Australian Open 2019

Experience Australia’s most loved sporting event

Can’t make it this year?

DATES: 14 – 27 JANUARY 2019

Official Australian Open Packages

Secure your Official Package today with some of the best tickets available, quality travel services, flexible options and group packages available too.

View the products and more information below, then get in touch to start your journey.


The Opener

Enjoy three sessions 14 and 15 Jan with 3-nights accommodation.



Mid Weekender

Enjoy three sessions 18-20 Jan with 2-nights accommodation.



Two Night Quarters

Enjoy two quarter finals 22 and 23 Jan with 2-nights accommodation.



Three Quarter Finals

Enjoy three quarter finals 22 and 23 Jan with 2-nights accommodation.



All Four Quarter Finals

Enjoy two quarter finals 22 and 23 Jan with 2-nights accommodation.



Semi Express

Enjoy both semi finals 24 and 25 Jan with 2-nights accommodation.



Super Semis

Enjoy both semi finals 24 and 25 Jan with 3-nights accommodation.



Final Six

Enjoy the last six sessions with 5-nights accommodation.



Final Five

Enjoy the last five sessions with 5-nights accommodation.



Final Three

Enjoy the last three sessions with 3-nights accommodation.




Slam Express

Enjoy the finals with 2-nights accommodation. Fantastic seat locations.




VIP Finals Experience

Enjoy the finals in style with 2-nights accommodation. Now sold out!


Upgrades & Extras

ENHANCE From: A$29


Ticket Upgrades

Category 2, 1 or Super Row upgrades are available. Hurry, some ticket categories are sold out.


ENHANCE From: A$19


Event Experiences

Upgrade to AO Hospitality, Balloon over the Yarra Valley (pictured) or enjoy Melbournes attractions.


DESIGN On request


Customisations & Groups 

Enhance any package with extras and upgrades or request your own customised package. We can also organise group and corporate travel.

ADD-ON On request


Travel Services

Book your whole trip at the one place with excellent prices and choices for flights, accommodation, transport, insurance and more.

More Information

The Australian Open

Experience Australia’s biggest sporting event and celebrate our 25th anniversary helping fans enjoy the Australian Open!

The Australian Open is the first of the four tennis Grand Slams held each year, alongside the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. Out of these Grand Slam’s, the Australian Open is the most attended and Australia’s most popular event with 743,668 people attending in 2018!

The Australian Open has a long history dating back to 1905 and has created many of tennis’s most defining moments. With over a century in Melbourne, the event has blossomed to encompass the city, especially the Melbourne Park precinct which has numerous show courts and incredible arenas including Margaret Court Arena, Hisense Arena and Rod Laver Arena, which is being remodelled for 2019. The Australian Open is referred to as the ‘Players Favourite’ and is widely anticipated on the Australian sports calendar as one of the first major events of the year. The Australian Open never fails to deliver with excitement on and off the court through activities, entertainment and dining options for the whole family plus many areas to relax and enjoy the atmosphere all day.

During the Australian Open, Melbourne is transformed into a hive of activity as it’s placed on the international stage, attracting fans from all corners of the globe. January is a fantastic time to visit Melbourne with the warm weather making day-trips to the beaches, parks and attractions across the city very enjoyable.

2019 will be our 25th Australian Open and the 17th as an Official Tour Operator, having helped found the OTO program back in 2002. With this experience, we hope you will trust us to provide you with an exceptional Australian Open experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Australian Open, the Grand Slam of Asia Pacific.


Maps and Schedule

Melbourne Park Venue Map

Preliminary Schedule of Play

Event Information


The singles draw ceremony is held in January.

Fields are made up as follows:

Men’s Singles

128 (104 direct entries based on rankings, 16 qualifiers, eight wildcards).

Women’s Singles

128 (108 direct entries, 12 qualifiers, eight wildcards).

Court Surface

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 Balls

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.

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 2019 are expected to consume more than 200,000 bottles of Mount Franklin water and 150,000 ice creams.
  • Australian Open 2018 was the most watched on record with numbers exceeding all previous years across the globe, across the tournament 743,667 game through the gates, an all-time record.
Customise and enhance your Australian Open experience with upgrades and extra travel services at the best available prices.

To book an upgrade or request a quote for extra travel services, please complete a booking request form (top right of this page) or get in touch with an Event Travel Expert.


Travel Services:

  • Flights to Melbourne on all carriers and classes
  • Accommodation options such as hotel upgrades, extra nights and more
  • Transport such as transfers and car hire
  • Sightseeing experiences such as day tours, cruises and other event tickets (including most major sporting events)
  • Customised Packages for individuals, groups and companies with applicable services
  • Travel insurance through CHI with a 15% discount. In a hurry? Get on online quote now

Ticket Upgrades

Upgrade the tickets included in your package to any of the following subject to availability at time of booking. We allocate tickets in booking date order.

Rod Laver Arena Seating Map AO 2019 Events Travel

Rod Laver Arena
DateSessionCategory 2Category 1Super Row
Monday 14 JanDay$29$165$240
Tuesday 15 JanDay$30$165$240
Wednesday 16 JanDay$35$161$247
Thursday 17 JanDay$36$175$247
Friday 18 JanDay$38$180$268
Saturday 19 JanDay$55$239$313
Sunday 20 JanDay$49$199$288
Monday 21 JanDay$40$169$250
Tuesday 22 JanDay$75$240$329
Quarter FinalsNight$70$270$339
Wednesday 23 JanDay$75$240$329
Quarter FinalsNight$70$270$339
Thursday 24 JanDay$69$255$341
Semi FinalsNight$85$298$390
Friday 25 JanTwilight$85$295$390
Semi Finals
Saturday 26 JanBoth Twilight Finals combined$165VIP Finals PackageSold Out
Sunday 27 Jan
Margaret Court Arena
DateSessionCategory 2Category 1Super Row
Monday 14 JanDay$20$39$62
Tuesday 15 JanDay$20$39$62
Wednesday 16 JanDay$20$39$62
Thursday 17 JanDay$20$39$62
Friday 18 JanDay$19$39$62
Saturday 19 JanDay$19$39$62
Sunday 20 JanDay$19$39$62
Monday 21 JanDay$14$26$51

Event Experiences

Enhance your experience. For Hospitality Ticket Upgrades, please get in touch.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a first-timer, the following event experiences can make your trip to Melbourne even more exciting! More information can be provided on request for each activity. There are no booking fees if adding these experiences to your initial Australian Open Package booking. If you add these experiences to a package after booking, at a later date, a fee of $15 per booking applies.

Restaurant Bookings
The Laneway ClubOffers an amazing array of Melbourne street-eats and cult restaurants with semi-private seating areas, entertainment and more
14-24 January, Day Session$195 pp
24, 25, 27 January, Night Session$215 pp
26 January, Australia Day$325 pp
The GlasshouseLocated across the road from Melbourne Park, the Glasshouse offers an indulgent three-course waiter-serviced meal near the banks of the Yarra River
14-24 January, Day Session$170 pp
24-27, Night Session$235 pp
Behind the Scenes TourExperience the Australian Open like a player, enjoying access to roped off areas with your own Tour Guide. See how the tournament works from behind closed doors$95 pp
Rod Laver Arena Walk On ExperienceThe AO Experience that brings you closer than ever. See the inner sanctums of RLA before walking onto the hallowed blue court to witness players warm-up from only feet away. With a designated on court photo, this is a limited, unique experience you won’t forget. Pricing varies, request a quote$150 – $995 pp
Food and Beverage VouchersUsed throughout the tournament at all outlets with top ups available, a great idea for a gift for friends, family or business needs. Cards not refundable and valid for one tournament only$100
Official Match ProgramA souvenir essential. Includes tournament and player information and all things tennis$20
Airport to Hotel TransfersTake it easy with a reliable and quick Airport to Hotel Transfer
Airport to CBD: shuttle, return trip$58 pp
Airport to Hotel: private sedan with meet and greet, return trip for 2$150 pp
Other options on request
Eureka Skydeck EntrySee Melbourne from 89 floors up in the highest skyscraper$19 pp
Great Ocean Road Adventure11 hours duration with lunch included$199 pp
Melbourne Afternoon Highlights Tour4 hours duration$72 pp
Melbourne Morning Highlights Tour3.5 hours duration$72 pp
Mornington Peninsula TourIncludes Strawberry Farm (all days excluding 26 Jan), 11 hours duration from 0715$145 pp
Penguin Parade7.5 hours duration, departs at 13.15 with Koala Conservation area and more$185 pp
Yarra Valley Wine ExperienceSmall group tour with lunch and wine tasting, 7 hours duration from 0930$131 pp
More experiences and tours on request 


Events Travel Bar

To celebrate our 25th Australian Open, we have introduced the Events Travel Bar!

Located in Margaret Court Arena (no ticket required for entry) it’s only a short walk away from Rod Laver Arena. This central location allows you to escape the crowds, relax and enjoy hospitality all day and in between key matches. The facility is air-conditioned and open for all 25 sessions of the Australian Open with views of the city plus views of courts 2 and 3. Inside the comfortable mezzanine area, you will enjoy lounge seating with complimentary antipasto platters and dips. Drinks, tea, and coffee are available from a cash bar. To entertain friends, family or colleagues, we can provide pre-purchased $100 food and beverage vouchers which can be used anywhere in Melbourne Park including the Events Travel bar and can be topped up at any time. Great to distribute amongst a corporate group. During the final weekend enjoy live entertainment before both twilight finals!

Events Travel Bar entry is included with:

14 – 21 January: All Rod Laver Arena tickets (Category 1, 2, 3 and Super Row) and all reserved MCA tickets

22 & 23 January: Rod Laver Arena Category 2, 1 or Super Row tickets

24 – 27 January: Rod Laver Arena Category 1 tickets

Note: Cat. 1 tickets and bar access is not available with the Slam Express Package due to limited availability

Australian Open City View Bar Drinks

Australian Open City View Bar Sign

Australian Open City View Bar

General Terms

  • Pricing is listed per person in Australian Dollars.
  • Listed prices and availability are subject to change at any time.
  • All payments are non-refundable incase of cancellation.
  • Changes to bookings incur amendment fees per transaction plus any applicable fees from suppliers (e.g. airlines).
  • Extra travel services may be subject to different payment requirements to be confirmed on quoting/booking.
  • Full cancellation applies.
  • There are no refunds or exchanges for unused services.
  • We highly recommend travel insurance and can provide a 15% discount off retail prices with CHI. We can also assist choosing the right policy for you.
  • Events Travel are AFTA, ATAS, ASTA, IAGTO and IATA accredited. Learn about Trust & Safety
  • Events Travel is an Official Travel Agent for Tennis Australia with guaranteed tickets and authorised packages provided under licence. Only Official Travel Agents are authorised to sell travel and tickets to this event. Using an unofficial provider may put your travel and event experience at risk.
  • Additional terms apply

How to Book

To book your Australian Open Package, please complete a booking request form located to the top right of this page or located on package pages or contact an Event Travel Expert by phone, email or a web-form.

Payment Requirements

Deposit to confirm: 40% plus any ticket upgrades

Balance due by: 31 October 2018

If bookings are made after 31 October 2018, full payment will be required to confirm your package.

Payment Methods

We accept bank transfer and credit card payments. Credit card payments incur a 1.98% fee.

Travel Documents and Tickets

Travel documents (including event tickets, flight tickets, hotel vouchers and other applicable items) are sent at least two weeks prior to the event start date by email, courier or registered post. In special circumstances, tickets may be made available via an official ticket collection centre or hotel drop-off. Finalised information will be provided with your travel documents.


Can you explain how AM/PM sessions work?

If you take a Day Session with a Reserved seat in Rod Laver Arena or Margaret Court Arena you can then stay within Melbourne Park for the Night Session (but not with a reserved seat). You cannot re-enter Melbourne Park if you leave without a Night Session ticket (Grounds Pass or a reserved seat). You can purchase a Grounds Pass for a Day Session and then purchase a Reserved Seat on RLA or MCA for the Night Session, but access to the actual Arena and your reserved seat will start no earlier than 7.00pm. We can provide tickets to Hisense Arena which has free seating throughout the day and night. All ticket types can be “mix and matched” within any Package and we can quote on this prior to you making a booking with us.

Please ensure you are satisfied with your mix of tickets and sessions before you book because tickets cannot be reversed once committed to. Ask us about a Margaret Court Arena Reserved Ticket – it’s a fabulous contemporary Arena and that’s where our exclusive Events Travel Bar is also located.

Shade vs. Sun at the Australian Open, can you provide advice?

January in Melbourne can be very hot. When the temperature reaches or is expected to exceed 32C, the roof at Rod Laver Arena will close and the stadium becomes air-conditioned. If the roof remains open, many of the lower level seats (On-Court, Super Row, Category 1 seats) will be in the sun. Nearly all Category 2 and Category 1 seats will have some sun during the day. If you want to upgrade to Category 1 or lower seats, expect sun throughout the day. If you have a shade preference, please advise us when booking and we will do our best to fulfil your request. We do have a shade and sun feature to our seating map.

What Australian Open tickets are available and can you explain the different types?

Grounds Passes

Roam the public areas and free seating show courts.

Reserved Seats

Category 3: All seats are upper level, mostly shaded
Category 2: An upgrade to Cat. 2 is also upper level, but closer to the action and still has some sun at times (day)
Category 1: These new cushioned seats are all lower level in prime locations, often in the sun (day)
Super Row: The first row above the court – very limited and sells out quickly, mainly sun (day)
On Court Seating: Contact us for seating on the court with hospitality – an awesome experience!

This court is located next to Rod Laver Arena and is the newest state of the art court with all four categories; Cat 3, Cat 2, Cat 1 & Super Row.

This is a ticketed arena with free seating inside. Contact us for a quote to include a session or two in week 1.

Can I purchase Australian Open Tickets by themselves?

Our Official Australian Open Tickets are only available for purchase within our Official Packages, either a customised Package with minimum 1 nights accommodation or our pre-made Packages. Individual tickets go on sale late in 2018 through authorised outlets. We can add-on extra tickets to any package to create your ideal experience.

When do I receive my tickets and package?

Your Australian Open Tickets and package will be sent at least two weeks before the event via registered post, courier or made available for collection upon check-in to your hotel in Melbourne. More information will be provided on booking.

How do you allocate seats purchased per session?

As an Official Tour Operator, we receive a priority ticket allocation from Tennis Australia and allocate our tickets to our customers in booking date order with a seperate allocation for our VIP Finals Packages. We encourage you to book and upgrade tickets early to ensure priority seating allocations. If you request sun/shade or a particular area, we can take those requests and will attempt to fulfil them, but requests are not guaranteed. We now have seating sections and row numbers which can be provided on booking!

What Hospitality options are available?

The Australian Open offers a number of premium Hospitality venues and experiences. Please ask us about the full range of experiences and hospitality options available to add to your package.

The Events Travel Bar is a new offering this year, exclusive to Events Travel, and offers casual hospitality and great views of the city, Court 2 and Court 3 from inside the air-conditioned venue in Margaret Court Arena.

Event Related

Do you have the full Australian Open match schedule?

This is subject to change for 2019 but gives you an idea on dates and sessions.

Preliminary Schedule of Play

Do you have seating plans?

Rod Laver Arena Seating Map (subject to change for 2019)

Margaret Court Arena Seating Map

Hisense Arena Seating Map

Melbourne Park Venue Map


What other tennis events do you do?

As experts in global sports and event travel, we can help you enjoy all of tennis’s Grand Slams including Wimbledon, French Open and the US Open. As an Official Tour Operator for Tennis Australia, we can also help you enjoy the Hopman Cup and Brisbane International, both important lead-up events to the Australian Open held each January. If you would like a quote or options to see any of these events, please contact us.

Can you explain the room sharing and pricing options?

Double means two people in a room in typically a queen or king bed.
Twin means two people in a room in typically two individual beds.
Triple means three people in a room in either two beds or three individual beds.
Quad means four people in a room.
Five means five people in a room.
Single means one person in a room in typically a queen or king bed.

All listed pricing is per person. For example in a triple room the grand total price is x3 of the displayed per person price, twin or double is x2.

Single rooms are more expensive then double or twin rooms as the room cost is not divided between two guests as most hotels offer a room price that is the same whether there are two or one occupants.

I have a group, can you help?

We are group travel experts and can tailor our packages and services to suit your groups needs with variations to our standard packages. Contact us today to get your Australian Open Group Package started!

What travel services do you offer?

We offer a full range of travel services, such as:

  • Accommodation (4 or 5 star)
  • Flights
  • Transport and Car Hire
  • Travel Insurance
  • Sightseeing tickets and Experiences
  • Cruises and other requests

Can I extend my stay longer than your package dates?

Yes, we have contracted fantastic hotel rates for the event and adjacent dates before/after. Please ask us for a quote for extra nights for your package. We can provide accommodation elsewhere too.

Why should I choose Events Travel?

We’ve been proudly providing quality travel services to events and destinations around the globe since 1993. We keep our customers happy with our flexible and attentive service. We are completed audited, insured and accredited, including being members of IATA, ATAS, AFTA, ASTA and IAGTO. A level of accreditation you won’t find elsewhere. Learn more about Trust & Safety and about us.

Are you an Official Travel Agent?

Events Travel are an Official Tour Operator of Tennis Australia for the Australian Open, Hopman Cup and Brisbane International. This is our 25th year helping fans travel to the Australian Open!

Do I need a Visa?

Please find information relevant to you here:

Do I need Travel Insurance?

Yes, we recommend Travel Insurance for every trip, big or small. We offer competitive policies and include a valuable 15% discount with CHI for our customers. We can also help choose the right policy for you while booking! Or you can get an online quote now.

If you have a question not listed here, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.


Key Locations

Melbourne Park

Home of the Australian Open

Adina Melbourne

4-star hotel

Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

4-star hotel

Mantra on Jolimont

4-star hotel

WRAP on Soutbank, Melbourne

4-star hotel

The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne

5-star hotel

Crown Metropol, Melbourne

5-star hotel

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

5-star hotel

Why Events Travel?

More Official Partnerships

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We have more Official Partnerships than any company in Australia, giving you official access to global events with no risk.

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Helping fans travel to global events since 1993. Proud to be completely accredited, including AFTA and ATAS. Learn more.

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Flexible Services

We exist to make your travel experience worry free by offering flexible and customisable packages.

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