The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) looks forward to entertaining you at the 2018 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix. 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.

Not sure which gate to use? Click here.

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 10.00am-8.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday 10.15am-8.00pm
Sunday 10.00am-8.00pm
Corporate facilities opening times
Thursday 10.30am-7.30pm
Friday 9.25am - 7.30pm
Saturday 10.30am-7.30pm
Sunday 10.30am-7.30pm
Torque Bar opening times
Friday 10.30am-7.00pm
Saturday 11.00am-7.00pm
Sunday 11.00am-7.00pm
Parc Chalet presented by The Emerson opening times
Friday 3.00pm-7.30pm
Saturday 12.00pm-7.30pm
Sunday 12.00pm-7.30pm
Bar opening times
Thursday 11.00am-7.00pm
Friday 10.30am-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
  • Pit Exit Trackside International
  • Pit Exit Skydeck Lounge
  • Fangio Lounge
  • Brabham Corporate Boxes
  • Torque Bar
  • The Lounge

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

E-Ticketing

Please note, e-tickets will be provided for The Park and sent via email by 12 March 2018. This e-ticket will provide you access to the circuit and The Park. You will be provided with your wristband upon entry to The Park.

If you have any questions regarding the e-ticketing process, please contact ticketing@grandprix.com.au.

 

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
Menus

Meal service times
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.

Menus

For further information regarding private suite menus, please contact your suite owner.

Glassware

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.

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 19 March-Wednesday 21 March 2018 8.30am-5.30pm
Thursday 22 March-Saturday 24 March 2018 9.00am-7.00pm
Sunday 25 March 2018 9.00am-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 Monday 19 February 2018.

The final interstate (NSW, TAS, QLD, SA, WA, NT) mail out will be Monday 5 March 2018.

The final local (VIC) mail out will be Monday 12 March 2018.

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

Schedule

ON-TRACK EVENT SCHEDULE

A daily schedule of all the on-track action will be available in each suite. See the full Track Schedule here.

Official Program Collection
  • Shared suites: To receive your Official Program, please present the voucher enclosed with your tickets (if applicable) to your suite host.
  • Private suites: Your Official Program will be available to you on entry to your suite.
Guide Dogs Visits

Guide Dogs Australia is returning for the second year in a row as Official Charity partner of the Formula 1® 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

To assist in their fundraising efforts, representatives from the team will be visiting suites during the event. Additionally, the team from Guide Dogs Australia may also wow guests with an exclusive visit from beautifully trained Ambassador Dogs.

For more information regarding the presence of Guide Dogs Australia at the event, please click here or contact Charlie Spendlove at CharlieS@guidedogsvictoria.com.au.

On-Site Information

No other event lets you experience it all. Discover all the entertainment and on-track events at the Formula 1® 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

PIT LANE WALKS

Pit Lane Walks are a highly sought-after and exclusive experience. Only those who have received a Pit Lane Walk pass or are a guest of the Formula One Paddock Club™ are entitled to take part.

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 can simply show their lanyard and card upon arrival.

All guests in Pit Entry Supercars Club Suites and the Formula One Paddock Club™ are entitled to Supercars Pit Lane Walks. Please note, Pit Entry Victory Suite ticket holders are not entitled to a Supercars Pit Lane Walk.

Pit Lane Walk guests are advised to assemble at the meeting point between the Formula 1® and Supercars garages 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 before the session concludes to ensure Pit Lane is clear for the next activity. This is at the complete discretion of event organisers and entry is not guaranteed.

Pit Lane Walk Times Morning Afternoon
Friday 23 March 2018 10:05-10:35 14:25-14:55
Saturday 24 March 2018 11:20-11:50 16:00-16:40
Sunday 25 March 2018 12:20-12:50 14:30-15:00

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.
DISABILITY SERVICES

The following suites are wheelchair accessible:

  • Formula One Paddock Club™
  • Premium Suite by Maserati
  • 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.

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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