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Australian Open 2023

Your Australian Open 2023 travel experience starts here. Experience the Grand Slam of Asia Pacific and Australia’s most loved sporting event with Events Travel in 2023. Official travel packages are on sale now, including guaranteed tickets (Grounds Passes, Rod Laver Arena tickets, Margaret Court Arena tickets and John Cain Arena tickets), hand-selected accommodation in Melbourne, plus exclusive Premium Experiences. Customise your package with extra travel services including flights, extra nights, transport, sightseeing and travel insurance to create the perfect trip for you. Join us in Melbourne for AO2023.

Explore Australian Open 2023 packages via the brochure or product pages below. Book yours today!

Official Australian Open 2023 packages

  • Australian Open 2023 - Express Package
    Available
    Express Package
    Stay any two nights during the first week with two sessions on Rod Laver Arena.
    FROM
    A$1,159
  • Australian Open 2023 - Opener Package
    Available
    Opener Package
    Stay any three nights during the first week with three sessions on Rod Laver Arena.
    FROM
    A1,559
  • Australian Open 2023 - Midweekender Package
    Available
    Midweeker Package
    Stay any three nights during the first week with three sessions on Rod Laver Arena.
    FROM
    A1,649
  • Australian Open 2023 - Long Weekender Package
    Available
    Long Weekender Package
    Stay three nights and enjoy the first weekend of the Grand Slam with four Rod Laver Arena sessions included.
    FROM
    A1,999
  • Australian Open 2023 - Round Three Express Package
    Available
    Round Three Express Package
    Stay for two nights over the first weekend with three sessions: Fri 20 Jan NIGHT and Sat 21 Jan…
    FROM
    A$1,769
  • Australian Open 2023 - Round Four Express Package
    Available
    Round Four Express Package
    Stay for two nights over the first weekend with three sessions: Fri 20 Jan NIGHT and Sat 21 Jan…
    FROM
    A$1,769
  • Australian Open 2023 - Indulgent Express Package
    Available
    Indulgent Express Package
    Treat yourself to a short and sweet AO2023 experience with two nights accommodation at hand-selected 5-star hotels and two…
    FROM
    A$1,729
  • Australian Open 2023 - Indulgent Relax Package
    Available
    Indulgent Relax Package
    Stay for three nights with an exclusive AO Dining Experience, luxury accommodation and three sessions on RLA!
    FROM
    A$2,489
  • Australian Open 2023 - Grand Slam Week Package
    Available
    Grand Slam Week Package
    Stay for seven nights and enjoy one session per day for the first six days of the tournament; plus…
    FROM
    A$3,699
  • Australian Open 2023 - All Quarters Package
    Available
    All Quarters Package
    Stay for three nights and enjoyfour sessions on RLA, all quarterfinals.
    FROM
    A$2,749
  • Australian Open 2023 - Express Quarters Package
    Available
    Express Quarters Package
    Stay two nights and enjoy two RLA quarter-finals sessions on Tue and Wed, both NIGHT sessions.
    FROM
    A$1,839
  • Available
    All Semis Package
    Stay for 3-nights and watch all women’s and men’s semi-finals over three sessions on RLA!
    FROM
    A$3,019
  • Available
    Final Five Package
    Stay for five nights and enjoy the final five sessions; all three semi-finals and both the women’s and men’s…
    FROM
    A$5,459
  • Australian Open 2023 - Finals Package
    Available
    The Finals Package
    Stay 3-nights and experience the two biggest matches of AO2023, where everything is on the line and you can…
    FROM
    A$2,649

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Travel like a VIP with hand-selected luxury hotels and exclusive AO Premium Experiences.
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Event overview

Watch Melbourne come alive for the Grand Slam of Asia Pacific with Events Travel in 2023.

AO, as it’s affectionally known, is Australia’s most loved sporting event and the biggest of the four tennis Grand Slams. The tournament is played over a two-week period in Melbourne and is a celebration of tennis, hospitality and entertainment. Melbourne Park and the myriad of arenas, outer courts and parks will be transformed with a unique festival-like atmosphere, ready to enchant visitors from around the world.

AO is unlike any other sporting event on the planet. Each year it’s reinvented with incredible culinary offerings from world-renowned Melbourne restaurants and celebrity chefs; with dazzling hospitality experiences and entertainment for the entire family. Throughout Melbourne Park, fans are treated to incredible facilities and brand activations that blur the line between spectating and participating, engaging fans with big-name music acts, inclusive games, big screens, bustling bars and much more.

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During the first week, fans will enjoy the chance to see top players up close on warm-up courts, outer courts and main arenas. Come the second week and the finals, the biggest match-ups take place on Rod Laver Arena. That’s where you’ll want to be and where we can get you with our official travel packages.

Melbourne is the perfect host city for AO and a fantastic city to visit, particularly during summer. The city, coastlines and countryside have a lot to offer from decadent restaurants to lively bars, beautiful gardens to long sandy beaches and art-filled lane ways to inspiring museums. Whether you stay in Melbourne or venture out in search of a new adventure along the Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley and beyond; Victoria is a world-class travel destination that will ensure you have plenty to do and experience around AO.

We’ve been helping fans experience AO since 1994 and we look forward to helping you experience it in 2023.

As an Official Travel Agent, we have a full range of travel packages available including tickets, hand-selected hotels, Premium Experiences and extra travel services. All packages start with Upper Baseline tickets on Rod Laver Arena. These are the best shaded seats on the upper level. From here you can upgrade to Lower Level or Super Row. There’s plenty of options available.

I’d like to invite you to explore this brochure to find the package that best suits you; and if you need a hand, our team of Travel Consultants are waiting to ensure you get the most from your travel experience. They’re available for questions, customised packages, upgrades, quotes and more.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned AO veteran, we look forward to providing you with a world-class travel experience, after all, that’s what we do.

See you there,

GLENN HEDLEY
DIRECTOR, EVENTS TRAVEL

Event details

Melbourne Park map (to be updated for AO2023)

Fast facts

  • The first match ever played at Australian Open (1905) was played on a cricket field, which has since been converted into a Tennis Centre – Albert Tennis Centre
  • Upwards of 50,000 tennis balls are used over the two-week tournament
  • AO Racquet stringers use over 60kms of string throughout the tournament, restringing upwards of 5000 racquets
  • Over 700 journalists and photographers cover the tournament, with more than 100 press conferences taking place

Schedule

DAY DATE SESSION ROUND GATES RLA MCA JCA OUTER
1 MON 16 JAN DAY FIRST 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 11:00 AM
NIGHT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
2 TUE 17 JAN DAY 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 11:00 AM
NIGHT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
3 WED 18 JAN DAY SECOND 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 11:00 AM
NIGHT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
4 THU 19 JAN DAY 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 11:00 AM
NIGHT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
5 FRI 20 JAN DAY THIRD 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 11:00 AM
NIGHT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
6 SAT 21 JAN DAY 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 11:00 AM
NIGHT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
7 SUN 22 JAN DAY FOURTH 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM
NIGHT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
8 MON 23 JAN DAY 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM
NIGHT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
9 TUE 24 JAN DAY WOMEN'S AND MEN'S QUARTER-FINALS 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM
NIGHT WOMEN'S AND MEN'S QUARTER-FINALS 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
10 WED 25 JAN DAY WOMEN'S AND MEN'S QUARTER-FINALS 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM
NIGHT WOMEN'S AND MEN'S QUARTER-FINALS 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
11 THU 26 JAN NIGHT WOMEN'S SEMI-FINALS 1:00 PM 7:00 PM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM
12 FRI 27 JAN DAY MEN'S SEMI-FINAL 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
NIGHT MEN'S SEMI-FINAL 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
13 SAT 28 JAN TWILIGHT WOMEN’S FINAL 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
14 SUN 29 JAN TWILIGHT MEN’S FINAL 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
7:30 PM

All packages include Upper Baseline tickets by default. These are the best seats available in the Upper Level. From here, you can upgrade to Lower Level tickets and Super Row tickets (limited availability) to be even closer to the action.

You can also add additional tickets to your package (Grounds Passes, Margaret Court Arena and Melbourne Arena tickets.)

Grounds Passes

A Grounds Pass ticket gives you access to Melbourne Park from 10am, where you can watch play on the outer courts and non-reserved courts, as well as enjoy entertainment and many other attractions.

Reserved tickets

If you have a reserved ticket for any of the three main arenas, including Rod Laver Arena, you get access to Melbourne Park and access to your reserved seat in the arena on a per session basis. If you have a DAY session, the arena is emptied and cleaned between sessions, but you can still stay within Melbourne Park. If you have a NIGHT session, you can only get access to Melbourne Park in the late afternoon and your reserved seat in the arena when the session begins. See entry times on the schedule.

Seating maps

RLA Seating Map

On request:

Margaret Court Arena seating map
Melbourne Arena seating map
Melbourne Park venue map

Ticket upgrades

For ticket upgrade prices, please see the individual package pages for bundle pricing (to upgrade all tickets in the package.)

To upgrade individual tickets (e.g. one of three), please request a quote from a Travel Consultant.

  • If you want to see your favourite players up close and personal then opt for a first week package. This is a great option to enjoy the best of Melbourne Park, where seeded and non-seeded players can be seen on outer courts and warm-up courts, accessible with a Grounds Pass or reserved ticket on Rod Laver Arena or other arenas.
  • Second week packages are where you’ll see the biggest matches – a Rod Laver Arena reserved ticket is a must.
  • If you have a DAY session reserved ticket, after the session concludes, you can remain in Melbourne Park to enjoy the evening festivities and action on the outer courts. If you choose a reserved ticket for the NIGHT session, you can only arrive after 5:00 pm, so if you want to explore Melbourne Park by day, add a Grounds Pass to your package. Grounds passes give you access to Melbourne Park, outer courts and warm-up courts.
  • If you’re looking for a premium experience, entertaining friends, colleagues or clients, add a Premium Experience to your package. From AO Dining experiences and Behind The Scenes tours to Rod Laver Arena walk-on experiences there are many options to level-up your AO experience.

Melbourne

Melbourne is a dynamic cosmopolitan city both stylish and forward-thinking, yet laid back and care free. The city is renowned for creative arts, world-class dining, amazing galleries, cafes, shops and spectacular sports and events. In the CBD, you will find hidden laneways brimming with street art, while just north you’ll find bohemian shopping strips and some of the best Italian food outside of Italy. Just outside the CBD, a short stroll or free tram ride away, is the world-famous MCG and Melbourne Park, host of the Australian Open. Intrepid travellers will adore this city for the endless opportunities that await; just one or two hours away lie wineries, National Parks, alpine towns and coastal roads. Melbourne has something for everyone and is the perfect host for your dream Grand Slam experience.

Climate

January is summer in Melbourne. Average highs are 26ºC and lows are 19ºC. Rainfall is limited and you can expect hot sunny days. We recommend choosing shaded seats for day sessions and Lower Bowl seats for night sessions. On exceptionally hot days, Rod Laver Arena’s roof will be closed and the arena will be air-conditioned, so there’s nothing to be concerned about; it’s all part of the summer tennis experience!

Customised packages

Create your own customised package from scratch or add extra travel services to an existing package. Customised packages are available for individuals, groups and corporates.

Request a quote today.

Extra travel services

Flights: Fly from all domestic cities and major international hubs on all carriers with stop-overs and multi-flight journeys available. We ticket flights in-house as an IATA Agency, accessing the best available fares and managing your flight itinerary from start to finish.

Accommodation: Whether you’re after a hotel, apartment or private rental, we’ve got access to leading hotels, contracted rates and can help select the right hotel for you. Extra nights and room upgrades available on request.

Transport: We can provide transport solutions for individuals and groups. Whether it’s as simple as car hire or an airport transfer, or more complex with coaches and multi-day trips, we’ve got your transport needs covered.

Sightseeing: Often the best attractions sell out well in advance. If you have a must-see experience, it pays to book early and add tickets to your initial booking. We can also book day trips and multi-day tours with our partners.

Travel insurance: We recommend travel insurance for all trips big or small. We’ve partnered with Cover-More to offer comprehensive travel insurance policies so you’re covered. Australian residents can make use of our 15% off base policy discount.

FAQs

Please refer to the brochure for FAQs.

Terms

Full Booking Terms and Conditions.

Summary of important terms listed below:

  • Prices are listed per person in AUD.
  • Prices and availability are subject to change at any time.
  • All payments are non-refundable in case of cancellation (we strongly recommend all customers purchase travel insurance at the time of booking.)
  • Changes to bookings may incur amendment fees per change, plus any applicable fees from suppliers (e.g. airlines).
  • Extra travel services may be subject to different payment requirements to be confirmed on quoting.
  • Full cancellation applies.
  • There are no refunds for unused services.
  • Events Travel are IATA, ATAS and AFTA accredited and members of ASTA and IAGTO.
  • Images are used for marketing purposes only and are not a representation of the event and your actual travel experience and are used as a comparative representation only.
  • Content and information contained within this product brochure was accurate at the time of publishing, however may be out of date at any time after.
  • Events Travel is an Official Travel Agent for Australian Open and Tennis Australia, authorised to sell travel packages with official tickets.

Payments

Deposit to confirm your booking is 20%, plus any ticket upgrades in full. Balance of your booking is due by 17 Nov, 2022.

If your booking includes extra travel services, different payment terms may apply.

Payment methods

We accept bank transfers, credit card payments and cheques. For domestic bank transfers to our Australian bank account there are no fees. For international bank transfers to our Australian bank account, there is a $20 transaction fee. We accept payment via Visa and Mastercard with a 1.5% merchant fee. Payment instructions will provided after booking.

COVID-19 Guarantees

Full details of our COVID-19 Guarantees can be found within our Booking Terms and Conditions.

If the event is cancelled, postponed or held without spectators, all customers will be able to change their booking to the following year without penalty, hold money paid as credit towards a future Events Travel booking or can choose to cancel and receive a full refund less a $95 pp administration fee. New packages offered may not be identical and other terms apply.

Travel insurance

We recommend all customers purchase travel insurance at the time of booking to cover the duration of their trip and for every trip whether domestic or international.

We recommend and can issue policies with Cover-More, but you can purchase a policy from any other provider you like, please be sure to check that the relevant PDS documents meet your needs prior to purchasing.

If you would like a quote from Cover-More, we need your departure/return travel dates and each travellers date of birth as well as any pre-existing medical conditions. After receiving this we will send you through a quote and more information for you to accept. After accepting we will send you an invoice to make payment and issue your policy through Cover-More. Please read through the Cover-More PDS documents available on request and for COVID-19 cover please see pages 72-80.

Please note, we are not authorised or able to provide any health or travel insurance advice, we can only provide general advice. We are acting only as a sales agent for Cover-More and are not directly affiliated in any way. We can only issue travel insurance policies through Cover-More to Australian residents. Please also note that Cover-More do not provide COVID-19 cover for close contacts who have to isolate. If you have a medical issue or concern we recommend that you consult with your doctor prior to travelling.

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