Legislation

The Major Event Act 2009 ensures greater protection for the community from ticket scalpers.

Major Events Act 2009

The Major Events Act 2009 replaced the Major Sporting Events Act 2009 to greater protect the community from ticket scalping on 1 June 2018.

Cultural events including theatre events, concerts, gallery exhibitions and festivals are now able to be declared ticketing events under the amended legislation.

The changes to the Act ensure that consumers are given a fair go when purchasing tickets, giving all Victorians the chance to attend major events without being priced out or paying exorbitant costs. 

Where the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events declares that an event is protected under the legislation, it is an offence to resell (and/or to advertise for resale) any ticket for more than 10 percent above the face value of the ticket.

Where can I find more information on the Major Events Act 2009?

For more information on the Major Events Act, please read the legislation Major Events Amendment Fact Sheet Major Events Amendment.docx (DOCX 288.44 KB)DOCX icon

Page last updated: 7 May 2019