Melbourne Park will host three weeks of compelling tennis and entertainment in January 2024 as part of the Australian Open.
This year’s first Grand Slam event begins on 8 January with first-round qualifying matches, and ends on 28 January with the men’s singles final at Rod Laver Arena.
The four-day qualifying competition culminates on Thursday 11 January, when players compete in final-round qualifying matches to secure a place in the AO 2024 main draw.
On 8-11 January, Rod Laver Arena will host practice matches between big names, which the public can watch from 12-4pm.
There will be exhibition matches starting on Tuesday 9 January and running until Friday 12 January. Stars of the game will participate to raise money for charities.
In December, tickets for exhibition matches will go on sale. Sign up for AO Extras to stay informed.
Kids Tennis Day takes place at Melbourne Park on Saturday 13 January – featuring the Arena Spectacular as well as plenty of tennis-filled fun at the AO Ballpark and around the precinct.
The main-draw of the Australian Open begins on Sunday 14 January – the first Sunday start in the tournament’s history.
The first-round singles matches will take place over three days, from 14-16 January, before the second-round begins on Wednesday 17 January, the day the AO celebrates the world’s longest-running culture.
Aside from singles matches, Melbourne Park will host men’s and women’s doubles tournaments on Tuesday 16 January, mixed doubles on Thursday 18 January, and junior singles on Saturday 20 January.
The Australian Open Wheelchair Championships begin with Round 1 matches on Tuesday 23 January and conclude with the men’s, women’s, and quad singles finals on Saturday 27 January.
In the evening, the women’s singles final will be played under lights at Rod Laver Arena, followed by the junior singles final and men’s doubles final.
On Sunday 28 January, the Australian Open 2024 concludes with the men’s singles final at Rod Laver Arena, preceded by the women’s doubles final.
A bumper program of events will also take place around Melbourne Park during the tournament’s final week.
There will be so much to look forward to at Australian Open 2024, from All Abilities Day (23 January), Pride Day (25 January), and the AO Glam Slam presented by Ralph Lauren (26-28 January), to the expanded Finals Festival at John Cain Arena (25-28 January).