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 – 2019 Tennis Dates, Ground Pass & Finals Ticket Prices
In 2018, come and watch the champions of tennis compete against young up and comers as they vie for one of the biggest titles in world tennis.
There will be plenty of live entertainment during the Australian Open including the ‘AO Live Stage’ along Birrarung Marr (entry with Ground Pass ticket). There will also be a fun kids zone located in front of Rod Laver Arena off Olympic Blvdknown as the ‘AO Ballpark’ There will be heaps of activities for kids including a zip line, facepainting, Lego Zone, Disney Princess Zone, Star Wars Zone and a Marvel Zone. Entry is $5.00.
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.
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.