2019 Australian Open bus parking

Bus Parking and Drop off / Pick up zones for the 2019 Australian Open

This bus movement plan is for the Australian Open 2019 being held January 14 - 27. 

Bus Parking

Bus parking has been relocated this year to parallel kerbside parking along the southern side of Wellington Parade, between Clarendon Street and Jolimont Road (approximately 80m of parking). 5 Parks per day at a cost of $80 per Bus. 

We will be issuing permits authorised by The City of Melbourne 1 week prior to the commencement of the 2019 Australian Open.

The area is only proposed to be used for the first 9 days of the main draw (Monday 14 to Tuesday 22 January 2019).

Coach operators and drivers MUST use this drop off/pick up & parking solution, and abide by allocated zones.



Drop off / Pick up zones

There are 3 passenger drop off / pick up zones

  • MCG Turn point near Jolimont Terrace
  • Batman Avenue (East side) between Margaret Court Arena & Rod Laver Arena
  • Alexander Avenue just after Swan St Bridge (North side)



MCG Lockdowns for 18 January 2019- Australia Vs India Cricket Start 1.20pm- 9.30-10.30pm estimated finish

Due to large crowd numbers Victoria Police has a new policy that once there are more than 70,000 in attendance, they will be closing roads around the MCG 30-45 minutes pre and post-game.
The main access road to affect Bus Operators is Wellington Parade which is closed pre and post-game between Powlett Street and Lansdowne Street.  Buses will still be able to park in the designated area of Wellington Parade but please note you won’t be able to move the Bus when the Lockdown is in place.