Australian Open 2012 LIVE coverage

The 2012 Australian Open CAN be seen LIVE, free of charge and even if you are NOT a subscriber to the relevant cable TV service provider. In fact, there are 7 different courts of matches that you can choose to watch i.e. besides being at Melbourne Park live in person…this is your equivalent to tennis heaven!
In this post OnCourt Advantage will tell YOU how exactly to watch the 2012 Australian Open! 

The Australian Open live coverage can be seen in quite a few countries around the world, including and I cannot begin to explain how happy 🙂 this makes me, I am watching the 2012 Australian Open tennis in Singapore live right now! I am sorry, but IF you are in Australia, Europe, Japan, the United Kingdom and New Zealand then this Australian Open LIVE content is not available to you due to the TV rights restrictions.

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How YOU can watch the 2012 Australian Open LIVE and free of charge:

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Step 1: Visit the Official Australian Open website at This will take you to the homepage.

Step 2: Look across the very top of the page from left to right and right under where you see a white “search >” box there is a “Video & Radio” heading. Place your mouse on top of that “Video & Radio” heading, which is a page in the navigation bar on that website.

Step 3: When you do that a drop down menu from the Video & Radio page will open. The only heading in the first column as you read from left to right is “> Live” and you need to click on this “>Live” heading.

Step 4: When you do that the Australian Open TV (AO TV) page will open. Now please don’t press the play video button just yet or you will REALLY miss out on the true awesomeness of this AO TV! From this page and under the screen shot of Rod Laver Arena (RLA) i.e. the centre court, you can see the current day’s schedule of play for RLA. To select the matches that you want to watch and from any one of the 7 courts that are being screened live, you need to click on the arrow head facing to the right of your screen. This arrow can be found at the right hand side of the schedule of play on RLA.

Step 5: Each time you click this arrow you will be taken to the schedule of play for the next court and a screen shot of that particular court, which is where you click the play button, if that is the court and match you want to watch. The order of the courts from 1 to 7 are RLA, Hisense Arena, Margaret Court Arena (MCA), Show Court 2, Show Court 3, Court 6 and Court 8.

Step 6: SHOW TIME! Now just click on the play button on the screen shot of your choice. Just remember that if you ever click on the biggest screen you will always be taken to RLA. You need to click on the smaller screen shot in the bottom left hand corner immediately under the RLA screen shot.

All the times listed are the local time in Melbourne i.e. Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), so just subtract three hours from that to watch the tennis in Singapore.

On Wednesday 11 January 2012 the Australian Open chose OnCourt Advantage to be what they call an Official Australian Open FAN-bassador!

“FAN-bassadors are chosen according to who provides the most useful analysis and commentary from different corners of the globe and who prove themselves by being particular active online and sharing a wealth of tennis knowledge.” FAN-bassadors “represent the Australian Open brilliantly through their tweeting, other social networking activity and quality of the articles and content on their sites.

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  1. Watching the men’s finals makes me respect the players a lot more, as I realize that tennis is the only (?) individual sports where there can be an indefinite duration and ending. It is one thing to play on a grueling match in a team sport when you have other members to push and cover for each other; it is another thing to fight the battle on your own – both physically and mentally (in this case, 6 hours). Even marathon runners know what to expect and when their race ends!

  2. Hi

    Its an hour later and I still can not access the live stream page!

    Does this mean I have to search for a place that I can go to that is showing it in Singapore?


  3. Thank you so much for your help…I have been watching some great tennis!

    Please tell me that I WILL be able to watch the FINAL today?

    I have clicked on the site to check the live stream but it says ‘no page exists’!

    I have not had this message before even when they were off air!

  4. Hi Phil,

    Firstly, thank you so much for visiting and commenting on OnCourt Advantage. The Australian Open LIVE telecast that I provided the how-to-guide for viewing is a live feed from the Official Australian Open website. Unfortunately, as I mentioned in the second paragraph it cannot be viewed in Australia, which is of course understandable considering the event needs people to attend in person and through the sale of television rights to be a success.


  5. I’m in country Western Australia and the Live stream doesn’t work. It tells me :Content unavailable” The Video is not authorized for your location (AU).

  6. Hi Angela,

    Firstly, thank you so much for visiting and commenting on OnCourt Advantage. The Australian Open LIVE telecast that I provided the how-to-guide for viewing, works for everyone I know who is now watching the Australian Open via that method. Maybe in the US you can only watch Rod Laver Arena. To view any court you wish you just click on the play button on the smaller screens. If you have already tried that then you must only be able to see RLA.


  7. Thanks for posting this. Are there any instructions for the US? There is no way to click on the small screen.
    Thanks a million!

  8. Hi Lauren,

    Firstly, thank you so much for visiting and commenting on OnCourt Advantage. The Australian Open LIVE telecast that I provided the how-to-guide for viewing in Singapore is a live feed from the Official Australian Open website which begins at 8am Singapore time.

    Unfortunately, it cannot be paused or replayed. The GREAT news is that you can watch loads of footage, highlights, interviews etc. All you need to do is choose a different heading when you are up to Step 3. Instead of choosing >Live you have choices of: Latest, Most popular, Highlights, Interviews, Features, Open Drive, Other videos, Radio and the truly amazing AOTV Vault, which is a new addition to the 2012 Australian Open.


  9. Is there somewhere to see the matches that have already been completed?
    I looked today and I still can’t find something at 7:45 am. I want to watch before school is there a way to do that?

  10. Hi Joy,

    Firstly, thanks again for visiting and commenting on OnCourt Advantage. The 2012 Australian Open is telecast in Singapore on MIO TV (channel 115), a SingTel pay-TV channel service provider. In Singapore, The Australian Open and Wimbledon are on MIO TV and Roland Garros and the US Open are on the Racquet Channel (a pay-TV service provided by StarHub on channel 211). You can find the exact times and days for what rounds of the 2012 Australian Open are on (from the 1st round of qualifying through to the Singles Finals), by clicking these links-> and


  11. Thank you for your reply.
    I certainly will watch tomorrow!
    Can you tell me why it is not on TV here in Singapore? I turned on the Racquet Channel to find them showing old matches from different tournaments. Why do they not show the current grand slam? So frustrating!

  12. Hi Joy,

    Firstly, thank you so much for visiting and commenting on OnCourt Advantage. The Australian Open LIVE telecast that I provided the how-to-guide for viewing in Singapore is a live feed from the Official Australian Open website. Unfortunately, it cannot be paused or replayed. The matches begin at 11am Melbourne each day so 8am in Singapore. Try to catch the direct telecast on Sunday 22 January, on the public holidays for Chinese New Year on Monday and Tuesday plus next weekend for the finals!


  13. Hi

    I am in Singapore and have tried to watch the tennis but due to the time difference it is finished by the time I am home from work grr!. Is there anyway to pause it and watch it later?

  14. Thank you!!!! I thought I was not going to be able to watch any of the Australian Open until I found this. I went in 2011 and watching it now, makes me want to go again next year.

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