Ballkids and Officials

Tournament info

Ballkids

A total of 360 Ballkids, selected from 2500+ applicants, will be involved in Australian Open 2019. This includes 38 from overseas made up of 20 from Korea, 6 from China, 10 from India & 2 from France representing Roland Garros.

Age requirements for each event are:

Australian Open, Hopman Cup, Brisbane InternationalSydney International - 12 to 16 years
Hobart International - 10 to 17 years 
World Tennis Challenge - 12 to 17 years

Children must be within the designated age range on 1 January of the event year.

Recruitment for the Ballkid Program all Australian Open Series events and the Australian Open is open year-round. Online registration takes no more than one minute to complete. 

To register, visit the website

Officials

Each year around 400 officials are required to service the Australian Open, this includes roles of the referee, chair umpires, linespersons and review officials.

If you are interested in becoming an official, please check out our website. 

For those that are already officials and want to work at the Australian Open or one of our AO series events, applications generally open in May/June and close in July. Active registered Tennis Australia Officials are sent the online application link via email. This link is also posted on the Tennis Australia Officials website and ITF Officials portal and sent to relevant international officiating associations.  

Courses 

If you are interested in attending a course or gaining an official accreditation, please check out our website here