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Selling tickets on Gumtree

Generally, Gumtree permits the resale of tickets. However, the resale of tickets to events (including sporting contests, music concerts and plays) and airline tickets can often be regulated by the ticket issuer.

Tickets for sporting or music events at prices above or below face values must state the face value. We do not support ticket touts or scalpers and ads not containing the face vale of the ticket will be removed. We also do not accept ads selling tickets to free events.

As a ticket seller, you are responsible for ensuring that your particular transaction does not violate any applicable law or the terms of the ticket itself. Therefore, prior to buying or selling these types of items users should contact the ticket issuer and ensure the resale is permitted. As a condition of your use of Gumtree specified under our Terms of Use, you agree that you will not violate any laws.

The Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation has declared some events as "declared events"under the Major Sporting Events Act 2009 (Vic). Examples of declared events include the:

  1. Australian Golf Masters
  2. Australian Grand Final (AFL Grand Final)

Most declared events have strict conditions around ticket resale. For some declared events, ticket re-sale is completely prohibited and anyone who buys an illegal ticket can be denied access to the event. You should check the ticket terms and conditions before selling a ticket to a declared event on Gumtree.


Gumtree users are not permitted to sell tickets to events where all tickets are free to the public. This includes the 2015 ANZAC Day commemorations in Gallipoli.

In accordance with our free tickets policy, please note that the sale of tickets for the following free event is prohibited on

Gumtree requires one months notice from event organisers prior to tickets being released for the free tickets policy to apply to an event by logging a ticket via our help sections.


Queensland legislation makes it unlawful for a seller to sell or offer for sale tickets to some events held in Queensland at a price greater than 10% above the original ticket price for the ticket.

If you are selling a ticket to a national or international sport, recreational or entertainment event, or special event that is staged at a facility that the Queensland Government has declared to be a major sports facility, you must not, within or outside Queensland, resell (this includes offer for sale) the ticket at a price greater than 10% above the original price of the ticket. For more information, please see Part 4A of the Major Sports Facilities Act 2001.

The Queensland Government has declared each of the following to be a major sports facility:

  1. Brisbane Cricket Ground (also known as the Gabba)
  2. Brisbane Entertainment Centre (also known as The BEC)
  3. Dairy Farmers Stadium
  4. Queen Elizabeth II Complex
  5. The Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (also known as QSAC)
  6. Sleeman Sports Complex / Centre
  7. Skilled Park (also known as Gold Coast Stadium)
  8. Suncorp Stadium and
  9. Queensland Tennis Centre
  10. Willows Sports Complex (see the Major Sports Facilities Regulation 2002).

Recently South Australia has passed The Major Events Act 2013 which also prohibits scalping of tickets for any event declared as a major event.

If you are selling a ticket that is subject to the above law, you may wish to consider listing the ticket price not greater than 10% above the original price of the ticket no matter which state you're posting in. Please also read Gumtree warning below about terms and conditions that the organiser of an event and/or the original ticketing agent may have specified on a ticket before you decide whether it is lawful for you to do this.

If you have any questions regarding your rights to sell a ticket, we strongly recommend that you contact the company that issued the ticket and/or consult with a lawyer.

Gumtree has provided the above information to assist you in trading lawfully. Gumtree is not in any position to assess a particular ticket's original price and whether it is subject to the above law and/or to terms and conditions that makes its sale unlawful. You are responsible for ensuring that your transaction is lawful.

Gumtree does not condone the use of its website by persons breaching the law or contractual conditions imposed by others. Gumtree urges that you not list any items until you are confident you can legally sell it on Gumtree.

For further information please go to the Major Sports Facilities Authority website here

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