Australian Open 2019
VENUE: MELBOURNE PARK, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
2019 Australian Open Packages
Experience Australia’s most loved sporting event!
For the first week, customise your own package and for the second week, choose from our popular pre-made packages with upgrades and extras available. Our packages include some of the best tickets available in RLA and MCA. As an OTO, we allocate our tickets by date booked, so we encourage you to book early. To celebrate our 25th Australian Open, we have introduced the exclusive Events Travel bar for you to escape the crowds, relax and dine throughout tournament. Look for this within our packages!
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$1,029 pp (1/12)
- 3-nights (13-16 Jan)
- 3 x Sessions (14, 15 Jan)
$1,179 pp (2/12)
- 2-nights (18-20 Jan)
- 3 x Sessions (18, 19, 20 Jan)
TWO NIGHT QUARTERS
$1,029 pp (3/12)
- 2-nights (22-24 Jan)
- 2 x Quarter Finals Sessions (22, 23 Jan)
THREE QUARTER FINALS
$1,199 pp (4/12)
- 2-nights (22-24 Jan)
- 3 x Quarter Finals Sessions (22, 23 Jan)
ALL FOUR QUARTER FINALS
$1,549 pp (5/12)
- 3-nights (21-24 Jan)
- 4 x Quarter Finals Sessions (22, 23 Jan)
$1,249 pp (6/12)
- 2-nights (24-26 Jan)
- 2 x Semi Finals Sessions (24, 25 Jan)
Experience the Grand Slam of Asia Pacific
in the sporting capital of Australia!
Pictured: Twilight view of Rod Laver Arena
$1,599 pp (7/12)
- 3-nights (24-26 Jan)
- 2 x Semi Finals Sessions (24, 25 Jan)
$3,099 pp (8/12)
- 5-nights (23-28 Jan)
- Final 6 Sessions (23, 24, 25, 26, 27 Jan)
$2,799 pp (9/12)
- 5-nights (23-28 Jan)
- Final 5 Sessions (24, 25, 26, 27 Jan)
$1,899 pp (10/12)
- 3-nights (25-28 Jan)
- Final 3 Sessions (25, 26, 27 Jan)
$1,469 pp (11/12)
- 2-nights (26-28 Jan)
- Final 2 Sessions (26, 27 Jan)
VIP FINALS EXPERIENCE
$2,489 pp (12/12)
- 2-nights (26-28 Jan)
- Final 2 Sessions (26, 27 Jan) with Cat. 1 tickets
- Available for the first week of the tournament from 14-21 January
- Minimum 1-night accommodation
- Minimum one session General Admission, Reserved Tickets or AO Hospitality
- Optional extra travel services
Can Roger re-write the history books
and win another AO Title?
Pictured: Roger Federer, 2018 Australian Open champion
Upgrades & Extras
From $25 pp
EVENT EXPERIENCES & EXTRAS
Make your experience even more memorable with Australian Open Hospitality or a unique sightseeing experience in Melbourne and surrounds. See the options via the button and get in touch to book your AO experience today!
EXTRA TRAVEL SERVICES
Flights to Melbourne
4 or 5-star
with 15% off RRP
for small to large groups
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
The singles draw ceremony is held in 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).
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.
- 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.
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, tea, coffee and 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
- Pricing is listed per person in AUD.
- Listed prices and availability are subject to change at any time.
- All payments are non-refundable in case 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 is an Official Tour Operator for the Australian Open, licensed by Tennis Australia. A position held since 2002.
- Events Travel are AFTA, ATAS, ASTA, IAGTO and IATA accredited. Learn about Trust & Safety.
- Additional terms and conditions apply.
How to Book
Alternatively, you can speak to an Events Travel Expert direct by phone or email.
For all bookings we require a deposit to confirm and a balance payment. Upgrades and extra services are subject to varying payment requirements to be advised on quoting.
Deposit is 40%, to confirm your booking.
Balance is 60%, due by 31 October 2018.
We accept bank transfer and credit card payments. Credit card payments incur a flat 1.98% fee for Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
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 commencement 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?
Roam the public areas and free seating show courts.
ROD LAVER ARENA
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!
MARGARET COURT ARENA
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.
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.
Do you have seating plans?
Rod Laver Arena Seating Map (subject to change for 2019)
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.
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)
- 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: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1
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.
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park
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