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Frequently Asked Questions

You can book tickets:
• via this website (a service charge of up to $8.95 may apply)
• via our contact centre on 1300 182 183 - open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 8pm* (a service charge of up to $8.95 may apply)
• in person at our box office - open Monday to Saturday from 10am until 8pm and on Sundays from 10am until 5pm*

*These times are subject to change on public holidays

Arts Centre Melbourne takes credit card and personal information storage seriously and is committed to keeping customer information safe. We have dedicated mechanisms and infrastructure in place to protect your privacy and security, and work closely with credit card, security and banking authorities to ensure practices, policies and procedures meet the latest security standards.

View Arts Centre Melbourne's privacy policy.

All bookings made online and over the phone require you to register contact details (name, address, phone number, email) during your purchase. This is so we can let you know of any important information about the performance you're attending and also quickly and easily assist you with any enquiries you may have about your purchase. If you're booking tickets at the Box Office and would prefer not to provide your contact details, we will not be able to provide these services to you.

Arts Centre Melbourne is committed to displaying fees and charges up front so consumers are aware of these prior to booking.

A service charge of $8.95 per transaction applies to all bookings made online, by phone or by mail. This fee goes towards providing, maintaining and updating the website, and to supplement the ticketing facilities and services we provide.

You may also choose to have tickets sent to you by Registered or Express Post (extra fees apply).

Refunds are not available unless the performance is cancelled or if permitted in accordance with the LPA Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment Events in Australia.

Exchanges are only permitted under specific circumstances. For more information on refunds and exchanges, please see our Ticketing Terms and Conditions or call our Contact Centre on 1300 182 183.

At present, we don’t offer print-at-home ticketing but there are several options for receiving your tickets: Regular post (up until one week prior to your performance); Express or Registered Post (extra fees apply); and Venue Collection (from our Box Office right up until show time). Please note: Tickets booked less than one week prior to your performance are only available as "Venue Collection".

If your booking was made directly through Arts Centre Melbourne you can collect tickets from our main Box Office in the Theatres Building (under the Spire) Monday - Saturday, 10:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm from the priority queue or from the Hamer Hall Box Office Monday - Sunday, 10:00am to 5:45pm. You can collect any time after you have received confirmation of your order at either location. If you're collecting within 2 - 3 hours of the performance time, please go straight to the venue you're attending.

Any bookings not made through Arts Centre Melbourne direct (for example, through our Resident Companies or authorised ticketing agencies) can only be collected one hour prior to the performance start time, from the venue you are attending.

If you’re collecting in the hour-and-a-half before the show for the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, please proceed to Gate 1, unless signaled onsite to an alternative area.

When collecting tickets, you need your Order Number and the credit card used for the booking. You may also be asked for photo ID and must always bring a valid concession card for tickets purchased at concession rates. Someone else can collect your tickets (except for performances at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl) provided we have received prior authorisation from you (call 1300 182 183 to organise this) and whoever collects the tickets has order details and photo ID with them when collecting.
A concession card (or valid photo ID with date of birth clearly visible if booking "Youth" tickets) is required at the time of purchase. Photocopies of concession cards can be used provided the expiry date is visible. Please note: Concession numbers are not sufficient proof of concession status.

The best way to ensure you’re getting what you paid for is to purchase tickets through an authorised Ticketing Service Provider. Please refer to the event page to check the authorised Ticketing Service Providers for a particular event or contact us on 1300 182 183 for more information.

Avoid buying tickets through unauthorised third party websites that sell secondary (or second-hand) tickets, as there’s no guarantee the tickets will be valid for entry at the venue. Tickets purchased from unauthorised third party websites may be cancelled without notice.

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