Public Venue Closures and Event Changes
Last updated: 14 July 2020
Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) venues, AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena and Margaret Court Arena, are currently closed for events.
M&OP’s scheduled events list is being updated with new information as changes are confirmed.
This closure does not include the M&OP precinct public open spaces, including Gosch's Paddock, Olympic Park Oval, The Oval, Garden Square and Eastern Plaza Car Park, which remain accessible. However, we encourage all members of the public to stay informed on the latest advice from government and make the best decisions for themselves and their families.
We are working with our venue hirers, sporting clubs and partners to assess the implication of a cancellation, postponement or change to viewing conditions of any event scheduled as appropriate in each case. Please refer to the current statements provided by event organisers and sporting bodies below:
- Football Federation Australia (FFA) statement here
- National Rugby League (NRL) statement here
- Australian Rugby Union (ARU) statement here
- Live Nation Australia statement here
- Frontier Touring statement and updates here
- Chugg Entertainment statement and updates here
Ticket Holder Information
In the event of a cancellation, postponement or change to viewing conditions of any event scheduled to be held at our venues, all ticket holders will be notified via email or SMS and we encourage all patrons to ensure their details are up-to-date on their Ticketek account (click here for further detail).
Updates will also be posted online and via social media channels of Melbourne & Olympic Parks venues. Please be assured that notification of changes to events will be provide as soon as practicable. We are asking that patrons/ticket holders minimise general enquiries requesting event updates to both Ticketek and M&OP.
Pre-booked car parking
Pre-booked car parking is currently closed to new public bookings and existing pre-booked car parking purchases will be cancelled and refunded. The bank account associated with the purchaser’s credit or debit card will automatically receive the original payment returned in full.
The Eastern Plaza Car Park currently remains open, with spaces available and payment on entry at the regular rate of $7.50 per day. This is subject to change without notice.
For more information on coronavirus (COVID-19):
Information is available on the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and Australian Government Department of Health websites.
The following events have confirmed as proceeding without spectators, cancelled or postponed. Please await further information from Ticketek and the event organiser regarding arrangements for rescheduled dates and/or refunds:
- Melbourne Storm 2020 NRL Premiership Season (Season re-scheduled, no spectators)
- Melbourne Rebels 2020 Super Rugby Season (Suspended until further notice)
- Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City 19/20 A-League Season (Suspended until further notice)
- Kip Moore, Margaret Court Arena, Tuesday 17 March (Cancelled)
- Miranda Lambert, Margaret Court Arena, Thursday 26 March (Cancelled)
- Marvel Universe LIVE! 2020 Australian Tour, Rod Laver Arena, April 2 to 6 (Cancelled)
- Lenny Kravitz, Rod Laver Arena, Wednesday 8 April (Cancelled)
- Alanis Morisette, Rod Laver Arena, 14 & 15 April (Rescheduled to November 14 & 15)
- Dave Matthews Band, Margaret Court Arena, Friday 17 April (Cancelled)
- The Offspring with Sum 41, Margaret Court Arena, 23 April (Postponed)
- Tame Impala, Rod Laver Arena, 23 & 24 April (Rescheduled to December 13 & 14 2020)
- So Pop 2020, Melbourne Arena, 1 May (Cancelled)
- PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue”, Margaret Court Arena, 2 & 3 May (Rescheduled to May 15 & 16 2021)
- Iron Maiden, Rod Laver Arena, 9 & 11 May (Cancelled)
- Stormzy, Melbourne Arena, 14 May (Rescheduled to November 24 2020)
- Ocean Alley, Melbourne Arena, 15 May (Rescheduled to March 24 2021)
- Faith No More, Rod Laver Arena, 16 May (Rescheduled to March 1 2021)
- Steel Panther, Margaret Court Arena, 22 May (Rescheduled to February 16 2021)
- The Backstreet Boys, Rod Laver Arena, 26 & 27 May (Rescheduled to May 3 & 4 2021)
- Rex Orange County, Margaret Court Arena, 29 & 30 May (Postponed until further notice)
- Bat Out Of Hell, Rod Laver Arena, 11 June 2020 (Rescheduled to 13 May 2021)
- Bon Iver, Rod Laver Arena, 16 June (Rescheduled to 21 March 2021)
- Parkway Drive, Melbourne Arena, 20 June (Rescheduled to 9 July, 2021)
- Disney On Ice Presents Dare To Dream, Rod Laver Arena, 2-6 July (Cancelled)
- Wizard of Oz - Arena Spectacular, Melbourne Arena 11 July (Cancelled)
- WWE Live, Rod Laver Arena, 6 August (Rescheduled to 29 July 2021)
- Melbourne Esports Open, Rod Laver Arena & Margaret Court Arena, 22-23 August (Rescheduled to 21-22 August 2021)
- Mahler 8: Symphony of a Thousand, Margaret Court Arena, 24 October (Postponed)
- James Blunt, Margaret Court Arena, 18 November (Cancelled)
- Simple Minds & OMD, Margaret Court Arena, 1 December (Rescheduled to 7 December 2021)
- David Gray, Margaret Court Arena, 5 December (Rescheduled to 16 November 2021)
We will update this list as receive confirmation of event changes.
WHAT ELSE IS M&OP DOING IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS?
Melbourne & Olympic Parks is working closely with government and taking advice from relevant authorities on how to manage and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus.
Given what we do as a business, its events and activities, we are making sure all those who work and visit our precinct are informed and supported with information and resources.
We are monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus and following advice issued by official authorities.
We have implemented precautionary measures to enhance our security and safety procedures throughout the venue, including:
- Displaying government standard hygiene awareness posters in all front-of-house and back-of-house bathrooms.
- Hand sanitisers have been made available at our customer service desks, retail kiosks and cafes. We encourage all those who are working and visiting our venues and precinct to practice good hygiene.
- Given what we do here at M&OP we are making sure all those who work and visit our venues are supported with information and resources.