The Melbourne Cricket Ground, usually referred to as the MCG (or colloquially ‘the G’), is one of Australia’s greatest sporting grounds. AFL, soccer matches, and the traditional boxing day test match are held in this 100,000+ seated stadium. Compared to other stadiums around the world, the MCG is more known for its history in Australian culture, and attracts almost 4 million people every year.

MCG Tour Highlights

  • The Ground – See the MCG from the main ground and get a close up look at the player boxes where coaches scream out instructions. A walkway is laid out for visitors to avoid damaging the grass surface.

mcg arena

  • Players Change Room – Get an inside look at where players warm up and prepare for major games.

mcg change room

  • Members Area – The prestigous members area where long serving cricket heroes and guests of the cricket community have exclusive access to watch live games.

mcg members area

  • MCG Tapestry – A giant wall tapestry outlining the history of signifcant sporting moments at the MCG

MCG Tapestry

Prices

Category

MCG Tour***

NSM

MCG Tour and
NSM Package**

NSM
(Event Day)*

Adult

$20

$20

$30

$10

Concession

$16

$16

$24

$8

Family

$50

$50

$60

$25

Child (5-15)

$10

$10

$15

$5

Child (under 5)

Free

Free

Free

Free

Groups
(minimum 20)

$15 each

$15 each

$22.50 each

N/A

MCC members

Free

$16

N/A

$10

Note

  • MCG Tour is subject to space availability.
  • MSC Tour & NSM package may not be available on event days
  • Event day prices for the NSM available for visitors with valid event tickets.

Tips

  • Tour times – Tours depart from gate 3 regularly and are run by knowledgable volunteers. There are usually about 4-20 visitors per tour group to ensure a more personal experience.
  • NSM – Allow time to see the National Sport Museum which is also located at gate 3. Here, you’ll get a better understanding of Australia’s sporting history and kids will have loads of fun at the interactive “Game On” zone.
  • Bring water – Even though its a casual walk around the stadium, it is still 75 minutes of walking. Bring a bottle of water in case it does become a bit tiring for you.

Transport

  • Tram – Catch tram number 75, 70 or 48. There’s a tram stop outside the MCG.and is approximately a 5 minute walk to the stadium.
  • Train – Catch the train to Jolimont (MCG Station) which is located north of the ground. From here, it is a 5 minute walk to the MCG Tour. Richmond station is also nearby but Jolimont is closer.
  • Car – Yarra Park is available for parking on sporting event days for $10.
  • Bus – Catch bus number 246 which stops on Punt Rd.

MCG Sporting Moments

Boxing Day Test Match – One of the most important dates for Australian cricket each year. Once the cricket summer season is over, the AFL field is setup. 95,000 football fans sang the Liverpool FC anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Socceroos qualify for the 2006 World Cup after defeating Urrguay in the 2nd leg of their qualifying match.

4 Reviews

  1. Hannah Pigram
    Hannah Pigram 23 Comments
     -  04 Nov 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    No better place to watch sport than the MCG! Definitely take a tour of this amazing stadium and if you can try and go to a cricket match or AFL game here, the atmosphere is excellent.

  2. NicoleH
    NicoleH
    Canada 60 Comments
     -  08 Oct 2017

    Excellent

    The MCG is a huge arena that is packed every time there is an AFL game. If you can get tickets to experience this truly Australian game it is definitely worth it. Also a place to watch a cricket game with 100,000 other people. The atmosphere was unlike anywhere else I have ever been.

  3. shae23
    shae23
    Australia 115 Comments
     -  28 Jun 2017

    Excellent

    The MCG is a huge part of Melbourne culture and we are so glad we got to do a tour of all the areas! Well worth the money.

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    Danielle 11 Comments
     -  05 Jun 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    We did the full tour and were very impressed. The MCG has information from the 1956 Olympics, cricket memorabilia and of course, information about the AFL. It was great to go where the commentators sit and walk on the grass to get a view of what players see. Everyone will enjoy this from kids to grandparents.

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