Australian Open 2019
January in Melbourne means one thing: the Australian Open is back to delight tennis fans. This year, the Australian Open is set to be bigger than ever, and the best way to access everything on offer in 2019 is with a Ground Pass – the best value ticket to experience the on and off-court entertainment in a single day.
A Ground Pass allows you access to the AO Live Stage, which is hosting 15 consecutive days of music from local and international acts this year. See ’90s smooth R‘n’B hero Craig David, British outfit Bastille, and Aussie indie icons Angus & Julia Stone, Jet, Something for Kate and Jebediah.
On site at the Australian Open, you can also browse some of the best food and drink offerings from Melbourne’s top restaurants and bars, at a range of different food sites, located at Grand Slam Oval and Garden Square. There’s something to suit all tastes across the site: sit-down dining options, food trucks, fine fare and family-friendly food. Try Mamasita; Neil Perry’s Burger Project; Nobu; Aperol x 400 Gradi; The Glasshouse; Australian Open’s exclusive Asian-fusion joint, Beijing Betty; or cruise through the Waterford Food Truck Park.
An Australian Open Ground Pass also gives families access to the AO Ballpark, a dedicated kids zone and mini theme park. There you’ll find a 12-metre waterslide, a climbing wall, daily stage shows and a Lego Play Zone. Kids Ground Passes are just $5 across the entire event.
A Ground Pass will also get you access to all the outdoor courts, and non-reserved seating in Melbourne Arena – where you can see some of the world’s best tennis players battle it out in the Aussie summer sun.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Tennis Australia.