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Group Ticket Offer Organisers Booklet

The Group Ticket Offer is now closed.

The Games offered Eligible Groups and organisations ticket packages of 20 or more to attend a range of sports and sessions. The offer closed 30 November 2005.

The following information is available in this booklet.

WOOLWORTHS HELPS TAKE YOUR GROUP TO THE GAMES!

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For every 20 tickets you purchase get 2 extra tickets* from Woolworths.

Don't Miss the Moment! This offer is only open until 30 November 2005. Act now and submit your Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form!

*For every 20 tickets purchased per session in the one price level before 30 November 2005, Woolworths will provide at their cost two additional tickets to the same session in the same price level (subject to availability).

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GROUP TICKET INFORMATION Who is eligible?

This guide will help you with everything you need to know about planning a trip to the Games as a group. Tickets for Eligible Groups go on sale on 25 July 2005. Remember, this is an exclusive group only offer, so you really need to get organised now.

Ticket entitlements

The Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation (M2006) and Woolworths is pleased to extend the Group Ticket Offer to the following 'Eligible Groups' within Australia.

The Group Ticket Offer is exclusively available to the following Australian organisations for non-commercial purposes:

(a) schools
(b) local councils
(c) sporting associations
(d) formal community groups
(e) formal, non-commercial, non-profit social groups.

('Eligible Groups')

Without limitation, the following groups are not Eligible Groups and are expressly excluded from the Group Ticket Offer unless otherwise authorised in writing by M2006:

(a) ticket re-sellers
(b) organisations which provide marketing, promotion and/or entertainment services
(c) corporate clubs/societies
(d) any organisation which competes with a Games sponsor.

Eligible Groups may purchase a minimum of 20 tickets in a single session, and all tickets must be within the same price level.

20+2 Group Organisers Incentive

For every 20 tickets purchased per session in a particular price level, Woolworths will provide at their cost for the Group Organisers, two additional tickets in the same price level for the same session (subject to availability).

The Group Organisers Incentive ends 30 November 2005. All group orders are subject to M2006 approval. There are no discount or concession priced tickets.

Your group must nominate a designated representative who is responsible for the group order on behalf of your Eligible Group. The designated representative must be contactable by M2006 or its agent during business hours.

Group ticket orders will be accepted from 25 July 2005 and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. Payment is required in full when the Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form is submitted. Tickets sold through the Group Ticket Offer are sold on a no refund, no exchange basis except as required by law or as set out in the Conditions of the Group Ticket Offer.

Group ticket orders will only be accepted if submitted on an Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form.

Tickets sold through the Group Ticket Offer will be dispatched in December 2005 to the address on the Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form.

Conditions apply. Please view the Conditions of Group Ticket Offer on the Melbourne 2006 Website.

Please Note: Tickets obtained through the public Ticket Ballot or the Special Ticket Offer will not be located next to the tickets you purchase through this Group Ticket Offer.

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GETTING STARTED Make sure you've thought of everything

  • Is my group eligible for the Group Ticket Offer?
  • What is the 20+2 Group Organisers Incentive?
  • Are there tickets available for the sessions we want to see and at the right Price Level for us? See the Events Schedule in the Group Ticket Offer Order Form.
  • Does our group need accommodation while in Melbourne?
  • How will we get to Melbourne?
  • How will we get to the Games venues while in Melbourne?
  • What free events would we like to see, such as the Triathlon, Road Cycling, Marathon, Walks and the Cultural Festival?
  • What sites in and around Melbourne do we want to see?
  • How many days do we want to stay in Melbourne?
  • Have I filled in all details on the Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form?
  • Have I signed my Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form?
  • How is my Group going to pay?
 Alternative formats

People with a disability will be able to participate in this Group Ticket Offer equitably. Information is available in alternative formats by telephoning M2006 on 1300 00 2006.

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VENUE MAP

Visit our Sports and Venues section on the Melbourne 2006 Website for Venue Locations, Venue Statistics and Road Events information.

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COMPETITION SCHEDULE Competition Schedule Overview

You may either view the Competition Schedule for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, or view the range of available tickets in the Group Ticket Offer: Back to top

IMPORTANT GAMES INFORMATION

Seating plans
  • To accommodate special requirements for presenting the Games, most M2006 venues will need to be reconfigured. For this reason, detailed venue seating plans will be released closer to the time of the Games.
Venue seating
  • M2006 cannot guarantee specific seating requests for the tickets sold through the Group Ticket Offer.
  • A number of sessions feature multiple Price Levels and reserved seating.
  • Reserved seating means that each individual ticket is assigned a specific seat in the venue and only the ticket holder may occupy that seat.
  • Some venues and sessions feature general admission seating. General admission means that you choose your own seat, in the Price Level you have purchased, on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Due to the nature of some events and their venues, not all venues will have guaranteed seating. Standing room general admission tickets will be available at certain venues, as identified in the Event Schedule on the Group Ticket Offer Order Form.
Venue conditions
  • Conditions at venues vary, including access, seating, protection from weather, terrain and facilities available. Some areas of venues are exposed to direct sunlight and heat. You are required to take appropriate care for your hydration and sun protection.
What does 'Price Level' mean?
  • The cost of the ticket, known as the 'Price Level', indicates the seat's relative proximity to the 'Competition area'.
  • Depending on the size and physical configuration of a venue, higher Price Levels may be located at the same distance or further from the field of play than lower Price Levels but will offer a superior viewing experience.
  • As Price Levels reduce, they will be correspondingly further away and not as centrally positioned to the field of play.
  • Lower Price Levels will still provide a great Games experience.
  • General admission venues may have only one or two Price Levels. These venues are generally smaller, with all seating providing a similar proximity to the field of play.
  • Please note: All decisions regarding Price Level locations are made at the discretion of M2006. These decisions are made with due regard to all available information at the time of publication, taking into consideration structural constraints of venues, venue infrastructure, the nature of the sport requirements, safety, broadcast and security requirements, contractual obligations and individual session components. Seating configurations and Price Level breaks may change on a session-by-session basis.

 Accessibility

The Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form lets you nominate the type of accessible seating you require to meet your needs. A speciality ticketing representative will contact you to discuss your requirements.

There are two types of accessible seating:

1. wheelchair-accessible seating space with a seat for a companion
2. easy-access seating, with additional space for a mobility aid, guide dog or the like.
  • Ticket prices for people who require a wheelchair space and an accompanying seat will be at the lowest price available for that particular session, irrespective of location in the venue, as wheelchair locations are not available across all Price Levels.
  • M2006 guarantees that you can purchase a minimum of one accompanying seat for each wheelchair order.
  • Easy-access and other forms of accessible seating will be at the price of the relevant Price Level in which those seats are located.
  • All accessible and wheelchair seating is subject to availability.
Companion Card
  • The Companion Card (Victoria only) is welcome at all Games venues and sporting sessions.
  • Victorian and Interstate visitors without a Companion Card must include a doctor's letter verifying that they need carer assistance.
  • Remember to complete your Companion Card details on the Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form.
  • When the holder of a Companion Card (or equivalent doctor's letter) orders a ticket, M2006 will provide a companion ticket to that same session free of charge to the cardholder. A speciality ticketing representative will contact you to discuss your requirements.

Exchange and refund policy

Once your order is submitted you cannot change your ticket requests. Please consider your request carefully and choose sessions and Price Levels wisely. All tickets are sold under a No Exchange, No Refund policy except as specified in clauses 16 to 20 of the Conditions of Group Ticket Offer.

Parking

Parking is not available at Games venues.

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NEED A PLACE TO STAY?

The Commonwealth Games Travel Office is your official accommodation booking service. We have secured accommodation and transport exclusively for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and can arrange accommodation and travel options for you and your group.

Services to groups include:
  • an extensive range of hotel, apartment and motel accommodation in Melbourne and regional Victoria, with city - based prices starting from $103* per person per night
  • pre and post Games accommodation across Victoria
  • comprehensive touring options around Melbourne and Victoria
  • advice on how to get your groups to, from and around Melbourne
  • additional tours and Games Ticket options in conjunction with accommodation.
For accommodation enquiries or bookings, contact the Commonwealth Games Travel Office on 1300 133 232 during normal business hours.

To view the range of accommodation options available, go to the Commonwealth Games Travel Office section of the Melbourne 2006 Website.

* Price based on two people sharing a twin or double room in a 3.5 star Melbourne hotel during the Games period. Other options are available on request.

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GETTING AROUND IS EASY Transport to Melbourne, transport around Melbourne

Transport to Melbourne

With people from so many places and nations converging on Melbourne, planning your transport and accommodation in advance is very important. The following resources can help you get organised.
  • Commonwealth Games Travel Office - For travel and accommodation information go to the Commonwealth Games Travel Office section of the Melbourne 2006 Website.
  • Qantas Holidays - For information on flights, accommodation and complete ticket packages call 13 14 15 or visit Qantas.
Visit the Travel Packages section of the Melbourne 2006 Website for tourist information, transport advice and a list of Melbourne hotels recommended for the Games.

Transport around Melbourne

For full details on Melbourne's metropolitan tram, train and bus services, as well as regional V/Line services, please contact Metlink on 131 638, visit Metlink online or the Travel Packages section of the Melbourne 2006 Website.

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GET A 6% REBATE ON MELBOURNE 2006 Commonwealth Games Group Tickets

This is now unavailable in the Group Ticket Offer.

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HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS Filling out your Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form

Front side of Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form
  • Obtain the Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form.
  • Review the Events Schedule on pages 14-18 to check availability of tickets, Price Level and session dates and times.
  • Use a blue or black ball point pen and print clearly in block letters to fill out your Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form.
  • Complete Part 1 and Parts 3 - 7 on the front of the Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form.
  • Sign Part 8 of the Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form.
Reverse side of Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form
  • Turn the form over and referring to the Events Schedule on pages 14-18, complete all details requested. Enter the Price Level and the quantity of tickets you wish to order as well as the ticket price and total cost per session.
  • Remember to order your 20+2 Group Organisers Incentive tickets. That is, if you order 20 tickets, Woolworths will give you two extra tickets in the same price level, at the same session. If you order 40 tickets, Woolworths will give you four extra tickets, If you order 36 tickets, Woolworths will give you two extra tickets.
  • If you require more room than is provided on the Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form, print clearly on a separate piece of paper and attach it securely to the form.
Payment
  • Add up your total number of tickets requested, excluding the 20+2 Group Organisers Incentive tickets.
  • Add up the total cost of your order, including delivery charges (Part 4 on the front side of the form) and enter this in the Total Cost box at the bottom of the back of Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form.
  • Nominate your preferred method of payment and complete all relevant payment details on the Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form.
  • All payment must be in Australian dollars. The only accepted methods of payment are credit card, cheque, bank cheque or money order. Do not enclose cash. Accepted credit cards are Visa, MasterCard and Bankcard.
  • If you opt to pay by cheque, bank cheque or money order, you are required to pay for the total amount of the order when you submit your Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form. Cheques, bank cheques and money orders will be banked upon receipt. Cheques are to be made payable to 'Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation'.
  • If you opt to pay by credit card, your credit card will be debited on the date M2006 processes your order.
  • Don't forget to attach your cheque, bank cheque or money order to your Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form.
  • If insufficient funds are available or if payment cannot be completed in full, your order will be voided and you will be liable for any costs incurred by M2006.
 Accessibility
  • If you require disabled or special-needs seating, tick the appropriate box and fill in your accessibility requirements on the back of the Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form. A ticketing representative will call you to discuss your requirements.
  • If you are a Companion Card holder, complete your cardholder details in Part 6 of the Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form.
Returning your Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form

Once completed, place the Official Group Ticket Offer Order Form in an envelope and post it free of charge to:

Melbourne 2006
Commonwealth Games - Ticketing
Reply Paid 5206
South Melbourne 3205

Remember, the Woolworths 20+2 Group Organisers Incentive offer closes on 30 November 2005. To take advantage of this offer, make sure your order reaches Melbourne 2006 before this date.

More information

If you have any queries regarding the Group Ticket Offer, please telephone M2006 on 1300 00 2006.

Additional tickets

Once your group order is submitted, you have one opportunity to request additional tickets to the same sessions by calling 1300 00 2006. Additional tickets will be sold subject to availability.

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EVENTS SCHEDULE

View the range of available tickets in the Group Ticket Offer: For pricing, view the the Games Schedules and Prices.

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MELBOURNE, YOU'LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE Don't miss a moment of the fun and games around Melbourne

Melbourne is famous for being home to millions of fanatical sports fans and some of the best sporting venues in the world. Beyond its reputation for sport, an exciting array of live performances, dining and entertainment, tourist attractions and unique shopping awaits Melbourne's visitors during the Games.

While you're in Melbourne, allow time for your group to explore all the city has to offer. Discover the visual delights of modern art at Federation Square, the vibrant 'new centre' of Melbourne. You'll love the re-born National Gallery, the stunning Melbourne Museum, the fascinating Melbourne Aquarium and of course, all the wonderful leafy parks and gardens.

And within just a few hours drive of all the Games action, your group can experience Victoria's beautiful historic townships and many natural wonders, including the Great Ocean Road, the goldfields of Ballarat and Bendigo, and the many wineries in the picturesque Yarra Valley.

For more information view the Visit Melbourne section of the Melbourne 2006 Website.

Your free touring brochure

Regardless of where in Australia you come from, your great experiences can start well before you get to Melbourne. For your free Touring Victoria brochure call 132 842 or go to Visit Victoria.

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JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION There will be free sporting events

There will be 11 free sporting events at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games: Road Cycling, Walking, Triathlon and Marathon can all be enjoyed at no charge. These events will be played out on Melbourne's picturesque streets, along its palm-fringed beaches and through its inner-city parklands.

The St Kilda beachfront will host both the Men's and Women's Triathlons, the Marathon will start and finish in the MCG during a track and field session (which requires a ticket). The rest of the race will wind around Melbourne's streets. The Road Cycling will take place around the Royal Botanic Gardens, a short walk from the CBD, and the Walks will showcase Melbourne's Docklands. So pack a picnic and plan your day around catching the free events while the Games are on.

For more information on the courses of the free sporting events, view the Road Events section of the Melbourne 2006 Website.

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CULTURAL FESTIVAL Get ready for Melbourne's biggest party ever

In March 2006, Melbourne will play host to some of the most innovative artists from across the Commonwealth. Here's just a taste of what to expect.
  • 1000 performing artists from every nation of the Commonwealth, will be united in a celebration of what we have in common and what makes us unique.
  • A 'family-friendly hub' will be located at the Alexandra Gardens showcasing circus, music and dance together with performances around the city.
  • Concerts in the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, will resonate to the sounds of the Commonwealth, from contemporary dance and opera to the rhythms of the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific.
  • Major museums and galleries throughout the city will offer an exciting and diverse range of exhibitions that bring together the best contemporary art, photography, craft, textiles and multimedia from within Australia and around the Commonwealth.
  • A Youth Program that captures the interests and innovation of multimedia, contemporary art, music and dance.
And with all events being free there will be something for everyone. For information on the Cultural Festival visit the Cultural Festival section of the Melbourne 2006 Website.

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CONDITIONS OF GROUP TICKET OFFER

Please view the Conditions of Group Ticket Offer on the Melbourne 2006 Website.

For a summary of these conditions, view the Group Ticket information - Who is eligible? section on this page.

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SPONSOR FAMILY

We gratefully acknowledge the Melbourne 2006 Family. View our Partners, Sponsors and Providers in the Sponsor Family section of the Melbourne 2006 Website.

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