Ticket scalping in Australia

26 March 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-74229-985-3

View the report as a single document - (PDF 973KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Senate Economics References Committee (PDF 7KB)
Recommendations (PDF 23KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 101KB)

Conduct of inquiry
Background to inquiry

Chapter 2 - Ticket scalping in Australia (PDF 220KB)

Commonwealth Consumers Affairs Advisory Council Report
Recent trends
Significance of secondary markets
Effects of scalping

Chapter 3 - Reducing the detrimental effects of ticket scalping (PDF 160KB)

Problems and remedies in the primary markets
Problems and remedies in the secondary market
Ticket scalping and regulation

Chapter 4 - Government initiatives (PDF 218KB)

Views on state regulation
Commonwealth legislation
Industry self-regulation
Consumer education
Nature and extent of ticket scalping

Additional comments by Nick Xenophon, Independent Senator for South Australia (PDF 88KB)

Why is ticket scalping happening?
The regulatory framework
What needs to be done

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions received (PDF 20KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 4KB)

For further information, contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540
Fax: +61 2 6277 5719