Australian Open Tennis – Visitor & Working Holiday Visas

If you are visiting Melbourne, Australia for the 2015 Australian Open Tennis Tournament, you will need a valid visa to enter Australia.


About the Australian Open

The Australian Open is the Grand Slam of the Asia Pacific, featuring the best tennis players from around the world.  The event attracts hundreds of thousands of tennis fans to Melbourne, with many choosing to make onward trips to other parts of Australia as part of their holiday.

The 2015 Australian Open will start on 19 January 2015 with the final match on 1 February 2015.  In 2014, Spanish player Rafael Nadal won the Men’s Single and Chinese player Li Na won on Rod Laver Arena.

Tickets will on sale from October 7 on the official Australian Open website.

Visa and Entry requirements

Australia operates a universal visa system, which means every traveller must hold a valid visa on arrival.  With Advanced Passenger Processing, your identity and visa status will be checked at your origin airport.  If you do not hold a valid visa, you may be denied permission to board the aircraft.

There are a number of visas available to visitors for the Australian Open 2015.  These include:

  • Visitor Visa
  • Working Holiday Visa
  • Work and Holiday Visa

Depending on your planned itinerary, you may wish to visit other parts of Australia.  Popular cities include Sydney, Gold Coast, and Cairns.  Plan your holiday at

Learn more about Visitor & Working Holiday Visas, including information on how to apply online for your visa.  Our team of migration agents are here to help you.