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Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2022: Everything you need to know

The countdown to the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2022 is on!

Wondering how to get tickets to the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2022?  Here’s everything you need to know!

The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix is ready to transform Melbourne’s Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit this April across four big days of motorsport action. 

Each action-packed day is dedicated to an exciting and different aspect of the event, so there’s something new for every fan of the track for every day of Australia’s biggest motorsport event of the year.

After a year of not racing at the famous circuit, the team behind the Australian Grand Prix are promising an action-packed event. And with new drivers, old rivals, and some familiar faces sporting new colours, the excitement is building among fans and teams alike.

Get ready for all the action.

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2022 key dates

With four action-packed days of motorsport ready to unfold, taking place from Thursday 7 April until Sunday 10 April 2022, you better strap yourself in.

General Public tickets will be on sale from Thursday 2 December @ 10am AEDT via Ticketmaster.com.au

Four full days of on-track activity will entertain fans in 2022, with further announcements to be made closer to the event.

Thursday April 7: Promotional events, paddock activities, driver press conferences

Friday April 8: Practice 1, Practice 2

Saturday April 9: Practice 3, Qualifying

Sunday April 10: Race

All Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2022 tickets will be digital

ticketmaster digital ticket

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

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

***All tickets are digital except Collector Tickets (see below for more info)

I’ve bought an Australian Grand Prix 2022 ticket, but I can’t access it in my account

When you purchase your Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix tickets via Ticketmaster, you will receive a confirmation email. However, your tickets won’t be available to access until Thursday 24 February 2022 at 10am AEDT. 

You will receive an email notification when your tickets are ready to be downloaded – you will then be able to access your tickets in your My Ticketmaster account and forward tickets to your group.

Want a memento? Grab a collector ticket

If you’re looking for a small piece of memorabilia to remember your Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix experience, look no further than a limited-edition Collector Ticket and lanyard.

A collector ticket is a souvenir, 3D-style ticket which not only gets you into the event, it also serves as a treasured keepsake to be kept well after the tournament is over. 

Collector tickets are only made available for selected events and can be purchased through the normal purchase processes – be sure to select a “Collector Ticket” when choosing your ticket type. 

Collector tickets can only be delivered to fans via mail, and cannot be sent as Print-at-Home or E-Tickets, or collected from outlets or the venue. Collector Tickets are not available to those without a valid Australian address. You must provide an Australian postal address to receive Collector Tickets.

Get to know Ticket Forward so everyone has their own ticket

For fast, contactless entry at the gate, it’s never been easier for you to share your tickets with family and friends. Whether you’re buying a ticket for a friend or not everyone in your group is arriving together – Ticketmaster makes it easy to forward tickets in a few simple steps. 

Make entry quick and easy by ensuring every adult has their own ticket loaded onto their phone via the Ticketmaster app or using a mobile web browser at Ticketmaster.com.au before arriving at Albert Park on race day.

Your tickets will not be available to forward until Thursday 24 February 2022 at 10am AEDT.

1. Open the Ticketmaster App

2. Tap on my events and select the event you want to Ticket Forward

3.Tap ‘Forward’ below the ticket you want to share (please note: you may have to wait a moment for the ‘Forward’ button to load)

4.On the ‘Select Tickets To Forward’ page, confirm the ticket you want to share (please note – you must Forward each ticket individually)

5. Tap the ‘Forward To’ button. Tap ‘Manually Enter A Recipient’ & enter your friend’s ‘First Name’, ‘Last Name’, and ‘Email Address or Mobile Number’

6. Tap ‘Forward Ticket’. The ticket in your account will now say “Sent”. You can cancel or recall the Ticket Forward at any time

7.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.

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

How do I purchase Accessible Seating tickets?

If you need to purchase Accessible Seating for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, please fill out our Accessible Seating Request Form here and our Accessible Seating team will be in contact as soon as possible to help with your booking. 

Please include as much information as possible – including the number of wheelchair, accessible, and/or companion card tickets you would like to purchase – to assist our team in locating the best seats for you. Please note: by submitting this form, your tickets are not guaranteed.

If you need to talk to a Customer Service Representative, please call 1300 446 925. Please note, this phone number is reserved for patrons with accessibility requirements and companion cardholders and can not process any other ticketing requests.

Also please note that not all Grand Stands have accessible seating available. Prost, Schumacher and Moss grandstands offer reserved accessible seating. There are also unreserved accessible platforms located at Turn 2, Turn 10 and Turn 12.

For more information on Ticketmaster’s Accessible Ticket Bookings, please head here

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2022 will transform Melbourne’s Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit from Thursday 7 April until Sunday 10 April 2022Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.

Top tips for getting tickets to the Formula 1 Australian Grand 2022

When is the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2022?

The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2022 will take place from Thursday 7 April until Sunday 10 April 2022 at Melbourne’s Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.

The current schedule includes:

  • Thursday April 7: Promotional events, paddock activities, driver press conferences
  • Friday April 8: Practice 1, Practice 2
  • Saturday April 9: Practice 3, Qualifying
  • Sunday April 10: Race

When do tickets for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2022 go on sale?

The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2022 will take place from Thursday 7 April until Sunday 10 April 2022 at Melbourne’s Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit. General Public tickets will be on sale from Thursday 2 December @ 10am AEDT via Ticketmaster.com.au

Get to know Ticketmaster’s Smart Queue

If you aren’t familiar with Smart Queue, it is Ticketmaster’s way of creating a clear and fair process for thousands of fans to buy tickets in a short space of time. Fans enter the virtual Waiting Room prior to onsale time before joining the Smart Queue – which acts as a ‘virtual line’, helping us protect you and your tickets in a more effective way.

The time you join the Waiting Room does not determine your place in the Smart Queue, so we recommend joining at least 10 minutes prior to the event going on sale but there is no need to rush.

When the sale begins, the Smart Queue will open and everyone in the Waiting Room is given a place in line. Those who did not join the Waiting Room will be placed at the end of the line.

  • Sign in to your Ticketmaster account at least 10 minutes before joining the Waiting Room. This will speed up your purchase later.
  • Confirm you have a valid form of payment in your account with current email and billing information. This will make checkout a breeze.
  • Resist the urge to refresh. Your page will automatically refresh when you enter the Smart Queue.​
  • Keep an eye on the time! When it’s your turn, your spot will be held for 10 minutes to begin shopping.
  • Just like before, tickets are always based on availability, demand, and are not guaranteed.

The tickets I want don’t appear to be available anymore

If you select a particular ticket option and no tickets are currently available, you will see an option to “Join The Waitlist”. By doing so, you will be the first to be notified if more tickets in that area, or similar tickets become available. For more information about Ticketmaster’s Waiting List head here.

The Australian Grand Prix will be releasing additional grand stand tickets in the New Year. Keep an eye on the Grand Prix’s website for more information.

Is there a ticket limit?

The maximum number of tickets per transaction is capped at ten (10).

Why can’t I access my tickets?

When you purchase your Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix tickets via Ticketmaster, you will receive a confirmation email. However, your tickets won’t be available to access until Thursday 24 February 2022 at 10am AEDT.

You will receive an email notification when your tickets are ready to be downloaded – you will then be able to access your tickets in your My Ticketmaster account and forward tickets to your group.

When are the event precincts in 2022?

In 2022, the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will celebrate Victoria like never before with five carefully crafted precinct experiences set to bring five of Victoria’s most iconic regions to life.

Each precinct will have carefully crafted experiences set to bring Victoria’s most iconic regions to life. Feel free to roam around and explore all the precincts or find your favourite and settle in for the day – the choice is yours.

Experience the culture and creativity of the Melbourne Precinct. The endless family fun of the Phillip Island Precinct. The decadence of the Yarra Valley Precinct, adrenaline and adventure of the Grampians Precinct or the sights and sounds of the iconic Great Ocean Road Precinct.

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 then make sure you sign up in advance – Ticketmaster.com.au.

Sign into your My Ticketmaster account ahead of time

Remember to triple check your passwords, account information, and billing information are all filled in correctly in advance, that way you’re not facing any last-minute account updates when trying to process your order.

Keep your options open with ‘Best Available’

Save time by searching “Best Available,” which scans all sections fast – it’s quicker than searching sections one at a time.

Keep an eye on the clock

There will be a time limit applied to all transactions as they’re progressed through the ticket purchasing stages. Remember to keep an eye on the timer on your screen and move through the processing pages as quickly as possible (this is even easier when you’ve completed the account set-up stage we mentioned above).

Don’t refresh your screen

Stick to one window while you’re in the Waiting Room and when you’re being pushed through the Smart Queue and always resist the urge to refresh.

Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game. Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

Remember: there are a lot of fans

We’re expecting this to be a very popular event. When a popular event goes on sale there are hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of customers all attempting to purchase tickets at the same time. Tickets are sold as long as seats are available, and when an act is as popular as the Australian Grand Prix, sometimes they go very quickly.

Be sure to follow the above tips to ensure you have the best chance of snapping up some tickets.

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2022 will transform Melbourne’s Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit from Thursday 7 April until Sunday 10 April 2022. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.