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Summer in Australia is tennis. Balmy nights, world-class tennis players, colourful fans, live entertainment at Grand Slam Oval and all the tennis action live on the big screen at Garden Square. For two weeks in January, Melbourne Park has it all.
Witness the drama unfold as the world's greatest athletes dominate the courts at Melbourne Park and test each other's skill, determination, courage and endurance. More than mere sporting heroes, the likes of Rafa, Roger, Novak, Andy, Maria, Victoria and Serena are global superstars, all striving to claim the first Grand Slam title of the tennis season. Every year the Australian Open gets bigger, better, more intense and more breathtaking as these stunning athletes leave nothing to chance in their quest for the ultimate prize.
Visit the Australian Open website, or sign up to Australian Open Update for all the latest news and offers from the Australian Open.
Variety and energy characterise entertainment and nightlife in Victoria. Melbourne features an ever-changing number of clubs, bars and live music venues.
Melbourne is sports mad. From the crack of the bat to the roar of race cars, the city hosts track and field crowd pleaser events throughout the year.
With sandy bay beaches and a river through the city, there's plenty to do on, in and by the water from kiteboarding to kayaking by moonlight.
Pick a player, choose a team and let yourself be swept along with the sports fever that grips Melbourne, year-round in the compact sports precinct.