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Membership/Access Entitlements

All 2019 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 2019 membership card and/or package will be sent by mail prior to the commencement of the 2019 pre-season competition if your application is received prior to Thursday, January 31, 2019. After this date, membership cards and/or packages should be received approximately 14 days after the date on which the AFL receives your application.

2019 Membership renewal applications received after Thursday, January 31, 2019 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 Thursday, October 31, 2019.

 

3.   Access Entitlements

3.1   2019 JLT Community Series (Preseason competition): All AFL Members will have access* to all matches during the 2019 JLT Community Series competition.

3.2   2019 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 Marvel 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   2019 Toyota AFL Finals Series Weeks 1 and 2: Except where stated otherwise, all Members will have access* to matches scheduled at the MCG and Marvel Stadium in weeks 1 and 2 of the Toyota AFL Finals Series. The AFL makes no representation or guarantees that there will be any match scheduled at the MCG or Marvel 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 2019.

3.4 2019 Toyota AFL Finals Series Week 3:  AFL Gold Members will have Access* to all Week 3 matches scheduled at the MCG and Marvel 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 Marvel Stadium and may purchase guest passes to Week 3 matches where the AFL makes them available.

3.5   2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final: Tickets to the 2019 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 Marvel 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 Marvel 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 Marvel Stadium for Toyota AFL Premiership Season matches, and one per Member at the MCG and at Marvel 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. Marvel Stadium Level 1 Guest Passes may 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 notice that the card has been misplaced and upon payment of a card replacement fee of $5.

 

10.  Transferability

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 a 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 Marvel 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

All personal information will be used and may be disclosed, by the AFL (including for promotional and marketing purposes) in accordance with the AFL Privacy Policy available at www.afl.com.au/privacy.  By providing your personal information you agree to such use and disclosure by the AFL and confirm you have read and agree to be bound by the AFL Privacy Policy.

 


 

* Access to matches is not guaranteed. Access is subject to capacity and the AFL recommends that Members reserve a seat in order to guarantee entry, particularly at high demand matches. AFL Members will be required to pay additional fees and charges when reserving a seat and ticket agencies may charge a booking fee which is also to be covered by the Member. For any match other than the Collingwood v Essendon ANZAC Day match, access may be gained to designated unreserved seating on a first-come, first served basis subject to availability and Members can upgrade to a reserved seat at the venue for an additional fee subject to availability.

 

Access to purchase tickets at an additional cost. Availability is subject to capacity and is not guaranteed. Ticket agencies may charge a booking fee upon purchase of tickets, with such fees to be covered by the Member.

Classifications

19.      MEMBERSHIP TYPES

19.1.   Gold Membership

Gold Membership is the highest level of AFL Membership, capped at 30,500 Members and available for purchase only to existing Gold Members. The AFL will offer Gold Membership to selected Silver Members for an upgrade to Gold Membership each season, with the number of offers dependent on the retention of current Gold Members. Gold members must renew their membership prior to Friday, 31 May 2019 to maintain their Gold membership entitlements for 2019 season.

19.2.   Silver Membership

Silver Membership is available to all current AFL Members and, subject to availability, members of the general public seeking to purchase AFL Silver Membership for the first time. New Silver Memberships are subject to a once off joining fee.

19.3. Bronze Membership

Bronze Membership is available to all current AFL Members and, subject to availability, members of the general public.

19.3.1. Access* up to 10 matches at the MCG through the 2018 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. Plus access* to the 2018 Toyota AFL Finals Series weeks 1 -2 at the MCG at Guest Pass Price, if guest passes are available.

19.4   Family

To be eligible for a family discount, there must be two full paying Gold, Silver or Bronze adult members (adult members with no concessions or discounted members) and one full fee-paying junior or student member and reside at the same residential address. Any additional juniors will be provided with a complimentary Membership upon payment of the new member fee if joining AFL Membership in 2019. No more than four juniors can be linked to one family for the purposes of this discount. The junior or student with the highest value Membership type will be required to pay the annual Membership fee.

19.5 Junior

To be eligible for a Junior Membership, the applicant must be over the age of 6 and under the age of 17 as at January 1, 2019. Juniors aged 6 and under at January 1, 2019 can purchase an AFL Under 7 Membership. Juniors aged 6 and under do not require an AFL Membership, however they cannot access a seat at matches unless there are seats available in the AFL Reserve which have not been reserved.

Juniors aged 3 and under as at 1 January 2019 can access Weeks 1-3 of the 2019 Toyota AFL Final series at no cost with a ticketed guardian, as long as they do not occupy a reserved seat.

Juniors aged 3 and under as at 1 January 2019 can access 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final at no cost with a ticketed guardian; however, they must not occupy any seat.

19.6. Under 7

An Under 7 Membership is available for children under the age of 7 as at January 1, 2019. A one-off new member fee is payable on sign up and the membership will continue to be complimentary until the Under 7 member reaches Junior member status (see point 19.5).

Upon becoming an Under 7 Member, your child will be placed on the waiting list for Gold Membership and receive an annual Under 7 Membership, allowing them to purchase reserved seating in the AFL Reserve at the MCG and Marvel Stadium (subject to capacity).

An Under 7 Membership provides access equivalent to an AFL Silver Membership, excluding club of support entitlement.

19.7. Country Members

Gold Members living more than 180km (as determined in accordance with Australia Post postcode data) from the Melbourne CBD are eligible for Country concession. When first applying for country concession, you will need to supply a statutory declaration, together with proof of residency (for example, a copy of your driver’s licence) to verify your address.

When renewing a country concession, Gold Members will be required to verify their country residential status each renewal period by submitting proof of residency with their renewal application. In all cases, PO Box addresses will not be accepted without supporting documentation.

Any Country Members with a PO Box address must provide their supporting documentation before Friday, May 31, 2019, or they will be automatically charged at the adult rate for 2019 season.

19.8. Absentee Members

An Absentee Membership allows you to place your Membership on hold for a season (or multiple seasons if the annual fee for Absentee Membership is maintained) and allows you to return to the same Membership status and number when your circumstances change.

Gold and Silver Members may obtain an Absentee Membership for an annual fee of $165 (inc GST) for adults and $80 (inc GST) for juniors and upon provision of a letter or email (accompanying your renewal application) which outlines your Absentee status. Gold Absentee Members are unable to change back to an access level membership after Friday, May 31, 2019.

 


 

* Access to matches is not guaranteed. Access is subject to capacity and the AFL recommends that Members reserve a seat in order to guarantee entry, particularly at high demand matches. AFL Members will be required to pay additional fees and charges when reserving a seat and ticket agencies may charge a booking fee which is also to be covered by the Member. For any match other than the Collingwood v Essendon ANZAC Day match, access may be gained to designated unreserved seating on a first-come, first served basis subject to availability and Members can upgrade to a reserved seat at the venue for an additional fee subject to availability.

^ Access to purchase tickets at an additional cost. Availability is subject to capacity and is not guaranteed. Ticket agencies may charge a booking fee upon purchase of tickets, with such fees to be covered by the Member.

 

Concession

20. Concession Membership

 

Any member eligible for or considering a concession membership must provide a copy of their concession at the point of purchase. Please email a photograph or scanned copy of your valid concession through membership@afl.com.au.

Members who purchase a membership at the concession rate have until Friday May 31, 2019 to provide proof of their concession or they will be automatically charged at the adult rate for 2019 season.

 

20.1. Student Concession

Student concession is available to students studying full-time in 2019 at an Australian Education Institution. Your Membership application/renewal form must be accompanied by a copy of your 2019 student card or a photocopy of a stamped, receipted 2019 enrolment form from your Australian Education Institution.

Student cards provided must have a visible and valid expiry date to be accepted. All enrolment forms must show full-time enrolment for both Semester 1 and 2 in 2019.

As a student, you may defer your payment until Friday March 29 2019. If you choose to do this, you will be unable to utilise any of your Membership benefits until payment is made. Please contact the AFL Membership Service Centre on 1300 722 515 should you wish to defer payment. Students who renew their Membership at the Adult rate will be required to lodge their student concession request by close of business on Friday May 31, 2019 to obtain the appropriate refund. Refund requests received after this time will not be accepted.

Alternatively, members who purchase a membership at the concession rate have until Friday May 31, 2019 to provide proof of their concession or they will be automatically charged at the adult rate for 2019 season.

Students applying for concession membership after close of business Friday May 31, 2019 must provide enrolment forms stating full-time status for both semesters 1 & 2. Student cards will not be accepted after this date.

 

20.2. Concession/Pensioner

Concession discounts apply to members holding the following pension/concession cards:

  • Centrelink
  • Department of Health and Community Services
  • Department of Community Services
  • Department of Veteran Affairs

A photocopy of your pension/concession card must accompany your 2019 renewal. Pension/concession cards must be valid for the duration of the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

Dependents listed on the pension card are NOT eligible for a concession membership unless they hold their own pension/concession card.

Concession/Pensioner who renew their Membership at the Adult rate will be required to lodge their concession request by close of business on Friday May 31, 2019 to obtain the appropriate refund. Refund requests and proof of concession received after this time will not be accepted.

 

20.3. AFL Membership Valid Concession/Pension for 2019

 

CONCESSION TYPE

ACCEPTED

NOT ACCEPTED

Full- Time Tertiary Student*

X

 

Part-Time Tertiary Student

 

X

Full-Time Secondary School Yr 7-12

X

 

Aged Pension 

X

 

Disability Support (DSP)

X

 

Disability Carers (CAR)

 

X

New Start (NS)

 

X

Health Care Card (HC)

 

X

Single Supporting Parents (PPS)

X

 

TPI Pensions

X

 

War Veterans

X

 

War Widow

X

 

 


 

* Access to matches is not guaranteed. Access is subject to capacity and the AFL recommends that Members reserve a seat in order to guarantee entry, particularly at high demand matches. AFL Members will be required to pay additional fees and charges when reserving a seat and ticket agencies may charge a booking fee which is also to be covered by the Member. For any match other than the Collingwood v Essendon ANZAC Day match, access may be gained to designated unreserved seating on a first-come, first served basis subject to availability and Members can upgrade to a reserved seat at the venue for an additional fee subject to availability.

 

^ Access to purchase tickets at an additional cost. Availability is subject to capacity and is not guaranteed. Ticket agencies may charge a booking fee upon purchase of tickets, with such fees to be covered by the Member.

 

AFL Advance Easy Pay

Payment of your AFL Membership fee may be made in one of two ways:

 

21. Full Payment

Your Membership fee can be paid via any one of the following methods: VISA, MasterCard, Australia Post Billpay, Cheque, Cash or EFTPOS.

21.1. Payment Plan

Except where otherwise stated, your Membership payments via a payment plan as follows:

21.2.    AFL Advance Easy Pay monthly payments will be deducted in 10 equal instalments on the 28th of each month, beginning on November 28, 2018 via a nominated VISA or MasterCard only.

21.2.1.  By signing with the AFL Advance Easy Pay payment plan you authorise the AFL to arrange a debit of funds from your nominated credit card in amounts and at intervals as advised.

21.2.3.    All members on the AFL Advance Easy Pay payment plan are automatically included into an Auto Renewal Agreement, facilitating automatic rollover of your memberships from year to year.

21.2.4.   Members can only opt out of the AFL Advance payment plan after the last instalment and prior to the first instalment for the following season by notifying the AFL either in writing or via email to membership@afl.com.au. All outstanding payments must be complete at time of opting out.

21.2.5.   Members will be given at least 14 days’ notice in writing of changes in the new amount of their next season's membership and to the terms of AFL Advance Easy Pay payment plan agreement.

21.2.6.    The first instalment will be withdrawn on November 28, 2018, with further payments on the 28th of each following month. If any payment fails to transfer between institutions on the 28th, further attempts will be made to attempt to clear the fund transfer. If the 28th of the month falls on a weekend, the payment will be withdrawn on the next business day.

21.2.7.    Members applying for the AFL Advance Easy Pay payment plan after the first scheduled payment will have the number of required payments deducted to bring them up to date with the schedule and then subsequent payments at each specified date.

21.2.8.   If your debit is returned or dishonoured by your financial institution, a letter will be sent requesting immediate payment. Any fees levied to you by your financial institution will be payable to you.

21.2.9.    The AFL may suspend or cancel your membership if, on two consecutive occasions, payment is dishonoured by your financial institution.

21.2.10.  It is your responsibility to ensure that: (a) the account details you have provided are correct, including notification should the expiry date change within the 10-month program; (b) you have sufficient clear funds available in the nominated account on the scheduled drawing date.

21.2.11.  If your Membership is suspended or cancelled, you will not be able to gain access to any matches during the Premiership Season or the Toyota AFL Finals Series.

21.2.12.  If you believe that a withdrawal has been initiated incorrectly, please contact the AFL Membership Service Centre on 1300 722 515. You will receive a full refund of the withdrawal amount if we cannot substantiate the reason for drawing.

21.2.13. All AFL Advance Easy Pay monthly instalments are subject to $10 administration fee and will be charged within 3 working days of the initial payment on November 28, 2018. If the Member signs up after November 28, 2018, the $10 administration fee will be charged within 3 working days of the next scheduled instalment. If the administration fee payment fails to transfer between institutions, further attempts will be made to attempt to clear the fund transfer.

 

22.  GST and Levies

Except where expressly noted, all prices include GST and the $12 MCG levy (which applies to adults, pensioners and students).

 

23.         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.

 


 

* Access to matches is not guaranteed. Access is subject to capacity and the AFL recommends that Members reserve a seat in order to guarantee entry, particularly at high demand matches. AFL Members will be required to pay additional fees and charges when reserving a seat and ticket agencies may charge a booking fee which is also to be covered by the Member. For any match other than the Collingwood v Essendon ANZAC Day match, access may be gained to designated unreserved seating on a first-come, first served basis subject to availability and Members can upgrade to a reserved seat at the venue for an additional fee subject to availability.

 

Access to purchase tickets at an additional cost. Availability is subject to capacity and is not guaranteed. Ticket agencies may charge a booking fee upon purchase of tickets, with such fees to be covered by the Member.

Competitions

2018 AFL Gold Member Marvel Stadium L2 Access - Research Survey Prize

Click here to view the 2018 AFL Gold Member Marvel Stadium L2 Access - Research Survey Prize Terms & Conditions.