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Major Events Legislation Update
NEW MAJOR EVENTS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT
Please be advised of the new Major Events Legislation Amendment (Ticket Scalping and Other Matters) Act 2017 that has passed through Parliament.
If you work in the events industry it's important to understand the new measures and requirements that are being legislated to crack down on scalpers and ensure major events remain accessible for everyone.
In summary the Act will apply to exclusive major events in Victoria, or key note events that an event promoter or organiser actively seeks application for, expanding on the Major Sporting Events Act 2009 to also cover non-sporting events such as cultural events including theatre events, concerts, gallery exhibitions and festivals.
Where a major event ticketing declaration has been made, event organisers will be required to ensure that the ticket price is displayed on the face of the tickets, and will make it illegal to sell or advertise for resale tickets to any declared event for more than 10 per cent above face value.
The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) will be holding follow up stakeholder briefings and information sessions on the new Act and its rollout.