Once You're Out at Melbourne Park
Rod Laver Arena
The main stadium and centre court at the Australian Open is Rod Laver Arena, named in 2000 after Australian tennis great Rod Laver who is the only player in the history of tennis to have captured two Grand Slams (1962 and 1969) – the ultimate honor achieved by winning the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open singles titles in the one calendar year.
Rod Laver Arena features a retractable roof and has seating for 15,000. A multi-use venue, the stadium is able to host a wide range of sporting and entertainment events, from Grand Slam tennis matches and motorbike super-cross, to rock concerts, conferences and classical ballet.
Australian Open Dining
The relaxed ambience of the Australian Open Dining Room will be complemented by the Chef's Carvery menu featuring selections of perfectly roasted meat. Guests will select from traditional and contemporary hot and cold side dishes from the buffet.
Located in the Hisense Arena's Western Lounge, with views of the arena's court, this offer truly reflects the more casual style of dining that Melbourne embraces during the summer season.
Open to the public from 14th - 23rd January
Lunch Service - 12:00pm to 2.30pm
Dinner Service - 5pm to 7.30pm
Thursday 24th January Lunch - 11am to 1.30pm
Dress: Smart Casual / Bookings not required
Come visit Arena Restaurant for a sit down dining experience, featuring gourmet wood-fired pizzas made to order. Stay for a full meal, light snacks or a beverage with lots of options available from our extensive menu. Located on the east side of Rod Laver Arena.
Fresh and Healthy Dining
A new ‘deliciousness’ range of freshly made daily sandwich, baguettes, wraps and cobs are available. This new ‘deliciousness’ range is made on artisan bread with fillings prepared fresh daily. Signature fillings include:
- Moroccan chicken, preserved lemon mayo, cucumber, rocket and red onion
- Grilled vegetables, goats’ cheese and harissa
- Chicken Caesar
The ‘deliciousness’ range also extends to a fresh salad range which includes spicy Thai beef with egg noodles, mint and Vietnamese slaw with roasted peanuts, crispy shallots and coriander and also the creamiest yoghurt range served with fresh fruit puree.
Jacob’s Creek Public Dining
As a proud Australian brand, Jacob's Creek will again this year have two areas including the popular Jacob's Creek Wine Bar and the Jacob's Creek Open Dining restaurant.
Jacob's Creek Wine Bar
Located on Grand Slam oval and serving your favourite Jacob's Creek wines.
Jacob's Creek Open Dining - Bistro menu
Located on the river terrace with a beautiful outdoor area, Jacob's Creek Open Dining offers guests the opportunity to sit down, relax and order from our delicious menu including matching wines, all while taking in the views of the river.
Open to the public from 14th - 24th January
Operating hours from 10am to 11pm
Lunch Service - 11.30am to 2.30pm
Dinner Service - 5pm to 8pm
Quality and seasonal produce add to the favourites range in 2013. From fresh Flathead tails for the fish and chips, pure chicken breast chicken tenders to the quality sausage range from the Snag Bar that includes pork, duck and lamb rendang, this range is sure to impress.
Gluten free and vegetarian options
Gluten free sandwiches, salads, pies, burgers, curries and snacks will be readily available, as will vegetarian options. Refer to the map at the back of the program to locate cafes, specialty food and drink outlets, fabulous favourites, bars and specialty dietary menu selections.
For the comfort and safety of patrons and players, and/or pursuant to the Major Events (Crowd Management) Act 2003 (‘Act’), the following items are NOT allowed into Melbourne Park:
- animals except service animals (eg. seeing eye dogs)
- any item that could be used as a weapon
- beach balls and other inflatable devices
- audio recorders
- bicycles, scooters, skateboards and roller-blades/skates
- camera tripods, monopods, telephoto camera lenses with a focal length capacity greater than 200mm
- video cameras and handy-cams
- drink and food cans
- chairs and stools
- eskies and hampers
- helium balloons
- glass (including bottles)
- large containers in excess of 1.5 litres
- flags, banners or signs larger than 1.2m wide or with handles longer than 50cm in length
- musical instruments and/or amplification equipment
- unauthorised advertising or marketing material or flyers
- laser pointers, distress signals, whistles or loud hailers
- dangerous goods and any other item prohibited by legislation
Note: Prams and strollers are not permitted in seating areas.
Other tennis courts
In case you have a desire to get out there and try some of the moves you saw out at Melbourne Park, here are a few of Melbourne's other tennis centres:
- Albert Reserve Tennis Centre, Hanna St and St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, phone (03) 9510 3311. Catch tram numbers 3, 5, 6, 16 or 72 south from Swanston St to stop 25.
- East Melbourne Tennis Centre, 61-63 Albert St, East Melbourne, phone (03) 9417 6511. Catch tram 12 or 109 east from Collins St to stop 12.
- Fawkner Park Tennis Centre, Fawkner Park, Toorak Rd West, South Yarra, phone (03) 9820 0611. Catch tram 3, 5, 6 16 or 72 to stop 23. Then walk 100 metres along Toorak Rd.