Major Events Declaration
Melbourne International Arts Festival is subject to a major event declaration under the Major Events Act 2009.
It is an offence for a 2019 Melbourne International Arts Festival ticket to be sold, or offered or advertised for resale, at a price exceeding its face value purchase price by more than 10%. Breaches can result in heavy fines of up to $96,714 for an individual and $483,570 for a company. For queries regarding the Major Events Act see djpr.vic.gov.au
The authorised ticket sellers for Melbourne International Arts Festival tickets are Arts Centre Melbourne, Arts House, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company and Melbourne Recital Centre.
Please be advised, the venue/producer has NO obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers if they are sold in breach of the Victorian Government’s Major Events Act. If you do purchase from a reseller in breach of the Major Events Act the ticket(s) will be cancelled without notice. Unauthorised re-sellers include Viagogo, Ticketek Marketplace, Ticketmaster Resale, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia, Queen of Tickets, Supatix or similar. We encourage all ticket purchases to be completed through the authorised sellers only.