Do I have to book?
Booking is strongly recommended as many of our events book to capacity. Entry to ticket holders will be prioritised until the advertised start time. Most events are unallocated seating. We recommend arriving early to secure your seat. Doors open 30 minutes before the advertised start time. Late arrival may result in non-admittance or delayed admittance until an appropriate time. This may be standing room only.
What if an event is booked out?
The event page on the Wheeler Centre website calendar will display a ‘Booked Out’ sign if the event has been booked to capacity. However, changes may occur prior to the event so be sure to check back regularly.
If you are unable to secure a booking for a sold-out free event, but are very keen to attend, we recommend trying your luck at the door. Occasionally seats remain spare because people who have booked are unable to attend.
For free events, we take a waiting list on the door immediately prior to the event and once the event commences, we will offer spare seats to those first on the waiting list.
Do I have to print my ticket?
Tickets must be presented for entry to both free and paid events.
For paid events, your ticket is your proof of purchase. It features a barcode that will be scanned upon entry. Entry will be refused to patrons who fail to bring a ticket to a paid event.
If you're unable to print your ticket, and wish to display it on a smartphone or tablet, please assist our staff by setting your screen to maximum brightness/contrast and enlarging the barcode (leaving some space around its edges).
Why do you only accept credit card bookings?
The Wheeler Centre does not have the resources to run a box office, so we request that bookings be made online via our website. The process is totally secure. Your credit card details remain completely confidential. If you have any problems or queries, please contact our reception for assistance. Reception hours are 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday. Phone (03) 9094 7800.
Can I book over the phone?
The Wheeler Centre does not have a box office – all advance bookings must be made online via our website.
If you cannot access the internet, you can call the Wheeler Centre reception for assistance between Monday and Friday, 9am–5pm. Phone (03) 9094 7800.
Please note that phone bookings are undertaken via our website (using a credit card) in exactly the same manner as you might book at home, there is no benefit or advantage in calling to make a booking.
How can I arrange a refund for a purchased ticket for a paid event?
The Wheeler Centre adheres to the Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Events in Australia (see www.liveperformance.com.au for details).
As such, refunds, cancellations and exchanges will not be offered except as required by law and according to the Code of Practice.
Under special circumstances, and only at the discretion of the Wheeler Centre, a refund may be offered as long as the request for a refund is made no later than 48 hours prior to the event.
A request for a ticket refund must be made in writing and addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is eligible for concession tickets?
Concession entitlement discounts for select paid Wheeler Centre events include:
- A current Pensioner Concession Card from Social Security or the Department of Veterans' Affairs must be presented on request.
- A current government-issued Seniors Card must be presented on request.
- A current government-issued Health Care card must be presented upon request.
- Student Card identification (including Australian and international student cards) must be presented upon request for students or children aged 17 years and under.
Concessions must be valid at the time of booking. The Wheeler Centre (TWC) may refuse entry to its events when a ticket holder cannot produce a valid ticket or cannot provide proof of a concession entitlement.
Can’t find your tickets?
For free events at the Wheeler Centre, and most ticketed events off-site, click here and follow the prompts to have your tickets re-sent to you. For other cases, contact your point of purchase; if you're unsure of where, contact us.
I can no longer attend the free event I booked for.
Send us an email with the details of the person who booked, and the name of the event, and we'll release the tickets for someone else to use.
The Wheeler Centre’s Ticketing Terms and Conditions
Read the Wheeler Centre’s Ticketing Terms and Conditions policy.