The MCG is a family-friendly venue, offering a range of facilities for parents and their children.At most events, a family seating area will exist, which prevents alcohol being taken into that area. Please note the size and location of this area will change at the direction of the event promoter.
Parents' roomsThe MCG has four parents’ rooms located around the stadium on Level 1 (M).
They can be found in the following locations:
- Ponsford Stand (behind M28)
- Shane Warne Stand (behind M11)
- Olympic Stand (behind M57)
- MCC Members' Reserve (behind M42, near Tower 6)
Each room contains private feeding cubicles with armchairs, change tables, nappy disposal units, a microwave, TV, power point, sink and toilet.
To minimise misuse, the Parents’ Room in the MCC Members' Reserve is kept locked on event day. If you need to use this room, please ask a nearby member of staff for assistance.
Baby change tablesIn addition to the Parents' Rooms, many bathrooms also contain baby change tables. They are available in the following bathrooms:
Shane Warne Stand
|3||Suite 3-54||Accessible bathroom - gender neutral|
MCC Members' Reserve
|2||N37||Accessible bathroom - gender neutral|
|2||N41||Accessible bathroom - gender neutral|
|3||P42||Accessible bathroom - gender neutral|
|4||Q40||Accessible bathroom - gender neutral|
|4||Q46||Accessible bathroom - gender neutral|
|2||N29||Accessible bathroom - gender neutral|
|2||N36||Accessible bathroom - gender neutral|
|4||Q36||Accessible bathroom - gender neutral|
|B1||M26||Accessible bathroom - gender neutral|
|4||Q54||Accessible bathroom - gender neutral|
Safeguarding Children and Young People at the MCGAll children and young people visiting or engaging with the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), managed by the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), have the right to feel and be safe, respected, valued and protected from harm.
The MCC is strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people within the MCG and through engagement in our programs. We aim to create enriching experiences for young patrons and want children to feel safe, happy and empowered by their connection to the MCG.
We create and maintain a child safe environment. The welfare of children and young people is a top priority, and we have zero tolerance for child abuse or any behaviours that threaten the safety and wellbeing of children.
We are committed to the principles of cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, culturally and linguistically diverse children, and to the safety of children with a disability. We recognise that these support the safety of all children. We recognise that acting to protect and maintain the safety of children is a responsibility of all staff members, and we foster a culture of openness that supports all people to safely disclose risks of harm to children.
The MCC will take all necessary steps to prevent and protect children from physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, and cultural abuse and neglect. This includes protecting children from other children and patrons.
Babes in armsAdmittance to the MCG will be free of charge in public general admission areas for children under the age of six at both cricket and AFL matches. Free entry for children for other events will be decided in conjunction with the event promoter.
Children under the age of two sitting in a reserved seat area must have a valid seat ticket if they are not seated on the lap of their parent or guardian.
During AFL finals and International cricket, children aged three and under are admitted free of charge but must sit on the lap of any their parent/guardian.
Children aged five and under are admitted free into the MCC Members Reserve at all events.
Prams and StrollersPrams and strollers are permitted in the stadium. They can be placed in seating areas if they fit under the patron’s seat or at the back of seating bays as long as they do not present a safety hazard to others.
Prams can also be placed in wheelchair accessible bays as long as the bays have not been pre-sold as reserved seats and space is still available for patrons with disability.
Wristbands for lost childrenWristbands are available at the Public Enquiry Counter at the Stadium Management Centre, (Level B1, Ponsford Stand) and the Customer Service Office behind seating Bay M57 in the Olympic Stand.
Parents can write either their mobile number or seat location on the back of the wristband. If their child gets lost we can call or locate mum or dad quickly.
Reuniting children with their parents quickly will reduce stress levels of those who get separated while at the ground.
This is a free service and parents with small children are encouraged to get a wristband for their child.