Australian Open

Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open

The Australian Open is the first of the four Grand Slam tournaments to be held in the professional tennis calendar. Held on hard courts since 1988, it is one of the biggest sports events in the Southern Hemisphere.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia has won a record 10 Men’s Singles titles and counting, with Margaret Court of Australia winning a record 11 Women’s Singles titles.

When is the Australian Open?

The event is the first Grand Slam tournament of the tennis calendar, taking place every year over 2 weeks in mid to late January. The next event will be held from Monday 15th January to Sunday 28th January 2024.

Where is the Australian Open?

Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open

The tournament moved to its currently home of Melbourne Park in 1988, replacing the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club which the event had outgrown. The venue features three arena’s with retractable roofs – the 15,000 capacity Rod Laver Arena, 10,500 capacity John Cain Arena and 7,500 Margaret Court Arena. There are two show courts each with a capacity of 3,000, as well as a further 35 match day and practice courts that make up the National Tennis Centre.

Address: Melbourne Park, Batman Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3004

How do I get to the Australian Open?

Melbourne Park is located within the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct, around 3 kilometres east of Melbourne CBD.

Air: Tullamarine Airport is the second busiest in Australia and serves many domestic and international destinations. There is a SkyBus that operates from the airport for access to the city.

Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Parking: There are 2 car parks available nearby to Melbourne Park – at Yarra Park Car Park via Gate 3 or Gate 5. Parking is charged at $10 per day.

Tram: Travelling by tram is free on event days for those with tickets for the Australian Open, with route 70 operating from the CBD to Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Arena tram stops.

Train: There are several train stations within walking distance of Melbourne Park, including Richmond, Flinders Street and Jolimont stations.

How do I get tickets to the Australian Open?

Melbourne Park at night, home of the Australian Open

Tickets can be purchased either for a day or night session for each day and prices vary on where you sit and the session you attend.

Tickets can be purchased for the Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Arena and as a Ground Pass (access to Melbourne Arena, Show Courts 2 and 3 and the outside courts).

Tickets are available to purchase through the official ticket sale on Ticketmaster here.

Hotels for the Australian Open

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Melbourne by clicking here.


Further Information

Australian Open Official Website

Melbourne City Guide

Last Updated on January 16, 2024 by Sports Tourist

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