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’

Yes, Melbourne International Games Week will proceed on 3-11 October 2020, but it will be a little different this year.

The majority of activity will take place online with some live components, with physical distancing and other required health and safety measures in plan.

This year our focus will be firmly on celebrating and strengthening Melbourne’s incredible games industry and talent. We are especially excited to share that GCAP will take place in 2020 and many of our MIGW favourites will also return in a new way.

We are working hard with our partners to finalise the program and can’t wait to share it with you soon.

Due to the global pandemic, a physical event of the massive proportions of PAX Aus is not possible this year. Instead the PAX team is currently looking at new and exciting ways to connect you and the PAX community with your favourite content and creators.

Stay tuned for further updates on PAX Aus in 2020 and we look forward to welcoming PAX Aus back to Melbourne in 2021.

For the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) information for the state of Victoria, including the current restrictions and health advice, visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Note that Australia’s borders are currently closed and only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia from overseas.

Wherever you are in the world, we invite you to participate in MIGW 2020 online, and we look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne when travel here becomes possible again.

The events within Melbourne International Games Week are all organised by third parties. The platform is founded and curated by Creative Victoria.

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

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 may still require registration.

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

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. 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 the 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 events and MIGW related activities.

In 2020, Games Week conferences will take place online. Please check each individual event’s page for location details.

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