This season, general admission ticket holders will have the opportunity to upgrade their tickets. To secure an upgrade you must already have purchased a general admission ticket and the upgrade date must correspond with the date on the ticket.

There will be 2 options:

1. Reserved Dining Seating, and

2. Sponsor Lounge upgrades

Reserved Dining Seating Each night of the season, general admission ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase reserved dining seating. The reserved dining seating will be located in one area only, on an elevated deck, located at the rear of the restaurant and bar area of the Event. All Reserved Dining Seating will be at communal tables (as it is throughout the Event restaurant and bar area). Patrons will be allocated table seating with their party as indicated at the time of upgrade booking, but the position of the seating will be wholly at the discretion of management. Reallocation of seating to another table according to patrons’ preferences will not be possible. Patrons holding Reserved Dining Seating will be required to purchase their meals and drinks at the event restaurant and bar along with other patrons (both located at the Southern end of the event), and will be permitted to depart and re-enter the reserved section as they please.

A block of grandstand seats will be reserved for Dining Deck patrons just to the south of grandstand’s centre.

This is a great solution if you want to secure a dining table and grandstand seating without the pressure of arriving early. This is not the solution for you if you are particular about where you want to sit.

Cost: $15 per person – includes reserved dining seat, reserved grandstand seat and, for any patron arriving before 6.45pm, a complimentary glass of Croser sparkling NV wine.

* There is no wheelchair access to the corporate deck, and prams are not permitted in the grandstand. Persons requiring wheelchair access should contact us at to make alternative arrangements.


Upon arrival for Reserved Dining Seating Patrons – follow the map that will be included on your Ticketmaster print at home tickets.

Sponsor Lounge Upgrades On selected nights we will be releasing to general admission ticket holders, upgrades to the Event’s Sponsor Lounge. The Sponsor Lounge is an a la carte restaurant, with full table service, located at the far northern end of the event, with views directly over Sydney Harbour. At the conclusion of service, guests are seated in reserved premium grandstand seating towards the centre of the grandstand.

This is the premium OpenAir experience, but some conditions apply.

The cost of the upgrade is for entry into the Sponsor Lounge only, all food and beverage will be at an additional cost. Guests will be required to pay for their meal and beverages via EFTPOS/credit card. Guests must be neatly attired and may be refused admission if inappropriately attired in the view of management. Guests must arrive before 7.30 pm in order to take advantage of meal service. Guests will be allocated tables in line with their party size and availability. The position of the table will be wholly at the discretion of management.

Cost: $30 per head (+ food and beverage costs to be paid for on the evening via credit card). 

** Sponsor Lounge upgrades are only open to persons 18 years of age and older.


Upon arrival for Sponsor Lounge Patrons –  you are required to collect your ticket and Sponsor Lounge lanyard. These will be available from the ‘Guest Ticket Window’ at the venue box office.