The 16-man field features eight of the PDC's elite throwers alongside eight of Australia and New Zealand's talents as they battle it out for the £20,000 top prize.

The tournament is the fourth of five World Series events to be held in 2019 before the World Series Finals in November and is the second of three Oceanic events in consecutive weeks.

Peter Wright is the defending champion after he defeated Michael Smith 11-8 in last year's final, and 'Snakebite' returns to Melbourne as the number one seed.

World Matchplay champion Rob Cross is seeded number two, with Daryl Gurney and Michael van Gerwen seeded three and four respectively.

Gary Anderson, James Wade, Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld make up the remainder of the eight PDC invites, while regional qualifiers include Kyle Anderson, Corey Cadby and Damon Heta - who claimed a fairy-tale first televised title at last week's Brisbane Masters as a 150/1 outsider.

The tournament runs from August 16-17 at the Melbourne Arena.

Melbourne Darts Masters Roll of Honour

YearFinal Result
2017Phil Taylor 11-8 Peter Wright
2018Peter Wright 11-8 Michael Smith

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