Guests with reduced mobility can get to the arena via Olympic Boulevard or the Rod Laver Arena and Hisense/Melbourne Arena tram stops. You can see where these are located on the map of the precinct.
There are ramps throughout the site and all turnstiles have an accessible entry option for those who may need it.
There is also lift access at the Rod Laver Arena forecourt if you’re coming from Olympic Boulevard, as well as one next to the main entry for Margaret Court Arena (just off Garden Square).
FM Transmitters work across the seating bowl of Margaret Court Arena. These can be collected from the relevant arena information desk each day. Patrons need to provide their own headphones.
Please note: from Friday 3 January - Sunday 2 February Accessible Parking needs to be booked through the Australian Open accessibility booking line on 1300 308 999, or email email@example.com. Parking is limited so get in touch in advance to avoid disappointment.
Accessible parking is booked through Ticketek on their Accessible Seating Hotline: (03) 9286 1208. We’d recommend booking parking in advance to avoid disappointment.
DROP OFF AREAS
Those with reduced mobility can be dropped off in the Northern carpark via entrance A (Batman Avenue). Just to let you know, all visitors have 20 minutes to drop off guests to the arena, after which time you may be charged.
There are two accessible internal lifts: lift 9 goes to all floors and lift 2 takes you to the arena floor.
Braille buttons are available on lifts. Arena internal lifts have customer service team members in them to welcome and assist patrons.
Wheelchair bays and accessible seating must be pre-booked through the Melbourne Park Accessible Seating service:
- Reach them by phone on 03 9286 1208;
- Submit a request to be contacted online by clicking this link. The Melbourne Park Accessible Seating team will contact you to finalise the transaction.
If there’s still availability, you can also get your tickets on the day from the accessible ticket window at Rod Laver Arena Forecourt Box Office.
If you have booked standard seating, but have an accessibility requirement, please let us know as soon as possible by calling the Melbourne Park Accessible Seating service. If you arrive at an event with an accessibility requirement which was not accounted for at time of booking, our team will do what they can to re-locate you to an appropriate area, however this may not always be possible.
There are plenty of wheelchair accessible seating bays. These bays have wheelchair space and a spare seat next to them for a friend or relative.
There are several accessible toilets (larger, wider cubicle with a door opening outwards) available throughout the Arena. You can see where these are located on the arena map.