The MCG is a family-friendly venue, offering a range of facilities for parents and their children.

At most events, a family seating area will exist, which prevents alcohol being taken into that area. Please note the size and location of this area will change at the direction of the event promoter.

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Parents' Room and Changing Tables

The MCG has four parents' rooms located around the stadium on Level 1 (M Level).

These are:
  • Behind M28 (Ponsford Stand)
  • Behind M11 (Shane Warne Stand)
  • Behind M57 (Olympic Stand)
  • Behind M42 (MCC Reserve)

Each room contains private feeding cubicles with armchairs, change tables, nappy disposal units, a microwave, TV, power point, sink and toilet.

To minimise misuse, the Parents’ Room in the MCC Members' Reserve is kept locked on event day. If you need to use this room, please ask a nearby member of staff for assistance.

MCG Parents Room

In addition to the Parents' Rooms, many bathrooms also contain baby change tables. They are available in the following bathrooms:

Shane Warne Stand
3Suite 3-54Accessible bathroom - gender neutral

MCC Members' Reserve
2N37Accessible bathroom - gender neutral
2N41Accessible bathroom - gender neutral
3P42Accessible bathroom - gender neutral
4Q40Accessible bathroom - gender neutral
4Q46Accessible bathroom - gender neutral

Ponsford Stand
2N29Accessible bathroom - gender neutral
2N36Accessible bathroom - gender neutral
4Q36Accessible bathroom - gender neutral

Olympic Stand
B1M26Accessible bathroom - gender neutral
4Q54Accessible bathroom - gender neutral

Wristbands for Children

The safety of all patrons attending the MCG is our priority.

In the event a child gets separated from a parent/guardian, it’s important that staff can reunite the child with a parent/guardian as quickly as possible.

To help with this process, parents are encouraged to obtain a Kids Connection wristband for young children (free of charge) and write contact details on the inside of the wristband.

This can help staff efficiently contact a parent/guardian in the event a child is lost.
Wristbands can be obtained from the following locations:
  • Stadium Management Centre (Level B1, Ponsford Stand
  • Membership Services Office (Level 1, closest to Gate 2)

Prams and Strollers

Strollers that can be folded and stored under your seat are welcome at the MCG.

Prams, or larger strollers that cannot fit under your seat must be cloaked for the duration of your visit to the MCG. Where possible, we recommend leaving prams and larger strollers at home.

Babe in Arms

Cricket and AFL Premiership Season: Admittance to the public General Admission areas is free of charge for children under the age of six. Children under the age of two sitting in a reserved seat must have a valid seat ticket if they are not seated on the lap of their parent or guardian.

AFL Finals and International Cricket: Admittance to the public areas is free for children under the age of three, provided they sit on the lap of their parent or guardian and do not occupy a seat.

Other events: Free entry for children will be decided in conjunction with the event promoter.

MCC Reserve: Children aged five and under are admitted free into the MCC Members Reserve at all AFL and cricket matches.

Safeguarding Children and Young People at the MCG

All children and young people visiting or engaging with the MCG, managed by MCC, have the right to feel and be safe, respected, valued and protected from harm.

The MCC is strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people within the MCG and through engagement in our programs. We aim to create enriching experiences for young patrons and want children to feel safe, happy and empowered by their connection to the MCG.

We create and maintain a child safe environment. The welfare of children and young people is a top priority, and we have zero tolerance for child abuse or any behaviours that threaten the safety and wellbeing of children.

We are committed to the principles of cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, culturally and linguistically diverse children, and to the safety of children with a disability. We recognise that these support the safety of all children. We recognise that acting to protect and maintain the safety of children is a responsibility of all staff members, and we foster a culture of openness that supports all people to safely disclose risks of harm to children.

The MCC will take all necessary steps to prevent and protect children from physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, and cultural abuse and neglect. This includes protecting children from other children and patrons.