2019 Boxing Day Test

Visiting the Reserve for the 2022/23 summer of cricket

Members' information

The Melbourne Cricket Club looks forward to welcoming you into the Members’ Reserve across the 2022/23 summer of cricket.

The 2022/23 summer of cricket is shaping up to be an exciting season with a jam-packed domestic and international cricket schedule now underway at the 'G.

Fans of the big-hitting Big Bash League will be treated to an exciting summer with the 2022/23 season schedule to feature six matches at the ‘G. View the schedule here.

Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One-Day Cup matches will also be played at the MCG throughout the summer. For more information, click here.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Members’ Reserve for an unmissable summer of cricket!

Download the 2022/23 MCC cricket guide here.

Tickets

Tickets for the 2022/23 summer of cricket are now on sale via Ticketek.

Visiting the Members' Reserve for the 2022/23 cricket season

All MCG match days have been categorised according to their expected demand from members and their guests to attend the Members' Reserve.

Full and Restricted members will have access to all match days for the remainder of the 2022/23 cricket season.

For a small number of match days when the attendance of Full and Restricted members and their guests is forecast to be high, Provisional members may have limited or no access to the Reserve.

Members booking reserved seats on Level 2 will be limited to the same number of visitors that apply for Balcony passes. Please note that all members and visitors with a Level 2 reserved seat do not require a Long Room or Balcony pass to access their seats, however, a Long Room pass (subject to availability) is required for visitors wishing to access the Long Room.


2022 23 MCC Reserve cricket map

A map of reserved seating and walk up areas available in the Reserve can be downloaded here, and found on page 9 of the 2022/23 cricket guide here.

The following table provides an overview of what is available to members in each category.

Event Category
Full & Restricted membersProvisional members
1Access to the ReserveAll levelsNo access to the MCC Reserve
Visitor TicketsUp to two tickets
Level 2 & 3 AccessMembers only
Members' Dining RoomYes - up to two visitors
Jim Stynes GrillYes - up to two visitors
Long Room Passes for visitors
No
Balcony Passes for visitorsNo
2Access to the ReserveAll levelsLevels 1 & 4
Visitor TicketsUp to four ticketsUp to two tickets
Level 2 & 3 Access
  • Members
  • Visitors with Level 2 reserved seats or a Long Room or Balcony pass
  • No access
    Members' Dining RoomYes - up to two visitors
    No access
    Jim Stynes GrillYes - up to two visitors
    Yes - up to two visitors
    Long Room Passes for visitors
    One passNo
    Balcony Passes for visitorsUp to two passesNo
    3Access to the ReserveAll levelsAll levels
    Visitor TicketsFour ticketsFour tickets
    Level 2 & 3 Access
  • Members
  • Visitors with Level 2 reserved seats or a Long Room or Balcony pass
  • Members
  • Visitors with Level 2 reserved seats or a Long Room or Balcony pass
  • Members' Dining RoomYes - up to four visitors
    Yes - up to four visitors
    Jim Stynes GrillYes - up to four visitors
    Yes - up to four visitors
    Long Room Passes for visitorsUp to two passesUp to two passes*
    Balcony Passes for visitorsUp to four passesUp to four passes*

    *Please note, Balcony Passes are not required for BBL games.

    Match details

    Match days at the MCG will be classified as a Category 1, 2 or 3 match day in accordance with attendance estimates and expected demand of amenities by members.

    Reserved seats, access to the Reserve and passes are all subject to availability.

    Applications for Balcony and Long Room passes for international cricket matches will open at the same time as dining. Applications can be made via the event page, and will be open for up to eight days, or until passes are exhausted.

    All available passes not allocated in advance will be available for collection on match day from the passes window on the left hand side of Gate 2.

    Balcony and Long Room passes will not be required for visitors to access Level 2 and 3 seating for Big Bash League matches.

    2022 Boxing Day Test Match - Australia v South Africa

    The dining ballot for the Boxing Day Test will open at 9.00am on Monday December 5 and close at 5.00pm on Tuesday December 6. Enter your dining registration on the event page.
    Match dayGate 2 openPlay startsCategory
    Day 1
    Monday December 26
    9.00am10.30am1
    Day 2
    Tuesday December 27
    9.00am10.30am2
    Day 3
    Wednesday December 28
    9.30am10.30am2
    Day 4
    Thursday December 29
    9.30am10.30am3
    Day 5
    Friday December 30
    9.30am10.30am3


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    MatchGate 2 openPlay startsCategoryDining bookings
    Stars v Hurricanes
    Fri Dec 16
    4.00pm5.05pm3Mon Dec 5
    Stars v Renegades
    Tues Jan 3
    5.30pm7.15pm3Mon Dec 19
    Stars v Sixers
    Fri Jan 6
    5.30pm6.30pm3Mon Dec 19
    Stars v Strikers
    Thurs Jan 12
    6.00pm7.15pm3Tues Jan 3
    Stars v Heat
    Mon Jan 16
    6.00pm7.15pm3Tues Jan 3
    Stars v Thunder
    Wed Jan 25
    6.00pm7.15pm3Mon Jan 16


    Sheffield Shield and One-Day Cup
    The Members’ Reserve will be open to all members and their guests for Sheffield Shield and One-Day Cup matches across the 2022/23 summer of cricket.

    Members of all categories can purchase up to four visitor tickets on the day of the event from the Membership Services windows located to the left hand side of Gate 2. Members must scan their MCC membership card at the turnstiles for access.

    Access to Level 2 seating and the Long Room will be available to members and their visitors only. Visitor tickets will serve as a Balcony Pass to allow visitors access to Level 2. Long Room passes for Sheffield Shield or One-Day Cup matches will be distributed for guests upon purchase of visitor tickets.  

    For all Sheffield Shield and One-Day Cup matches the usual Members’ Reserve and Long Room dress standards apply for accessing the Reserve, whilst Long Room dress standards apply for those wishing to access the Long Room.

    Reserved Seats

    Members may purchase reserved seating for themselves and visitors in accordance with match category conditions.

    Any unallocated reserved seating will become available to members and visitors on a walk up basis, subject to capacity and availability.

    Provisional members may also purchase reserved seats for all match days, excluding the first day of the Boxing Day Test, subject to match category conditions.

    A map of reserved seating and walk up areas available in the Reserve can be found on page 9 of the 2022/23 cricket guide here.

    Visitor tickets

    Full and Restricted members may purchase visitor tickets for each cricket match at the MCG.

    There is a limit of two visitor tickets per Full and Restricted member for Day 1 of the Test and a limit of four per Full and Restricted for all other days of international and domestic cricket.

    The limit for Provisional members is two per member for Category 2 match days and four for Category 3 match days.

    A decision on the timing of the on-sale for visitor tickets for Day 5 of the Test will be made during the match and communicated to members via email.

    Visitor tickets for Sheffield Shield or One-Day Cup matches will be available to purchase on match day from Membership Services at Gate 2.

    Alcohol-Free Bays

    Additional alcohol-free bays have been allocated within the Members' Reserve for matches during the 2022/23 cricket season.

    Alcohol-free seating areas will be allocated in both walk up and reserved seating areas.

    • M41 (reserved) & M42 (walk up)
    • N41 (reserved) & N48 (walk up)
    • Q42 & Q43 rows A-F (reserved)

    Note: Any unallocated reserved seating in alcohol-free bays will be made available for alcohol-free walk up seating.

    Accessible seating & Companion Cards

    Reserved seating for accessible patrons, including wheelchair spaces, and their carers (with a government issued Companion Card) is available via Ticketek by completing the online form at help.ticketek.com.au, by calling 1300 665 915 or in-person at the Club. Walk up spaces will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis on match days.

    Companions (either a member or guest) receive free entry to the Reserve. For more details visit companioncard.org.au.

    Ticket prices

    Boxing Day Test

    Member Visitor

    Reserved SeatReserved SeatGeneral Admission
    Adult$10$75$65
    ChildN/A$30$25
    Subject to availability and capacity. Ticketek service and handling fee inclusive of GST: $7.70


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    Member Visitor

    Reserved SeatReserved SeatGeneral Admission
    Adult$10$42$32
    ChildN/A$15$10
    Subject to availability and capacity. Ticketek service and handling fee inclusive of GST: $5.35

    Ticketing conditions
    • Tickets can be purchased via the Ticketek website (ticketek.com.au/mccmembers), by calling the MCC members priority line 1300 136 961, at Ticketek agencies or the Membership Services Office at the Club, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. Tickets may also be purchased at the Gate 2 tickets windows on match days, subject to availability.
    • When purchasing tickets at a Ticketek agency, Membership Services Office or Gate 2, your membership card will be required.
    • Only members can collect pre-purchased tickets from the right of Gate 2 on match day. Visitors cannot collect pre-purchased tickets.
    • A limit of 10 tickets per transaction applies.
    • Children under six are admitted free of charge.
    • Members are required to be in attendance with visitors.

    50-year Members

    The MCC provides a reserved seating area (N42) and the John Landy Room, both on Level 2, for the exclusive use of MCC members of 50 or more years standing. The introduction of guests into the room and seating area is subject to demand.

    Seating in the 50-year members’ reservation will be will be available on both a pre-booked reserved and walk-up basis for 50-year members and their guests. A dedicated amount of seats will be allocated for pre-booking via Ticketek while there will also seats set aside for 50-year members and their guests on a walk-up basis on match day. These seats can be obtain from the host in John Landy Room.

    Members' Dining

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    Applications for dining in the Members’ Dining Room and Jim Stynes Grill can be made through the MCC website on each event page or by calling the Club on (03) 9657 8888.

    When registrations for the Boxing Day Test exceed room capacity, a ballot will be conducted and all registered members will be notified of the outcome.

    At the time of registering members will be required to provide:
    • Name
    • Member number
    • Number of people dining (including member numbers of other members in the group)
    • Preferred dining time

    The number of visitors permitted for dining at each match is outlined in the table above. Members and visitors who secure dining in the Members’ Dining Room (and Committee Room by Grossi when available to members) will also access a Level 2 reserved seat as part of their booking. To gain entry, members will scan in with their membership card and visitors are able to obtain a general admission visitors ticket.

    Bookings for BBL matches will be processed in a first-in, first-served manner from the dates listed in the table above.

    Additional dining
    On select match days, the Club may have access to other dining facilities within or close to the Members’ Reserve. Members who are unsuccessful in the ballot will be offered priority access to attractive match day dining packages in these facilities. This will be communicated following the ballot if applicable.

    Sheffield Shield & One-Day Cup
    The Committee Room by Grossi will operate as the main dining room for lunch on Sheffield Shield and One-Day Cup match days (excluding weekends).

    Members are encouraged to book in advance. To book, please click here, contact MCG Hospitality on (03) 9284 2352 or MCG-Dining@delawarenorth.com, or the room can be accessed on a walk up basis on the day, subject to capacity.

    Trumble Bar & Café will be available for casual dining at all matches, including on weekends. No reservations are required.

    The Long Room Bar and Frank Grey Smith Bar will be open on all Sheffield Shield and One-Day Cup event days.

    Further details about dining, including cancellation policy, access for children and more, visit mcc.org.au/dining.

    Casual dining

    Soak up the atmosphere from inside the MCC Reserve with dining options available from the moment gates open.

    For information on the extensive selection of bars, cafes and casual dining experiences available within the Members’ Reserve on match day, click here.

    Membership expectations and code of conduct

    Members and guests in the MCC Reserve are expected to observe a standard of behaviour that is socially acceptable and in keeping with the standards befitting the Club, guided by the MCC Code of Conduct.

    The MCC Code of Conduct and MCC Penalty Guide can be viewed at mcc.org.au/codeofconduct.

    Dress standards

    When visiting the Members' Reserve there are certain dress standards that members and their guests must follow.

    The dress standards will be enforced in the Members' Reserve at all events during the 2022/23 cricket season, so to avoid any delay at the turnstiles, please ensure that your attire, and that of your guests, is appropriate. Notwithstanding the outlined dress standards, management reserves the right to refuse entry to any person considered not suitably attired.

    Please note that only Members' Reserve dress requirements apply in the Members' Dining Room during Big Bash League matches. Normal dress standards apply for the Long Room.

    For more information on dress standards in the Members' Reserve, click here.

    Arrive early

    To ensure you are inside the Reserve in time for the match start, arrive early and leave plenty of time for the entry process.

    If you have reserved a seat, download your seat ticket prior to your arrival at the MCG. To gain entry into the match, scan your membership card at the turnstiles.

    Before arriving at the MCG

    We encourage all members and their guests to do the following, as part of their preparation if they plan to attend:
    • Make sure you pack your debit, credit or MCCPlus+ card as the MCG will operate as a cashless venue.
    • Come prepared for all types of weather conditions, including packing a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a poncho or a raincoat.
    • Keep your bag or backpack to a size that can fit comfortably under your seat. Larger bags such as duffle bags, sports bags or suitcases will be required to be checked in to the cloaking facilities located at Gate 1 and Gate 3.

    Parking

    Parking availability in Yarra Park for the 2022/23 cricket season can be viewed here. Please continue to check frequently for updates.

    Road closures

    Brunton Avenue, Jolimont Street, Jolimont Terrace and Wellington Parade will close at various times throughout the season. To see the road closures for upcoming events, view the event pages here.

    At the 'G

    • Plan to arrive early and leave plenty of time for the entry process.
    • You will be required to enter via Gate 2. Have your membership card ready to scan into the Members’ Reserve.

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    MCG Multi-Faith Prayer Room

    The MCG Multi-Faith Prayer Room is open to all patrons from Round 1 onward.

    Located on Level B1 of the Shane Warne Stand (at approximately M13), the room is able to cater for more than 50 patrons at one time, and is suitable for patrons of all faiths including Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu.

    Replacing a previous smaller space in the Ponsford Stand, the Multi-Faith Prayer Room is accessible for all patrons from across the stadium, regardless of where they are seated.

    Here to help

    We’re here to help – all members and their guests are encouraged to contact management in the event they need any assistance or have witnessed anti-social behaviour.

    The channels in which members can contact management are through:
    Facebook: @MelbourneCricketClub
    Twitter: @MCC_Members
    Instagram: @MCC_Members
    Email: membership@mcc.org.au
    Information found at: mcc.org.au
    Live Chat function on the MCC website (available Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm AEDT).
    Located at Gate 2 of the MCG, the Membership Services Counter is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm AEDT.

    This webpage will be updated with details regarding the 2022/23 summer of cricket as more information becomes available. Please check back here for updates, keep an eye on your emails, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.