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Travel to the circuit

It’s easy to travel to the 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix on Melbourne’s iconic public transport network with trains, trams and buses providing frequent services. For detailed train, tram and bus information visit or call 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight daily).

If using any other public transport service besides the free shuttle trams, patrons must buy a valid Myki ticket for travel. Tickets are available from the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square, Premium Stations, retail outlets and Myki ticket machines at train stations.

The 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix Transport Guide is coming soon. In the meantime, please refer to the 2015 version here

Paddock Club and Village Club Parking information (where applicable) will be available as soon as possible  



Limited disabled car parking is available on circuit with some of the packages purchased. Please speak to the Business Development team on 03 9258 7166.

Free wheelchair accessible vehicles will operate within the circuit. These vehicles are available for guests with limited mobility. To minimise delays it is best to pre-book this service from Monday 29 February to Sunday 20 March.

Details on how to book will be available soon  

Arrival at the circuit


Thursday 17 March – Sunday 20 March 2016

Gates Open/ Close  10.15am – 8.00pm
Hospitality Suites   10.15am – 7.30pm
Bars                                        11.00am – 7.00pm



Friday 4.00pm - 8.00pm
Saturday 12.00pm - 8.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm - 8.00pm


Hospitality Wristbands & Suite Access

Your hospitality wristband is required to gain access to the circuit and your hospitality suite.

Each day of the event has a different coloured wristband; please ensure you are wearing the correct day’s wristband.

Your hospitality wristband only allows you access to the hospitality suite printed on the wristband and general admission areas, not to other hospitality suites, grandstands, or other restricted areas.

Hospitality wristbands are non-transferable between guests on any one day.

Gate 1                                  

  • Formula One Paddock Club™
  • Formula One Paddock Club™ - Premium Suite
  • Chicane Pavilion Upper
  • Chicane Pavilion Lower
  • Pit Exit Trackside International
  • Pit Exit Skydeck Lounge
  • Fangio Lounge
  • Brabham Corporate Boxes
  • Renault Torque Bar                                               

Gate 2                                  

  • Corporate Platform Turns 3 & 4

Gate 1 or 10                       

  • Corporate Platform Turn 15
  • Pit Entry V8 Supercars Club Suite                                      
  • Pit Entry Victory Suite

Customised Suites

If you are a guest in any of the following custom built suites please enter via:

  • Porsche Pavilion – Gate 1
  • PML – Gate 1

Click here to see the Circuit Map

Hospitality Suite Information

Dress code guidelines and suggestions

The minimum, and acceptable standard, is smart casual. However you may dress more formally if your individual occasion calls for it. The level of dress does vary in the hospitality suites from smart casual to more formal. Below are some guidelines to help assist you.

For Men

  • Dress comfortably to suit the length of time you will be at the event
  • Allow for weather changes which can and often do occur over the course of a Melbourne day
  • A collared shirt such as a shirt or polo is preferred and most common
  • Dress pants or chinos are encouraged and most common. If wearing jeans they must not be ripped or torn.
  • If shorts are worn they must be dress shorts – no board shorts or sports shorts 

For Women

  • Dress comfortably and appropriate to the length of time you will be at the event
  • Allow for weather changes which can and often do occur over the course of a Melbourne day
  • High Heels are acceptable however please be aware that in most cases you will be required to walk long distances across grass and bare ground to gain access to your corporate suite
  • Dress pants are preferred. If wearing jeans they must not be ripped or torn
  • Skirts and dresses are acceptable as long as they meet at least the minimum smart casual standard

Please feel free to wear team race wear and merchandise. We encourage support for all teams and riders.


The following items are not acceptable attire:

  • Bare feet or thongs
  • Tank-tops
  • Ripped, torn or dirty denim
  • Board shorts
  • Beach wear
  • Clothing bearing any racist, indecent or obscene language or images
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone who is not appropriately attired.



Morning tea  from 11.00am*
Lunch  from 12.30pm*
Dessert  from 2.30pm*
Afternoon tea  from 4.00pm*

*These times are subject to change and may vary between hospitality suites. Meal service times will be displayed on menus within your suite and hosts will be able to help you when you arrive.



All shared suite menus will be available as soon as they are confirmed. 



Please note that glassware, including bottles, cannot be taken outside of your suite. Plastic cups will be provided for drinks to be taken to outdoor areas where applicable.



Smoking is not permitted inside hospitality suites, on any viewing platform or grandstand.



Shared Suites: To receive your official program please present the voucher enclosed with your tickets, (if applicable) to the suite host.

Private Suites: Your official program will be available to you on entry to your suite.



To gain entry to the 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix, you must have your Hospitality wristband for the appropriate day. You will not be able to enter the circuit or your suite without it.

Wristbands must be worn on your wrist at all times and only allows you access to the suite printed on the wristband and general admission areas. Access to other hospitality suites, grandstands and other restricted areas will not be permitted.

To allow ticket flexibility, separate hospitality wristbands are issued for each day of the event. These colour coded wristbands are printed with your suite name and the day they are valid.

Please be aware that wristbands are non-transferable on any one day.



In accordance with the Corporate Hospitality Standard Terms and Conditions

Clause 7.2 Tickets.

Each Invitee must keep his or her Ticket safe and in good condition, as AGPC is not obliged to replace any Ticket under any circumstances, including but not limited to loss or theft – however AGPC may, in its sole and absolute discretion, replace a Ticket which has been lost or stolen (and may charge a fee for that replacement).

We strongly advise that you choose a safe and secure method of forwarding tickets onto your clients and guests (Registered Post or Courier Delivery) once they have been sent to you by AGPC.

If you do have an issue with your wristbands, please contact the Australian Grand Prix Corporation Business Development Team on 03 9258 7166, as soon as possible.


Postal Deadlines

The final International mail out will be Monday 15th February.

The final interstate (NSW, TAS, QLD, SA, WA, NT) mail out will be Monday 29th February.

The final local (VIC) mail out will be Monday 7th March.

Tickets not paid for in full, or booked after these dates will automatically be Circuit Collect.

Circuit Collect

Tickets marked for Circuit Collect will be available for collection from the Gate 1 Hospitality Ticket Office located at Albert Park, just off Canterbury Road opposite Armstrong Street. Please refer to the Circuit Map for location, grid reference J15.


Gate 1 Hospitality Ticket Office Hours

Monday 14 March – Wednesday 16 March

8.30am to 5.30pm

Thursday 17 March – Saturday 19 March

9.00am to 7.00pm

Sunday 20 March

9.00am to 4.00pm


You will be required to show photo identification when collecting your tickets, so please ensure you bring it with you or your tickets will not be released.

If you wish for someone to pick up tickets on your behalf please send an email to  stating your authorisation.

On-Site Information 


A hospitality shuttle service will operate around the circuit each day to assist hospitality guests travelling to their suite. Guests must show their hospitality wristband to access the shuttle service.

This service commences at 10.30amˆ and runs until 8.00pmˆ on event days. Services run approximately every 15 to 20 minutesˆ

ˆSubject to change, approximate service times only.




The following suites are wheelchair accessible:

  • The Formula One Paddock Club™
  • The Formula One Paddock Club™ - Premium Suite
  • Pit Entry – V8 Supercars Club Suite
  • Pit Entry – Victory Suite

Please note that Gate 8 is NOT wheelchair accessible.   

The Formula One Paddock Club™ and Pit Entry Suites provide wheelchair accessibility. The Formula One Paddock Club™ can be accessed via elevators at both the northern (near the Entrance Lounge) and southern ends of the building. In addition the Pit Entry suites can be also accessed by an elevator at the northern end of the building.       

Click here for more information on disability services



A daily schedule of all the on-track action will be available in each suite. For more information on the on-track action, click here



Guests entitled to attend Pit Lane Walks are required to wear their relevant day Pit Lane Walk Pass to access the Pit Lane Walk. Formula One Paddock Club™ ticket holders simply need to show their lanyard & card upon arrival

All guests in Pit Entry V8 Supercar Club Suites and Formula One Paddock Club™ are entitled to V8 Supercar Pit Lane walks. Your hospitality wristband will give you access on the relevant day. Please note Pit Entry Victory Suite ticket holders are not entitled to a V8 Supercar Pit Lane Walk.

Pit Lane Walk guests are advised to assemble at the meeting point between the Formula 1® and the V8 garages 15 minutes prior to Pit Lane Walk start times. Late arrivals will not be permitted to participate.

Timings will be uploaded as soon as confirmed and will be available in your suite each day and from your suite host.

Please note;

  • Children must be supervised by an adult at all times
  • There is strictly no smoking or food and drink permitted in Pit Lane
  • There is strictly no filming in Pit Lane – photography is acceptable


Attendance Conditions


There will be bag checks at each gate, please have your bags ready. Items not permitted include, but are not limited to, the following items:

  1. alcoholic beverage (unless purchased at the Event);
  2. glass bottle or glass container (unless purchased at the Event);
  3. beverage container with the manufacturer’s seal broken (unless purchased at the Event);
  4. hard cased esky or ice box (polystyrene eskies and cooler bags acceptable);
  5. chair, lounge, bench or stool, other than a folding chair or folding stool;
  6. clothing bearing any racist, indecent or obscene language or images;
  7. prohibited or controlled weapon, firearm, or any dangerous goods;
  8. animal, other than an assistance dog;
  9. metal flag or banner pole longer (or extending to longer) than 1 metre, or any flag or banner which could reasonably be used in contravention of Attendance Condition 12(u);
  10. whistle, loud hailer, horn or bugle;
  11. flare, firework, laser pointer, or distress signal;
  12. public address system, electronic equipment, broadcast equipment or similar device which may interfere with broadcast equipment or similar device being used by AGPC or other persons authorised by AGPC in connection with the Event;
  13. vehicle including any golf buggy, bicycle, skateboard, roller skates, roller blades or scooter;
  14. item the possession of which does not have an ordinary and reasonable use by a Patron at the Event and which may be used to damage or deface property, buildings or any part of the area used for the Event (including without limitation any spray paint), disrupt or interrupt the Event, hinder, obstruct or interfere with any driver taking part in the Event, adversely affect public safety, excavate any part of the area used for the Event or erect any structure;
  15. item in such quantity that a reasonable person could infer that the item is to be used for commercial purposes;
  16. goods or tickets for the purpose of sale or commercial distribution to Patrons;
  17. camera lenses with a physical length greater than 400mm or any other item which might reasonably obstructs the view of any other Patron; or
  18. photographic, video or audio recording equipment AGPC reasonably considers may be used in breach of Attendance Condition 32, which may include (without limitation) audio recorders, camera tripods, monopods or any digital recording equipment.


Click here for a full list of prohibited items and the 2016 Attendance Conditions.

Private Suite Clients


Bookings that qualify for a host pass will now be provided a credential and will be required to submit applications as per the details below and with their Activation Account Manager.

If a client is requiring access to the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit prior, during and/or post event days to carry out works/inspections, they may be entitled to acquire an event credential. Credentials are a photo ID laminate card attached to an AGPC issued lanyard, stating the individuals name, company and photo identification.

Credentials will allow access to the circuit for the purpose of carrying out works. In most cases, a client will be given a Services Credential, which allows access to the circuit and to Hospitality Facilities ONLY for the purpose of carrying out works.

Clients may also require access for their own contractors/suppliers to bump in and out. In most cases, these contractors/suppliers will need to obtain a pre and post event pass. This pass allows access to the site pre and/or post event days. This pass will NOT allow access to the site on event days.

If vehicle access is required on-site for the purpose of carrying out works, vehicle credentials also need to be applied for. The AGPC Credentials Coordinator will be able to determine what sort of vehicle access the client or contractor/supplier will require.

If a client or a client’s contractor/supplier is required to obtain any of the access passes mentioned above, he/she must contact their AGPC representative to have the relevant documentation forwarded to them to complete. 


Skydeck Private Suite


Quick Reference

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If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please contact the Business Development Team on 03 9258 7166 or

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