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January’s Australian Open is set to break records with the best-of-the-best converging in Melbourne for the largest annual sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere.

Last year the Australian Open attracted a record breaking 743,667 fans.

Each year the Australian Open injects more than $270 million into the Victorian economy and creates more than 1200 jobs, making it the most significant major event in the state.

The Victorian Government has invested $972 million upgrading Melbourne Park to ensure it remains the most accessible and most successful tennis venue in the world.

Construction on the final stage of the Melbourne Park Redevelopment will start after the Australian Open 2019.

This investment makes Melbourne Park one of the best music and entertainment venues in the world, hosting 300 events annually and attracting 2.5 million patrons.

Development Victoria is working with Sport and Recreation Victoria, Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust and Tennis Australia to manage the ongoing redevelopment of Melbourne Park.

Find out more about the Melbourne Park redevelopment.

Updated on 14 May 2024