Grand Final reserved seat ballot

Approximately 13,000 pre-purchased reserved seats in the MCC Reserve to the 2019 AFL Grand Final will be allocated to successful applicants in a random ballot following the registration period, which will run from Thursday August 15 to Wednesday August 21, 2019.

Entry in the ballot is open to Full members (including Honorary Life and 50-year members), Honorary Cricket, Playing and Temporary members, as well as annual Guest cardholders.


The cost of a reserved seat is $30. A deposit of $5 per seat is payable on registration. Once the ballot is drawn, unsuccessful applicants will have their deposit fully refunded to their credit card and successful applicants will have the balance of the reserved seat price ($25 per seat) charged to their credit card.

Registering for the ballot

Registrations can be made from 9.00am on Thursday August 15 to 7.00pm on Wednesday August 21. Members will be able to submit their registration via internet or phone during the ballot period.

Internet registrations can be submitted via the Ticketek website ( between August 15 and August 21.

Phone registrations can be submitted by calling 1300 136 961 during the following times:
  • 9.00am to 9.00pm on August 15, 16, 17, 19 and 20
  • 9.00am to 5.00pm on August 18
  • 9.00am to 7.00pm on August 21.

How the ballot works

Following the conclusion of the ballot period, registrations will be randomly selected for allocation of reserved seats.

Reserved seating on Level 2 is allocated first, followed by Level 1 and then Level 4. Once Level 1 and Level 2 seating is exhausted, only registrations that have the Level 1, 2 or 4 or the Level 1 or 4 seating options selected are considered for Level 4 seating. This process gives each registration an equal chance of success based on the seating option selected.

Notification of the outcome of the ballot will be communicated via email.

Overseas members

For those Full members with an Overseas membership, placement on the Overseas membership list automatically deactivates your membership card, therefore if you would like to enter into the reserved seat ballot, please email the club ( and advise of your intent to enter into the ballot before Wednesday August 14, 2019 so that your barcode can be activated for the duration of the ballot period.

Overseas members are required to provide a flight itinerary and pay an admission fee to activate their card to gain entry to the Reserve for AFL finals matches. Further information will be published on the Overseas members page of the website when available.

Ballot for accessible seating and wheelchair spaces

There is a limited number of seating and wheelchair spaces available for members with a disability/mobility impairment. Registrations will only be accepted by mail or email ( from August 15 at 9am until August 21 at 7pm.

Please note, all carers are required to hold a Government issued Companion Card or Full member/Guest card. Due to limited availability and strong demand, registrations will be limited one (1) member and one (1) additional Full member/Guest card, and/or a Government issued Companion Card. No registrations will be accepted after 7pm on Wednesday August 21.

Seats obtained in the accessible/wheelchair ballot are not transferable, seats must be returned to the club for reallocation to eligible members.

Click here to view the booking form.

Unreserved seats

In addition to the pre-purchased reserved seats, the remaining seats and standing spaces will be available on the usual first-in, first-served basis when Gate 2 opens on Grand Final day.

Download the guide

Click on the image below to open/download the 2019 AFL Grand Final Arrangements & Reserved Seats Registration Guide.

GF Ballot Front Page