Frequently Asked Questions


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 2-10 October 2021 as an online event.

GCAP will take place this year as well as many of our favourites returning for another spectacular week.

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

We welcome PAX Aus Online back to Games Week this year, which will  be on Friday 8 October – Sunday 10 October.

Check out the PAX Aus website

For the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) information for the state of Victoria, including the current restrictions and health advice, visit

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 2021, 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

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

In 2021, Games Week conferences will take place online. Please check each individual event’s page for further details. View all events.

You can keep an eye on all the action and adventure by using the hashtag #MIGW21 and tweeting @gamesweekmelbs.