Australian Open Tennis in Melbourne
For the last fortnight in January, Melbourne takes centre stage with the welcoming of past and present tennis stars for the Australian Open. This tournament is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events and attracts the cream of the crop. The Australian Open tennis tournament features men’s and women’s singles, doubles and the junior games. Attendees will also enjoy wheelchair tennis, which will be spearheaded by champion Australian player Dylan Alcott, legends matches and exhibitions events.
The Australian Open is the largest annual sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere. It holds the record for the highest attendance at a Grand Slam event, with 796,435 attending in 2019.
It was the first Grand Slam tournament to feature indoor play during wet weather or extreme heat. The the three primary courts Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Melbourne Arena are all equipped with retractable roofs which makes it the ideal location.
What’s new at the Australian Open for 2020?
Ticket fees scrapped
In a first, ticket fees will be scrapped for fans attending the Australian Open in 2020. This will save the more than 800,000 tennis fans who attend the yearly event. Under the new deal with Ticketmaster, fans of the Australian Open will also be able to receive digital tickets.
Finals Table: A new dining initiative
A new initiative for 2020, Finals table will showcase some of Melbourne’s most iconic restaurants during the finals weekend.
- Attica and Vue de Monde for a supreme degustation.
- Maha and Ishizuka for a fine degustation.
- Chin Chin and Kisume from The Lucas Group.
- Cutler & Co and Marion from Andrew McConnell.
- Stokehouse and Scott Pickett’s Matilda for iconic Australian dining.
- Atlas and Tulum for world degustation.
- Tokyo Tina and Maha East for world degustation.
- Mamasita, San Telmo, Pastuto, Press Club Events, Sunda, Tea Room at the European and Lesa and Yagiz for Melbourne select dining.
Melbourne and Regional Experiences
Experience Melbourne like a local through tours of:
- Our iconic laneways and arcades
- Nightlife city tour
- Queen Victoria Market
- Melbourne city scenic tour
- Wildlife & Wine in the Yarra Valley
- Paddock to plate in Gippsland
- Penguins at Phillip Island
- Great Ocean Road
When is the Australian Open
In 2020 the Australian Open will be held from the 20th of January 2020 to the 2nd of February 2020.
How to buy tickets to the Australian Open
Tickets go on sale from 9am (AEST), Tuesday 8 October 2019.
Australian Open Accommodation
Take advantage of our Melbourne Hotel Accommodation Deal. IHG Rewards Club members will enjoy up to 25% off stays in our refined rooms and suites with our Stay in the Moment Promotion.
Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders is the best place to stay for your Australian Open experience as we are only a 10 minute tram ride from Melbourne Park and are in the free tram zone. Plus at Holiday Inn Kids Stay & Eat Free!