Australian Open 2017 Packages
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Australian Open 2017
16 – 29 January, 2017
The Australian Open is the first of the 4 Grand Slams® of Tennis held each year. The other Grand Slams® are the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Out of the ‘Slams’, the Australian Open is the second most attended (720,363 people attended in 2016, the all time record), behind the US Open’s record of 721,976 spectators in 2009. The event is managed by Tennis Australia and is held at Melbourne Park, which is home to HiSense Arena, Margaret Court, Rod Laver Arena (Centre Court) and outer courts. The Australian Open is often referred to as the “Players Favourite” and consists of Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles Play, along with other Junior and wheelchair categories. The Australian Open is one of the biggest and most loved sporting events in Australia and around the world. If you haven’t been before or are a seasoned veteran, we’ve got Australian Open 2017 Packages with Official Tickets to suit all tastes, budgets and styles. Our Packages can be fully customised to your hearts content. Will the King and Queen of Australian Open 2016 defend their titles? Come with us to find out and enjoy the sporting holiday of a lifetime. Have a read through this page and get in touch to begin your Australian Open experience with us — we’re looking forward to it.
Last Minute Australian Open Packages
1 or 3 night Packages still available, but limited — get in touch today to secure your place to the 2017 Australian Open.
1 Night, Category 1 Package
- 1 nights accommodation
- 1 x Australian Open Ticket: Category 1, Reserved Rod Laver Arena (choose your session/s)
- EWT ticket holder and lanyard
- All GST and ticket handling
From $369 per person twin share staying at the nearby Mantra on Jolimont. Other hotels and prices to various sessions are available on request. Get in touch today.
Champions Bar ticket + $25 pp
- Pricing subject to change at anytime
- Extra nights, other sessions and add on travel services available on request
- Friday 27 Jan and Sunday 28 Jan are sold via the 3 night Package only where Category 2 tickets are available
- Triple, single and quad rooms on request
Our Category 1 seats are located behind the server, looking down the court. Section 12 or 14. Add Champions Bar ticket for $25 pp per session.
3 Night, Finals Package
- 3 nights accommodation
- Check-in: Fri 27 Jan
- Check-out: Mon 30 Jan
- 2 x Australian Open Tickets: Category 1, Reserved Rod Laver Arena (Friday Semi-Finals and Sunday Mens Final)
- EWT ticket holder and lanyard
- All GST and ticket handling
From $1349 – $1749 per person at various 4 and 5 star hotels in Melbourne. Enquire for full pricing and hotel options left.
- Pricing and availability subject to change at anytime
- Extra nights, other sessions, triple rooms, quad rooms, other 3/4/5 star properties and add on travel services available on request
- This Package is sold in pairs only, no singles
Category 2 Seats are all looking down the court.
Friday Semi-Finals: Section 47/48, Rows BB-FF
Sunday Mens Final: Section 31/32, Rows BB-HH
Welcome to U-Select, where we customise you an Australian Open Package during the first 7 days of the Tournament (Monday 16th – Monday 23rd of January) for any length of stay. You can combine first week Packages with our last minute 3 night Finals Package.
- Your full name and names of all guests in your party
- Your contact details
- Preferred hotel (from our available hotels, other properties on request)
- Bedding requirements (number of rooms and bed types e.g. 2 x twin rooms or 1 x double room)
- Check-in and check-out dates (e.g. 15 – 20 January, 5 nights)
- Reserved Australian Open Tickets to Rod Laver Arena (specify the category, days and sessions)
- Australian Open Grounds Passes for selected sessions
+ Any extras: ticket upgrades, flights, rental cars, transfers, travel insurance (15% discount), day-tours and other special requests
After we receive the above information we will provide an email quote for you to confirm and that’s it, you’ll be on the way to the Australian Open!
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Terms & Conditions
– Availability is subject to change at any time.
– There are no refunds for unused services and full cancellation applies.
– Pricing is per person in Australian Dollars.
– A confirmation letter and invoice will be sent on booking outlining your Package inclusions.
– Names of all travellers must be provided as per drivers licence or passport.
– All payments are non-refundable. We recommend Travel Insurance and can provide you with policies at 15% off with CHI and QBE. Ask a travel consultant today for help choosing the right policy for you or find out more here.
– Credit card fees apply (2% for VISA and MasterCard, 3.3% for AMEX). Bank transfers are available to avoid these fees.
– Seat allocation is based on booking date order for all booking up to 22 August. After this data specific seat numbers will be offered on booking.
– Full payment is required to confirm all listed Packages.
Add on services may be subject to different payment terms. These terms will be advised during the confirmation and booking process.
Please see our General Booking Terms & Conditions, that are used in conjunction with these event specific terms.General Terms
Frequently Asked Questions
This section aims to answer the most commonly asked questions about this event. If you have a question not answered here, please contact us.
Can I buy Australian Open Tickets by themselves?
All tickets are supplied with accommodation and other travel services which make up our Travel Packages. Official Tour Operators, such as ourselves, are not licensed to sell ticket only. The only place where ticket only sales are official is through Ticketek.
Where do I get my tickets?
Your tickets will be issued with your Travel Documentation, which includes information to help you redeem the services you’ve booked, plus other useful information. Travel Documentation is usually sent by courier 2-4 weeks before you travel, so you have plenty of time to go through it before you leave.
Where will our seats be located?
Up to 22 August 2016 customers will be allocated by booking date order. After this date specific seat numbers will be made available on booking.
How can I upgrade my Australian Open Tickets?
Included in our Packages is Category 3 tickets at Rod Laver Arena. To upgrade, please find prices in the ‘upgrades’ tab and speak to a Travel Consultant to request an upgrade.
Where can I buy tickets to Hisense Arena or Margaret Court Arena?
Hisense Arena is non-reserved and can be accessed with a Grounds Pass or reserved ticket.
For Margaret Court Arena, reserved seats are available on request.
Are there concessions and children tickets available?
Concessions may be available for some ticket types on request.
Children under two years of age are permitted free of charge, but must not occupy a seat.
Can I choose my seat?
We accept specific seating requests, but cannot guarantee they will be fulfilled until 22 August 2016. After this date seat numbers are available on booking.
Do you have Hospitality Packages?
We have access to Hospitality Packages on demand, contact a travel consultant today to find out what Australian Open Hospitality options are available to you. Hospitality is recommended for corporate and incentive groups.
In the Ticket upgrades section we have Grass & Grain Package Pricing and other event exclusives on request.
Where does each type of ticket grant access to?
Grounds Passes: All outer/show courts and Hisense Arena — no reserved seating and no access to Rod Laver Arena or Margaret Court Arena.
Margaret Court Arena: Entry to Margaret Court Arena to your reserved seat & all areas available with the Grounds Pass.
Rod Laver Arena: Entry to Rod Laver Arena to your reserved seat & all areas available with the Grounds Pass.
What and where are your Category 1 Premium Seats?
Our Category 1 Premium Seats are some of the best seats in the house. They are located in section 12 and 14 on the baseline, lower level with shade and views straight down the court. These seats include access to The Champions Bar and an EWT seat cushion.
What happens if it's too hot and play is called off?
The decision on implementing the heat policy will take into account the forecast once the ambient temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius, and the Wet Bulb Global Temperature (WBGT) reading exceeds 32.5. The decision to suspend play is made at the Referee’s discretion;
Matches currently in progress will continue until the end of an even number games in that set or completion of tie break, at this point play will be suspended.
Where play has commenced with a roof open (RLA, MCA, HA), the match will continue until the completion of an even number of games or tiebreak. The Referee may then make the decision to close the roof for the remainder of the match and following matches if the EHP remains in effect.
A roof will only be closed because of extreme heat if a decision has been made by the Referee to suspend the completion or commencement of matches on the outside courts.
When the EHP has been implemented, the Tournament Referee will suspend the calling of any further matches on outside courts.
What is the weather typically like during the event?
During January in Melbourne, expect average highs of 26 degrees and lows of 15 degrees. It’s often above 30 degrees during the day and even hotter in the sun, so pack with sun protection in mind for Day sessions, and it can be cool at night, we advise layering. Rain is not expected.
What are the dates for Australian Open 2017
Australian Open 2017 begins 16 January and concludes 29 January.
Where does the Grounds Pass get me?
The Grounds Pass is the most common form of ticketing at the Australian Open. It gives you access to Melbourne Park, outer/show courts and matches in Hisense Arena at anytime during the day. A Grounds Pass is an ideal way to see a lot of tennis, especially during week 1, where many of the top seeded players take to the outer courts. Grounds Passes are best combined with Reserved Rod Laver Arena Tickets to give you the best of both worlds. Many customers choose Grounds Passes during the day and Reserved Rod Laver Arena Tickets by night.
Do you have a Melbourne Park map?
How do I get to Melbourne Park from my hotel?
Getting to Melbourne Park is easy and straightforward, you can see the map below for instructions.
Our hotels are a short walk away, but you can travel by tram or taxi quickly from the CBD and surrounds.
I have a group, can you help?
We are group travel experts and have access to wholesale airfares, group rates, ticket blocks and other services which must be customised ad hoc for all groups. Simply contact a travel consultant to begin organising a custom built group Travel Package. Group Packages are available for companies, independent travel groups, schools, clubs and as incentives.
Can I book flights with you?
We are an IATA Agency and issue our own flight tickets in-house. This means we have access to the best available fares and can book/quote your airfares at anytime, direct. Please ask us for a quote and we’ll happily add flights to your Australian Open 2017 Package.
How can I pay for my Package?
We accept credit cards (AMEX, VISA and Mastercard), direct bank transfers (EFT), cheque or you can pay online directly with your credit card.
Full payment information will be available with your confirmation letter and invoice.
What other services do you offer?
We can offer you a full range of travel services at the best available rates as a fully licensed travel agency. Such services include;
- Travel Insurance
- Sightseeing Tours
- Event Tickets
- & other special requests
Get in touch today to start your journey.
Are you an Official Travel Agent?
Events Worldwide Travel have been appointed an Official Travel Agent for the Australian Open.
Only authorised agents may sell Official Travel Packages with Tickets.
Why should I choose Events Worldwide Travel?
At Events Worldwide Travel, our knowledge, experience, flexibility and attention to detail ensures all customers travel with complete confidence. We’ve carefully crafted our image since 1993 and have gone above and beyond to secure licenses and accreditation to support our beliefs on safety, security and value.
Our high quality and great value travel services are tailored to the discerning needs of modern day travellers, whether your travelling individually or as a group, you should find something to suit and if you have other needs, we can build you a completely customised Package.
Our Licenses: IATA, AFTA, ATAS, ASTA and IAGTO.
Can I book a hotel not on your list?
We welcome customisations to any packages. Requesting a different hotel will change the price we can offer for that Package and all requested hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking.
To request a customisation, please contact us.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
We recommend purchasing Travel Insurance for every trip, big or small. Travel Insurance is there to cover you when the unexpected happens and things out of your control risk ruining your trip! We have policies through QBE and CHI available with a 15% rebate when booking with your AO Package.
Contact us today and we’ll help you choose the right policy for you.
Or you can view CHI Policies yourself here.
If you have a question not listed here, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.
Event Information is based on the 2016 Australian Open and may change for 2017.
For information about Margaret Court Arena, including tickets, please contact us.
Schedule of Play
|Day||Session||Gates Open||RLA||MCA||Outer Courts||Matches|
|Mon 16||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11.00am||11.00am||First Round|
|Mon 16||Night||5.00pm||7.00pm||7.00pm||–||First Round|
|Tue 17||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11.00am||11.00am||First Round|
|Tue 17||Night||5.00pm||7.00pm||7.00pm||–||First Round|
|Wed 18||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11.00am||11.00am||Second Round|
|Wed 18||Night||5.00pm||7.00pm||7.00pm||–||Second Round|
|Thu 19||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11.00am||11.00am||Second Round|
|Thu 19||Night||5.00pm||7.00pm||7.00pm||–||Second Round|
|Fri 20||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11.00am||11.00am||Third Round|
|Fri 20||Night||5.00pm||7.00pm||7.00pm||–||Third Round|
|Sat 21||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11.00am||11.00am||Third Round|
|Sat 21||Night||5.00pm||7.00pm||7.00pm||–||Third Round|
|Sun 22||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11.00am||11.00am||Fourth Round|
|Sun 22||Night||5.00pm||7.00pm||7.00pm||–||Fourth Round|
|Mon 23||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11.00am||11.00am||Fourth Round|
|Mon 23||Night||5.00pm||7.00pm||–||–||Fourth Round|
|Tue 24||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11.00am||11.00am||Quarter Finals|
|Tue 24||Night||5.00pm||7.00pm||–||–||Quarter Finals|
|Wed 25||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11.00am||11.00am||Quarter Finals|
|Wed 25||Night||5.00pm||7.30pm||–||–||Quarter Finals|
|Thu 26||Day||10.00am||11.00am||11.00am||11.00am||Semi Finals|
|Thu 26||Night||5.00pm||7.30pm||–||–||Semi Finals|
|Fri 27||Twilight||2.00pm||3.00pm||3.00pm||3.00pm||Semi Finals|
Event information supplied by ausopen.com
The singles draw ceremony is held on Friday 13th of January. Fields are made up as follows:
128 (104 direct entries based on rankings, 16 qualifiers, eight wildcards).
128 (108 direct entries, 12 qualifiers, eight wildcards).
64 pairs, including seven wildcards.
64 pairs, including seven wildcards.
32 pairs, including seven wildcards.
Computer rankings are used as a basis for the seeding of 32 players in the singles championships. The first and second seeds are placed, respectively, at the top and bottom of the draw. All remaining seeds are then randomly drawn and placed in designated positions in the draw, followed by the remainder of the field, which is randomly drawn from top to bottom of the draw by IBM computer technology.
The Australian Open will offer record prize money of AUD$36.3+ million in 2016.
Grand Slam ranking points
Players win twice as many points for a win in a Grand Slam match as they do for winning a match at the next level – ATP Tennis Masters Series and WTA Tour Tier Premier tournaments.
Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Show Courts 2 and 3 will utilise Hawk-Eye technology to conduct electronic reviews of disputed line calls. The Australian Open adopts the ‘three-plus-one’ electronic review system. Players will receive three incorrect challenges during each set and a fourth challenge if a set goes to a tiebreaker.
Scores and tennis action
All courts at Melbourne Park feature new scoreboards and screens. There are also bigger screens located all around the site including at Garden Square and Grand Slam Oval.
An elevated viewing deck over major practice courts allows fans to see the stars of the game warming up. Super-wall type screens and information towers provide details on where and when the stars are practising.
The vibrant Plexicushion surface enhances ball visibility. Trademarked as ‘Australian Open True Blue’, the courts are two-toned, allowing for greater contrast and improved depth perception.
Wilson supplies more than 4000 dozen tennis balls for use during the tournament. Six new balls are used for the five-minute warm-up and the first seven games and six new balls are provided every nine games thereafter. Used balls are sold on site.
Illegal gambling and match fixing
Tennis Australia has a zero tolerance policy on illegal gambling, match-fixing and the communication of sensitive information that may affect the outcome of a match, and will investigate all reported instances.
Extreme heat policy
The decision on implementing the heat policy will take into account the forecast once the ambient temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius, and the Wet Bulb Global Temperature (WBGT) reading exceeds 32.5.
- When conditions exceed these levels the Referee is taking into account the forecast and state of play when making his discretionary call.
- Matches currently in progress will continue until the end of an even number games in that set or completion of tie break.
- At the completion of the even number of games in that set or completion of tie break, play will be suspended.
- A roof will only be closed because of extreme heat if a decision has been made by the Referee to suspend the completion or commencement of matches on the outdoor courts; When the EHP has been implemented, the Tournament Referee will suspend the calling of any further matches on outside courts
Australian Open Fast Facts
- Australian Open 2009 was the warmest event on record, with the average daily maximum 34.7°C, nine degrees above normal .
- The coolest Australian Open was in 1986, when the maximum temperature averaged just 22.5°C, 3.5 degrees below normal.
- On 29 January, 1963, 108mm of rain fell on Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, making it the wettest day in Australian Open history.
- Fans at Australian Open 2017 are expected to consume more than 200,000 bottles of Mount Franklin water and 150,000 ice creams.