No room at the MCG is more famous than the Long Room, the heart and soul of the Melbourne Cricket Club.Steeped in tradition, the famous Long Room is one of the most premium dining experiences available in the MCC Members' Reserve.
Match day dining
The MCC Long Room is located on Level 2 of the Members' Reserve and is available to members and their guests, aged 18 and over, for match day dining on a walk up basis.
The Long Room is a dining experience to be savoured. Settle in and graze on the finest Victorian produce, slow cooked to perfection.
To entertain guests in the MCC Long Room, members can apply for a Long Room pass which their guest must show on entry to the room. Access to the Long Room for Provisional members and any guests is subject to match categories and pass conditions.
Applications for Long Room passes open at 9.00am on the Monday* two weeks prior to each round, and close at 5:00pm on the Tuesday of the following week or until all passes are exhausted. Please visit the event page for details.
Please note, bookings are not taken for dining in the Long Room.
Long Room dress standards apply in order to access the Long Room on a match day. For details, click here.
*Unless Monday is a public holiday, in which case applications will be open on the Tuesday.
Long Room Pass ConditionsApplications for Long Room passes are processed in order of receipt and are accepted online via the event page.
There is a limit of 10 successful advanced applications per member for the season. Members who do not collect their allocated passes on more than one occasion without providing prior notice to the Club will be excluded from making applications for the season.
All available passes not allocated in advance will be available for collection on match day from the passes window on the left hand side of Gate 2.
HistoryThe current Long Room has continued the tradition as a central meeting place for members and guests (with Long Room passes) on major match days.
It was used for the first time at the 2005 AFL Preliminary Final between St Kilda and Sydney on September 16. The previous Long Room was demolished in October 2003, along with the rest of the Members' Pavilion, as part of the MCG redevelopment program.
The area currently known as the Long Room was at one time known as the 'Members' Lounge' with the back section of the room known as the 'Members' Dining Room'. The area was renamed the 'Long Room' in 1958 during the secretaryship of Mr Ian Johnson.
The foundation stone from the second pavilion is located in the centre of the current Long Room.
The Long Room contains portraits of a number of past presidents, a vice-president and secretaries of the Club.