Conditions of Entry

For the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all patrons, staff and event participants, the following items are not permitted into the MCG:

  • Alcohol
  • Opened plastic soft drink containers
  • Cans/glass
  • Torn-up paper
  • Musical instruments
  • Whistles
  • Flags with handles exceeding 1.6 metres
  • Fireworks/flares/laser lights
  • Chairs/stools
  • Drones
  • Rollerblades, skateboards or scooters
  • Animals (assistance animals excepted)
  • Audio recording equipment/video cameras* and radio scanners
  • Any large article that cannot be placed under a seat
  • Any device or object that in the opinion of management has the potential to cause injury or public nuisance.
  • The carriage and operation of drones (or any such aircraft) is prohibited
*Audio visual equipment may be permitted for those parents whose children participate in the Auskick/Little League competition.

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View additional Conditions of Entry relating to COVID-19


For AFL matches, the conditions should be read in conjunction with the AFL Venue Entry Policy.


Note: For Cricket Australia international matches, the conditions should be read in conjunction with the Cricket Australia Ticket and Entry Policy

Please note

  • Melbourne Cricket Club management reserves the right to refuse entry.
  • No representations are made that there is seating available.
  • Patrons are admitted to the stadium at their own risk.
  • Patrons may be requested to present their bags for inspection.
  • Persons entering the arena without prior authorisation will be liable for prosecution.
  • Security cameras operate at this stadium, patrons may be filmed. View our privacy policy.
  • Melbourne Cricket Club will not be held responsible for any damages to, loss or theft of a patron's personal property.
  • Seats retract automatically, check your seat before you sit down.
  • Umbrellas cannot be raised in seating areas whilst activity is taking place on the arena. Patrons can purchase disposable plastic ponchos at most catering outlets.
  • Alcoholic beverages may not be taken into or from the MCG.
  • Smoking is not permitted within the MCG or within the designated smoke-free areas outside the stadium. This includes electronic cigarettes. Patrons may be asked to leave the event if they are found smoking in these areas.
  • Patrons causing a disturbance or refusing to comply with requests from MCC staff or their representatives may be evicted from the stadium.
  • Some areas of the MCG are exposed to direct sunlight and heat. Patrons are required to take appropriate care for their sun protection and hydration.
  • Patrons need to comply with any request for electronic and/or personal body searching