Australia v South Africa Tests – Men
The ultimate guide for how to secure your tickets ahead of a massive summer of international cricket featuring more matches and opponents than ever before
Dave Middleton
22 July 2022, 08:02 AM AEST
@Dave_Middleton
The opening day of the Gabba Test against South Africa has outstripped Boxing Day as this summer's most in-demand ticket ahead of the opening of general public sales today.
Those signed up for the Australian Cricket Family enjoyed a four-day pre-sale window this week with the Brisbane Test's first day the ticket of choice ahead of a hotly anticipated series that pits the current top two teams in the World Test Championship standings against each other.
Early indications are for a sold-out Gabba Test given the pre-sale interest.
Your one-stop shop for everything tickets related in 2022-23
A massive crowd is still expected to turn out for the Proteas' first Boxing Day Test since 2008 amid a huge summer of cricket that will feature more matches and a greater number of bilateral opponents than any previous season.
There are 25 international bilateral matches scheduled for Australia's men's and women's teams this season across all formats, with six touring teams, as well as the men's T20 World Cup, where Australia will play a minimum of five fixtures around the country.
When do tickets go on sale for you?
The release of tickets to the public will be staggered across the day due to expected high demand. Below is the time tickets for each venue will become available
Sydney and Canberra: 12pm AEST here
Melbourne and Hobart: 1pm AEST here
Brisbane/Gold Coast/Townsville/Cairns: 2pm AEST here
Adelaide: 2pm local (2.30pm AEST) here
Perth: 1pm local (3pm AEST)
The international cricket season starts with the ODI Super League matchups against Zimbabwe and New Zealand in the Far North Queensland centres of Townsville and Cairns, respectively.
For these matches, adult tickets are just $20 and $5 for children, with a ticket agency transaction fee of $3, while a family pass costs $43.
That is the same price for tickets to see the all-conquering Australian women's team led by Meg Lanning when they play in January for ODI and T20 matches against Pakistan in Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart and Canberra.
For all other men's international cricket – including T20 and ODI series against England, T20s and Tests against the West Indies, and the South Africa Tests, the entry level ticket price has remained unchanged for a seventh successive summer.
For these games, adult tickets will start at $30 (plus ticket agency transaction fees, which vary but are capped at $7.70), and children's tickets start at $10.
"We are looking forward to a fantastic summer of cricket, with six nations touring Australia as well as hosting the ICC Men's T20 World Cup," Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said in a statement.
"With tickets going on sale today, we encourage fans to get behind the Australian men's and women's teams by booking their spot.
"We have made sure that tickets remain held at accessible prices and we can't wait to welcome families, friends and fans of all ages to enjoy world class cricket and some unforgettable moments this summer."
The most expensive public seats for a day of cricket is the $160 charged for the 'straight hit' section at the Gabba, while the 'A Reserve' at the MCG and SCG costs $155 per seat.
Everything you need to know to secure your tickets to international matches can be found at cricket.com.au/tickets, your one-stop shop for everything ticket related.
All venues, with the exception of Perth Stadium, are sold via Ticketek. Perth tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
2022-23 Australian home international schedule (all times local)
Men's Dettol ODI Series v Zimbabwe
Sunday Aug 28: Riverway Stadium, Townsville, 9:40am
Wednesday Aug 31: Riverway Stadium, Townsville, 9:40am
Saturday Sep 3: Riverway Stadium, Townsville, 9:40am
Buy #AUSvZIM tickets here
Men's Dettol ODI Series v New Zealand
Tuesday, Sep 6: Cazaly Stadium, Cairns, 2:20pm
Thursday, Sep 8: Cazaly Stadium, Cairns, 2:20pm
Sunday Sep 11: Cazaly Stadium, Cairns, 2:20pm
Buy #AUSvNZ tickets here
Men's Dettol T20I Series v West Indies
Wednesday Oct 5: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, 6:10pm
Friday Oct 7: The Gabba, Brisbane, 6:10pm
Buy #AUSvWI T20 tickets here
Men's Dettol T20I Series v England
Sunday Oct 9: Perth Stadium, 5.10pm
Wednesday Oct 12: Manuka Oval, Canberra 6:40pm
Friday Oct 14: Manuka Oval, Canberra 6:40pm
Buy #AUSvENG T20 tickets here
ICC Men's T20 World Cup
Oct 16-21: Group stage
Oct 22-Nov 6: Super 12 stage
Australia's T20 World Cup 2022 fixtures
Oct 22: v New Zealand, SCG, 6pm AEDT
Oct 25: v A1, Optus Stadium, 10pm AEDT
Oct 28: v England, MCG, 7pm AEDT
Oct 31: v B2, Gabba, 7pm AEDT
Nov 4: v Afghanistan, Adelaide Oval, 7pm AEDT
Wed-Thurs Nov 9-10: Semi-finals, SCG & Adelaide Oval
Sunday Nov 13: final, MCG, 7pm
Buy T20 World Cup tickets here
Men's Dettol ODI Series v England
Thursday Nov 17: Adelaide Oval, 1:50pm
Saturday Nov 19: SCG, 2:20pm
Tuesday Nov 22: MCG, 2:20pm
Buy #AUSvENG ODI tickets here
Men's Vodafone Test Series v West Indies
Nov 30 – Dec 4: First Test, Perth Stadium, 10:20am
Dec 8-12: Second Test, Adelaide Oval, 2:30pm
Buy #AUSvWI Test tickets here
Men's Vodafone Test Series v South Africa
Dec 17-21: First Test, the Gabba, 10:20am
Dec 26-30: Second Test, MCG, 10:30am
Jan 4-8: Third Test, SCG, 10:30am
Buy #AUSvSA Test tickets here
Women's CommBank ODI Series v Pakistan
Monday Jan 16: Allan Border Field, Brisbane 10:05am
Wednesday Jan 18: Allan Border Field, Brisbane 10:05am
Saturday Jan 21: North Sydney Oval, 10:05am
Buy #AUSvPAK ODI tickets here
Women's CommBank T20I Series v Pakistan
Tuesday Jan 24: North Sydney Oval, 1:45pm
Thursday Jan 26: Blundstone Arena, Hobart, 7:05pm
Sunday Jan 29: Manuka Oval, Canberra, 1:45pm
Buy #AUSvPAK T20 tickets here
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