General Information

Your complete guide to Australian Open 2017 ticketing including on-sale dates, how to book, ticket types and formats, and our policies regarding child and concession tickets, prohibited items and prams and strollers.

On Sale dates

Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena single session tickets and ground passes go on sale from:

Multi Sessions 

On sale from 9:00 am (AEST) Wednesday 5 October 2016 until 9:00 pm (AEDT) Monday 10 October 2016.

Single Session tickets and ground passes

On sale at 9:00 am (AEDT) on Tuesday 11 October 2016

Warning: Always ensure tickets are purchased from:

  • Ticketek (Official Ticketing Agent)
  • An Official Australian Open Tour Operator
  • An Official Australian Open Hospitality Ticketing

Failure to do so could mean that access to Australian Open 2017 is denied.

“After 5” Ground Pass

An “After 5” Ground Pass ticket will be available for the 2017 Australian Open. The “After 5” Ground Pass will provide access to the Australian Open from 5:00pm for all sessions from Monday 16 January until Friday 20 January 2017. This ticket is perfect for patrons attending after work and includes access to all outside courts.

“Any 3 or 5 Day” Ground Pass

An “Any 3 or 5 Day” Ground Pass ticket will be available for the 2017 Australian Open. The “Any 3 or 5 Day” Ground Pass will provide access to any three or five days of the Australian Open, except on Saturday January 21 and Sunday January 22 2017. The ticket provides a discount on multiple sessions and is great to see all the Hisense Arena or outside court action. Please note that this ticket CANNOT be upgraded to a reserved seat in Rod Laver Arena or Margaret Court Arena. This ticket cannot be used for entry on Saturday January 21 or Sunday January 22 2017.

Middle Weekend Ground Pass (Multiple Sessions)

A middle weekend ground pass will be available for the 2017 Australian Open. The middle weekend Ground Pass will provide access to the Australian Open on Saturday 21st January and Sunday 22nd January 2017. Please note that the Middle Weekend Ground Pass Package CANNOT be upgraded to a reserved seat in Rod Laver Arena or Margaret Court Arena.

Child and Concession Policy

The following child and concession policy applies to the Australian Open 2017 to be held at Melbourne Park, Victoria.

Child Policy

  • Children aged 3-14 as at 1 January 2017 are entitled to purchase a Childs reserved seat ticket.
  • Children aged 2 and under as at 1 January 2017 are entitled to enter the events at no charge; however they must not occupy a reserved seat.

Persons aged 15 and over as at 1 January 2017 are classified as an adult, unless they hold valid Concession identification.

Concession Policy

A person must have the appropriate form of concession to purchase a concession reserved seat ticket.
They must present the relevant concession documentation at point of purchase and upon entry into the event.

The following are accepted forms of Concession for the purchase of tickets:

  • Student Cards: Full-time Secondary Students, Full-time Tertiary Students.
  • Pensioner Concession Card: Aged (AGE), Bereavement Allowance (BVA), Carer (CAR), Aged Blind (AGE BLIND), Parenting Payment (single) (PPS), Disability Support Pension (DSP), Disability Support Blind (DSP Blind), Partner Allowance (PTA), Sickness Allowance (SAL), Special Benefit (SPL), Widow Allowance (WDA), Widow Pension (WID), Wife Pension (WFA/WFD/WFW), Newstart Allowance over 60 years (NSW/NMA), Mature Age Allowance (MAA), Mature Age Partner Allowance (MPA), Newstart Allowance (NSA), Parenting Payment (PPP/PPS).
  • Veteran Affairs and TPI
  • Health Care Cards: Exceptional Circumstances Relief (DR), Sickness Allowance (SA), Special Benefit (SL), Farm Help Income Support (FFR), Newstart Allowance (NS), Youth Allowance (YA),Newstart Mature Age Allowance (NMA), Parenting Payment (single) (PPS), Low Income (LI), Carer Allowance (CD), Partner Allowance (PA), Mobility Allowance (MO), and Widow Assistance (FA), Family Assistance (FA), Child Disability Allowance (CDA).
  • Personal Treatment Entitlement Card: Must be current. (Please check date carefully)

Tennis Australia recognises the Companion Card program.

Prohibited items

For the comfort and safety of patrons and players, and/or pursuant to the Act, the following items are NOT allowed into MP: Alcohol; animals except service animals (e.g. seeing eye dogs, police dogs and horses); any item that could be used as a weapon; beach balls & other inflatable devices; bicycles, scooters, skateboards and roller-blades/skates; camera tripods, monopods, telephoto camera lenses with a focal length capacity greater than 200mm; video cameras & handy-cams; audio recorders; any equipment, device or instrument capable of recording, distributing and/or transmitting scoring data and other statistical information relating to the AO for any commercial purposes (including sports betting); drink & food cans; chairs & stools; eskies & hampers; fireworks; frisbees; helium balloons; glass (including bottles); large containers in excess of 1.5 litres; flags, banners or signs larger than 1m by 1m in size or with handles longer than 50cm in length; musical instruments &/or amplification equipment; unauthorised promotional, commercial, political, religious or offensive items of whatever nature including clothing, banners, signs, symbols and leaflets or flyers; laser pointers, distress signals, whistles or loud hailers and dangerous goods. Note: Prams and strollers are not permitted in seating areas. Prams and strollers

Prams and strollers are not permitted in seating areas. Cloaking facilities are provided.

Restricted view and restricted leg room seats

Seats in the front two rows of Rod Laver Arena (RLA) are sold as restricted view, as handrails and signage partially obstruct a patron’s view of the court. Seats in Row PP in RLA have restricted leg room, compared to all other rows in the arena.

Ground passes

A Ground pass ticket will be available for the 2017 Australian Open. Ground pass tickets entitle access to all outside court action including Hisense Arena (subject to availability & scheduling).

ROD LAVER ARENA – Multi-session Tickets

  • First Week, Mon 16–Thu 19 Jan, Day Multi-sessions: 8 tickets per person per multi-session
  • First Week, Mon 16–Thu 19 Jan, Night Multi-sessions: 8 tickets per person per multi-session
  • Middle Weekend, Fri 20 – Mon 23 Jan, Day Multi-sessions: 8 tickets per person per multi-session
  • Middle Weekend, Fri 20 – Mon 23 Jan, Night Multi-sessions: 8 tickets per person per multi-session
  • Quarterfinals, Tue 24 – Wed 25 Jan, Day Multi-sessions: 8 tickets per person per multi-session
  • Quarterfinals, Tue 24 – Wed 25 Jan, Night Multi-sessions: 8 tickets per person per multi-session
  • Semifinals, Thu 26 Jan Day & Choice of 1 Men’s Semifinal: 8 tickets per person per multi-session
  • Finals Weekend, Women’s/Men’s Sat 28–Sun 29 Jan, Multi-sessions: 8 tickets per person per multi-session
  • Final Five Package, Thu 26–Sun 29 Jan, Multi-sessions: 4 tickets per person per multi-session

MARGARET COURT ARENA – Multi-sessions

  • First Week, Mon 16–Thu 19 Jan, Day Multi-sessions: 8 tickets per person per multi session
  • First Week, Mon 16–Thu 19 Jan, Night Multi-sessions: 8 tickets per person per multi session
  • Middle Weekend, Fri 20–Mon 23 Jan, Day Multi-sessions: 8 tickets per person per multi session
  • Middle Weekend, Fri 20–Sat 21 Jan, Night Multi-sessions: 8 tickets per person per multi session

ROD LAVER ARENA – Single Session Tickets

  • Monday 16–Saturday 28 Jan: 8 tickets per session per person
  • Sunday 29 Jan: 4 tickets per session per person

MARGARET COURT ARENA – Single Session Tickets

  • Monday 16–Monday 23 Jan: 8 tickets per session per person

Middle Weekend Ground Pass – Multi-session

  • Saturday 21–Monday 23 Jan: 8 tickets per person per multi-session

Note:  Maximum number of tickets purchased not to exceed 30 tickets per person.

In order to promote fair and equitable access to the Australian Open, TA reserves the right to reject a booking made by an individual that exceeds the ticket limits set for the event. The maximum number of tickets that can be booked by an individual is 30 tickets for the event. The maximum number of tickets that can be booked by an individual per session are 8 tickets per MCA session, and 8 tickets per RLA session except the Men’s final where a 4 ticket limit applies.