Festival Info


Tickets! Where can I buy them?

We feel like Willy Wonka with so many amazing tickets up for grabs! And every show is a winning Wonka Bar, so here’s how you can get your hands on those golden tickets, Charlie Bucket.

Your one-stop shop for all event information and bookings. You’ll find everything you need to know, from the most up-to-date listings to the latest reviews, access information, and event descriptions.

Speaking to humans can be great, especially our humans. Our phone lines are open 12:00pm – 6:00pm, Monday to Friday (26 Aug – 29 Sept) and 12:00pm – 7:00pm, every day during the Festival.

Box office line: (03) 9660 9666

If you need to, you can reach the Ticketing team through the National Relay Service (relayservice.gov.au) at no additional charge.

  • TTY users: phone 13 36 77 then ask for (03) 9660 9666
  • Speak and Listen users: phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (03) 9660 9666
  • Internet relay users: connect to the NRS (internet-relay.nrscall.gov.au) then type in (03) 9660 9666
Booking Fees

All prices quoted are GST-inclusive (if applicable). All phone and web bookings are by VISA or Mastercard only and attract a $4.95 fee per transaction (not per ticket). Tickets purchased in person at the Melbourne Fringe Info Booth or Festival Hub Box Office do not attract a transaction fee. Any discount ticket offers are available on full-priced tickets only.

Terms and Conditions

We don’t do refunds except as required by law, in accordance with the LPA Ticketing Code of Conduct or in line with our COVID-Safe policies. If an event is cancelled due to COVID-19, or you are unable to attend an event because you are unwell with COVID symptoms, we promise not to hold your money ransom!

For a full list of terms and conditions – including ticket types and our full refund and exchange policy, please go here.


How can I get them cheap?

Who doesn’t want to save a quick buck?

Fringe Binge
Binge the Fringe way. Grab tickets to three or more participating events and you’ll save yourself 15% off full-price tickets. And we won’t even pull a Netflix and ask if you’re still watching…

Get bingeing here.

Early Bird
Buy your tickets before 11:59pm on Tuesday 31 August to save that cash with early bird discounts on select events across the Festival. For a full list of eligible events, click here.

Fringe Dwellers
Save up to 25% off selected shows and enjoy heaps of other Fringe benefits (pun alert) by becoming a Fringe Dweller. If you haven’t joined us yet, click here.

Mob Tickets
Some events offer discounted tickets for Australian First Nations audience members, in acknowledgement of the traditional custodians of these lands. See all events with Mob Tickets here.

Gather your mates, your mum, your mates’ mums and your mums’ mates! Some events offer discounts when you book in bulk.

Preview prices are available for some events – the artists get to test their work and you, the guinea pig, get a cheaper ticket.

Cheap Tuesdays
Many events offer a special ticket price for Tuesday shows.

Flexible Pricing
Many shows are offering flexible pricing options, allowing you to see shows at a price you can afford – whether that’s full price, a little less, or a little more.

  • Less Than Full: Times have been pretty tough. If you can’t afford full price, choose this option.
  • Full: This is the standard ticket price that the artist is asking for their show.
  • Overflowing: If you’ve got a little extra cash and want to pass it on to artists, this is the price point for you.

Concession and Companion Cards
You qualify for concession prices if you have one (or more) of the following: student card (full time), MEAA membership card, Carer
Card, Health Care Card, Pension Card, Veteran Card, all government issued Seniors Cards. Proof of concession is required on purchase
and at the venue. If you have a Companion Card, your companion can come free. Please call our ticketing team on (03) 9660 9666 or
email them on boxoffice@melbournefringe.com.au to book.

Those aged 16 years and under, where available. If no child price applies, humans aged 16 years and under are entitled to concession prices. Remember – children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and make sure you check the content warnings and age rating.

Content warnings and event classifications

Content warnings and event classifications are listed on each event’s listing and are provided by the event’s producer. When you book or attend an event as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival, please ensure you’ve read the content warnings and event classifications and that they are suitable for everyone attending/viewing with you.

  • G: Suitable for all ages (No legal restrictions.)
  • PG: Parental Guidance Recommended (No legal restrictions, but parents are encouraged to assess the suitability of material for younger viewers)
  • M: Mature Audience Recommended (Not recommended for viewers under 15 years old, but no legal restrictions apply)
  • MA 15+: Mature Audiences Only (Not suitable for viewers under 15 years old. Viewers under 15 cannot legally watch unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian)
  • R 18+: Restricted to Adults (Not suitable for viewers under 18 years old. Viewers under 18 cannot legally watch even if with a parent or adult guardian)

For more details, read our Terms and Conditions.