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  • The world’s best descend on Melbourne for the Australian Open

    January 23, 2023

    The world’s best descend on Melbourne for the Australian Open

    Australia's sporting capital, Melbourne, where sport is part of the city's beating heart, plays host to some of the world's best international events including the Australian Open (AO) 2023. From 16 – 29 January, the world’s best have descended on Melbourne Park for the first grand slam of the year.

    It’s not too late to head down with colleagues to enjoy AO 2023’s three-week extravaganza. Enjoy show-stopping tennis, live music, the best food and wine and long days in the sunshine. If the chapters that unfolded in a stellar 2022 are a guide, it’s certain to include compelling characters, brilliant suspense and thrilling heroics. 

    Experiencing the atmospheric sporting venue and state of the art facilities isn’t restricted to just when the Australian Open is on.

    Consider booking your next large event or conference at CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park’s Grand Hall. The versatile space complemented by an outdoor terrace with uninterrupted views of Melbourne’s city skyline to the gardens outside will leave your guests feeling inspired and engaged. Seating up to 1400 guests for a gala dinner and up to 3000 for a cocktail party, the space can be transformed into any configuration for an event. Natural light streams across the event space, while floor to ceiling windows invite the surrounding flora and fauna in.

    Hosting events within Melbourne’s sporting and entertainment precinct will unlock endless opportunities to create unforgettable, money can’t buy experiences for event attendees. Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) is home to 31 internationally acclaimed Tennis Courts.  Bring the Australian Open to any event by incorporating a tennis team building day on one or more of these match courts or treat your guests to a private tour in Rod Laver Arena that will give your guests a sneak peek into the artist rooms and champions walk.

    While the AO 2023 is well underway, it’s never too early to consider building on experiences with major events like the Australian Open. Find out how MCB can support you in planning your very own next major event.