Visiting the MCG for the 2024 AFL Premiership Season

Step into greatness at the 'G!

The Melbourne Cricket Club, as ground managers of the MCG, looks forward to welcoming you to the 'G throughout the 2024 AFL Premiership Season.

Below you will find everything you need to know to help make your experience a great one.

New Security Technology

The Melbourne Cricket Club's number one priority is the safety of all patrons who attend the venue.

As part of the Club's ongoing commitment to provide the safest possible environment for fans, the MCG has introduced Evolv touchless security screening technology at all gates on event days, providing a more efficient entry for patrons.

Initially trialled at the Boxing Day Test in 2023 and successfully used during Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour, this state-of-the-art system allows patrons to simply pass through the security gates without the need to remove personal items such as keys, phones or bags.

The system’s ability to detect prohibited items ensures every patron undergoes the same level of security screening in the most efficient way possible while limiting queues building up on the concourse.

As patrons pass through the gates, the technology detects any prohibited items and comes up on a small screen that is monitored by security. If an item is flagged, security will do a secondary search of the patron’s bag or with a hand wand.

There are no health risks walking through the gates, however if anyone has any concerns, please speak to security and they will be able to assist.

Click here to view the FAQs.

Get your tickets

General public tickets for the 2024 AFL Premiership Season are on sale now via Ticketek.

Tickets can be purchased via the Ticketek website, at Ticketek agencies or at the ground on match day, subject to availability. A total of 10 tickets can be purchased in one transaction.

Mobile tickets

Your ticket for the match will be delivered digitally via Ticketek. You will need to download your mobile ticket prior to arriving at the MCG. If you have purchased tickets for others, remember to forward tickets to the individuals attending within your group for easy entry. This can be done by forwarding the SMS you received from Ticketek, or by copying and pasting the ticket link into an SMS. These tickets will be used for entry at the turnstiles.

For a quicker entry, we recommend downloading your mobile tickets prior to arriving at the MCG.

Getting to the 'G

During the 2024 AFL Premiership Season, the process for entry into the MCG will take longer than usual. To ensure you are inside the MCG in time for the match start, arrive early and leave plenty of time for the entry process.

To ease congestion on roads, the public transport network and at the Gate, we advise patrons to arrive early to the MCG.

Public transport

The MCG is easily accessible via public transport, including major train and tram lines. Plan your journey here.

Car parking

Public parking in Yarra Park is available for select matches at the MCG and parking tickets must be pre-purchased in advance via Ticketek. Please check our Parking Information page for a full list of opening times and availability. We endeavour to provide disability parking for all matches.

Road closures

Road closures around the MCG may be in place at high-traffic times during events at the MCG. Cars may also be held in the car park for a short time after the match. Roads that may be subject to road closures include Brunton Avenue, Jolimont Street, Jolimont Terrace and Wellington Parade.

To see the road closures for upcoming events, view the event pages here.

Once inside the MCG

Arrive early and leave plenty of time for the entry process at your assigned gate. You will be required to enter via the Gate on your digital ticket.

All food, beverage and merchandise outlets will be cashless – so all transactions will need to be made on a debit or credit card.

MCG facilities

Having trouble finding something? Find it in the stadium directory.

Accessible seating

Accessible seating is available in all stands at the MCG. Availability is event dependent.

Shane Warne Stand
Accessible seating is only available on levels 1 and 2 of the Shane Warne Stand. Public availability of accessible seating on level 2 is restricted during the AFL Premiership Season as this area often forms part of the home club’s season reserved seat or dining room allocations.

Ponsford Stand
Accessible seating is available on levels 1, 2 and 4 of the Ponsford Stand.

Olympic Stand
Accessible seating is available on levels 1, 2 and 4 of the Olympic Stand.

Sensory Friendly Space

A sensory friendly space, presented by the MCC Foundation, is available at the MCG offering visitors some quiet and calm on event day no matter the size or volume of the crowd.

Located within the Australian Sports Museum* on Level 1 (inside Gate 3, behind bay M51) this is a space for patrons of all ages who have sensory sensitivities, processing differences, or other hidden disabilities (e.g. autism, acquired brain injury, mental illness, PTSD, dementia).

Find out more

MCG Multi-Faith Prayer Room

The MCG Multi-Faith Prayer Room is open to all patrons. Located on Level B1 of the Shane Warne Stand (at approximately M13), the room is able to cater for more than 50 patrons at one time, and is suitable for patrons of all faiths including Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu.

Replacing a previous smaller space in the Ponsford Stand, the Multi-Faith Prayer Room is accessible for all patrons from across the stadium, regardless of where they are seated.

Conditions of Entry

View Conditions of Entry

Please note: Smoking or vaping is not permitted inside the MCG. Patrons found to be smoking or vaping will face immediate eviction.

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