PAX Australia: Early bird badges set for Tuesday launch

PAX Australia's early bird tickets will go on sale from 22 March at 12 pm AEDT.
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Early bird badges for PAX Australia are set to launch on Tuesday, 22 March at 12 pm AEDT – so if you’re keen to finally return to one of Australia’s biggest gaming festivals, now is the time to get those itchy fingers ready. After a long two year absence, this October should herald a very welcome return for the show.

This year’s PAX Australia will take place from 7-9 October 2022 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), a venue that should be very familiar to past PAX attendees.

While there is still a chance the show will move online – if there’s one thing we’ve learned during the pandemic, it’s that nothing is set in stone – this year’s show is looking very promising. With vaccination rates high and new coronavirus measures put in place, there’s extremely high hopes the event will go ahead.

This likely means high interesting, too – so keen punters will want to nab those early bird badges the moment they go on sale.

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How to get early bird badges for PAX Australia

Early bird badges for PAX Australia will be available at 12 pm AEDT on Tuesday, 22 March, with details landing on the PAX Australia website, Discord, Twitter, and Facebook.

When the ticketing site goes live, links will be posted to these social media channels, so it’s best to keep on eye on them to grab your tickets as soon as possible.

Note, last year’s system was fairly rocky and did go down early on – so stay patient, stay tuned to social media, and keep an eye out for any trouble. Know that whatever happens, the PAX Australia team is doing their best to facilitate demand.

PAX Australia: Ticket Prices

Early bird badges will cost $170 for a three-day badge (grants entry to the entire show).

Early bird single day badges will cost $65.

Both categories have limited availability, and will only be sold until stock runs out. If you can’t nab early bird badges, there will be a general sale at some point later in the year – likely with ticket prices bumped higher.

If you do purchase tickets and can’t attend to due illness or border restrictions, the social team has made clear that refunds will be freely offered.

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You can find out more about early bird badges from the PAX Australia website.

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.