Travel to the circuit
It’s easy to travel to the 2017 Formula 1® Rolex 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 ptv.vic.gov.au 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 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix Transport Guide is coming soon. In the meantime, please refer to the 2016 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 27 February to Sunday 26 March.
Details on how to book will be available soon
Arrival at the circuit
Thursday 23 March – Sunday 26 March 2016
|Gates Open/ Close||10.30am – 8.00pm|
|Hospitality Suites||10.30am – 7.30pm|
|Bars||11.00am – 7.00pm|
RENAULT TORQUE BAR OPENING TIMES
|Friday||10.30am - 8.00pm|
|Saturday||10.30am - 8.00pm|
|Sunday||10.30am - 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.
- 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
- Corporate Platform Turns 3 & 4
Gate 1 or 10
- Corporate Platform Turn 15
- Pit Entry V8 Supercars Club Suite
- Pit Entry Victory Suite
If you are a guest in any of the following custom built suites please enter via:
- Porsche Pavilion – Gate 1
- PML – Gate 1
Circuit map coming soon...
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
MEAL SERVICE TIMES*
|Morning tea||from 11.00am*|
|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.
OFFICIAL PROGRAMS COLLECTION
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.
ACCESS AND RESTRICTIONS
To gain entry to the 2017 Formula 1® Rolex 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.
LOST & STOLEN WRISTBANDS
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.
The final International mail out will be Monday 20th February.
The final interstate (NSW, TAS, QLD, SA, WA, NT) mail out will be Friday 3rd March.
The final local (VIC) mail out will be Friday 10th March.
Tickets not paid for in full, or booked after these dates will automatically be 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 20 March – Wednesday 22 March
8.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday 23 March – Saturday 25 March
9.00am to 7.00pm
Sunday 26 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 firstname.lastname@example.org stating your authorisation.
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
ON-TRACK EVENT SCHEDULE
A daily schedule of all the on-track action will be available in each suite. Track schedule coming soon...
PIT LANE WALKS
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.
- 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
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:
- alcoholic beverage (unless purchased at the Event);
- glass bottle or glass container (unless purchased at the Event);
- beverage container with the manufacturer’s seal broken (unless purchased at the Event);
- hard cased esky or ice box (polystyrene eskies and cooler bags acceptable);
- chair, lounge, bench or stool, other than a folding chair or folding stool;
- clothing bearing any racist, indecent or obscene language or images;
- prohibited or controlled weapon, firearm, or any dangerous goods;
- animal, other than an assistance dog;
- 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);
- whistle, loud hailer, horn or bugle;
- flare, firework, laser pointer, or distress signal;
- 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;
- vehicle including any golf buggy, bicycle, skateboard, roller skates, roller blades or scooter;
- 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;
- item in such quantity that a reasonable person could infer that the item is to be used for commercial purposes;
- goods or tickets for the purpose of sale or commercial distribution to Patrons;
- camera lenses with a physical length greater than 400mm or any other item which might reasonably obstructs the view of any other Patron; or
- 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 2017 Attendance Conditions.
Private Suite Clients
HOSPITALITY CREDENTIAL INFORMATION
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 - Coming soon...
Click on the links below to view:
- General Event information - Coming soon...
- Circuit Map - Coming soon...
- Transport Guide
- Gate information
- Hospitality Packages
- Attendance Terms and Conditions
- On-track schedule - Coming soon...
- Off-track entertainment – Coming soon...
- Hospitality menus – Coming soon...
- On track results – Coming soon...
- Hospitality Shuttle Service Map – Coming soon...
If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please contact the Business Development Team on 03 9258 7166 or email@example.com
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