Ticketing Terms and Conditions


All ticket prices include transaction fees and GST, if applicable, and are quoted in AU$.

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before purchasing a ticket. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

These Terms and Conditions relate both to the sale of tickets and attendance at events. These Terms and Conditions apply to both the original purchaser and any subsequent ticket holders (“you”).

  1. Variation to Terms and Conditions
  • Ballarat International Foto Biennale may vary these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating them. Any variations will only apply to ticket purchases made after these Terms and Conditions have been updated.
  1. Additional Seller Terms and Conditions
  • Each ticket is also sold subject to any additional terms and conditions of the Seller – Ballarat International Foto Biennale for the particular event (“Seller’s Terms”). The Seller’s Terms may be disclosed as part of the event information on Ballarat International Foto Biennale or at the venue.
  1. Refunds, exchanges and replacements
  • Subject to the Australian Consumer Law, Ballarat International Foto Biennale will only offer a refund or exchange of a ticket if:

(a) the event to which the ticket relates is:

  • cancelled for any reason including due to Force Majeure;
  • rescheduled with less than fifteen (15) days’ notice; or
  • relocated more than 100km from the original location of the event; or

(b) you are not lawfully permitted to travel to the location of the event, BIFB will exchange your ticket/s for an alternative date, and if there is no suitable date then a full refund will be provided.

  • Ballarat International Foto Biennale does not offer refunds or exchanges as a result of a change of mind or in personal circumstances.
  • To the extent allowed by law, if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated by the Seller, all liability is limited to the amount for which the ticket was purchased (including any fees or charges) and Ballarat International Foto Biennale will not be liable for any other losses incurred by you including any travel and accommodation expenses.
  • Proof of purchase may be required as a pre-condition to any refund or exchange.
  • Ballarat International Foto Biennale will only replace lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets if the authenticity of the ticket can be verified, including proof of purchase, and if you give reasonable notice before the event. Ballarat International Foto Biennale may charge a reasonable fee for the replacement of tickets.
  • You should carefully consider the refund and cancellation policies of travel, accommodation and other goods or service providers when making arrangements for attendance at an event. You may also wish to consider taking out a relevant insurance policy to cover for any losses in the event of cancellation, rescheduling or relocation.
  • In these terms:
    • “Australian Consumer Law” means the Competition and Consumer Act 2010; and any applicable law, including municipal, state and national laws, with respect to the rights of consumer including any determination or guideline issued under such law.
    • “Force Majeure” means any event beyond the reasonable control or prevention of the non-performing party including:
      (a) external telecommunications failures;
      (b) plague, pestilence, drought, fire, flood, earthquake, bushfire or act of God and any other natural disaster;
      (c) riot, act of terrorism, war, civil disorder, rebellion or revolution;
      (d) strikes, lockouts and labour disputes (but excluding a facility specific strike of any other type of industrial action by the Personnel of a party claiming force majeure); and
      (e) epidemics, quarantine restrictions, outbreak of disease or any travel restrictions or bans (including bans on non-essential travel) issued by the World Health Organisation or any governmental authority.
  1. Variations to events
  • The Seller reserves the right to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements (including ticket categories) and audience capacity.
  1. Conditions of entry
  • Admission to an event is subject to the Seller’s Terms.  In particular, the following form part of the Seller’s terms unless otherwise specified:

5.1.1    You may be denied entry into, or removed from, an event where

the Seller has reasonable grounds to do so, including if you breach these Terms and Conditions or the Seller’s Terms, or you are intoxicated, under the influence of illicit drugs, inappropriately attired or adversely affecting the enjoyment of the event by others.

  • If you arrive late, you may not be admitted until a suitable break in the event.
  • You may be required to submit to a search of your person and/or possessions before entering the event.
  • All ticket holders are required to present proof of double dose vaccination status in order to attend the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.
  • Authenticity and validity of tickets
    • Entry to an event may be refused if the authenticity or validity of a ticket is questionable, including because the ticket has been damaged or defaced in any way, or has not been purchased from Ballarat International Foto Biennale or other authorised points of sale.
  • Resale of tickets & scalping
    • Tickets may not, without the prior written consent of Ballarat International Foto Biennale be resold or offered for resale at a premium (including via on-line auction or other unauthorised resale sites) or used for advertising, promotion or other commercial purposes (including competitions and trade promotions) or to enhance the demand for other goods or services. If a ticket is sold or used in breach of this condition, the ticket may be cancelled without a refund and the ticket holder of the ticket may be refused admission. Ballarat International Foto Biennale will use reasonable efforts to notify you of such action.
  • SCALPING WARNING: The resale of tickets in certain circumstances is governed by ticket sales legislation and may attract criminal penalties.
  • Collection and delivery of tickets
  • Tickets purchased online will be sent to the authorised email address provided at the time of registration. Entry to the event will require presentation of the ticket in print or digital format.
  • Where concessions are applicable, suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and at the event on request.
  • Limitations on number of tickets purchased
  • When purchasing tickets for a particular event you may be limited to a specified number of tickets. If you exceed the stated ticket limit, you may have any or all of your orders and tickets cancelled without notice by Ballarat International Foto Biennale at its discretion. This includes orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information. Ticket limits apply to ensure fair access to tickets and as a measure to minimise ticket scalping.
  • System Errors
  • While Ballarat International Foto Biennale takes all reasonable care to ensure that tickets are correctly priced and only available for sale when intended, sometimes errors may occur. Ballarat International Foto Biennale may cancel an order made as a result of any such error, although in the case of a pricing error Ballarat International Foto Biennale will endeavour to contact you to give you the option of purchasing the ticket at the correct price.
  • Customer Errors
    • If an error on your behalf results in Ballarat International Foto Biennale reprocessing the ticket transaction at your request, Ballarat International Foto Biennale may charge you the actual costs incurred in reprocessing the ticket transaction, including any chargeback or postage fees charged to Ballarat International Foto Biennale by a third party.
  • Ballarat International Foto Biennale Online Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
  • The Website Terms of Use and the Ballarat International Foto Biennale Privacy Policy are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions and apply to all sales through this Site.
  • General
    • The term “including” when used in these Terms and Conditions is not a term of limitation.
    • By purchasing a ticket, you agree to the automatic subscription to the BIFB mailing list. This will ensure you are kept up to date with the latest event information or any changes in the lead up to the event. You may opt out of this mailing list and unsubscribe at any time.