April 28 – 30, 2023
Melbourne & Olympic Parks

LAN Features

Returning with all the content you’ve come to love.


Bring your computer, bring your friends

Each LAN ticket at DreamHack Melbourne gets you a reserved seat for the whole weekend in a 24-hour LAN party in Rod Laver Arena, including a port on our high-speed internet connection, power outlets for your gear, and a chair. You can even bring your own chair if you want! The LAN is a secured and restricted access area: you cannot enter without a LAN ticket. Your LAN ticket also acts as a festival pass, meaning you can go and enjoy everything the festival has to offer.

● Mini-Games
● LAN Tournaments
● Door Prizes

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● The LAN party is restricted to people 15 years and older
● If your child is under the age of 15 and wants to compete in our tournaments, a guardian must be present at all times.

Please bring the following:
– PC
– Monitor Power Cable/Supply
– Mouse
– Keyboard
– Headphones
– The games you wish to play are pre-installed and updated
– Monitor (Just 1)
– Power cable/supply
– Video cables (HDMI, VGA, DVI, DP)

– Your friends (don’t pack them, it’ll be awkward at security)
– Your phone
– Money (for parking, food and/or drinks)
– Decorations! All must be powered off your PC and fit in your space without disturbing anyone else near you. 🙂

– Speakers (Please use a headset for audio)
– Appliances (Fridge, coffee machines, kettles)
– UPS equipment
– Multi-Monitor setups, televisions, or 35″+ monitors
– Source Network and Power Cables (we provide these)
– Alcohol (this will be available at the event)

All power cables will need to be tag and tested with currently active tags. There will be complementary tag and testing services available on site Friday morning.

$35,000 Prize Pool
BYOC Tournaments

Grab your friends and compete in our BYOC LAN tournaments for well deserved cash prizes!


5v5 – $10,000


1st – $5,000
2nd – $3,000
3rd – $1,000
other – $1,000


Solos – $10,000


1st – $3,500
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,500
other – $3,000

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

4v4 – $10,000


1st – $5,000
2nd – $3,000
3rd – $1,000
other – $1,000

Rocket League

1v1 – $5,000


1st – $1,500
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $600
other – $1,900


League of Legends

Overwatch 2



CoD 4v4
12PM – 3PM
10AM – 1PM
9AM – 3PM
Fortnite Solos
12PM – 3PM
1PM – 4PM
11AM – 2PM
Rocket League 1v1
9:30AM – 3PM
9AM – 12PM
9AM – 6PM
9AM – 4PM

Important Schedule FAQ

-VALORANT 5v5 on Saturday will run in two groups. Group 1 will run between 9AM – 1:30PM, Group 2 will run between 1:30PM – 6PM. Those who do not make it to finals in group 1 may be allowed a second chance in group 2, depending on signup numbers.

-CoD 4v4 has two groups, one on Friday, and one on Saturday. If you qualify to finals on Friday, you will not be able to compete on Saturday.

-Additional smaller, To-Be-Announced tournament schedules are not yet listed here. Please stay tuned for updates.

-Schedule is subject to change

-For team games, your whole team will have to signup via – a captain can sign up and invite the rest of their team.

-You can bring your own console and compete on console where the game is fully cross platform (ie. Rocket League)

-For support, please join the DreamHack Discord at


The BYOC LAN is a secured and restricted access area: you cannot enter the BYOC LAN without a BYOC LAN ticket


There are a number of public transport options when traveling to DreamHack Melbourne! We recommend organizing ahead using the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner.

LAN tournaments will run on all three days throughout the weekend, with a detailed schedule to be released closer to the event.

Yes, you are welcome to bring consoles. You will need to bring all the necessary elements including controllers for your space. Everything you bring needs to fit within your area is the only limitation! Please note that it’s unlikely that console-based tournaments will be available.

Request a Parental LAN upgrade from the check-in staff onsite. They will upgrade your credential to allow access. Please note your access will be linked to your child’s seat and does not grant you a seat on the LAN. If you want to have a seat, you need to buy a full ticket. Please note your child must be 15 years or older to participate in the LAN.

LAN ticket holders will be sent information on seat selection closer to the event.

Homemade food in small amounts is acceptable. You can also bring a water bottle into the venue providing it is 600ml or under and made from ‘soft plastic’.

Please refer to the venue’s Conditions of Entry for further information.

Parking is approximately $20 for full-day parking at MOPT when pre-booking your parking.

No, the LAN ticket is separate to the Halo competition and you only need a festival pass, or
be willing to purchase multiple day passes if you progress in the competition to be eligible.
Registration for Halo will be handled on the day. Further information will be released closer
to the event.

Alcohol will not be allowed within the LAN area however as a licensed event you will have the option to purchase and consume alcohol in other areas of the event.

Public WIFI will be available. The bandwidth available will vary depending on the load placed
on it.

Contact our customer support reps and we’ll help you out!

Previous byoc at DreamHack

DreamHack & LAN

DreamHack today is known as the World’s biggest gaming lifestyle festival, but our roots are in LAN parties. We’ve hosted large-scale LAN parties since 2001, where you can bring your own computer (that’s where ‘BYOC’ comes from) and game to your hearts content over the weekend. It’s definitely a big commitment to transport your entire gaming setup to the venue, so why do people do it? It’s a completely unique experience to spend the weekend surrounded by gamers, your chance to meet up with online friends, watch esports together, and make new friends. Everybody you meet at DreamHack Melbourne is connected with a love for gaming.