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Australian Open 2021 is here | Everything you need to know

With tickets to the 2021 Australian Open going on sale soon, here's everything you need to know to give you the best chance of being there.

Wondering about your tickets to the 2021 Australian Open?  Here’s everything you need to know before heading to the gates!

The Australian Open is returning with all the biggest names and tennis moments that make it an absolute must-see event – and you can be there to see all the action! 

Kicking off the 2021 Grand Slam run in fine form, the Australian Open will take place at the marvellous Melbourne Park precinct this February.

In 2021, the AO has a new game plan to ensure the safety of everyone onsite. As part of their focus on safety, the Melbourne Park precinct will be subdivided into three zones, each including one of our three major arenas. Each zone offers its own unique combination of live experiences, food and beverage and tennis action. 
**Please note that your ticket is specific to a zone, and travel between zones is not permitted after entry.

Get ready for all the incredible on court action served up to you by the world’s best.

Australian Open key dates

With two weeks of tennis action ready to unfold, taking place from Monday 8 February until Sunday 21 February, you better strap yourself in.

The tournament will come to a head on Saturday 20 February when the 2021 Australian Open Women’s champion is crowned, while the Men’s Final will take place the following day, on Sunday 21 February.

The Women’s Semifinals will be held during the day on Thursday 18 February and the first Men’s Semifinal will take place that night, followed by the second semi on Friday 19 February. The Australian Open Quarterfinals will be held on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 February.

What are the ticketing zones for the 2021 Australian Open?

For the remainder of the Australian Open 2021, the tournament will feature a single fan pod – meaning your ticket allows you to experience all the off court action on offer.

Find out how to make the most of your Australian Open experience here.

There will be fan pods

Ticketmaster and Tennis Australia will provide special seating plans to ensure safe, socially-distancing seating at each arena. 

Tickets will be available to purchase through an interactive seat map, with space separating each pod to ensure everyone can have a good time while remaining safe.

When selecting a fan pod, you must purchase the amount of tickets in that pod – pods will be available in groups of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 tickets. This ensures that no fans outside of your party will be seated next to you to maintain social distancing.

It is encouraged to find friends to attend with, as there will be a greater number of pods available for larger groups (up to a maximum of 6).

When purchasing fan pod tickets, ensure you select enough tickets for your group, this way you will all be seated together. Please note – fan pods cannot be split, to purchase tickets please ensure you select all available seats in the pod.

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All Australian Open 2021 tickets will be digital

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All tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are now digital, meaning you can easily access your tickets on your phone via the Ticketmaster app, add them straight to your phone’s ticket wallet, and share them with your friends and family.

Digital Tickets ensure proper contact tracing measures can be implemented on event day. The safety of all tennis fans is important to us.

Please note, tickets will not be accessible until closer to the event, and customers will be notitified when they are able to access or forward their tickets.

What capacity will the Australian Open 2021 be, and where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets will be available to the three main arena zones – Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and John Cain Arena (previously Melbourne Arena) – from Each arena will be sold at 30% capacity.

How do I purchase Accessible Seating tickets?

Tennis fans who require accessible tickets to the 2021 Australian Open can purchase these through the General Public page. Please select the number of wheelchair, accessible, and/or companion card tickets you would like to purchase.

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Make sure you have a My Ticketmaster account

Get the basics covered before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. If you don’t have a Ticketmaster Account, make sure you sign up in advance – In your account, add your top acts and events to your ‘Favourites’ and you’ll get alerts and email reminders before every on sale.

Ensure everyone has their own ticket

Before the event, make sure all adults have their own ticket on their own phone – that way we can ensure social distancing and reduce queues at the entry gates. Ticket Forwarding is free and allows you to quickly and securely share individual digital tickets with your family or friends via the Ticketmaster App or

There will be a delay on Ticket Forwarding prior to the event. All ticket holders will be notified as the Ticket Forwarding feature is enabled.

How it works

1. Open the Ticketmaster App, sign in to your account, and click ‘My Events’ in the drop-down menu

2.Select the event, open the order, and tap ‘Forward’

3.Select the ticket/s you want to forward, enter your friend’s name, email address, and a message for them, tap ‘Confirm’

4.Your friend receives an email, asking them to accept the forwarded tickets, and they can either login or create a new Ticketmaster account to accept.

5.The tickets are now ready to go in your friend’s Ticketmaster account and marked as ‘Forwarded’ in your account .

More information on Ticket Forward

The 2021 Australian Open will take place from Monday 8 February until Sunday 21 February. Tickets are on sale now via