So, your child has asked to attend VidCon Australia…

No need to worry! We’ve got the resources in place to make sure you and your child have an equally great experience.

Attending VidCon as a Parent

Chaperone Ticket Info

Calling all chaperones! Need a place to relax while your kids and their friends are enjoying VidCon? If you have a VidCon ticket and your child is old enough to be on their own (16+), come hang out in the Chaperones’ Lounge in the Expo Hall and unwind. This will be the place for you to meet other parents and learn about the world your kids are growing up in with our specially-curated panels.

If your child is under the age of 16:

  • They must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone at all times.
  • We require parents or chaperones to purchase the same badge type as the child they are accompanying. If the child you are attending with has a Community Track ticket, you may purchase a Chaperone (Community) ticket.* This badge has all the same access to the event as a Community Track ticket but does not provide access to the Meet & Greet Lottery.

If your child is aged 16 or over:

  • You are not required to accompany them at all times.
  • If you allow them to be on their own at VidCon Australia but would like to accompany them to the event, you do not need to purchase a VidCon ticket to access the Parents’ Lounge, which is open to the public.
  • If you do wish to accompany your child to VidCon specific spaces, you will need to purchase a ticket, and we recommend the Chaperone Ticket listed above.

*The Chaperone ticket does not provide Creator or Industry Track access. If you are accompanying a child on one of those tracks, you will need to purchase a Creator or Industry Track ticket.

Common Chaperone Questions


Hey, Mom & Dad — need a place to chill? Sit down, relax, and meet fellow VidCon at the Goldfields Cafe & Bar right next to Registration. No VidCon badge necessary.

If your child is old enough to be at VidCon on their own (16+), but you’d like to stay nearby, you are welcome to make yourself at home in this space. Feel free to put your feet up and enjoy a refreshment while your child explores everything that VidCon Australia has to offer. If you’d like to check out VidCon yourself (and we encourage you to do so!), please purchase a Chaperone ticket.