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 is connected with a love for gaming.
Each LAN ticket at DreamHack Melbourne gets you a reserved seat for the whole weekend in a 24-hour LAN party, 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 or a parental access upgrade Ticket. Your LAN ticket also acts as a festival pass, meaning you can go and enjoy everything the festival has to offer. It’s our first LAN party with you in Australia, and so just like when the OG DreamHacks kicked off, we’re focusing on providing an intimate experience in year one. Help us make this first year a truly unforgettable experience, so much so that we have to come back in future years to make it bigger and better!
There are a number of public transport options when traveling to DreamHack Melbourne! We recommend organizing ahead using the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner.
DreamHack Melbourne will have content from 10 AM-8 PM Friday, 2 Sept. through Sunday, 4
Sept 2022. The LAN party will be 24 hour access from 10AM Friday, 2 Sept. through to 6PM
Sunday, 4 Sept 2022. Some activities may occur outside of these hours and times are
subject to change.
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
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