The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) looks forward to entertaining you at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019. We are committed to delivering you a world-class hospitality offering and an exceptional event experience.

The information provided on this page has been developed to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Business Development team on 03 9258 7166.

Getting to the Circuit

It's easy to travel to Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit on Melbourne's iconic public transport network, with trains, trams and buses providing frequent services. For detailed train, tram and bus information, please visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007.

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.

Formula One Paddock Club™ and Village Club Parking information (where applicable) will be available closer to the event.

Designated Driver Service

If you have a Formula One Paddock Club™ or Village Green car parking pass, please click here and let We Drive safely drive you and your car home.

Uber

Patrons may wish to travel to and from Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in the convenience and comfortability of an Uber. Uber ranks are located at Gates 1 and 2 (on Canterbury Road), Gates 3 and 5 (on Albert Road) and Gate 10 (on Fitzroy Street).

Taxi

Taxi ranks are located at Gates 1 and 2 (on Canterbury Road), Gate 8 (on St Kilda Road) and Gate 10 (on Fitzroy Street). For further information, please visit the Victorian Taxi Association website.

Click here for further transport information.

Accessible Information

Limited disabled car parking is available on circuit with selected hospitality packages. Please speak to our 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. Click here for details.

Please note, there is no disability access at Gate 8. Click here for more information.

Circuit Hours - Gates, Hospitality, Bars and Suites

Gate hours
Thursday 9.45am-8.00pm
Friday 9.15am-8.00pm
Saturday 9.45am-8.00pm
Sunday 9.45am-8.00pm
Corporate facilities opening times
Thursday 10.00am-7.30pm
Friday 9.30am-7.30pm
Saturday 10.00am-7.30pm
Sunday 10.00am-7.30pm
Parc Chalet Opening Hours 12:00pm-7:30pm

Bar opening times
Thursday 11.00am-7.00pm
Friday 11.00am-7.00pm
Saturday 11.00am-7.00pm
Sunday 11.00am-7.00pm

 

How to Access Hospitality and Suites

Your hospitality wristbands are required to gain access to the circuit and hospitality suite each day.

Each day of the event has a different coloured wristband; please ensure you are wearing the correct colour for that day and note that wristbands are strictly non-transferable between guests on any one day.

Your wristband only allows access to the allocation printed on your wristband and General Admission areas.

Gate 1

  • Formula One Paddock Club™
  • Premium Suite by Maserati
  • Chicane Pavilion Upper
  • Chicane Pavilion Lower
  • Chicane on The Deck
  • Pit Exit Trackside International
  • Pit Exit Skydeck Lounge
  • Fangio Lounge
  • Brabham Corporate Boxes
  • Torque Bar
  • Marriott Bonvoy Lounge
  • Race Cube

Gate 2

  • Corporate Platform Turns 3 & 4

Gate 9

  • The Park

Gate 10

  • Parc Chalet presented by The Emerson

Gate 1 or 10

  • Corporate Platform Turn 15
  • Pit Entry Supercars Club Suite
  • Pit Entry Victory Suite
Menus Dress Code and Guidelines

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.

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 

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 hospitality 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 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
Ticketing

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.

Gate 1 Hospitality Ticket Office hours are as follows:

Monday 11 March-Wednesday 13 March 2019 8.00am-5.30pm
Thursday 14 March-Saturday 16 March 2019 8.30am-7.00pm
Sunday 17 March 2019 8.45am-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 ticketing@grandprix.com.au stating your authorisation.

Access and restrictions

To gain entry to the 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 and stolen wristbands

In accordance with the Corporate Hospitality Standard Terms and Conditions, Clause 7.2:

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 to 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 our Business Development team on (03) 9258 7166.

Postal deadlines

The final International mail out will be Friday 22 February 2019.

The final interstate (NSW, TAS, QLD, SA, WA, NT) mail out will be Friday 1 March 2019.

The final local (VIC) mail out will be Thursday 7 March 2019.

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

*These times are subject to change and may vary on a case by case basis.

Pit Lane Walks

Pit Lane Walk guests are advised to assemble at the meeting point between the Formula 1® and Supercars garages (as indicated on the map on the rear of the Pit Lane Walk card) at least 15 minutes prior to Pit Lane Walk start times. Due to the extremely tight track schedule, the Pit Lane Walk entry will be closed 15 minutes before the advertised session end time to ensure Pit Lane is clear for the next activity. This is at the complete discretion of event organisers and entry is not guaranteed.

In order to attend your assigned Pit Lane Walk session, please refer to the number on the top right corner of your Pit Lane Walk card. A number 1 indicates that the card is valid for the first Pit Lane Walk of the specified day (Session 1). A number 2 indicates that the card is valid for the second Pit Lane Walk of the specified day (Session 2). 

Pit Lane Walk times
Thursday 14 March Session 1: 2:00pm-2:50pm
  Session 2: 7:40pm-8:10pm
Friday 15 March Session 1: 10:55am-11:25am
  Session 2: 2:25pm-2:55pm
Saturday 16 March Session 1: 11:10am-11:40am
  Session 2: 4:00pm-4:40pm
Sunday 17 March Session 1: 12:15pm-12:45pm
  Session 2: 2:40pm-3:10pm

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.
On-Site Information

No other event lets you experience it all. Discover all the entertainment and on-track events at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019.

DISABILITY SERVICES

The following suites are wheelchair accessible:

  • Formula One Paddock Club™
  • Premium Suite
  • Pit Entry 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 and southern ends of the building. In addition, 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.

Smoking

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

Charity Partner

My Room is a volunteer organisation dedicated to raising funds to achieve a 100 per cent cure rate for childhood cancers. Over the past 25 years, My Room has raised more than $17 million for childhood cancer research, clinical care, family support, and to improve the quality of life for children with cancer.

The Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019, 14-17 March, marks My Room’s first year as the Official Charity of the Formula One season opener.

To make a pledge to My Room, please follow this link.

Attendance Conditions

SECURITY CHECKS

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

  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.

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