A snapshot of everything you need or might wanna know!
Where can I buy tickets?
All tickets for this event are sold via Eventbrite HERE. Eventbrite is the only authorised seller of tickets to this event. Drag Expo advises caution when purchasing tickets through unauthorised sellers or third parties such as Viagogo, StubHub, Ebay or Gumtree online auctions. These company are onsellers of tickets and may sell tickets at an inflated price. Some dishonest sellers may also sell the same tickets multiple times meaning you will not be able to enter the Venue for your event. Drag Expo, In The Dark, Eventbrite or the venue are not able to verify if your tickets are legitimate as they have not been purchased through the official ticketing agent.
I’ve bought my ticket on Eventbrite, how do I get in to the event?
We’ll be providing more information regarding how registration will work a bit closer to the event. Stay tuned!
Can I come in drag or dressed up?
You sure can! We encourage it! Coming in drag or dressing up as your authentic self adds to the atmosphere of the weekend. Remember though, you’ll be on your feel all day, so think carefully before you put on those 6 inch stilettos, perhaps slip a pair of cheeky flats in your purse for later.
What queens will be appearing?
We’re bringing your favourite queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race out for this event as well as showcasing the best in Australian talent! You’ll have the opportunity to purchase a ticket for a guaranteed meet and greet and the queens will also be appearing at their own booths throughout the day. Most queens will ask that you purchase something from their booth before you have an opportunity to meet with them, so make sure you’re prepared for this.
We’re working on delivering an accomodation booking solution for you with a variety of different options for finding yourself a place to glam yourself up and take off your lashes at the end of the day! Once this system is available, we’ll send out a communication so that you can make your bookings, so stay tuned!
Can I make card payments at Drag Expo?
Each booth will be responsible for their own payment methods, some may take card payments, but you should be prepared to pay in cash in most cases. Make sure you prepare for this ahead of time as there will be limited ATMs within the convention centre and a lot of people trying to cash up!
Children at DragExpo
Children under 10 are free to attend with a ticket holding adult (1 child per adult ticket), but will require an U10 ticket. Children who we determine are older than 10 holding an U10 ticket or children not accompanying a ticketed adult will be refused entry. Entry hours for the U10 ticket will match the accompanying adult ticket.
Is there an official opening party?
There sure is! In 2021, we’ll be hosting The Drag Expo Gala in the beautiful Plenary Theatre at the MCEC as our fabulous opening party. Tickets are on sale now, snatch yours HERE.
Getting to the MCEC
BY TRAM: Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you to our Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 70, 75 and the City Circle (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. From there, it’s just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach us. For tram timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.
BY TRAIN: Our closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops. For train timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.
BY BUS: From Monday to Friday, bus route 237 goes via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street, which is roughly a five-minute walk to MCEC. For bus timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.
DRIVING : If you’re getting a lift to the Convention Centre, the entrance near DFO is the closest drop off point. If you’re driving in, our Exhibition Centre car park can be accessed via Normanby Road.
Parking: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has a car park located within the Exhibition Centre. Additionally, there are secure car parks located in and around South Wharf including, South Wharf Retail Car Park, Siddeley Street Carpark, Freeway Carpark and Montague Street Carpark.
Accessibility : MCEC has accessible toilets, ramps and lifts throughout the venue, including lift access from the car parks. Braille is provided on all room door signage and fixed directional signage throughout the venue. MCEC is guide dog friendly and welcomes any registered assistance dogs into all areas of the building.
Other : Talent may charge for autographs, photographs, or meet and greets. VIP ticket holders do not include entrance to the Opening Gala. DragExpo does not guarantee meeting talent and all talent and programming are subject to change.–
We strongly encourage you to hold on to your tickets for the rescheduled dates to secure 2020 prices, support our artists and venues.