Melbourne & Olympic Parks is located in the heart of Melbourne and in conjunction with the M.C.G. is collectively known as the sports and entertainment precinct.
Melbourne & Olympic Parks is ideally situated for access by public transport and is readily accessible from any direction. Main entrances for all venues are located via Olympic Blvd (previously known as Swan St.) between Punt Road to the East and the Yarra River to the West.
For major concerts and events public transport is recommended as the most effective mode of transportation. A short walk from Flinders Street train station via the William Barak footbridge allows patrons and guests access to the City Entrance of Melbourne & Olympic Parks.
Parking throughout the Melbourne & Olympic Parks precinct is quite limited. To avoid disappointment, patrons are strongly encouraged to use public transport. Public transport services take you to the door of the Melbourne & Olympic Parks precinct.
Click here to download a map of the precinct.
Conditions of Entry
Rod Laver Arena
Bicycles are not permitted inside stadiums or arenas however we do encourage this mode of transport. Bike parking is available outside Rod Laver and Hisense Arenas, an additional large station on the RLA forecourt during the Australian Open.
AAMI Park is well equipped with bike racks;
- Rear of Car Park F: 60 spaces (access via Batman Ave only)
- Entrance F: 20 spaces
- Entrance E: 44 spaces
Patrons are required to supply their own lock. MOPT are not responsible for any loss or damage to bicycles secured on site.
A Bike Share station is located on Batman Avenue, in front of Rod Laver Arena forecourt.
Cafes at Rod Laver Arena
Arena Cafe is the perfect way to wind down and relax with a tasty meal and drink before the show, The delectable menu includes rustic pasta, gourmet pizza and other bistro favourites. Open for events at Rod Laver Arena only, Arena is to the right of the building when coming up the stairs at the front of Rod Laver Arena. Reservations are not required.
Encore Cafe offers authentic Indian cuisine and is located inside Rod Laver Arena between doors 10 - 11.
Notice re Ticketing
Peak industry body Live Performance Australia warns Australian audiences against purchasing tickets from unauthorised ticket sellers.
A prominent on-line seller engaging in this practice is ticketfinders.com.au.
In addition to paying highly infl ated prices, consumers buying tickets from unauthorised ticket sellers risk the tickets not arriving, having their tickets cancelled at the Venue, or not getting the seats they ordered.
Producers, Promoters and Venues authorise certain ticket agencies and distributors as official authorised sellers.
These Producers, Promoters and Venues reserve the right to cancel tickets from unauthorised ticket sellers, and will continue to do so in an effort to eradicate unauthorised ticket selling, or ‘ticket scalping’. The Live Performance Australia
Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment Events in Australia supports Producers, Promoters and Venues in taking this action.
Please refer to the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice (for consumers)
There is no right to refund if your ticket is cancelled. Consumers buying tickets should:
• Check whether the seller is authorised by the organiser to resell tickets. Contact the event organiser or venue, or visit the official event website to find out who the authorised sellers are.
• Check whether tickets are still available from the event organiser (ie. producer, promoter and/or venue) or authorised sellers before buying from other suppliers.
• Be aware that, if you do buy tickets from an unauthorised seller, tickets may not be genuine or may be cancelled by the event organiser.
• Check tickets carefully and read the Terms and Conditions.