Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Melbourne International Games Week is the largest professional and consumer games communication and networking platform in Asia Pacific. It’s not actually a single event, but a series of events held across 9 days. Melbourne International Games Week unites all the events across the week and provides a framework for all our attendees. It’s our way of saying ‘Hey! Come and check out what’s happening in our awesome city’

The events within Melbourne International Games Week are all organised by third parties. We aim to provide visibility for the events and provide a seamless experience for our guests across the week. There are a variety of events for different attendee interests (covering Industry, Education and the Public). The platform is founded and curated by Creative Victoria.

Each year Melbourne International Games Week runs during October, during our sunny Australian Spring!

We run events for everyone, not just hard-core gamers. You’ll find events for gamers, families, educationalists and games developers across the week. We’re here to celebrate games and showcase the wonderful game development talent that is flourishing in the APAC region.

With a mix of ticketed, free and drop-in events, please check each event’s individual website for details on registration requirements. Our event schedule page will take you to each event’s website or booking page. Note, some free events will still require registration.

You can find all pricing including any student discounts on each individual event booking page.

Unfortunately, MIGW does not offer any work experience placements, however some of our events will put the call out for volunteers 1-2 months before MIGW. Please check each individual event website for more information.

The official Melbourne International Games Week program can be found on the Events (link) page. We try to plan our events so there is something to do every day with minimal overlap. You can easily determine what event is right for you by filtering for Public, Industry and Education on the Events page. Some industry networking and meet up events are organised by third parties outside of the official schedule, so try to attend as much as you can, but remember to look after yourself and take some ‘me time’.

MIGW is proud of our games community and its welcoming, all-inclusive attitude.

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexist, racist or discriminatory behaviour or imagery is not appropriate in person or online. Participants caught or reported violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the organisers.

If you are being harassed or feel unsafe, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a staff member/event organiser immediately. If you prefer to email, please contact games@creative.vic.gov.au

We expect participants, staff and sponsors to follow these rules at all event venues and MIGW related social activities.

Across the entire Games Week we have over 80,000 visitors here in Melbourne to do business, have fun and learn a thing or two about games.

Games Week conferences happen in a number of central locations across Melbourne including the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Please check each individual event page for location details.

You can keep an eye on all the action and adventure by using the hashtag #MIGW20 and tweeting @gamesweekmelbs.

Yes of course! We’re known for our friendly people and spirit of collaboration so chances are you’ll meet someone during Games Week who would love to show you around! Don’t be afraid to ask. You’ll also find the following websites helpful for info on what’s happening and where to go in our city.

Visit Melbourne

Broadsheet - Melbourne

Pedestrian TV

Weekend Notes

There definitely is. You can get free wifi all around Melbourne using the VicFreeWifi service within all Melbourne CBD locations. This network allows for up to 250 MB per device, per day – and does not require personal logins or feature pop-up advertising.