Australian Open in a Nutshell
Australian Open, the first of the four World Grand slam Tennis event is held in Melbourne over the last fortnight of January every year. Managed by Tennis Australia, Australian Open features men’s and women’s singles and mixed doubles, junior’s championships and wheelchair, legends, and exhibition events.
Since 1988 Australian Open is played at Melbourne Park located in the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct. The tournament is played on blue Plexicushion hardcourt.
Either a ground pass or stadium tickets can be purchased. Ground pass gives access to all outdoor courts, Australian Open live stage, Ballpark and the practise village. Stadium tickets are for Rod Laver Arena or Margaret Court Arena.
There are limits in place for number of tickets that can be purchased by an individual to ensure equal access to everyone.
The tickets are non-refundable. It is an offence which carries heavy fines to offer or advertise the tickets for resale, for a price exceeding its face value purchase price by more than 10 per cent, unless the seller is authorised in writing by the ticketed event organiser.
If you have tickets you are no longer able to use, you may list your ticket/s for sale on the official Australian Open Fan Marketplace.
To purchase tickets: https://ausopen.com/tickets
Australian Open booking line on 1300 308 999 (within Australia) or +61 3 8537 7647 (from overseas)
Contact the Australian Open Hospitality team for a tailored event experience. Please call 1300 309 166 (within Australia) or +61 3 9914 4177 (from overseas), or visit ausopen.com/hospitality.
Brief History of Australian Open
Australian Open, then known as Australasian Championships, was first played in November 1905 at Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground which is now known as the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre.
In 1927 the name was changed to Australian Championships and in 1969 to Australian Open. Since 1905, Sydney staged Australian Open 17 times, Adelaide 14 times, Brisbane 7 times, Perth 3 times, Hastings and Christchurch in New Zealand once. From 1972 onwards Melbourne became the permanent venue for Australian Open. From 1972 to 1988, the tournament was played at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club and in 1988 the venue was shifted to Melbourne Park.