Melbourne Fringe Social Media Moderation Policy

Melbourne Fringe democratises the arts. We believe that equitable access to the arts and creative expression are fundamental human rights and vital to a creative, cohesive, optimistic and empathetic society. Our community expects our social media channels to be places that are safe and respectful.

The following house rules apply with all comments and users subject to moderation:


Diverse perspectives are part of robust discussions, and you may encounter differences of opinion. We ask that you respect other people’s views and beliefs and consider your impact on others. We distinguish between constructive comments and content that is abusive, offensive, misleading or unlawful. Derogatory language, profanity, persistent trolling, personal attacks or content that exists only to provoke will be subject to moderation.


Deliberate misinformation and expression of views that are racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, incite violence or are sexually explicit are not acceptable and will be deleted and reported. All forms of discrimination or hate speech (or posts that could be interpreted as such) will not be tolerated. Posts containing ticket reselling, third-party links, follow requests, unauthorised advertising or otherwise spam-like content will be removed.


Be careful about what you share. Material that has the potential to be defamatory, infringe on copyright or breach personal privacy will be removed at the moderator’s discretion. If we ask for any contact details (for example around your tickets) please provide this via direct message.


We reserve the right to remove or restrict posts or comments that breach our community guidelines. Participants who seriously, persistently or wilfully ignore these community guidelines will be subject to blocking or removal from all Melbourne Fringe community channels. Please engage in a constructive and respectful manner