Australian Open 2021

Don’t miss the world’s best tennis superstars compete at the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open.


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Your Australian Open 2021 experience starts here

18-31 January 2021

As an Official Tour Operator for Tennis Australia and Australian Open (since 2001), we are proud to offer a full range of Australian Open 2021 Packages including Official Tickets, Hospitality, exclusive event experiences, hotels and other travel services. Our Official Australian Open 2021 Packages are coming soon and have not yet been released.

If you’re interested in experiencing Australian Open live at Melbourne Park in 2021, then we recommend registering for Priority Access using the form below. Customers with Priority Access will receive notification when packages go on sale, an early access window and access to offers.

Are you ready to start your journey to Australian Open 2021? Register for Priority Access now.

What do you get with an Official Package from Events Travel?

Available   Official Tickets (Grounds Passes or Reserved Seats in Rod Laver Arena)

Available   Official Hospitality (Gourmet dining, entertainment and exclusive experiences)

Available   Exclusive Event Inclusions (Food and Beverage Cards, Atrium Bar Passes, Merchandise and more)

Available   Accommodation (Stay at some of Melbourne’s best 4-star and 5-star hotels)

Available   Transport (Airport transfers, car hire and more)

Available   Sightseeing Experiences (Day tours, attractions and more)

Available   Customise Your Package (Add on extra travel services such as Flights, extra accommodation, travel insurance and more)

Available   Group Travel (Make it an experience to remember for groups of all sizes. Let our Travel Experts look after your group from start to finish)

Available   Transparent Pricing (Prices include all taxes and ticket handling fees. No check-out or service fees added)


Learn about your travel experience



Australia’s biggest sporting event is a two-week celebration of tennis, non-stop entertainment and excitement for the entire family.

The Australian Open is one of the four tennis Grand Slams and is the first held annually, followed by the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The Australian Open is the biggest sporting event in Australia (and biggest Grand Slam) and attracts almost 800,000 fans over the two-week event period. This is thanks to the large area at Melbourne Park, numerous show courts, public spaces, hospitality venues and three major Arenas. Fans can watch the action at Melbourne Arena, Margaret Court Arena and the famous Rod Laver Arena, which is ‘centre court’ and hosts big matches as well as the Finals.

Fans will enjoy the festival-like atmosphere with activities for all ages including a children’s day-care centre with movies and an expansive fun-park. Now the kids are taken care of, grown-ups can enjoy brand activations, bars, live-music and DJs, gourmet food experiences, concerts and free-seating show courts and Arenas. You can enjoy all of this with just a Grounds Pass, but for the serious fans and the biggest matches, you can’t go past a Rod Laver Arena Ticket. This gives you a reserved seat in Rod Laver Arena, which has recently been refurbished and offers an incredibly close and comfortable tennis viewing experience that’s a must.

Many fans come during the first-week to explore Melbourne Park, take part in the activities and watch quality tennis, including all their favourite players on the show courts and Arenas before eliminations happen. During the second week, things start getting serious as the tournament progresses to Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and concludes with the Women’s and Men’s Finals on the last Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the two weeks there is Juniors, Doubles and Wheelchair tournaments happening across Melbourne Park. Everywhere you look, there’s an exciting match underway.

Australian Open Sign

January is a fantastic time to visit Melbourne, with warm weather making day-trips to the beaches, parks and attractions very enjoyable. And the long summer days ensure you make the most of the evenings and atmosphere at the Australian Open.

2021 will be out 27th year helping fans travel to the Australian Open and 19th year as an Official Tour Operator (we were a founding partner of the Official Travel Program back in 2001). We are proud to offer fans a full range of Official Travel Packages including Official Tickets (some of the best locations in Rod Laver Arena), Ground Passes, Hospitality and exclusive event experiences. We combine these event items with quality hotels and travel services such as flights, transport, sightseeing experiences and more to create an Official Travel Package that we’re sure you’ll love!

Our Australian Open 2021 Packages have not yet been released, but if you’re interested in seeing what’s on offer or coming to Melbourne to see the AO 2021 action, we recommend registering for Priority Access. This gives you first chance to secure the best packages and rates for AO 2021, as well as offers and more. You can register for Priority Access on this page.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in 2021 for the Australian Open — Australia’s most loved sporting event.


Australian Open 2021
18 – 31 January 2020
Melbourne Park
Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne, VIC, 3001
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Australian Open 2021

Event Information & Resources

Find out more about Australian Open 2021.

Venue map, schedule and more coming soon for AO 2021.


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 2021 are expected to consume more than 200,000 bottles of Mount Franklin water and 150,000 ice creams.
  • Australian Open 2019 had record attendance of 796,435 fans who came through the gates at Melbourne Park, an all-time record for Australian Open and all tennis Grand Slams
Travel Services

Customise Your Package

Create the travel experience that’s right for you by adding on extra travel services to your package.

As a full service travel company, we have access to the best available services from suppliers across the globe. Our Travel Experts will happily put together a custom package that’s right for you. Ask us for a quote today.

Travelling with a group? We pride ourselves on providing flexible services to cater to groups of all sizes from small groups to over 200, we’ve done it all. We understand the complications of group transport, accommodation management, flight ticketing, event seating plus the rest.

We can manage your group from start to finish.

Available Travel Services
  • Accommodation: Extra nights, room upgrades and other accommodation options
  • Flights: All carriers, classes and destinations (we ticket flights in-house)
  • Transport: Transfers, car hire, coaches, train tickets and internal flights
  • Sightseeing Experiences: Private tours, attractions and more
  • Customised Itineraries: Customise a listed event package or create your own itinerary
  • Group Packages: For corporate groups, schools, incentive trips and other group types
  • Travel Insurance: Our customers receive a 15% discount if booking with CHI, a service we provide with your booking.

Your Official Partner to the world’s biggest events, since 1993


Track Record

For almost three decades, we’ve been helping fans experience the world’s biggest events including Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open, US Open and Tennis Australia events.


Official Tour Operator

Events Travel are a proud Official Tour Operator for Tennis Australia, including the Australian Open since 2001 (founding Partner of the travel program).

Guaranteed RWC Tickets

100% Guaranteed Tickets

As an Official Tour Operator, we have direct access to Official Tickets in some of the best locations in Rod Laver Arena and other Arenas at Melbourne Park.

Personalised Service

Personalised Service

When you call Events Travel, you speak directly to our Travel Experts. They’re waiting to get your journey started to Australian Open 2021.


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