Accessibility Support Requirements

Event info

Information for accessibility & special needs tickets at Australian Open 2019 including booking forms, parking, companions and maps.

How to book tickets

For Information regarding Accessibility and special needs bookings for Australian Open 2020 please email or call 1800 PLAY TENNIS (1800 752 983).


Access Information

Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena - Reserved seats

Please advise your exact seating requirements at the time of booking. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request, subject to the availability of appropriate seating and ticket limits.
Seating is available for patrons:

  • using wheelchairs
  • who are vision impaired
  • with limited mobility
  • who require the use of a hearing loop
  • requiring shade due to a medical condition

Ground passes

Accessible seating is available at all outside courts, but cannot be reserved. Staff will direct you to designated areas within these courts. These seats are subject to availability. Please refer to the Accessibility Access Map for location of viewing platforms for wheelchair users.

Accessibility map

Car parking

Accessible car parking (subject to availability), if required may only be purchased via telephone 03 9286 1208 or in person at the Melbourne Arena Box Office and must be booked at the same time as your tickets. A car park voucher will be supplied with your tickets. Lost car park vouchers will not be replaced. A disabled car park sticker is required and must be displayed on the car at all times.

Companion cards

Companion Cards are accepted at the Australian Open.
If a companion card ticket is required, then the companion card must be presented at the time of booking and also carried with the person with disability when attending the Australian Open.
For more information please call the Companion Card Information Line 1800 650 611 or go to
To book companion card tickets please call +61 3 9286 1208

Accompanying patrons/carers

When purchasing Accessibility seats we are able to accommodate one adjacent ticket for an accompanying carer/patron. Additional seats may be ordered at the time of booking, subject to availability and ticket limits, and every effort will be made to allocate these extra seats as close as possible to the Accessibility seats.

AO Radio

AO Radio, delivered by a team of international tennis experts, is available across web and mobile devices, including the Australian Open iPhone and Android app, the popular free open source platform TuneIn and via ATP Tennis Radio. It is also available locally on 99.7FM and via Vision Australia’s digital platforms. The service includes live match commentary, around-the-grounds updates, preview shows and special interviews as well as the new podcast, The AO Show. Listen to ‘The AO Show’ now for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast app: