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Restricted membership

Restricted membership of the Melbourne Cricket Club entitles access to the Members Reserve for almost all events at the MCG.

Access to the Members’ Reserve: 2021 AFL Premiership Season

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.

Restricted members are entitled to attend meetings of the Club but are unable to vote; nor can they nominate committee or office-bearer candidates, nominate new members or receive privileges at interstate and overseas reciprocal clubs.

BENEFITS OF MCC MEMBERSHIP - RESTRICTED

  • Free admission to the MCC Members Reserve for Category 1, 2 and 3 events at the ground, with the exception of certain matches within the AFL Finals Series – including the AFL Grand Final – and special events such as the ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • 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 event days. Members and guests may also dine at the club for lunch on weekdays.
  • Invitations to attend a wide range of club functions and events suitable for all interests and age demographics.
  • The opportunity to join the Club’s sporting sections such as baseball, bowls, croquet, 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 Club, Women of MCC group and the XXIX Club, which plays social cricket matches locally, interstate and overseas.
  • Discounted admission to the Australian Sports Museum and free admission to take an MCG Tour.
  • Access to other special offers exclusive to MCC members which can be found here from time to time.