All 2018 AFL Memberships are subject to the following terms and conditions.
1. Purchase of Membership
If you are successful in your AFL Membership application, the AFL will send you an email confirmation within 7 working days. A 2018 membership card and/or package will be sent by mail prior to the commencement of the 2018 pre-season competition if your application is received prior to Wednesday January 31, 2018. After this date, membership cards and/or packages should be received approximately 14 days after the date on which the AFL receives your application.
2018 Membership renewal applications received after Wednesday January 31, 2018 will be subject to a late fee of $25 for Adults and $10 for Juniors.
The AFL reserves its right to not accept a Membership application at any time in its absolute discretion.
2. Term of Membership
Subject to the following terms and conditions, your AFL Membership benefits will be available to you from the date of your first Membership payment to Wednesday October 31, 2018.
3. Access Entitlements
3.1 2018 NAB Challenge: 2018 JLT Community Series (Preseason competition): All AFL Members will have access* to all matches during the 2018 JLT Community Series competition.
3.2 2018 Toyota AFL Premiership Season: Except where stated otherwise, all Members will have access* to up to 40 matches in any combination at the MCG and Etihad Stadium throughout the Toyota AFL Premiership Season. Due to demand, the Collingwood v Essendon ANZAC Day match is classified as a ‘reserved seat ticket’ event. AFL Members wishing to attend this match will be required to pay for a reserved seat and general admission access will not be available.
3.3 2018 Toyota AFL Finals Series Weeks 1 and 2: Except where stated otherwise, all Members will have access* to matches scheduled at the MCG and Etihad Stadium in weeks 1 and 2 of the Toyota AFL Finals Series. The AFL makes no representation or guarantee that there will be any match scheduled at the MCG or Etihad Stadium in either of weeks 1 and 2 of the Toyota AFL Finals Series. Members will be provided with further information regarding Toyota AFL Finals Series tickets in August 2018.
3.4 2018 Toyota AFL Finals Series Week 3: AFL Gold Members will have Access* to all Week 3 matches scheduled at the MCG and Etihad Stadium (and other venues, where their club of support is playing at those venues). AFL Silver Members will have Access^ to purchase a ticket to Week 3 matches scheduled at the MCG and Etihad Stadium and may purchase guest passes to Week 3 matches where the AFL makes them available.
3.5 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final: Tickets to the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final will be made available to AFL Members in the following order of priority:
3.5.1 Priority Access^ to Gold Members who have nominated a club of support as part of their AFL Membership and is participating in the Grand Final (Grand Final Team Club Support).
3.5.2 Second Access^ to Gold Members who do not have a Grand Final Team Club Support (subject to tickets being available after the Priority Access period).
3.5.3 Third Access^ to Silver Members who have a Grand Final Team Club Support (subject to tickets being available after the Second Access period).
3.5.4 Fourth Access^ to Silver Members who do not have a Grand Final Team Club Support (subject to tickets being available after the Third Access period).
3.6 Cricket: Members will have access to International Cricket Test, Twenty20 and One Day International matches scheduled at the MCG (excluding Big Bash League matches). Tickets can be obtained only by reservation and are limited to one ticket per Member per match. Reservation fees apply. Additional guest passes may be purchased at the same price as tickets available to the public.
4. Applicable Venues
AFL Membership access is limited to matches at the MCG and Etihad Stadium. Access to other venues will vary across clubs and will be communicated via membership.afl.com.au.
5. General Stadium Rules
AFL Members must adhere to the AFL’s Conditions of Entry into an AFL Venue and must adhere to any further rules and restrictions imposed by the MCG and Etihad Stadium (or any other venue attended by the AFL Member). All AFL venues are smoke-free. Patrons are not permitted to bring alcohol into any venue and must adhere to strict restrictions placed on alcohol consumption in designated areas at all venues. Umbrellas are not permitted to be opened anywhere within viewing areas at any time on match day.
6. Saving Seats in the AFL Reserve
AFL Members are not permitted to save seats for latecomers. Attendants are authorised to remove items used to save seats. AFL Members must respect the temporary reservation of a seat should a Member who has entered the ground wish to vacate their seat briefly.
7. MCG Crossovers
Crossover access into the public section of the MCG is at the discretion of the MCC and subject to change on match day. Crossovers into the public section is available during International Cricket matches.
8. Guest Passes
The AFL may make Guest Passes available for sale to AFL Members. Guest Passes will be sold on a first-come, first served basis until sold out. AFL Members are advised to pre-purchase Guest Passes, particularly for high demand matches. Subject to availability, Guest Passes may be made available for sale at the gate on match day.
The standard limit on the number of Guest Passes is four per Member at the MCG and two per Member at Etihad Stadium for Toyota AFL Premiership Season matches, and one per Member at the MCG and at Etihad Stadium for Toyota AFL Finals Series matches (Weeks 1-3). The AFL reserves the right to vary the number of Guest Passes available to each Member at each venue as well as the total guest pass allocation. Once guest passes have been purchased, no refunds will apply except as required by law.
Guest Passes will not be available for the Collingwood v Essendon ANZAC Day match or the AFL Grand Final. Etihad Stadium Level 1 Guest Passes will not be available for matches featuring Essendon or Collingwood and further Guest Pass restrictions will be determined for high demand matches.
9. AFL Membership Cards
AFL Members are required to carry their Membership card with them when attending a match, including when a reserved seat has been pre-purchased. AFL Members who do not carry their card with them when attending a match may be required to pay an entrance fee at the same price as an AFL Members Guest Pass.
9.1. Lost or Stolen Memberships Cards
A Member who loses an AFL Membership card will be provided with a new card upon providing the AFL with a statutory declaration stating that the card has been misplaced and upon payment of a card replacement fee of $5. The card will be replaced at no cost upon provision of a police report detailing the theft.
AFL Membership cards and associated benefits are for personal use only and may not be transferred to another person under any circumstances. Lending an AFL Membership card, or in any other way transferring AFL Membership benefits to another person, is a breach of AFL Membership terms and conditions and penalties apply (including downgrade or cancellation of the offending person’s AFL Membership). Regular ID checks will be carried out at grounds and online sale website searches will be conducted to detect any breaches of this condition. The AFL Membership card remains the property of the Australian Football League.
11. No Resale
AFL Membership cards, AFL Reserve tickets and Guest Passes may not, without the prior written consent of the AFL, be resold or offered for resale at a premium (including via online auction sites) or used for advertising, promotion or other commercial purposes (including competitions and trade promotions) or to enhance the demand for other goods or services, either by the original purchaser or any subsequent bearer. If a ticket is sold or used in breach of this condition, the ticket may be cancelled without a refund and the bearer of the ticket may be refused admission. Penalties apply (including cancellation of any offending member’s AFL Membership without a refund).
Scalping warning: The resale of tickets in certain circumstances is governed by ticket sales legislation and may attract criminal penalties. The AFL Grand Final is a Declared Event under the provisions of the Major Sporting Events Act 2009 (Vic), a breach of which may be an indictable offence and allows your ticket to be cancelled.
12. Club Support Packages
12.1. AFL Members may nominate a club of support as part of their AFL Membership application or renewal (Club Support Package). Your Club Support Package covers the cost of entry for your club’s home matches. Your club (or your club’s home venue(s)) will determine seating requirements and may require you to reserve a seat at an additional cost (either seasonally through your club of support or for individual matches through a nominated ticket agency).
12.2. Unless you advise otherwise in your Membership application or renewal, by nominating a club of support you are agreeing to your personal details being forwarded to the club so that it may contact you for club or commercial purposes, including fulfilment packs, upgrade products and finals access.
Members will not be able to change their nominated club of support after Friday, March 30, 2018, but may opt out of receiving that club’s communications at any time.
13. Cancellation Policy
The AFL reserves its right to cancel a member’s AFL Membership without a refund where that member is deemed by the AFL to have breached these terms and conditions (including where that member attempts to transfer or sell their AFL Membership and/or associated benefits).
14. Variation to AFL Membership Terms and Conditions
The AFL may from time to time where reasonably necessary vary the terms and conditions of AFL Membership. The AFL will communicate any change to the terms and conditions of AFL Membership via the membership.afl.com.au. Members will have no claim against the AFL for any change made to the terms and conditions of AFL Membership.
15. AFL Member Code of Conduct
While barracking and supporting your club is a vital part of the game, offensive or aggressive behaviour (including yelling and swearing when dealing with AFL staff, agents or event staff) will not be tolerated. AFL Members who consume alcohol on a match day are to do so responsibly. Drunkenness will not be tolerated. AFL Members who breach the behaviour code of conduct may face penalties including cancellation of Membership without refund.
The AFL has a strong stance on vilification and has a zero-tolerance for members or supporters who engage in conduct which may reasonably be considered to incite hatred towards, contempt for, ridicule of or discrimination against a person or group of persons (including the opposition, opposition supporters, or umpires) on the ground of their race, religion, gender, colour, sexual preference, orientation or identity, or special ability or disability.
16. Dress Standards
Dining rooms in the AFL Reserve at the MCG and Etihad Stadium maintain dress standards. The dress standard is neat casual - thongs, shorts and singlets are not permitted. Appropriate attire is also required in all seating areas. AFL Members who are not dressed appropriately will be denied entry.
17. No Voting Rights
AFL Membership does not grant AFL members any voting rights.
18. Members Privacy
19. Further Information
If you require further information in relation to these terms and conditions, please visit membership.afl.com.au or call the AFL’s Membership Service Centre on 1300 722 515.