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Australian Open dates 2023: When does the tournament start at Melbourne Park?

It’s Grand Slam time again Down Under as the Australian Open returns to Melbourne Park in 2023.

The world’s best tennis players will be duking it out to win the first major of the calendar year.

After missing last year’s tournament because of deportation, can Novak Djokovic win a 10th Australian Open?

Or will the likes of Rafa Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz or Nick Kyrgios spoil the party?

The absence of 2022 winner Ash Barty will see the likes of Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur assume favouritism in the women’s draw.

MORE: Australian Open 2023 confirmed wildcards 

When is the Australian Open 2023?

The Australian Open 2023 main draw will start on Monday, January 16 with the start of the men’s and women’s singles.

It will conclude on Sunday, January 29 with the men’s singles final, with the women’s singles final played the night before.

Qualifying for the Australian Open main draw will start on Monday, January 9 and wind up on Thursday, January 12 ahead of the draw.

When is the Australian Open draw?

Australian Open officials have confirmed the 2023 draw will take place on Thursday, January 12 (local time) with no time set in stone just yet. 

The 2022 draw took place one day later and was conducted by tournament referee Wayne McKewen and tournament director Craig Tiley.

The 2023 draw will once again likely involve Tiley and take place at Melbourne Park where the Australian Open is played. 

Full Australia/New Zealand 2023 summer of tennis schedule

Date Event Location
Dec 29 – Jan 4 United Cup group stage Brisbane, Perth and Sydney
Jan 1 – Jan 8 Adelaide International 1 Adelaide
Jan 1 – Jan 8 Canberra International Canberra
Jan 6 – Jan 8 United Cup final four Sydney
Jan 9 – Jan 14 Adelaide International 2 Adelaide
Jan 9 – Jan 12 Australian Open qualifying Melbourne
Jan 9 – Jan 14 Hobart International Hobart
Jan 9 – Jan 15 ASB Classic Auckland
Jan 10 – Jan 12 Kooyong Classic Kooyong
Jan 10 – Jan 14 Victorian Wheelchair Tennis Open Melbourne
Jan 13 – Jan 18 Traralgon Juniors Traralgon
Jan 16 – Jan 20 Melbourne Wheelchair Open Melbourne
Jan 16 – Jan 29 Australian Open Melbourne

How to buy Australian Open 2023 tickets

Tickets for the 2023 edition of the Australian Open are available exclusively via Ticketek.

Fans are able to filter by price, dates, session times, arenas, and experience types.

There will be no paper tickets at next year’s Australian Open, with tickets only able to be accessed on the Ticketmaster App or Ticketmaster.com.au on a mobile browser.


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