Frequently Asked Questions

 

General

The Game Expo is Melbourne's latest convention bringing together all things gaming and gaming culture under one roof! We've got everything you'd want out of a convention, from gaming tournaments, cosplay, tabletop gaming, and more! Check out the rest of what we've got, and if you're hyped, check out our registration page for more details on how to attend!

The Game Expo is scheduled to be held from March 11th - 12th 2023 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center.

Our show open hours are:
Saturday (11/03): 10:00am - 09:00pm
Sunday (12/03): 10:00am - 05:00pm

While the expo is open to all ages, there are some games that may be unsuitable for younger people. These will be appropriately signposted and blocked off as necessary.

Children 5 or under get free entry to the event, you will just need to select the "child" ticket addon at checkout along with an adult pass.

The Game Expo is in a public space, so if you want to take some photos or video, feel free to do so. However, if you are asked to not take photos/film of a person or an exhibit, please respect that request.

Potentially. We recommend you to take a look at our guidelines regarding safety before coming to the show.

Lots! Take a look at our tournaments page for the games we're planning to run tournaments for. We are also open to working with more tournament organizers/communities so if you're a TO make sure to get in touch!

We'll be following the latest guidance and advice as provided by the Victorian Government. Attendees will need to be double vaccinated and be able to provide proof of vaccination.

Easy! Feel free to reach out to us on social media (we're @TheGameExpo on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) or email us ([email protected]) and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

The Game Expo was formed by members of the gaming community who have come together in collaboration. With decades of experience in gaming events producing activations for the industry, or to support their favourite games and find more people to play together. This is a home grown expo from the teams behind numerous fan favourite gaming LANS , pop culture shows and esports events, including BAM (Battle Arena Melbourne), The Big LAN, ITZ Gaming, Kanga Esports, Events Engine and more.

 

Registration

Yes! Tickets will be available to pickup and purchase at the event, but we recommend grabbing tickets ahead of time to avoid queues and to take advantage of early bird pricing!

Yes! Children 5 or under and Carers with a valid careers/companion card will get free admission to The Game Expo. Plus select the "Child/Carers" addon ticket option when purchasing your tickets.

For this, we'd recommend clicking into the tournaments section of the site and checking out the specific game you wish to register for. Each game may have specific requirements and methods for signing up, so be sure to check that before contacting us.

Of course! Be sure to check out our registration page for more details, or email us at the following if your query is more specific:
Media: [email protected]

Of course! Be sure to check out our registration page for more details, or email us at the following if your query is more specific:

Exhibitors: [email protected]

Absolutely! We've got a specialized process on our site that we encourage you to check out and apply for!

 

Venue

There's plenty of parking underneath the convention center, as well as even more at nearby South Wharf. For more details and pricing, check out the MCEC website.

Yes! We'll have food stands open at MCEC, plus the nearby South Wharf and Crown Casino also have a variety of food options.

Yes! However, we strongly advise that you don't rely on it, as there's a very good chance of it being congested due to other people using it at the same time.

MCEC is extremely accessible if you use a wheelchair, but if there are any specific requirements you may need to get around the show floor, please get in touch with us so we can accommodate you.