Major Theatre, Sporting and Cultural Events
Victoria is home to some of Australia’s most iconic sporting, theatre and cultural events. Major events belong to everyone, and we want everyone to be able to enjoy them.
The Major Events Act 2009 protects fans from being ripped off by ticket scalpers and ensures that tickets to major events are available for everyone.
When the government declares an event as a major event, it becomes illegal to sell or advertise for resale tickets for more than 10 per cent above face value.
Learn ways to protect yourself online.
The Major Events Act 2009.
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Authorised Ticketing Officers can investigate potential offences.
The following major events are declared major events and are protected under the Major Events Act 2009.
Previously declared major events
- 2018 Meredith Music Festival
- 2018 AFL finals series (Victorian games only)
- 2018 AFL Grand Final
- 2019 Australian Open
- 2019 Golden Plains Festival
Page last updated: 7 May 2019