The first half of the season is in the books and the Cairns Taipans will come to Melbourne Arena looking to strike an important victory, taking on your South-East Melbourne Phoenix in an important Round 11 matchup.


Game date: Sunday 15 December

Tickets On-sale: Available now via Ticketek Australia

Start time: 5:00pm

Outer doors: 3.30pm

Inner doors: 4.00pm

Arrival: Please arrive early at Melbourne Arena and allow plenty of travel time. Guests will be subject to bag search, security wanding and a ticket check before entering the arena. This can take time. Limiting the amount of bags and items you bring can significantly reduce entry time, so please leave unnecessary items at home. We suggest guests arrive at least 45 minutes prior to their event start time to avoid disappointment.

ParkingParking at Melbourne Park is sold out, there will be no options to drive by and park up on the day so we'd encourage patrons to consider city parking and public transport options.

Public transport: Melbourne Arena is accessible by tram, train and bus. The arena is walking distance from Richmond Station and Flinders Street Station. Please be aware of some train disruption which may affect your travel. Plan ahead with the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner

Child Free Entry policy:  Children aged 5 and under are entitled to enter the arena at no charge; however they must not occupy a seat.


For fans of the league's newest NBL team it will be worth keeping your weekends free over the summer, with the South-East Melbourne Phoenix featuring prominently in Saturday and Sunday time slots.

18 of the Phoenix’s matches will be held on a Saturday or Sunday, another five fixtures taking place on a Friday night, with the remaining five clashes scheduled for weeknights. The family-friendly schedule means this season’s Phoenix matches will be the perfect event for basketball fans of all ages.

Assemble your team for what's going to be a huge season Phoenix fans, your boys are ready to rise in their first NBL season and show the rest of the league the power of Australia's basketball heartland!



S.E. Melbourne Phoenix vs. Cairns Taipans

Sunday 15 December