Fair Trading (Ticket Scalping) Amendment Bill 2018
This Bill was introduced into Parliament on 30 May 2018 and aims to increase consumer protection around ticket scalping.
It will be illegal for anyone to sell tickets or advertise the sale of tickets at a price that is more than 110% of the original ticket price.
The law will apply to ticket sales for all sporting and entertainment events in South Australia (SA), where the event is subject to a resale restriction. An event will no longer need to be declared as a ‘major event’ in order for ticket scalping protections to apply.
It will also be an offence for anyone to use ‘ticket bots’ or other software to purchase tickets to an event in SA.
Ticket reselling will be allowed, as long as the advertised price is capped at 110% of the original ticket price and provided that certain information is disclosed in the advertisement.
The Fair Trading (Ticket Scalping) Amendment Bill 2018 is available at www.legislation.sa.gov.au