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Question about aussie open tickets!!!!!!

How long before the open starts will you get your tickets??I live in the netherlands but i will have a huge problem if they send tickets like two weeks before it begins because i allready will be in oz!Is it possible to get your tickets at the office at the open and what is the best way for me to buy tickets?

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btw is it necessary to have a creditcard or can you also pay with your bankaccount?

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You will be able to pick them up there, i'm sure.

This only really matters if you are going to get centre court tickets. All other courts including vodafone arena are covered by grounds passes. these arent reserved, so you can just get them at the tennis centre.
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Yep i will buy centrecourts but i hope that i can pick them up there!

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I'm thinking of making a trip to the first week of the aussie Open next year too! Thanks Martina Hingisova for this thread!

So if I just go there in the first week it's possible to just go to the tennis centre on any day and purchase a ground pass? Is it possibe to get tickets for centre court or the night matches there and then as well or they must be pre-ordered?

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u can purchase a grounds pass at the gate on the day if u like. sometimes u can get your tickets from an outlet the day before, then all u have to do is walk in and scan the ticket.

center court tickets go on sale 9am october 3. will sell out in a couple of days easy.

u need to purchase them from ticketek. here is their website. u will need a creditcard

http://premier.ticketek.com.au/Ticketek/default.asp

just search australian open
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I did this two years ago when I lived in Canada, and juggler is right: they sell out fast! I think we called about two or three weeks after the tickets went on sale, and it was a scramble to get seats, but we managed (saw Davenport/Kournikova & Rafter/Hrbaty, then Hingis/Serena, Amanda/Venus the next day!).

We picked the tickets up at the box office just outside the main turnstiles, so no problem ordering in advance from long-distance. As juggler says, you'll need a credit card.

Hope you have fun, as it's a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere at the tournament, and the city of Melbourne is marvelous!
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What is a "Concession Ticket" like is mentioned on the website of this ticketagency?
Juggler, Vancouverite, is there a kind of "Bed and Breakfast"-formula so that you can stay with locals at Melbourne?
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Concession applies to children 15 years and under, full-time students and pensioners, with Australian ID.
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Thank you, Ajayares.
Well that does not apply to me, I'm somewhere between 15 and the age of pension, no full-time student and I don't have an Australian ID (though I'd love to have one).

Can anybody help me with the bed and breakfast thing?
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My advice is to not bother with Centre Court tickets as these tickets don't allow you access to Vodafone arena, the 2nd largest stadium. The reason I say this is simple. All the centre court tickets sell out very fast, in an hour or so. Therefore when it comes round to January, and the Open is starting, they plan the schedule so that matches that will attract the most fans are played on Vodafone. This is done to increase the sale of Ground Passes. Its common sense really, they want to sell as many tickets as possible! For instance last year they stuck Kournikova vs Henin and Sampras, Serena, Capriati, Venus etc. to name a few on Vodafone.

Seriously martina hingisorova and hagar, I would reconsider getting centre court tickets! It is less hassle anyway to buy your tickets on the day! Just rock up at 9am and buy your ground pass! They barely even have queues at the Australian Open, you will be unlucky if you have to wait more than 10 minutes. The ground pass is the best value, at around US$10 or EU$11!

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Forgot to say that I used to always get Centre Court, mainly for protection in case it rained, but now that they have one under cover stadium for ground pass holders there is no need! The difference in cost between centre court and ground pass is minimal the first few rounds, but seriously unless you want centre court tickets for the 2nd week I wouldnt bother with them in the 1st week, Ground Pass is the way to go! I'm sure Iva's N#1Fan, SteveManevski, and other Aussies will probably agree!
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Thank you so much! I really hope I can make it next year... I do hope booking of hotels wouldn't be a big problem. I'll probably be there in the first week where there are a many players to watch. I'll watch the Quarters onwards at home...

Also, will tickets for centre court during the first week be availible at the ticket counter?

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Centre Court tickets are usually all sold out months before, sometimes you can get lucky and they have some of the veery back row for sale on the day, but its unlikely!

I still say go the Ground Pass, and forget Centre Court! Finding a hotel shouldnt be to hard! Melbourne has plenty, depends though where u want to stay though. If you plan on staying in a 2km radius of Melbourne Park though you might want to book in advacne!
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AUSBOY, can you not buy ground passes in advance.
I would like to buy all my tickets in advance so that I don't have to worry any longer.
My plan is to go for 4 days, 1 day at Rod Laver (I want to be in it at least once), 2 days Vodafone, one day groundpass.

And please can I once again ask if anyone knows if you can stay with local people in Melbourne/Australia. It's not so much because I don't want to pay for a hotel, but because I would like to have some company as I will be travelling on my own.

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