Updated: 11 April 2019
It is vital to us that VidCon Australia is a safe place for all attendees. VidCon Australia is a private event and people who mistreat or disrespect other people may be removed and not allowed for the duration of the event. VidCon Australia reserves the right to permanently ban attendees and guests who do not comply with the code of conduct, including for future events put on by VidCon.
Please use good judgment and be respectful, as we’ll dislike throwing you out almost as much as you’ll dislike being thrown out. Also, please keep in mind that we are sharing the convention centre campus and hotels with others, and it is our duty to be friendly neighbors. Not everyone “gets” this thing we are all into. Let’s show everyone that we are a positive and friendly group. By registering to be in attendance at VidCon Australia, you hereby agree to the following:
VidCon Australia badges are required for attendance to all official VidCon events. Badges must be worn around the neck and visible at all times. Badges are non-transferable.
We do not clear rooms between events. All activities have limited capacity as set by the Fire Department, so even though your badge is required to access all activities, it does not guarantee you access to any activity if it has reached its capacity.
All meet & greets are of a limited nature and your VidCon Australia badge does not guarantee autographs or photos in the Meet & Greet Hall.
The Featured Creators who participate in VidCon Australia are excited to see attendees, but please be respectful. They need to be safe and ensure all attendees are safe while moving around the event, so do not run at or crowd around Creators in public walkways, near escalators, or around doorways.
Creators also need to take a break at their hotel, so attempting to follow them to their rooms or to restrooms, riding the hotel elevators, waiting in the hotel lobby, or any other similar behavior is prohibited.
Purchasing a VidCon pass does not guarantee that you will meet a particular Featured Creator.
Disorderly conduct may include (but isn’t limited to) any behavior that is illegal, unsafe, disruptive, discriminatory or causes discomfort to our attendees or guests. If someone doesn’t want to talk to you, don’t keep talking to them. If you do not have permission to touch someone, do not touch them. Please view our Anti-Harassment Policy for more information.
Pranks that are emotionally, mentally, or physically harmful to any people or property at VidCon Australia, actually or potentially, are prohibited. If we hear about anyone pranking in ways that are disruptive to the well-being of our guests, attendees, or staff, disciplinary action may be taken, including being banned from future events put on by VidCon.
LISTEN TO STAFF
All VidCon Australia attendees and badge purchasers must adhere to the instructions of all VidCon Australia employees and agents, all security employees and agents, the staff of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and any and all law enforcement personnel.
Alcohol, drugs, illegal substances, weapons, and items that can be mistaken as weapons are expressly prohibited, even if they are part of a costume. Masks or other headpieces that cover the entire face are not allowed. Large backpacks are not allowed, and other similar containers are subject to search and may be prohibited. Unlawful sale or attempted sale of badges will result in the revocation of that badge without refund.
This is the part where we go ahead and state the obvious: VidCon Australia is an event produced by, for, and about online video enthusiasts. As such, VidCon Australia may be recorded or reproduced by VidCon Australia, its designees, and/or attending participants. By registering to be in attendance at VidCon Australia, you hereby authorize VidCon, its designees, and/or attending participants to record, transcribe, modify, reproduce, perform, display, transmit and distribute in any form, in any and all media, and for any purpose any such recordings of VidCon Australia. By registering for VidCon Australia you hereby release VidCon, its designees, its employees, its agents, and/or its attending participants from any and all claims or causes of action you or your agents may possess, now or in the future, in connection with such activities.
VidCon is an all-ages event. An attendee’s age may affect whether they need a ticket or if they are permitted to attend on their own:
Minors 8 & under do not need a ticket but must be accompanied by an adult (18+) who has purchased a ticket to attend VidCon. Minors between the ages of 9 and 15 must have a VidCon ticket and must be accompanied by a ticketed adult (18+) at all times.
Minors 16 or older are not required to be accompanied by a chaperone if it’s OK with their parent/guardian. If a parent/guardian would like to accompany their child in any capacity, they need a ticket to attend VidCon.
Parents or adult supervisors of minors are responsible for the actions of minors they are supervising. Minors may be prohibited from certain areas due to the sale of alcohol at certain locations.
You assume any and all risks occurring before, during, or after VidCon Australia. You release VidCon Australia, Viacom International Inc., and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and their agents, licensees, assignees, employees, and their respective affiliates and representatives from any and all claims or causes of action arising from or related to VidCon events.
All VidCon Australia attendees and guests are required to adhere to this Code of Conduct. The VidCon Australia badge, which is required for admittance to all VidCon Australia activities, is a revocable license. VidCon Australia or its designees may, without refund, revoke this license for noncompliance with these terms or for disorderly conduct.
Attendees of VidCon Australia agree to observe and comply with any and all applicable policies, rules, and regulations of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. VidCon Australia or its designees may, without refund, revoke this license or refuse admission for failure to observe and comply with any and all applicable policies, rules, and regulations of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre as determined by VidCon Australia and/or the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Attendees of VidCon Australia agree to observe and comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, State of Victoria, and the City of Melbourne.
VidCon reserves the right to change or modify any policy or rule at any time and without notice.