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The Ashes, one of the world’s greatest sporting contests, returns to Australia for the first time in four years, with the Gabba hosting the first Test of this highly anticipated series between Australia and England.
The fierce on-field rivalry, the unforgettable crowd atmosphere and the stunning Queensland weather makes this a truly unmissable event.
A fresh-faced Australian side, led by Steve Smith, will be looking to reclaim the Ashes and assert their dominance over England, led by new captain Joe Root.
Want to be there to witness the action unfold right in front of you?
We’ll have tickets for the First Test of the summer and the second One Day International as part of the full summer of cricket.
Tickets are expected to fly when they go on general sale (Mon 8 May), so we’ve compiled tips from the experts to help improve your chances of securing tickets first. Scroll down for everything you need to know.
There is a strict ticket limit of 9 tickets per day of cricket via the general public onsale. The ticket limit is per person and per credit card.
If you’re looking to make a booking of 10 or more tickets, you can do so through Ticketmaster Groups.
Adult, child, concession and family tickets are available for cricket at The Gabba.
Please call Ticketmaster’s Accessible Seating Line if you have Wheelchair, Companion Card or Special Needs booking requirements. Call 1300 446 925 or email your Accessible Seating request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure you include the Event Name, Venue, Date and Time along with your contact details. Service hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 8pm; Sunday 9am – 5pm AEST.
Open your Ticketmaster account and log in now
We suggest getting the basics covered before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. Remember to triple check your passwords and billing information now, so you’re not facing any last minute account updates when trying to process your order. Head to Ticketmaster.com.au now and log in to your account to get started.
Don’t refresh your screen
Stick to one window when you’re processing your ticket order and avoid the temptation to use multiple devices. Attempting to access tickets from multiple devices won’t increase your chances of securing tickets and could risk slowing the process down. Similarly, hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue, and as frustrating it can be, patience is key when trying to buy tickets.
Ticketmaster’s sophisticated systems are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is doing all the hard work for you and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.
Please note, if you see a ‘no tickets available’ message when attempting to purchase tickets, this means there are no tickets available within your search restrictions.
Keep an eye on the clock
There will be a time limit applied to all transactions as they’re progressed through the ticket purchasing stages. Remember to keep an eye on the timer on your screen and move through the processing pages as quickly as possible (this is even easier when you’ve completed the account set-up stage we mentioned above).
Check our social channels for updates
Our Twitter followers are the first to find out about ticket updates, even after tickets have gone on sale. If anything changes with cricket tickets, we’ll feed the news live onto our social channels. Our real-time updates include any technical difficulties that may occur during such busy ticket sales.
Choose your tickets before they go on sale
These tickets are expected to be extremely popular so we recommend picking your preferred match day (plus, a back up preference) ahead of the general onsale to save time.
Tickets for the Ashes Test and One Day International at The Gabba, Queensland go on general sale at 9am on Monday 8 May via Ticketmaster.com.au/cricket.
Fans will also have chance to access the My Ticketmaster presale from 4pm on Thursday 4 May, here.