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Melbourne’s extensive list of sporting events also includes one of the four major tennis world Grand Slams, the Australian Open. Usually held 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, 2023 Tennis Dates, Ground Pass & Finals Ticket Prices
Players will compete for more than $80 million in prize money during their time in Australia, with the AO total prize pool remaining at the 2020 level of $71.5 million. Players exiting in the first round of the AO will take home $100,000, up 15 per cent from 2020. There have also been significant increases in prize money for qualifying and the early rounds.
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.
There’s plenty to keep families big and small entertained. From interactive experiences to live entertainment, ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, rides and amusements, there’s fun to be had around the clock.
The Beach house is an exciting new destination for friends and family to socialise, eat, drink and play. Whether participating in the health and wellbeing program or enjoying a drink on the sand, there are many ways to soak up beach vibes at this year’s tournament.
Garden Square is the front door to the AO, so sit back and relax in one of the loungers as you watch a match on the big screen and enjoy food and drink from The Deli, Gordon’s Gin Bar and more.
The colour and cuisine of Melbourne’s iconic laneways come to Grand Slam Oval! Check out our Laneway burgers, Hawker Stall, City Italia, Europa Lane and Dumpling Corner. Don’t miss out on out on all the food action that GSO has to offer.
With ten courts in Melbourne Park’s western corner, there is tennis action everywhere you look, plus easy access to food and drink from Pure Blonde Organic Cider Bar, Mabu Mabu Big Esso and Mr Miyagi!
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 the play. Trains are also a convenient option with Flinders Street, Jolimont 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.
For the latest match schedule and palyer line-ups, please refer to the official website’s tournament schedule. You can also book tickets through the official website for ground passes and reserved seating for all matches.