April 26 – 28, 2024
Melbourne, Australia

Festival info & FAQ

all you need to know

Venue address: Rod Laver Arena, 200 Batman Ave, Melbourne VIC 3004.

Doors open Friday, April 26, 10am.
Doors close
Sunday, April 28, at approximately 8pm. Times subject to change.

What is at DreamHack Melbourne this year?

  1. 🎙️More content creators than ever before, with over 500 content creators confirmed as part of Creator Hub this year, and counting. In addition, Creator Summit will take place on the morning of Friday, April 26, with some of your favourite creators hosting panels & more!
  2. 🥷An incredible level-up of Cosplay, featuring an ECG qualifier, and Australia’s largest Cosplay Prizepool, with $30k of prizes across all competitions
  3. 🎨Artist Alley got a DOUBLE XP UP this year – it’s doubling in size to 100 artists! Walk through Artist Alley to explore a world of unique, original creations – and pick up something to take home.
  4. 🔫ESL Challenger returns, with a new ‘Row F’ Ticket Upgrade inspired by the antics of our legendary Aussie & Kiwi CS fans. Watch live Counter-Strike 2 in Australia as 8 of the World’s best teams clash for a prize pool of $100,000 USD.
  5. 🐉The LCO Grand Final is back! #RaiseYourKoalas as Ground Zero Gaming take on Antic Esports to decide: who is the best League of Legends team in OCE? The LCO Grand Final will be played in Rod Laver Arena on Sunday, April 28.
  6. 💻Our BYOC LAN is returning, with more tournaments all weekend long.
  7. 🏃Speedrunning will make an appearance at the festival this year! Experience Australia’s best speedrunners and get hands-on to learn how to start speedrunning yourself.
  8. 🛞The DreamHack Wheel is back, with more prizes to win – just play the DreamHack RPG, and spin to win!
  9. 📕A new Cozy Corner – a place to chill out, maybe read a book or play a board game, generally take a break from all the excitement.
  10. 🎙️Panels and Live Podcasts will be back, with a new panels stage layout that improves on viewing experience.
  11. 👕👚A bigger range of awesome event merch than we’ve ever had before will be available –Rainbow Road makes its return!
  12. 🎮Free Play Gets a glow up, more games to play in more places!
  13. 🎲Table Top returns with 3x as many tables, learn 2 play MTG, D&D and F&B.
  14. 🗑️Trash Taste will return for their only Australian stop of the worldwide “Trash Taste Tour” on Friday, April 26!
  15. 📺International VTuber group hololive is heading down under for their biggest 3D concert in the southern hemisphere! Get ready to sing and dance with the hololive production x DreamHack Melbourne 2024: Down Under concert at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday, April 27th!
  16. ➕Many more on-site activities, games, and giveaways!

FAQ

FESTIVAL INFO

  • Powerstrip extension (with multiple power outlets)
  • Ethernet cable (about 10m)
  • Toiletries for hygiene: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Water bottle
  • Visit the MOPT website here: https://mopt.com.au/plan-your-visit/getting-here/ to book your parking and view available carparks.
  • Bus 246 (Latrobe Uni – Elsternwick Station) stops at corner of Olympic Boulevard and Punt Road.
  • Tram 70 (Wattle Park) from Flinders Street and Richmond Stations. These stop at Rod Laver Arena (Stop 7B), John Cain Arena (Stop 7C) and AAMI Park (Stop 7D). 
  • Tram 48 (North Balwyn) and Tram 75 (Vermont South). These stop adjacent to the MCG on Wellington Parade. 

Children under the age of 6 can attend DreamHack Melbourne for free, as long as they are accompanied by an adult or guardian with a valid ticket.

DreamHack Melbourne is a family-friendly event, with some video games shown in parts at the festival featuring an MA15+ rating.

Journalists may apply for press accreditation at https://dhk.gg/dhmelpressapplications

Please visit our Discord server here: https://discord.gg/dreamhack for any additional questions.

Please see instructions below:

  • Trash Taste Upgrade – redeem as you enter the Main Stage on Friday night. Have your Ticketek receipt and order ready.
  • hololive Upgrade (Premium or Standard) – redeem as you enter the Main Stage on Saturday night. Have your Ticketek receipt and order ready.
  • “Row F” ESL Challenger Upgrade – Goodie bag will be available to pickup at the venue. Stay tuned for more details.

There are often people just like you looking for new teammates on-the-day. You can find a team on-the-day and still compete in tournaments.

Valid companion card holders are entitled to free entry to DreamHack Melbourne 2024.

For all accessibility information, please visit https://mopt.com.au/plan-your-visit/accessibility/