Before arriving at the Australian Open it is essential to know what you can and can’t bring into the grounds at Melbourne Park. Read on for details of what items are allowed and what items are prohibited at the Australian Open.
Food and Drink
You can bring food and drink (or Refreshments and Nourishment as the US Open like to call it) to the Australian Open to enjoy throughout the day, but these items are not allowed:
- Food or drink in cans
- Glass (including bottles)
- Containers larger than 1.5 litres
- Eskies and hampers.
We always bring a huge snack pack to last through what can often be over eight hours of tennis during a day session in the early rounds. But having said that, consider that you’ll be standing up in your seat to let people go past, so aim to bring bags small enough to fit neatly under your seat.
Like any big event, you can buy food and drink on site but the cost can add up so bringing supplies with you is a good option if you want to keep costs down.
Other Common Prohibited Items
The following are also prohibited:
- camera tripods, monopods, telephoto camera lenses with a focal length capacity greater than 200mm (the security guards have been checking lens size carefully at the entries to the ground)
- video cameras and handy cams
- chairs and stools
- flags, banners or signs larger than 1.2m wide or with handles longer than 50cm in length.
If you have any other information about what you can, and can’t bring in to the Australian Open, please leave a comment and let us know.
One of the great things about Melbourne Park is they provide free cloak room facilities. So you can actually bring a bag of snacks and drinks and check them in and go back and collect them when you want them. There is a cloak room at both the Rod Laver Arena and Hisense.