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 AFL Premiership Season and underpins the Club’s commitment to protecting the ongoing wellbeing of members and their guests.
For the foreseeable future, the MCG will operate at 75 per cent of its standard capacity as a way to support the COVIDSafe measures of Victoria. Noting that this capacity is subject to change by the Victorian Government.
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.
To comply with Victorian State Government COVID-19 guidelines, it is a requirement and a condition of purchase to provide the name and mobile number of all ticket holders attending. This information will need to be provided on the Ticketek payment page prior to completing your purchase.
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.
When purchasing tickets, members will need to enter all member barcodes and also add any visitor tickets on the Ticketek page, up to a maximum of 6 tickets per transaction – as below.
To comply with Victorian State Government COVID-19 guidelines, it is a requirement from the AFL and a condition of purchase to provide the name and mobile number of all ticket holders attending. This information will need to be provided on the payment page prior to completing your purchase.
Two dedicated alcohol-free (dry) bays are available in the Members' Reserve, located in M37 and M38 on Level 1.
Image 1: Details of the Ticketek screen where members should enter barcode in order to unlock tickets. Image 2: Details of the Ticketek screen if member is eligible to reserve visitor tickets.
Due to contact tracing requirements under the Club's COVIDSafe Event Plan, a reserved seat cannot be transferred to another member.
Due to the capacity restrictions in the Members’ Reserve, all MCG event days have been categorised* according to the expected demand from members and their guests. These categories determine access that Full, Restricted and Provisional members have to the Reserve, as well as the ability for all categories of members to purchase visitor tickets and access dining facilities.
Allows for Full and Restricted members access along with the ability to purchase up to two visitor tickets. Annual Guest Card holders are also permitted access.
Allows for Full and Restricted members access along with the ability to purchase up to four visitor tickets. Provisional members are permitted access with NO ability to purchase any visitor tickets. Annual Guest Card holders are also permitted access.
Allows for Full and Restricted members access along with the ability to purchase up to four visitor tickets. Provisional members are permitted access with the ability to purchase up to two visitor tickets. Annual Guest Card holders are also permitted access.
*Match category entitlements are subject to change, please refer to the website regularly for updates.
Visitor tickets are available to purchase in the quantities listed against each category.
Visitors may only enter the Members’ Reserve while accompanying the purchasing and attending member. Upon purchasing a visitor ticket, the purchasing member will receive a text message from Ticketek with the link to the digital visitor ticket. Unlike members, visitors will need to scan in using the QR code on the Ticketek issued digital tickets.
Below is the pricing for visitor tickets for the 2021 AFL Premiership Season. The ticket includes entry and a reserved seat.
Child (under 1)
No fee* and no allocated seat (Must be able to comfortably sit on the accompanying adult’s lap)
*Please note: A transaction fee of $3.15 applies when visitor tickets are included in a transaction via all sales channels, including the Membership Services office.
1. Members are required to use their membership card to scan into the Members' Reserve once they have secured a reserved seat. Whereas visitors will be required to scan a mobile ticket to gain entry.
2. For capacity management and contact tracing purposes, members will need to redeem their own individual $0 ticket via Ticketek when tickets go on-sale at the beginning of each week. View on-sale dates.
3. After completing the redemption process, members will only be able to access their ticket via their personal Ticketek account.
4. There is no need for members to print their ticket - the ticket needs to be available on a smart device so members can be shown to their reserved seat by event staff or for visitors to scan into the Members' Reserve. These can be scanned from compatible smart devices.
5. The Club strongly recommends that all members without a Ticketek account create one prior to the on-sale period commencing.
6. For more information on mobile ticketing click here or contact Ticketek on 132 849.
50-Year Member Access
The Club’s 50-Year members must book a seat via Ticketek into the Members’ Reserve or the 50-Year member only seating area (N42). Please note that tickets in N42 will be available on a first-in, first-served basis and there will be a limited number of seats available per match. Should capacity in this area be reached, 50-Year members will still be able to obtain a seat elsewhere in the Reserve (subject to capacity).
If 50-Year members wish to book tickets with another member (not a 50-Year member) or visitor, they will not be eligible to sit in N42 as this seating area is only available exclusively for 50-Year members.
The John Landy Room will have very limited capacity so we ask 50-Year members to respect the needs of some of our more elderly 50-Year members who may benefit from using the room and protecting themselves from the outside elements.
Accessible Seating and Companion Cards
To assist with a smooth and convenient entry, members with additional mobility needs along with 50-Year members are able to access the Members’ Reserve via the mobility impaired entrance to the far left hand turnstile at Gate 2. Please note that the Gate 2b entry will not be in use.
All accessible seating must be pre-booked. Reserved accessible seating, including wheelchair spaces for mobility-impaired patrons and their carers (with a companion card), is available only via Ticketek’s accessible booking line (1300 665 915), at agencies or in person at the Club in line with when tickets go on-sale.
Companions, of either a member or guest, receive free entry to the Members’ Reserve. For more details, please visit: companioncard.org.au
Under the Club's endorsed COVIDSafe Event Plan, arrangements in the Reserve may look a little different this AFL Premiership Season. Below you can find everything you need to know about your upcoming visit to the Reserve.
Before you arrive:
You will be allocated a section, row and seat within the Members’ Reserve 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. The Ticketek issued digital ticket will be used by event staff to direct you to the correct seat.
If you have purchased tickets on behalf of others, you will need to forward tickets to the individuals attending within your group.
Keep your bag or backpack to a size that can fit comfortably under your seat. Larger bags – such as duffle bags, sports bags or suitcases – are not permitted. There will be no cloaking facilities at the MCG.
Download the Service Victoria app to ensure you’re prepared for your arrival to the MCG and ready to scan the displayed QR codes on arrival. The Service Victoria App can be downloaded on Google Play or the App Store. For more information CLICK HERE.
Plan to arrive early to the MCG and also plan your journey to the MCG by visiting PTV website or the Yarra Park car parking schedule.
At the ‘G:
You will be required to enter via the Gate noted on your Ticketek digital ticket. Have your membership card ready to scan into the Members' Reserve.
Under the Club’s endorsed COVIDSafe Event Plan, the MCG will be broken into five sections to assist with capacity management and contact tracing. The Members’ Reserve, accessible via the Cordner Entrance at Gate 2, will operate as its own zone (Zone 2). The exception to this is that the Jim Stynes Grill will be in Zone 3, as it is situated in the Olympic Stand zone.
Members and their guests will not be able to move to other parts of the MCG once they have entered the Members’ Reserve zone. Please note: If a member is successful in securing access into the Jim Stynes Grill, they will need to remain in that facility throughout the course of the match and will not be granted access into the Members’ Reserve zone.
Once inside your designated zone, open up the Service Victoria app and scan the displayed QR codes to register your attendance.
All food, beverage and merchandise outlets will be cashless – so all transactions will need to be made on your debit, credit or MCC Plus membership card.
Bars in the Reserve will operate as either take-away or service facilities, or a combination of both. The one person per two square metre rule will be applied to all food and beverage facilities within the Members' Reserve.
The MCG’s official hygiene partner, Dettol, has installed 275 hand sanitisation stations throughout the Ground to support good personal hygiene practices.
Members and their guests are expected to observe a standard of behaviour that is socially acceptable and in keeping with the standards befitting the Club.
The Club’s Code of Conduct has been developed to help provide clear guidance on the expected standards and behaviours.
Membership cards are for individual use only and are strictly non-transferrable under any circumstances. It is the members’ responsibility to ensure their card is secure at all times. Misuse of membership cards may result in suspension or expulsion from the Club. Random checks of photo ID membership cards will be undertaken at the turnstiles and throughout the Reserve during the season.
Members who lose, damage or have their membership card stolen must notify the Club as soon as possible. Unless a police report is provided in the event of a stolen card, a $25.00 fee is payable for a replacement card.
The MCG and the Members' Reserve will operate at reduced capacity for this year's AFL season in accordance with the Victorian Government's COVID-19 guidelines. Regrettably, we will therefore not be in a position to offer access to the Members' Reserve to members of our reciprocal overseas, interstate or domestic clubs and venues for the first six rounds of the season.
This webpage will be updated with details regarding the 2021 AFL Premiership Season on an ongoing basis, as the 2021 AFL Premiership Season fixture continues be released in stages due to the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back here for updates, keep an eye on your emails, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.