Golf Australia

Victoria GC & Kingston Heath GC, VIC

1-4 Dec, 2022

Australian Open spectators_banner

Spectator information | Australian Open

The prestigious men’s and women’s Australian Opens are set to come together for the first time ever, set to be hosted at Victoria Golf Club and Kingston Heath Golf Club from December 1-4. The 2022 championship will also feature the 3rd edition of the Australian All Abilities Championship (AAAC), showcasing golf as an inclusive sport for all.

Kids aged 17 and under will be admitted FREE and do not require a pre-purchased ticket for entry

Be a part of this world-class event by securing your ISPS HANDA Australian Open tickets on Ticketek today!

Catch all the action and exclusive content on social media:

Purchase tickets & premium experiences via Ticketek Note: Men & Women will be playing in alternate groups for all rounds of the Championship, and across both courses on Thursday & Friday.

  • Monday 28th November (Victoria GC & Kingston Heath GC)

    • Practice day at both courses (closed to the public)

  • Tuesday 28th November (Victoria GC & Kingston Heath GC)

  • Wednesday 30th November (Victoria GC & Kingston Heath GC)

  • Thursday 1st December (Victoria GC & Kingston Heath GC)

    • Gates open 6.30am - 7.00pm

    • Championship round one commences from 6.45am - View RD1 draw

  • Friday 2nd December (Victoria GC & Kingston Heath GC)

    • Gates open 6.30am - 7.00pm

    • Championship round two commences from 6.45am

    • Australian All Abilities round one (Victoria GC)

    • Cut to top 60 professionals and ties plus amateurs for both men and women

  • Saturday 3rd December (Victoria GC)

    • Gates open 6.30am - 9.00pm

    • Family Day activities

    • Championship round three commences from 6.45am

    • Australian All Abilities round two

    • Cut to top 35 players and ties for both men and women

    • Play 9 National Final at Kingston Heath GC (PM)

    • Live music in the village after play from 7pm - 8:30pm

  • Sunday 4th December (Victoria GC)

    • Gates open 6.30am - 5.30pm

    • Championship round four commences from 6.45am

    • Australian All Abilities round three

    • Trophy ceremony approx 5.30pm

Gates will open at 6:30am each day at both venues and will close approximately half an hour after play concludes.

Note: There will be live music in the Fan Village at Victoria GC on Sat evening from 7:00pm - 8.30pm.

Street Address

  • Victoria Golf Club – Park Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192

    • Course access is via Gate 1 on Park Rd or Gate 2 on Weatherall Rd for all spectators with a general admission or hospitality ticket. Please note that you must scan your ticket on the way out to gain re-entry into the venue.

  • Kingston Heath Golf Club - Kingston Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192

    • Course access is via Gate 1 on Kingston Rd or Gate 2 on Farm Rd for all spectators with a general admission or hospitality ticket. Please note that you must scan your ticket on the way out to gain re-entry into the venue.

Parking - Victoria GC Due to the limited parking availability for pre-purchase, parking is now sold out at Victoria Golf Club. Please consider rideshare or public transportation.

Parking - Kingston Heath GC Limited free public parking is available at Kingston Heath reserve off Centre Dandenong Rd with a short walk to Gate 2. However these fill up very quickly daily and to avoid disappointment, please consider rideshare or public transportation.

Public Transport Cheltenham Railway Station is 850m from Victoria GC. Buses run from Sandringham Station & Southland along Park Rd via Route 822.

Clayton Railway Station is 5.8km from Kingston Heath GC. Buses run from Clayton Station & Southland along Kingston Rd via Route 631.

Please visit Public Transport Victoria for further information. Taxis/Rideshare Pick up and drop off for taxis or rideshare will be located in close proximity to Gate 1 at both venues.

Shuttle bus between venue

A shuttle bus service will operate between Victoria GC and Kingston Heath GC onTuesday to Friday during the day. The buses will leave from inside one venue to the other one on a regular schedule.

Ticketing at the venue

Ticket booths will be located at Gates 1 & 2 at both venues, with prices (inc GST) as follows:

Adult | Concession Practice Day - $10 Any One Day - $33 | $23 Two-Day - $55 | $39 Four-Day Season - $94 | $66

Free entry for kids aged 17 and under when accompanied by a paying adult.

We're excited to host the ISPS HANDA Australian Open at Victoria Golf Club and Kingston Heath Golf Club and would like all attendees, staff and players to have a wonderful event experience.

Please click here for terms of entry when attending the championship.

The fan village will have plenty to offer all spectators looking to grab a bite, participate in activities or kick your feet up on beanbags to watch the action on the big screens. We will release more details on opportunities soon including:

  • Food and beverage options to taste the flavours of Melbourne

  • Kids and family activities

  • Partner activations to win cool prizes and show off your swing

Daily Draw Sheets

The daily draw sheet will be available for spectators at the entrance to the course and the Information Booth located in the Fan Village, with copies also available in Hospitality facilities.

Event Program

The official 2022 ISPS HANDA Australian Open program, which will appear in the December issue of Australian Golf Digest. Limited copies will be available at the ticket booths. Partners will be able to access copies of the program in the Hospitality facilities. Event Merchandise

Official merchandise will be sold in the Crest Link marquee located in the Fan Village at Victoria Golf Club and clubhouse at Kingston Heath Golf Club.

Food and Beverage

There will be Food and Beverage options available for spectators in the Fan Village, with additional outlets on course, as well as around the Clubhouse at both venues.

Payments

The event will be cashless. Please ensure you have an alternative payment method should you wish to make any purchases onsite.

Electronic Superscreens

There will be electronic superscreens located in the Fan Village at both venues to keep all spectators up to date on play, as well as other mobile scoreboards around the venue.

First Aid

Qualified First Aid personnel will be located in the Fan Village at both venues.

Stay Sun Smart

During the event, please ensure you are staying sun smart. Complimentary sunscreen, provided by Cancer Council Victoria, will be made available in the Fan Village at both venues.

Lost and Found

Victoria GC : All property will go to the Information Booth, located in the Fan Village. Kingston Heath GC : All property will go to the main Ticket Booth located near Gate 1.

Grandstand seating is free and open to the public on a first come first serve basis. Grandstands will be located at Victoria GC only.

The Australian Open is an accessible event and welcomes Companion Cards for spectators requiring assistance.

There will be an accessible viewing area adjacent to the 18th green at both venues. Accessible parking options can be arranged upon request.

What is a companion card?

A card for people with significant and permanent disability who have a lifelong need for a high level of support to participate in community events and activities. The card allows a person’s carer free entry into participating venues and events.

Applications for Companion Cards can be made through the Victorian State Government at https://www.companioncard.vic.gov.au/

Companion card_image

Spectators are to stay outside the ropes at all times and follow the marshal's instructions when crossing the fairways at the designated crossing points.

All four days of the event will be broadcasted live on the Nine Network and simulcast on Fox Sports & Kayo as follows:

  • Thursday: 12noon - 5pm (AEDT)

  • Friday: 12noon - 5pm (AEDT)

  • Saturday: 2pm - 7pm (AEDT)

  • Sunday: 12noon - 5pm (AEDT)

In the event that dangerous weather approached the golf course, a SIREN will sound that suspends play. If the siren sounds, seek shelter immediately and AVOID THE FOLLOWING:

  • Open areas

  • Hill Tops and high places

  • Trees

  • Golf carts

  • TV towers

Lost and found will be handed into the Tournament Office, located behind the Putting Green and Clubhouse.

From Tuesday, 6th November lost and found items will be taken to the Golf Australia office at the Australian Golf Centre.

Golf Australia Logo
Join our newsletter

Get weekly updates on news, golf tips and access to partner promotions!