CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Information listed in the Conditions of Entry is for the cricket and AFL season only. For information specific to one off events and concerts, please visit the event listing on our What's On page.
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From 17 December, the Queensland Government requires all people visiting The Gabba (patrons, staff, performers, players, players officials and service providers) aged 16 and over to have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, in order to attend any major events with a capacity of over 5,000.
All attendees will be required to present proof of vaccination (or exemption) prior to entry.
All attendees are required to check into the venue using the Check-In Qld app, show proof of full vaccination and show a ticket to the event.
Proof of full vaccination or exemption can be made by showing:
- A COVID-19 Digital Certificate (linked via the Check In Qld App or otherwise presented on your phone);
- Your Immunisation History Statement; and
- An International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel.
Proof of an approved medical exemption can also be shown using a medical certificate downloaded from the Australian Immunisation Register. Medical certificates not downloaded from the Australian Immunisation Register will not be sufficient.
Patrons are encouraged to carry a mask at all times and wear when unable to maintain social distance (when entering or exiting the stadium or traveling on public transport). More information regarding current mask requirements can be found on the Queensland Health website.
Stadiums Queensland, working in consultation with Queensland Health authorities prioritises the health and safety of attendees to The Gabba. Patrons may be denied entry to The Gabba should they have or show symptoms that may place persons at risk or impact public health.
Patrons who do not comply with The Gabba Management directions or with any Queensland Health directives, may be committing an offence and may be refused entry to, or evicted from, The Gabba.
By purchasing or accepting tickets to a The Gabba event, patrons acknowledge that, even with control measures in place at the venue, there remains an unquantifiable risk of transmission of viral illness including COVID-19. By attending our venue, patrons acknowledge that they have considered those risks and their own personal circumstances, including any health condition or vulnerability that patrons may have, and the circumstances of persons with whom patrons will be in close contact following attendance at The Gabba.
Patrons acknowledge that, for a small number of people, COVID-19 has very serious health consequences. Stadiums Queensland expressly relies on patrons to bring this health issue waiver to the attention of any guest(s) of the patron. Stadiums Queensland will rely on this health issue waiver and proceed on the basis that all patrons acknowledge and accept these risks to enter The Gabba.
BAG AND ESKY RESTRICTIONS
Oversized items will be not be permitted into the venue; that is items which are unable to fit under your seat.
Backpacks, baby bags, ladies handbags and gentleman’s satchels will be permitted into the venue.
Soft eskies are permitted so long as they fit under your seat and are within the permitted bag size limits below (40cm x 40cm x 40cm). Hard eskies are not permitted into The Gabba.
You are permitted to bring in soft gel packs but no hard packs/bricks will be permitted.
Bags permitted into the venue must meet the following conditions:
• Maximum bag height – 40 cm;
• Maximum bag width – 40 cm;
• Maximum bag depth – 40 cm; and
• Pliable nature (soft to touch).
Bags that do not meet these requirements must be cloaked at a venue match office.
CLOAKING OF PERSONAL ITEMS
NOTE: Due to our COVID-19 safety plan, the Cloakrooms will not be open for upcoming matches at The Gabba. We are working towards dedicating space to accommodate childrens prams.
Large items that cannot be stowed away may be left at Gate 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9 Match Offices. All care is taken for the items, however no responsibility is taken for items that may be damaged or lost. Patrons cloaking items will be issued with a ticket that they are required to present when collecting their items on departure from the venue. Plastic bags will be provided to those patrons requiring something in which to hold their goods.
GENERAL VENUE ENTRY
Management reserves the right to prohibit entry and evict persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol, who are disorderly, or engage in inappropriate behaviour, vandalism or evade admission charges. Management has the right to refuse entry to patrons carrying prohibited items, or confiscate those items. Breaches of the rules constituting offences may be reported to Police.
By entering the Gabba you agree to:
- Retain your ticket at all times; and
- Follow any lawful staff instruction.
Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any person who does not comply with the conditions of entry.
Patrons with tickets purchased at a concessional price must have available on entry to the venue proof of age or other proof of entitlement to the applicable concession.
Patrons may not be admitted if their tickets are damaged, defaced or have not been purchased from an authorised ticket agent.
Management, through the Qld Police Service, the venue's nominated security contractor or its staff, reserves the right to conduct bag and body searches.
For your safety and security, random electronic surveillance is in use at this venue.
To ensure both patron and player safety, unauthorized entry to the field of play is prohibited (penalties apply).
The throwing of any object in the venue (including on to the field of play) is prohibited and may result in the patron responsible being evicted (penalties apply).
Offensive, discriminatory or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in offending patrons being evicted
Under the Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998 (Qld) smoking is prohibited in all areas of the venue. Patrons who smoke within the Gabba commit an offence under that Act, to which fines apply, and may be evicted from the venue. For more information, please view the Stadiums Queensland Tobacco Legislation webpage.
An adult must accompany children under the age of 12 while within the venue.
Umbrellas must not be raised during play.
Pass-outs may be issued at the discretion of Management.
Security personnel will be deployed at all public entry points from the time they are open, and assigned specific bag searching roles.
Security personnel will request that all patrons carrying bags into the venue open them for inspection. Patrons refusing to consent to a bag search may be refused entry into the venue.
Items confiscated at a gate may be collected from the same gate when the patron exits the ground. No alcohol confiscated will be returned to patrons. Patrons lodging items that have been confiscated will be issued with a ticket that they are required to present when collecting their items on their departure from the venue.
CAMERAS AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT
The use of photographic, video or audio equipment for commercial purposes is not permitted within the venue.
Video and/or audio recorders, commercial digital equipment, camera tripods and/or monopods may be refused entry.
For AFL season, lenses with a total-focal strength of greater than 200mm are not permitted into the venue.
For cricket season, lenses with a total-focal strength of greater than 200mm are permitted at the discretion of the venue.
Items that are refused entry, or that are requested to be removed from the venue, may be cloaked at a venue cloaking facility at the risk of the owner. Items may be confiscated at the discretion of Management as per the Confiscated Items Policy available upon request.
The venue is committed to ensuring the privacy of venue patrons. The venue has traditionally banned the use of still and video cameras in specified areas. New technology enables photographs and videos to be taken with some mobile phones and this is not appropriate in a number of specified public areas.
To ensure patron privacy is maintained, the use of cameras including via mobile telephones with camera interfacing, must not be used in the following specified public areas: Change Rooms, Toilets, Gymnasiums, Aquatic Facilities
Patrons acknowledge that the venue or the hirer may use a patron's image or likeness as part of any recording of the event or match.
Patrons are not permitted to bring in food or beverages from commercial outlets. However, homemade food, sealed bottled water (up to 1.25L personal quantities only) and sealed non-alcoholic beverages (up to 600ml) in plastic bottles are permitted. Food and beverages can also be purchased inside the venue.
NOTE: Gabba Corporate areas are excluded, Guests will be asked by security or Gabba staff to discard prior to entry of venue.
BEVERAGES – ALCOHOL
The Gabba is an Alcohol Seating venue. Alcoholic beverages must not be taken into or out of the Gabba. It is an offence for minors to purchase or consume alcohol or for persons to supply alcohol to minors. Alcohol may only be consumed in clearly marked areas of the venue.
It is a condition of the liquor licence for the venue that liquor cannot be brought onto the grounds. Persons, other than the licensee, found bringing liquor onto the grounds are liable for an on the spot fine of $500 up to a maximum fine of $3000 for breaching the Liquor Act 1992.
FOOD & BEVERAGE SUMMARY
🚫Prohibited Food and Beverage Items
- Commercial food from takeaway and fast food outlets (e.g. McDonalds, Subway, KFC, Pizza, etc.);
- Commercial drinks (with the exception of plastic sealed soft drink / or sports drink up to 600ml, commercial water up to 1.25L personal quantities only). Any quantity over this may be asked to be cloaked by security or venue staff; and
✅Permitted Food and Beverage Items
- Sealed commercial water - up to 1.25 litres;
- Plastic sealed soft drink / or sports drink up to 600ml – personal quantities only;
- Lollies, chips / biscuits and similar items - personal quantities only;
- Poppa (tetra pack) fruit juice - one serve (250ml) per person (cannot be frozen). Any quantity over this may be asked to be cloaked;
- Home-made sandwiches, cakes, muffins, biscuits;
- Thermos Flask for tea or coffee (may be checked for alcohol);
- Baby food; and
- Special Dietary requirements and allergy based food.
NOTE: Gabba Corporate areas are excluded, Guests will be asked by security or Gabba staff to discard prior to entry of venue.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND OTHER PROHIBITED ITEMS
Loud hailers, megaphones, and musical instruments of any nature (including horns, whistles, and drums) are not permitted into the venue, unless approved by Management prior to the event or as part of an approved match day event.
The following items are also not permitted into the venue:
Aerosol cans, crockery, unsealed bottles, cans, glass containers, dangerous or illegal substances, flares, fireworks or laser pointers
Flags or signs that display political messages
Flags or banners that cover existing venue signage or annoy other guests. Flag poles greater than 1.5 m in length and 2 cm in diameter are not permitted into the venue
Any item (including clothes) that display offensive messages or commercial advertising or promotional messages
Potential weapons as determined by security and police – e.g., knives, chains, studded belts
Any item that could be used as a projectile or could create litter – e.g., pizza cartons, streamers, confetti, ticker-tape
Any item, which in the opinion of Management has the potential to cause injury or harm to another patron
Any items, which in the opinion of Management, has the potential to cause damage to the venue and its facilities
Any item that is deemed oversized, and therefore could not fit under the patrons seat
Other items, which in the reasonable opinion of Management, have the potential to cause nuisance or inconvenience to any other person in the venue will be requested to be removed from the venue or confiscated [as per the Confiscated Items Policy [displayed below]/[available upon request].
Security staff may inform the Qld Police Service (if on site) of the presence of certain prohibited items (e.g. weapons and other dangerous goods) and may seek support from Police Officers in dealing with the items and the patrons intending to bring them into the venue.
Stadiums Queensland is collecting your personal information on CCTV in this area for the purpose of venue security and public safety. Footage may be provided to the Queensland Police Service. All personal information is handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009.
Scalping or purchase of tickets in breach of the Major Sport Facilities Act 2001 (Qld) is an offence. Penalties of up to $1500 may apply. Patrons who have purchased tickets in such a manner may be refused entry to the venue. For more information, please view the Stadiums Queensland Ticket Scalping webpage.
OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Except to the extent Stadiums Queensland has been negligent, breached a duty of care or otherwise breached its legal obligations to patrons, each patron:
• Assumes all risk of any damage or loss (including property damage, personal injury, economic and consequential loss) however it arises at the venue; and
• Brings personal effects into the venue at their own risk and neither Stadiums Queensland nor the hirer will be responsible for any damage to or loss or theft of a patron's personal property.
The event or match may be cancelled, delayed or stopped due to dangerous situations, adverse weather or for any other cause beyond Management's control. Patrons rights to claim for a replacement ticket or refund in such circumstances will be determined by the conditions of sale of tickets by the hirer.
The hirer may add, withdraw or substitute competitors, teams or artists and/or vary advertised material, programmes, prices, seating arrangements, audience capacity, the venue or programme times without liability to the hirer or Stadiums Queensland.
For more Terms and Conditions relative to the AFL season, please view the AFL's Conditions of Entry.
For more Terms and Conditions relative to the cricket season, please view Cricket Australia's Ticket and Entry Conditions and Cricket Australia's Refund Policy.