Provisional membership

Provisional membership is the first step in the flow of Melbourne Cricket Club membership. As a new member, you will progress through the Provisional and Restricted categories on your way to Full membership.

As an MCC member, you have access to attend live sport and events, dine at exclusive member facilities, attend functions and browse Australia’s premier collections of sporting artefacts and literature.


MCC President Michael Happell welcomes new Provisional members to the Club.

Access to the Members’ Reserve

The Members’ Reserve has a capacity of almost 23,000 and is where members and their guests gather to witness the great sporting moments at the MCG.

During the last twelve months, the Club has worked closely with the Victorian Government to develop a framework in which major events can operate. This has resulted in the endorsed COVIDSafe Event Plan that will be in place for the 2021 AFL Premiership Season and underpins the Club’s commitment to protecting the ongoing wellbeing of members and their guests.

The 2021 AFL Premiership Season fixture will be released in stages due to the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In another measure of the COVIDSafe Event Plan, members MUST pre-book a ticket to games of the 2021 AFL Premiership Season they wish to attend. There will be no walk-up opportunity for members.

Members will be allocated to the Members’ Reserve zone with a section, row and seat listed on a digital ticket sent by Ticketek. This ticket will not be for entry as members are still required to scan into the Members’ Reserve using their membership card, which will be activated upon securing a reserved seat. The Ticketek issued digital ticket will be used by event staff to direct you to the correct seat.

Members will not be charged a fee to secure a reserved seat in the Members’ Reserve and booking tickets will be done on a first-in, first-served basis.

Click here for all ticketing information.

2021 AFL Premiership Season: Match categories and access

Match categoryCategory information
1Full and Restricted members can reserve a ticket for themselves and purchase up to 2 visitor tickets. The Level 2 seating area will be a members-only area.*

Annual guest card holders can reserve a ticket for themselves.*
2Full and Restricted members can reserve a ticket for themselves and purchase up to 4 visitor tickets.*

Provisional members can reserve a ticket for themselves and purchase up to 2 visitor tickets.*

Annual guest card holders can reserve a ticket for themselves.*
3Full, Restricted and Provisional members can reserve a ticket for themselves and purchase up to 4 visitor tickets.^

Annual guest card holders can reserve a ticket for themselves.^

*For category 1 and 2 matches, only Full and Restricted members will be able to obtain ticketing on Level 2. 

^For category 3 matches, all members and visitors can obtain tickets on all levels of seating.

Please note: Match category entitlements are subject to change, please refer to the website regularly for updates.


Benefits of MCC membership

  • Free admission to the Members' Reserve for Category 2 and 3 events at the ground under conditions advised prior to the commencement of both the AFL and cricket seasons.
  • Access to MCC Plus, a program adding more value to your membership.
  • The right to introduce visitors on specific match days and on non-event weekdays.
  • Possibility of access to special events like soccer, rugby union and rugby league, generally at a subsidised admission fee.
  • Regular news updates via website, email and social media.
  • Access to various Members’ Reserve dining and bar facilities on specific event days.
  • Invitations to attend a wide range of Club functions and events suitable for all interests and age demographics. Note: there may be some functions and events only available to Full and Restricted members.
  • Free access to the MCC Museum and Library – which boast Australia’s premier collections of sporting artefacts, artworks and literature – and free admission to take an MCG Tour.
  • A 20% discount on entry to the Australian Sports Museum, located at Gate 3 of the MCG, where Australia’s sporting past and future comes to life.
  • The opportunity to join the Club’s sporting sections such as baseball, bowls, croquet, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, netball, real tennis, squash, target shooting and tennis.
  • The opportunity to join any of the Club’s special interest groups such as the Long Room Wine and Food Society, Military Veterans Group, Bridge Club, Young Members, Women of the MCC and the XXIX Club, which plays social cricket matches locally, interstate and overseas.
  • Access to other special offers exclusive to MCC members which can be found here from time to time.