The Victorian government has announced changes to major events legislation to make it easier for an event to be declared a "major event", including reducing the notification period from 9 months to 2 weeks!
To: John Eren, Minister for Sport
Stop scalpers exploiting AFL fans this finals series
Stop letting scalpers rip-off footy fans - make it a criminal offence to re-sell AFL tickets above value.
As the home of the AFL, it’s time for the Victorian government to act. We’re calling on the Victorian government to stand up for footy fans this finals season and declare all AFL finals games played in Victoria to be “major events” to help stamp out scalping.
Why is this important?
Finals. September. It’s that time of year that every footy supporter lives for.
Most AFL fans would do anything to see their team win a final – but they shouldn’t have to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the value of a ticket just to step foot in a stadium!
Last week, tickets to see Geelong vs Richmond at the MCG sold out within hours. Western Bulldogs supporters felt the pain last year when many of them missed out on tickets to be a part of their first winning finals series since 1954.
Passionate, dedicated fans shouldn’t miss out on official tickets and have to risk their money buying from dodgy “re-sale” sites like Ticketmaster Resale and Viagogo.
Two weeks ago, the South Australian government declared all AFL finals played in South Australia to be “major events” under South Australian law. That means it’s a criminal offence to buy and re-sell AFL finals tickets at above face value.