Australian Open delay 'most likely': minister

Negotiations with health authorities over the details of that quarantine were close to a conclusion, Victorian Sports and Tourism Minister Martin Pakula told reporters in Melbourne.

Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews, who on Wednesday celebrated the state's 25th day without a new COVID-19 case, said he was confident the tournament would go ahead but that players would have to undergo quarantine.

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said in a statement on Sunday (November 22) he was confident he would be able announce the details of the health measures "soon".

Tennis Australia also plans to move all of the Australian Open build-up tournaments, including the ATP Cup, to Victoria from cities around the country.