The battle of the birds is BACK at Melbourne Arena on Saturday 28 December, with the South-East Melbourne Phoenix taking on the Illawarra Hawks in the last Phoenix home game for 2019.


Game date: Saturday 28 December

Tickets On-sale: Available now via Ticketek Australia

Start time: 8:00pm

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 limited and should be pre-booked

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. Illawarra Hawks

Saturday 28 December