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.

2021 AFL Premiership Season

In accordance with our Government endorsed COVIDSafe Event Plan, the MCG will be sectioned into five zones, with no opportunity to cross between zones once inside the MCG.

Each zone will have access to parents rooms, bathrooms, first aid, merchandise, food and beverage outlets, mobile charging units, prayer rooms and water refill stations. Our event day staff are here to help you should you need to locate anything in your zone.

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Parent rooms

Parent Rooms are located at the rear of M11 in the Great Southern Stand, behind M28 in the Ponsford Stand, behind M57 in the Olympic Stand and inside the Gate 2 entrance of the MCC Members Reserve.

Each Parent Room includes baby change facilities, a family toilet and microwave.

Baby change station locations

Great Southern Stand
Level 1 - M7 and M24
Level 2 - N21
Level 4 - Q10 and Q24

Level 1 - M10 and M25
Level 2 - N4
Level 4 - Q2

Level 4 - behind corporate suite 3-54

MCC Members
Level 4 - Q46

Ponsford Stand
Level 4 - near Lifts 1/2/3

Olympic Stand
Level 4 - Lifts 9/10/11
Level B1 - Bay 26

Babes in arms

Admittance 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 Strollers

Prams 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 children

Wristbands 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.