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MCC 175th Anniversary Gala - November 15, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

1.
How long does it take to become a member?

The committee determines the number of candidates it can offer Restricted and Full membership in June or July of each year.

Due to numerous variable factors that are taken into consideration when determining new member intakes each year, it is not possible to estimate exactly how long a candidate on the waiting list will have to wait before they are offered membership.

However, we do know the nomination date of the latest candidates elected to membership in our intake for the 2013/14 season.

All candidates on the waiting list from July 1, 1989 to December 31, 1989 will soon be offered Full membership, while candidates on the waiting list who were nominated from November 1, 1995 to March 31, 1996 inclusive will be offered Restricted membership

The waiting list, therefore, consists of candidates nominated from April 1, 1996 to today.

 

2.
How do I join the MCC membership waiting list?

Applicants must complete an MCC membership nomination form and pay the $110 nomination fee.

Nomination forms require the signature of both a proposer and seconder, both of whom must be Full financial members of the MCC.

Club rules do not permit Restricted members to propose or second nominations.

A person is able to be put on the waiting list by another person, whether it be family member or friend.

No photocopied nomination forms will be accepted, as signatures must be the original.

 

3.
Can I bring guests into the Members Reserve?

Yes. All members can purchase a maximum of four visitor tickets for entry into the Members Reserve for most cricket and football matches (Grand Final excluded) at the ground.  There are variations for the AFL Finals, Boxing Day Test, Category 'A' AFL home and away matches and other major sporting events.

Members are advised of these arrangements via seasonal guides, newsletters, this website, email, Facebook and Twitter.

4.
Where can I purchase visitor tickets?

Visitor tickets can be purchased through Ticketek (1300 136 961, online at www.ticketek.com.au or via agencies), the Membership Services office (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or at the Gate 2 ticket windows on match day, subject to availability.

Conditions:

  • Only members can collect pre-purchased tickets from Gate 2 on match days, when your account confirmation number and membership card must be produced.
  • Members are responsible for their guests' behaviour and must accompany them while in the Reserve.

5.
How do I obtain Long Room and Balcony passes for my guests?

A limited number of Long Room passes are made available to adult members of all categories. A more generous allocation of Balcony passes will be made available to all member categories.

Advance applications for Long Room and Balcony passes will open at 9:00am on the Monday two weeks prior to the match. Advance applications can be made online or by email or fax.

Restrictions are placed on the number of successful advance applications a member can have in each season. The number of passes available is determined by the category of match being played.

Passes not allocated in advance will be available for collection by members on match day from the Passes windows to the left of Gate 2 from one hour prior to gate opening time. Click here for updates on pass availability.

6.
How does the Long Room and Members Dining Room dress code compare to the remainder of the Reserve?

The standard of dress in the Long Room and Members Dining Room for males is shirt, tie, jacket, slacks and dress shoes (jacket is optional in cricket season). Females are expected to dress to a similar standard.

Minimum dress requirements for the Members Reserve is neat casual for men and women. Denim is acceptable and males must wear a collared shirt, irrespective of whether or not a collared sweater or jacket is being worn over the top.

Click here for further details on dress standards.

7.
Can I use my MCC membership to enter the public and AFL member areas at the MCG?

No, your membership card will not be recognised at the public or AFL member entrances at the MCG.

However, once members are inside the Members Reserve they may cross over into the public areas of the MCG to sit in unreserved seating areas.

8.
Can I defer my MCC membership or transfer it to another person?

Members cannot defer their MCC membership.

If a membership remains unpaid for greater than 12 months, the member is placed on the suspended member list and must write to the MCC Committee to nominate for reinstatement.

Your photo ID membership card is strictly non-transferable and is issued for personal use only.

Lending your card is a serious breach of the club rules and offenders will incur severe penalties. It is also a member's responsibility to make sure that their card is secure so that it cannot be used by another person.

9.
What do I do if I have lost my card or had it stolen? Am I still able to enter the Reserve?

If you have lost your card or it has been stolen, please contact Member and Customer Services at your earliest convenience by phoning (03) 9657 8888. A temporary pass can be issued to allow entry into the reserve prior to a new card being issued.

10.
Is there a members' car park?

On March 15, 2010 the Melbourne Cricket Club commenced the role of management of the Yarra Park precinct, after it was transferred from City of Melbourne through a change in government legislation.

At present, there is no area specifically set aside for MCC members to park their vehicles. On match days, the closest public parking area to the Members Reserve is through Gate 3 on the corner of Wellington Parade South and Jolimont Terrace.

On non-event days, members can utilise short-term street parking in Jolimont Street or Jolimont Terrace, or if booked into the Committee Room for lunch, parking will be arranged in the underground car park off Brunton Avenue.