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FULL 2020 PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM 11 FEB 2020

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TICKETING INFO AND FAQS

GET YOUR TICKETS FROM THE RIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHT PRICE!

Under the Major Events Act 2009 it is illegal for a Melbourne International Comedy Festival ticket to be resold or offered or advertised for resale for more than 10 percent above the face value purchase price of the ticket.

Breaching this Act can result in heavy finds up to $96,700 for an individual and $483,500 for a company.

Purchasing a ticket from an unauthorised seller can result in the ticket holder being denied entry to the event.

For enquiries regarding the Major Events Act, contact fairgo.forfans@ecodev.vic.gov.au
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I book tickets?

Authorised tickets for the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival are available via comedyfestival.com.au.

Each show session on comedyfestival.com.au will link to the authorised ticketing provider for that event:

  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s ticketing service

  • Ticketmaster

  • Ticketek

  • Arts Centre Melbourne

  • Malthouse Theatre

  • Eventbrite

  • Eventfinda

  • Moshtix

  • TryBooking

  • thebutterflyclub.com

  • speakeasy-hq.com

  • redstitch.net

  • thecomicslounge.com.au

  • ticketbooth.com.au

  • chapeloffchapel.com.au

Why are there so many authorised ticketing providers?

Some venues have an exclusive authorised ticketing provider. Events presented in venues that do not have an exclusive ticketing provider are able to choose the ticketing provider.

comedyfestival.com.au will link to the authorised ticketing provider for each event.
 

Can I buy tickets from somewhere other than official ticketing partners?

Many unofficial sellers will list tickets for sale, even though they do not actually have those tickets. This is called ‘speculative ticketing’. They are speculating that they will be able to get tickets and then resell them to fans. Those speculative listings are not real tickets in hand (they do not actually have those tickets to sell). Beware of these sellers.

2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival is subject to a major event ticket declaration under Part 9A of the Major Events Act 2009. This means it is an offence to sell, advertise or offer to resell a ticket for more than 10% above its face value purchase price. Offenders could face fines for multiple offences of up to $96,714 for individuals and $483,570 for a company.

To eliminate the risk of fraud, you are advised to purchase tickets from comedyfestival.com.au, as purchasing a ticket from an unauthorised seller can result in the ticket holder being denied entry.

For enquiries regarding the Major Events Act, contact fairgo.forfans@ecodev.vic.gov.au
 

Can I resell a ticket to the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival?

If you have bought a ticket and can no longer attend, you can pass on your ticket or sell it to a friend, as long as you don’t sell it for more than 10% above its face value purchase price.

It is an offence to resell or attempt to resell tickets to the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival for more than 10% above the original face value. Offenders could face fines for multiple offences of up to $96,714 for individuals and $483,570 for a company.
 

How do I report a ticket being sold for more than 10% above its face value purchase price?

To report a ticket being sold for more than 10% above its face value, contact fairgo.forfans@ecodev.vic.gov.au.