The proud hosts of the Australian Open. Melbourne Park is Australia’s heart of sports and entertainment. The world class venue is perfectly situated on the banks of the River Yarra, next to the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Central Business District (CBD). Its 40 hectare site is well-equipped to welcome around 2.5 million visitors each year.
Provisional Australian Open Championship Schedule 2021 TBC
|1||Mon 18 Jan||Day 11.00||Men's & Women's Main Draw 1st Round|
|2||Mon 18 Jan||Night 19.00||Men's & Women's Main Draw 1st Round|
|3||Tue 19 Jan||Day 11.00||Men's & Women's 1st Round|
|4||Tue 19 Jan||Night 19.00||Men's & Women's 1st Round|
|5||Wed 20 Jan||Day 11.00||Men's & Women's 2nd Round|
|6||Wed 20 Jan||Night 19.00||Men's & Women's 2nd Round|
|7||Thu 21 Jan||Day 11.00||Men's & Women's 2nd Round|
|8||Thu 21 Jan||Night 19.00||Men's & Women's 2nd Round|
|9||Fri 22 Jan||Day 11.00||Men's & Women's 3rd Round|
|10||Fri 22 Jan||Night 19.00||Men's & Women's 3rd Round|
|11||Sat 23 Jan||Day 11.00||Men's & Women's 3rd Round|
|12||Sat 23 Jan||Night 19.00||Men's & Women's 3rd Round|
|13||Sun 24 Jan||Day 11.00||Men's & Women's Round of 16|
|14||Sun 24 Jan||Night 19.00||Men's & Women's Round of 16|
|15||Mon 25 Jan||Day 11.00||Men's & Women's Round of 16|
|16||Mon 25 Jan||Night 19.00||Men's & Women's Round of 16|
|17||Tue 26 Jan||Day 11.00||Men's & Women's Quarter Finals|
|18||Tue 26 Jan||Night 19.00||Men's & Women's Quarter Finals|
|19||Wed 27 Jan||Day 11.00||Men's & Women's Quarter Finals|
|20||Wed 27 Jan||Night 19.00||Men's & Women's Quarter Finals|
|21||Thu 28 Jan||Day 11.00||Women's Semi-Finals|
|22||Thu 28 Jan||Night 19.30||Men's Singles Semi-Final
|23||Fri 29 Jan||Twilight 15.00|
Women's Wheelchair Doubles Final
Men's Wheelchair Doubles Final
Mixed Doubles Semi-Final
Men's Singles Semi-Final
|24||Sat 30 Jan||Twilight 16.00||Women's Finals
Men's Doubles Finals
|25||Sun 31 Jan||Twilight 16.00||Mixed Doubles Finals
Men's Singles Final (not before 19.30)
Tickets, Dining & Experiences
Melbourne Park has many options in terms of tickets, hospitality and additional extras. Whether you just want a glimpse of the action or emerce yourself in the ultimate tennis experience, there’s something to suit everyone. See the below information for details of seating options, restaurants and exciting additions you didn’t even know were possible!
The best value ticket in town, an Australian Open ground pass provides access to all outdoor courts as well as Melbourne Arena. See the stars battle it out on court and soak up all the entertainment around the grounds on what promises to be a big day out at Melbourne Park.
Rod Laver Arena
Previously known as ‘Flinders Park’ or the ‘National Tennis Centre’, Melbourne Park’s primary arena (Centre Court) was renamed Rod Laver Arena in 2000, in recognition of Rod Laver’s remarkable tennis career.
Within your package you will have a choice of a variety of ticket categories throughout all 25 sessions of the tournament.
Margaret Court Arena
Melbourne Park’s “Show Court One” was officially re-named ‘Margaret Court Arena’ as a tribute to Australia’s most successful female tennis player on the eve of the 2003 Australian Open Tennis Championship.
Within your package you will have a choice of a variety of ticket categories throughout all 25 sessions of the tournament.
On Court Seating
Want something truly unique that no other Grand Slam can offer? Look no further than the adrenaline charged exclusive VIP On Court Seating, offering an unforgettable experience to watch the world’s best players courtside at Rod Laver Arena. Sit just metres away from the action, enjoy tailored food and beverage packages and get ready for a five-star experience to remember.
On Court Seating is available at all 25 sessions of play throughout the tournament, and is suitable for either 12 or 18 guests per session.
Enjoy lunch or dinner in one of our on-site restaurants followed by access to your own private lounge throughout the session.
The Green Room
Be one of the select few to witness all the pre-match action at the Green Room with bespoke dining and premium service from your very own staff. Watch the highs and lows as the world’s best players take their first steps down the ‘Walk of Champions’ before enjoying your arena seats.
Watch as the players come down the ‘Walk of Champions’ onto centre court. Your own dedicated hosts will advise and direct your guests to the designated viewing area, prior to the first game.
Suitable for up to 20 people, guests can enjoy the Green Room throughout the entire session of play with a first-class grazing menu and beverage package included. The Green Room includes popular lower bowl seats as well as the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience.
Perfect for the tennis enthusiast who wants to entertain guests courtside. Watch the world’s best tennis players from the comfort of your own private space while dedicated staff serve food and beverages throughout each session of play. Superbox includes passes for all guests and is the only place to network and entertain while watching all the on-court action.
Guests can enjoy Superboxes throughout the entire session of play with tailored food options and beverage packages included to suit your catering needs as well as an Official AO programme included.
We have 12 and 18 capacity boxes for each session. Men’s & Women’s final boxes are sold together.
Fan Walk On
Ever wonder what it feels like to be on the other end of a Roger backhand, a Serena smash, a Rafa serve? The AO is offering an experience that brings you closer than ever. After weaving through the inner sanctums of Rod Laver Arena, guests will have the opportunity to walk onto the hallowed blue court and witness the player warm-up from only feet away. With a designated photo on court – this is a memory you’ll never forget!
Rod Laver Arena Fan Walk On is available prior to every match on RLA throughout the tournament – typically three matches within a day session and two in a night.
Behind the scenes tour
Experience the Australian Open like a player and take a stroll behind the scenes with your very own tour guide.
Yarra views with sophisticated design. Located on the banks of the Yarra River and just moments from Rod Laver Arena, The Glasshouse is the perfect venue for fine dining to complement your Australian Open experience.
Enjoy an à la carte sharing-style three-course menu, which includes some of the best Australian produce and wine to match.
The Glasshouse is adjacent to Rod Laver Arena on the Yarra River side of Olympic Boulevard.
The Glasshouse: The Suite & The Boardroom
Delicious three-course meal with curated wines by The Big Group at The Glasshouse. With a stylish, yet relaxed ambience, The Suite and Boardroom can cater for a group from 10 to 50 people to impress guests.
- Boardroom – 10 to 18 people
- Suite – 18 to 32 people
- Combined – up to 50 people
56 by The Glasshouse
A new element introduced during AO2020, 56 By The Glasshouse features live food stations offering the best local produce from the sea, the garden, the land, fire and ice across the whole venue.
The name 56 by The Glasshouse is inspired by the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games swimming pool, a place that was full of passion, excellence and boldness. This is a fresh and exciting experience that will be a foodie’s delight.
Chef's Final Table
Exclusive experience for approx. 10 guests includes:
- Lower Finals seats for Men’s and Women’s Finals
- Exclusive ‘Chef’s Table’ style dining at two of Melbourne’s best restaurants
- All-inclusive premium degustation or banquet-style menus, curated and presented by individual chefs, with champagne or cocktail on arrival
- Luxury chauffeur transport from restaurant to the AO2020 Finals
- Additional upgrades, including access to The Atrium and private bars
- Official AO Program and official AO collector pin
Gazi offers Greek street food with a modern edge. Serving contemporary concepts using only the best ingredients, we offer you the most exciting Greek food experience in Melbourne. Whether it’s a shared banquet of innovative dishes or quirky cocktails with friends, your time at Gazi will be unlike any other. The dynamic space showcases a ceiling strewn with clay pots and a buzzing atmosphere that makes every night feel like a party at Gazi.
Vantage is a deluxe experience with extra special benefits for those who want the very best. With access to baseline seats across all 25 sessions of play in Rod Laver Arena, as well as exclusive entry to Atrium, priority access to all on-site restaurants and an option to renew each year, this membership will be the envy of all others.
- Rod Laver Arena seats for all 25 sessions
- Option to renew seats annually
- All day access to the Atrium; a fun, stylish and relaxed environment to entertain guests
- Exclusive merchandise range on offer
- Priority access to AO dining and experiences
Rockpool Bar & Grill by Neil Perry
Come and explore the first-class offerings from one of the most awarded restaurant empires in Australia, Rockpool Dining Group. Renowned for its commitment to sustainable and local produce, attention to detail and finest execution.
- Inclusive of 3 course dining and beverages
Innovative Japanese Cuisine
Step inside the world’s most recognised Japanese restaurant at Nobu for a premium tennis experience this summer. Known for its innovative cuisine, Nobu spans the globe and offers signature dishes including Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Tiradito Nobu-style and Black Cod Saikyo Miso.
- Dinner and final 5 sessions – Inclusive of 3 course dining and beverages
- Lunch – Inclusive of bento box offering (excludes beverage package)
AO Chef Series 2021 TBC
The AO Chef Series features leading chefs from Australia and around the world. This series provides both local and international tennis fans a memorable food experience. Each chef will present a bespoke menu in a degustation format, with matched wines in an intimate setting.
The dinners will again take place at The Glasshouse Eatery.
Contact us for dates and further information.
Show Court Finals
THE ULTIMATE FINALE
Secure the most coveted and sought after seats in January with a Show Courts Finals package. Celebrate the final days of Grand Slam action with world-class dining and hospitality on-court at Melbourne Arena. With live entertainment from some of music industry’s best, Q&A sessions with tennis legends and much more, choose your priority seat at RLA and watch as history unfolds at the Australian Open.
Guests can enjoy Show Court Finals hospitality for the final sessions with a first-class food and beverage package included. Private tables are available for large groups.
- Exclusive wine tasting for group of 20 people on the hour every hour from 10am to 7pm
- 15 minutes of fame with Daphne Akhurst &/or Norman Brookes Trophies
- Professional photographer
- Situated on Court 3 at 7am-8am
- Exclusive opportunity for group or 2-8 people
- Coaches, rackets, balls, water all included
- Followed by breakfast in the Atrium from 8-9am
- Upgrade to have legend on court
Atrium Bar Access
Set in a fun, stylish and relaxed environment, Atrium bar is the perfect place to relax pre or post-match. With an extensive range of drinks on offer as well as food available from an all-day menu, this is the ideal spot to entertain guests at the tennis.
With live entertainment and an array of food and beverages on offer, this is the ideal location to enjoy the Australian Open long into the night.
Food and Beverage Voucher
You will receive a Food & Beverage card which can be used throughout the tournament on any day until the amount loaded on the card is used. The card is valued at any food and beverage outlet onsite including restaurants for walk-ups. Cards cannot be used at The Glasshouse and Festival area.
To make the most of your stay in Melbourne, here is a selection of activities and experiences in the area that we can conveniently arrange and build into your customisable package.
- Historical sites: Shrine of Remembrance, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Old Melbourne Gaol, Parliament House of Victoria, Melbourne Town Hall, Cooks’ Cottage
- Museums and galleries: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, ScienceWorks, National Sports Museum, ACMI, National Gallery of Victoria, Lyons Housemuseum
- Attractions: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Zoo, Yarra river cruise, hot air balloon tour, Eureka Skydeck 88, thermal spa of Mornington Hot Springs, Phillip Island’s penguin parade, Luna Park
- Fine dining restaurants
- Traditional afternoon tea
- Lunch or dinner cruise on the Yarra River
- Wine tasting in the Yarra Valley vineyards
- Luxury dinner flight over Melbourne
- Lunch during scenic steam train journey
- Brewery tour
- Cocktail masterclass
- Foodie city tour
- Coffee shop tour
As an official tour operator, Cape Seven can offer all the services you need to create your ultimate Australian Open experience. With the help of our information guide and our sports travel specialists, you can start to build your perfect Australian tennis adventure.
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Our experienced travel team will arrange your flights to Melbourne, luxury ground transfers and car hire, as required.
Preferred partnerships with luxury accommodations close to Melbourne Park will offer some wonderful benefits; complimentary upgrades, hotel credit and early check-in/late check-out are all possible.
Tickets, Dining and Experiences
Exclusive early booking periods gives you access to the most in-demand tickets and unimaginable AO experiences, throughout all 25 sessions.
Our destination experts will guide you through some of Melbourne’s most cultural and adventurous experiences.
Expert consultation, detailed digital itineraries and documentation plus 24-hour support during your trip.
Where to Stay in Melbourne
Accommodation is one of the most important elements of any trip away, and we want to make sure you get it right. Through our partnership with Protravel and Travel Leaders Group, we work with some of the biggest global hotel brands and have access to special rates and benefits with them. Take a look at some of our hand picked favourites.
Park Hyatt Melbourne 5*view on map
Overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens, and the cosmopolitan mix of Victorian and modern architecture, Park Hyatt Melbourne offers exclusive, luxury accommodation in the heart of the city. This beautifully appointed 5* hotel is centrally located in Melbourne’s CBD, offering the city’s largest 240 guestrooms and suites. A warm ambience, exceptional levels of personalised service and luxurious amenities with exquisite surroundings, provides guests a private haven in Australia’s most liveable city.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne 5*view on map
Grand Hyatt Melbourne sets an unprecedented benchmark in five-star luxury, located on prestigious Collins Street and surrounded by the city’s world-class business, shopping, dining and theatre scenes. The hotel offers unparalleled luxury accommodation across 550 spacious guest rooms and suites overlooking the spectacular Melbourne skyline or with Yarra River views. Indulge at the signature restaurant Collins Kitchen, cocktail bar Ru-Co, exclusive Grand Club Lounge and enjoy 24-hour access to City Club Health & Fitness.
Hotel Lindrum 4*view on map
Hotel Lindrum was one of the first boutique hotels in Australia, opening in 1999, and in 2012 the hotel joined the MGallery by Sofitel collection. The friendly, professional front of house team are talented individuals with extraordinary flair and a passion for service. With 59 rooms in the hotel, the team can really get to know guests on an individual basis, which ensures a memorable experience. Entering in through the imposing front door is like opening a great novel and eagerly turning its pages to find out what happens next. On arrival guests are enveloped in a scene of rich earth tones and burnt orange interwoven with touches of dark wood and leather.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street 4*view on map
What better location than in the heart of the CBD, close to Federation Square and opposite Flinders Street station? The DoubleTree Flinders Street puts you at the centre of cosmopolitan Melbourne, with all the great bars, restaurants and attractions within easy reach. The décor takes its inspiration from the historic railway station opposite, with subway tiles in bathrooms and vintage photographs of the city, whilst the lobby channels industrial chic. You can work out in the 24-hour fitness centre or indulge at Platform 270, the contemporary bar and restaurant.
Here we highlight a typical trip to Melbourne for the Australian Open. We show you an example day-by-day itinerary, to help you envisage what your luxury Australian tennis adventure may look like. Remember, like all of our packages, they are completely customisable to suit you. So reach out to us for a personalised quotation.
Day 3 - Explore the City
Today you will be able to explore the vibrant city of Melbourne, including its Central Business District. You can head to the boutique shops, have a drink by the Yarra River or we can arrange a guided city tour or alternative excursion for you. Today is yours to take advantage of all the Melbourne has to offer.
Day 4 - Women's Semi-Finals & 1st Men's Semi-Final
Today you will enter Melbourne Park to soak up the fun atmosphere of the Australian Open tournament. Your package includes a Semi Final Session Lower Shade ticket so you can have the perfect view of both the women’s semis and the first men’s semi-final. To keep you satisfied, you will have a sumptuous lunch at 56 By The Glasshouse Dining, with live cooking stations using exceptional produce.
Day 5 - 2nd Men's Semi Final
Today, it’s time to see who will match up against yesterday’s men’s finalist, in the second semi. You start with a delicious meal at The Glasshouse, situated on the banks of the Yarra, with stunning views. Enjoy a sharing-style three-course menu, featuring the best Australian produce and wine to match. You’ll also get a special programme.
Then, it’s time for tennis: Lower Shade tickets are included for you to enjoy all the action. What’s more, we’ve included an exclusive Fan Walk-On experience: you’ll make your way through the inner halls, tracing the route of the great players, and stepping out onto the iconic blue court of the Rod Laver Arena. From here, you’ll be able to watch the players warm up just a few feet away and have a special photo opportunity – a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Day 6 - Women's Final
It’s time to see who will be crowned the Women’s Champion 2021, so head to Melbourne Park to enjoy the match build-up. Included for you is access to the Show Court Hospitality experience, on-court at Melbourne Arena. With live music, incredible food and even Q&A sessions with tennis legends, it’s the perfect appetiser before a tasty main of grand slam tennis.
You will then take your priority seat inside the Rod Laver Arena to watch history being made in the Women’s Final. See all the action live and up close. What a day!
Day 7 - Men's Final
It’s another big day – the Men’s Final. Feel the anticipation build inside Melbourne Park and enjoy your exclusive Show Court Hospitality, the perfect way to gear up for a fantastic Grand Slam final. You’ll be royally entertained and catered for, ready to watch two great players battle it out for the title of Australian Open Men’s Champion.
You will take your seats inside a packed Rod Laver Arena, to watch an incredible final. As the sun goes down, the lights come up and the arena crackles with excitement. It’s sure to be an experience you will never forget!
Day 8 - Cultural Melbourne
After the previous day’s excitement, it’s time to get out and enjoy some Australian culture. We can organise activities in the city, food tours, shopping experiences, even excursions further afield in Victoria: Yarra Valley wine tours, spa trips to Mornington Peninsula, wildlife experiences on Phillip Island and helicopter and balloon rides… There’s so much to experience – the hard part is choosing what to do!