 1 Roled Australian Grand Prix 2024 features the world’s best and emerging drivers. The four-day motorsport extravaganza is headlined by Formula 1 – the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula 2 and Formula 3 return as support categories with Supercars and Porsche Carrera Cup.


Formula 1 is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition and is the highest international racing class for open-wheel single-seater racing cars. Ten teams and 20 drivers have wheel-to-wheel battles with the ultimate goal of taking out the FIA Formula One World Championship™ title.

The FIA Formula 2 Championship is a second-tier single-seater championship, providing the ultimate training ground for those wishing to make the step into F1. The series mandates parts of each car to make the championship as much an even competition as possible. Teams use the same chassis, engine and tyre supplier.

The FIA Formula 3 Championship is a third-tier single-seater championship that will return to Albert Park in 2024. Won by Australian Oscar Piastri in 2020, the Formula 3 Championship is considered a feeder series for F2 and F1, where the future stars of world motorsport begin their careers.

Supercars is a touring car racing category in Australia and New Zealand and is recognised as one of the best touring car categories in the world. Cars are custom-made using a control chassis, with only certain body panels common between road cars and race cars.

The Porsche Carrera Cup Australia is an Australian motor racing series that is open to Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. The series races across the country at some of the largest motorsport events in Australia.


No other event lets you experience it all. Melbourne’s best food, art and entertainment bring you an electrifying off-track atmosphere at Albert Park. Across all four days, you’ll find everything from official merchandise to tasty food and beverage options and some of the hottest live music.

The Fan Zone is the ultimate place to immerse yourself in the world of Formula 1. Home to the world-famous Melbourne Walk, this area should be number one on your Albert Park bucket list. The Fan Zone features a range of merchandise outlets, contemporary food and drink options, car displays, and some of the biggest brand activations to keep even the most die-hard motorsport fans happy.

Legends Lane is a must-visit destination for anyone attending the Grand Prix. With a blend of cultural experiences and vintage vehicles, motorsport fans will be transported back in time with a celebration of racing history. You’re never far from the action at Legends Lane, with a range of food and drink options complementing our roving entertainment schedule and brand activations.

The action doesn’t stop when the chequered flag drops, as M-Lane becomes the ‘it’ destination for post-race entertainment. Featuring a jam-packed line-up of the nation’s best contemporary Australian talent playing all weekend long, M-Lane also features roving entertainment, live art displays and a mouth-watering range of food options.

Located alongside the high-speed section of the circuit, the Pit Stop Park, Powered by DC Super Heroes, provides activities the whole family can enjoy and is only a short walk across the water bridge. The precinct features highly sought-after car displays from car clubs nationwide.

Crown Main Stage

Amy Shark burst into the global music scene in 2016 with her breakout hit Adore. Since then, she has amassed over 1 billion streams, taken home 8 ARIA Awards, and has 22 platinum accreditations under her belt, making her one of the country’s most successful artists of all time.

Also performing are Northeast Party House and Jake Webb.

Originally hailing from Dingley in Melbourne, Jet quickly conquered the world after forming in 2001, selling more than 6.5 million albums globally and securing almost 10 x Platinum certification in Australia and Platinum in the USA and UK for their 2003 debut album “Get Born”. In November 2023, Jet was honoured to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.

Also performing are Vanessa Amorosi and Yo! Mafia.

Multi-platinum-selling Australian alt-electro pioneers Empire Of The Sun have been making waves worldwide with phenomenal live shows and anthemic smash hits for the last decade as one of Australia’s most successful musical exports.

Also performing are The Presets and Emma Peters.

Getting There

Tram Services
With extra tram services for event days, they’re working alongside Yarra Trams to ensure your journey to the Grand Prix is as quick and seamless as possible.

Tram travel to and from the Grand Prix is free for ticket holders and only valid on the day of admission. Trams run at a higher-than-usual frequency, so it’s encouraged that you plan your journey and allow extra travel time.

A quick guide on travelling by tram to and from the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit can be found in the image gallery below.

Train Services
Those attending the Grand Prix, who are required to catch a train, are recommended to either get off at Southern Cross Station or Flinders Street Station, which would then connect to a Tram Service.

Southern Cross Station: 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) from the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit (Recommended for Gates 1, 2, and 3).
Flinders Street Station: 4.3 kilometres (2.7 miles) from the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit (Recommended for Gate 5, 8, 9, and 10).

Taxi ranks are located at Gates 1 and 2 (on Canterbury Road), Gates 3 and 5 (on Albert Road), Gate 8 (on St Kilda Road) and Gate 10 (on Fitzroy Street).

Ride Sharing
There are designated drop-off and pick-up locations for ride-sharing services at Gates 1, 2, 3, and 10.

There are dedicated drop-off locations near Gates 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and 10 for fans travelling to the circuit by an electric scooter.

Neuron and Lime have dedicated parking zones. Please note that travel close to the event will be restricted, and fans will be asked to store electric scooters in dedicated parking locations.

There are dedicated drop-off locations near Gates 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and 10 for fans travelling to the circuit by an (electric) bicycle.

There are so many events happening across the 4 days that it’s impossible to list them all here. Please refer to the official event’s event schedule for a full list of events, days, and times.


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    • Hi Denise,

      No, we do not yet know the dates. Typically we will be waiting until around August for the dates to be confirmed. In some years, organisers haven’t had the dates locked in until two months before! Check back with us and I will update the page once the dates are announced.

      Best regards,

    • Hi Zoe,

      No, unfortunately we wont have the dates until late this year. It is always held in March, and the last 5 years had it somewhere between the 15th and 20th of March. That said, the last two years has seen a change to the dates which caused some big headaches for those that booked early. However, it always is scheduled around this time.

      Unfortunately, you will need to check back with us and I will update our page as soon as any information regarding dates is made available.

      Kind regards,

    • G’day Mark,

      I contacted the Grand Prix organisers and asked when the track schedule would be released and they advised it would be released in “late January.”

      Check back with us and I will update our page as new information comes to hand.


    • 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 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,

    • 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 Booking.com for our booking site and many rooms have flexible conditions where you can change dates without penalty if needed.

      Booking.com: “Yes, it’s easy to cancel or change your booking via our self-service tool at My Booking.com. 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 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).

      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.


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Please refer to the event scheuidle linked to above

Featrue Races
Sunday 24th March
Formula 3 Feature Race (23 Laps): 9:05am - 9:50am
MSS Security Melbourne Supersprint Race 4 (14 Laps): 10:20am - 10:55am
Formula 2 Feature Race (33 Laps): 11:35am - 12:35pm
Formula 1 Drivers' Parade: 1pm - 1:30pm
Formula 1 Race (58 Laps): 3pm - 6pm

Music Performances
Friday 22nd March
5pm to 6pm: Jake Webb
6pm to 7pm: Northeast Party House
7:30pm to 8:30pm: Amy Shark

Saturday 23rd March
5pm to 6pm: Yo! Mafia
6pm to 7pm: Vanessa Amorosi
7:30pm to 8:30pm: Jet

Sunday 24th March
4:45pm - 5:30pm: Emma Peters
6pm - 7pm: The Presets
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Empire of the Sun (DJ Set)

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Thu: 1 Day Pass
Adult: $45
Concession: $32
Junior: Free

Fri: 1 Day Pass
Adult: $45
Concession: $32
Junior: Free

Sat: 1 Day Pass
Adult: $119
Concession: $83
Junior: $10

Sun: 1 Day Pass
Adult: $149
Concession: $105
Junior: $15

Thu - Sun: 4 Day Pass
Adult: $279
Concession: $195
Junior: $20

- Adult tickets are for anyone 15 years or older that doesn’t have an accepted concession pass
- Concession tickets require the purchaser to have a Government Issued Pension Card or a valid Full-Time Student Card. Seniors Cards will not be an accepted form of ID. Concession ticket holders must carry one of these IDs at the event as proof of their concession status
- Junior tickets are available for children 14 years and under

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