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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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


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.
 

  • The right of admission is reserved. In particular, Stadiums Queensland reserves the right to refuse entry to Patrons or Users who
    • are in breach of these Conditions of Entry;
    • are not entitled to attend the event, activity or match;
    • are the subject of a ban issued by Stadiums Queensland in respect of the Venue or all SQ Venues;
    • are the subject of a ban by a hirer, sporting code or non-Stadiums Queensland Venue; or
    • are exhibiting behaviour that is considered unacceptable by Stadiums Queensland in its absolute discretion.
 
  • Face masks are not mandatory at this venue, however patrons are very welcome to wear a mask at our venue if they choose to do so. In accordance with our conditions of entry all visitors enter the venue at their own risk. Whilst Stadiums Queensland has implemented all legally required and recommended control measures in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, by entering the venue all patrons acknowledge and accept that there currently remains an unquantifiable risk of transmission of COVID-19. All patrons are assumed to have assessed this risk of transmission, including through consideration of their own health condition, in making the decision to attend the venue.

    Management and the hirer reserve the right to refuse entry to any person or remove or evict any person from this venue who do not comply with any Queensland Government Chief Health Officer health direction under the Public Health Act 2005 (Qld).
 
  • Stadiums Queensland reserves the right to remove Patrons or Users who:
    • refuse to comply with reasonable requests from Stadiums Queensland;
    • refuse to comply with these Conditions of Entry; or
    • are exhibiting behaviour that is deemed unacceptable by Stadiums Queensland, in its absolute discretion.
 
  • Stadiums Queensland reserves the right to impose a ban on a Patron or User in instances where their actions are deemed by Stadiums Queensland to be sufficiently serious to compromise someone’s safety or amount to a serious breach of the Conditions of Entry.
 
  • Stadiums Queensland collects, uses and discloses personal information in accordance with the Stadiums Queensland Information Privacy Plan.  Without limiting the above, by entering this Venue, you acknowledge and consent to Stadiums Queensland collecting, using and disclosing your personal information for the purposes of contact tracing and Stadiums Queensland’s Banning, Refusal of Entry and Removal Policy.  This may include disclosure to third parties including, but not limited to, the Queensland Police Service, Venue managers, Venue hirers, security contractors and sporting codes.
 
  • Patrons or Users must not engage in any conduct, act towards or speak to any player, participant, umpire or other official or other person in a manner (whether through the use of language, gestures or otherwise) which is likely to offend, insult, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage or vilify that other person on the basis of a personal attribute of that other person, including, but not limited to, that other person's sex, gender, age, race, religion, culture, political belief or activity, sexual orientation, disability or impairment,  gender identity, descent or national or ethnic origin. If Patrons fail to comply with this condition, they may be refused admission to, or evicted from, the venue by any Authorised Person, and they must deliver up any and all tickets that they have in their possession at the request of an Authorised Person. In addition, Patrons acknowledge and accept that a failure to comply with this condition of entry may result in the imposition of other sanctions (such as being issued with an official banning notice preventing the Patron from attending the venue in the future).
 

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.


BAG CHECKING

 

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.


FOOD

 

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
  • Alcohol.
 

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;
  • Fruit;
  • 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 (including National) representing teams not competiting are prohibited

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.
 

CCTV SURVEILLANCE 

 

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.
 

TICKET SCALPING

 

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.