How much are tickets?
Tickets start from $29 for a Ground Pass ($10 for kids' ground passes for week one and $5 for week two), with stadium seats starting from $65 for Margaret Court and John Cain Arenas, and $109 for Rod Laver Arena. Expect to pay upwards of $300 for stadium seats during finals rounds and book early to avoid disappointment; many sessions are already selling fast.
If you want to level up your Aus Open experience, there are also a range of VIP tickets on offer, from dinner at some of Melbourne's premier venues with reserved seats at Rod Laver Arena to on-court seats with exclusive access to a private champagne bar.
Where can I buy Australian Open 2023 tickets?
Tickets are available online through ticketmaster.com.au and through Ticketmaster retailers.
What does a ground pass ticket get you?
This access-(almost)-all-areas ticket gets you into all outdoor courts as well as unreserved seating at John Cain Arena. You can also access the AO Live Stage, AO Ballpark and all-new Practice Village, as well as entry to myriad bars and dining options where you can soak up the sun, the sport and the festival atmosphere. If you want to see a game at John Cain, Margaret Court or Rod Laver Arena, you will need to buy Stadium tickets separately.
But Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley says you don’t have to hang around the big show courts all the time – the outside courts are worth a look, especially later at night on weekend one, and during week two when they can be more peaceful. "Slow the pace by finding a seat at Grand Slam Oval and relaxing while you people watch," he says.
Which are the best days to go to the Australian Open?
The first two to three days of the tournament are always the best if you have a Ground Pass as players haven’t yet been knocked out so this is when the most matches take place. Make the most of your ticket by studying the schedule and working out which matches you want to watch and what other activities you’re keen on.
How can I get reserved seating?
If you want to get into key games or to see specific matches, you’ll need to buy a Stadium ticket. Stadium tickets will ensure you have reserved seating at either Rod Laver, Margaret Court or John Cain Arenas so you can come and go as you please. Stadium tickets are sold as either day sessions or night sessions. If you purchase a day session, you can stay and watch tennis in the outdoor courts after 5pm. Night ticket holders cannot access the grounds before 5pm.
Stadium tickets also act as a ground pass, allowing access to all outside courts, as well as the AO Live Stage, Ballpark, Practice Village and other entertainment across Grand Slam Oval, Garden Square and the wider Melbourne and Olympic Park precinct.
I really want to see *insert fave tennis star here*. How will I know who is playing when?
Being an elimination event, it is impossible to know in advance who will be playing in which rounds and on which days. The schedule for each day will be posted on the AO website the night prior. Depending on who’s playing, the big names will generally play on the stadium courts, and the best blockbuster matches are most likely to be held in the evening.
When is the Australian Open tournament draw?
The Australian Open draw will take place on Thursday 10 January at 6pm. Visit ausopen.com/draws for all the latest scheduling and event information.
Which stars are coming to the Australian Open?
The best of the best will once again be coming out to battle for the Australian Open championship, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios, Iga Swiatek, and Aryna Sabalenka.
There have been some late omissions in the lead up to the tournament including two-time champion Naomi Osaka, current men's world number-one Carlos Alcaraz, and Venus Williams who was offered a wildcard.
Will I be able to meet tennis players or get their autographs?
Players usually have practice sessions on the outdoor courts during the day so, if you’re lucky, this is your best bet of getting a #grandslamselfie or meeting your tennis idols.
Practice sessions will take place on Rod Laver Arena between 9.30am and 2.30pm, or you can try your luck at the new Player Practice Village outside the National Tennis Centre between 8.30am and 4pm. Players also do signings during the day at Garden Square. As always, it’s very much the luck of the draw.
What should I bring on the day?
A hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are a must. If you forget your sunscreen, there are sunscreen stations around Melbourne Park precinct where you can slip, slop and slap, as well as free water stations around Melbourne Park. Avoid getting dehydrated by drinking water throughout the day and refilling your water bottle every time you pass a water station.
Tiley says you can also BYO food and drinks, but note that eskies, hampers and containers bigger than 1.5 litres are not allowed. "Food and drinks in glass, cans or ceramic containers are also not permitted," he says.
Are there shaded areas at the Australian Open?
Most seats in Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Melbourne Arena are shaded. Those three stadiums also have roofs, so if the heat rule (made at the match referee’s discretion) comes into play, they’ll be closed to cool things down. “In between watching matches, go for a walk outside. The outside courts have lots of shade to create a very fan-friendly experience,” Tiley says. "There are also lots of shade structures that we construct all over Melbourne Park to make it comfortable."