Entrances and Gates Openings

Event info

There are four main public entrances to the Event. 

The best way to arrive at Melbourne Park is on foot, via the Australian Open Festival at Birrarung Marr. Get your experience started with a great range of tennis activities located at the AO Festival Entrance.

AO Festival Entrance

Access from Birrarung Marr via Tanderrum Bridge.

Opening times

  • Tuesday 8 January – Friday 11 January: 9:30am
  • Saturday 12 January: 8:30am
  • Sunday 13 January: 3:00pm
  • Monday 14 – Thursday 24 January: 10:00am
  • Friday 25 January: 2:00pm
  • Saturday 26 January: 12:00pm
  • Sunday 27 January: 3:00pm

Garden Square Entrance

Access opposite the Rod Laver Arena tram stop, Route 70. 

Opening times

  • Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 January: 9:30am
  • Saturday 12 January: 8:30am
  • Monday 14 – Thursday 24 January: 10:00am
  • Friday 25 January: 2:00pm
  • Saturday 26 January: 12:00pm
  • Sunday 27 January: 2:00pm

Grand Slam Oval Entrance

Access off Olympic Boulevard, beside Melbourne Arena. 

Opening times:

  • Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 January: 9:30am
  • Saturday 12 January: 8:30am
  • Monday 14 – Thursday 24 January: 10:00am
  • Friday 25 January: 2:00pm
  • Saturday 26 January: 12:00pm
  • Sunday 27 January: 2:00pm

Eastern Plaza Entrance

Access above the Melbourne Arena tram stop – Route 70. Between the National Tennis Centre and Melbourne Arena. 

Opening times:

  • Monday 14 – Thursday 24 January: 10:00am
  • Friday 25 January: 2:00pm
  • Saturday 26 January: 12:00pm
  • Sunday 27 January: 2:00pm

The AO Ballpark Entrance is for families wanting direct access to the AO Ballpark, however the AO Ballpark can be accessed from all entrances.  

The AO Ballpark Entrance is located off Olympic Boulevard and is accessible from Richmond Station. This entrance operates on Main Draw days in line with other gate opening times.

The Partner & Hospitality Entrance is for hospitality and partner guests only and is located beside Garden Square Entrance. This entrance operates on Main Draw days in line with other gate opening times.