2024 Member FAQ's

Maybe. You qualify for a concession priced membership if you are a full-time student or if you hold a 2024 pensioner concession card issued by Centrelink, the Department of Health and Community Services, the Department of Community Services or the Department of Veteran Affairs. A Health Care or Health Benefit card will not be accepted.

You may be asked to produce your valid concession card upon entry to any game by the gate attendants if you are scanning in using a concession membership or ticket.

To be eligible for a Junior Membership, your little Bomber must be 5 years of age or more and under the age of 15 as at 1 January 2024. Juniors aged under 5 at 1 January 2024 are entitled to attend matches without a Club Membership or ticket and can enter with an adult who holds a game access ticket. However, the child under 5 must not occupy a seat.

To be eligible for a Youth Membership, you must be 15 years of age or more and under the age of 18 as at 1 January 2024.

Your Member Number or Account ID is a 7-digit number that starts with either 1, 2, 3 or 4. It can be found on your membership card, as well as on all correspondence from the Club. This is the number to quote when you call the Member Services team, or in any other communications with the Club.

Every 2024 member will receive a core membership pack including a commemorative wallet, member card, and bumper stickers. These core packs will begin hitting mailboxes in November 2023.

Adult members in their first, or a milestone year of membership (e.g. year 5, year 10, year 15 etc) will also receive a separate tailored membership pack that includes a scarf, beanie and membership patch detailing their years of membership. These will begin distribution just prior to Christmas 2023. Adult members who are not in a milestone year of membership will receive a Bomber Shop coupon that can be used either online or in-store to secure items from our member range or to put towards another purchase such as a guernsey or football.

All junior members will continue to receive a pack each year and these will be on their way from November 2023.

You can check out all the great inclusions in your 2024 member pack here.

Essendon Advantage gives you the option to pay your Essendon membership upfront or split over up to ten payments* across the year, automatically. It is a simple and hassle free way to make sure you don the sash each season, and continue to enjoy your membership benefits without interruption.

If you join up on Essendon Advantage after one or more payment dates have passed, the first payment will be a larger one to bring you in-line with the instalment schedule.

You will be given the opportunity to join up on Essendon Advantage at your time of purchase, so please advise us should you not wish to be placed on the plan.

At the commencement of the next membership season, your membership package will automatically renew with the total cost charged to your preferred debit or credit card, on the same instalment structure as the previous season.

You will be contacted no less than 28 days prior to the date of automatic renewal giving you the opportunity to make any changes to your membership or opt out of the automatic rollover for that year.

Essendon Advantage provides a hassle-free way to renew your membership each year, ensures you keep your same reserved seat each season and makes your membership more affordable by splitting your membership payment over monthly instalments.

Not necessarily. All memberships purchased online or over the phone are placed on the Advantage Payment Plan, but you may opt out post purchase by advising us via email or phone call.

All members on Essendon Advantage will have the opportunity to opt out at the end of each season.

The two main ways to opt out of the automatic renewal are advising us by either email or phone call prior to the rollover date, which will be advised each season. We will always provide you with no less than 28 days notice that your membership will be automatically renewed.

For full terms and conditions on the automatic rollover, please see our Membership Terms and Conditions.

Yes, absolutely. If you hold a Government issued Companion Card, you are entitled to one complimentary membership for your Carer.

Once you purchase your membership, send proof of your Companion Card via email to membership@essendonfc.com.au or mail to PO Box 5 Tullamarine VIC 3043. Once approved, we will issue a complimentary membership that matches the membership purchased.

A family membership is the perfect way to go if you have a brood of Bombers. And even better, they don’t even need to be all your brood! Family memberships can be purchased by friends, work colleagues and neighbours, as long as you are happy for one person to be nominated as the family head. Family memberships include 2 adult memberships and up to four junior and/or youth memberships (under the age of 18 as at 1 January 2024.)

It is often easiest to purchase a Family membership over the phone, so please give us a call on 03 8340 2000 when you are ready to Don the Sash.

Members are able to update personal details though their EssendonFC Account. You are also able to send us an email at membership@essendonfc.com.au or give us a call to update your details anytime.

AFL members with Essendon Club Support are required to contact the AFL Membership Department on 1300 722 515 to update your details, which will then flow through to us the following day.

If you have a concern with your recorded consecutive years of membership please get in touch with us via email anytime, or by calling 03 8340 2000. We will investigate any inconsistencies and amend them should they be found to be inaccurate.

We love having Bombers members beyond our shores, so we have a membership product that is perfect for you. Our Digital International membership allows you to watch every game of the season live and on-demand, simply head here to purchase.

Once you are signed up, you will receive an email within 24 hours from AFL Live Pass which includes your access code and instructions on how to set up your account.

Amazing, we love the passion and energy that our Bomber Squad members bring to every game of the year. As it is so popular, there is a wait list to join the Bomber Squad at this time, so any applications need to be made via email to membership@essendonfc.com.au. These will be reviewed as they arrive, and depending on availability we may need to capture further information from you before providing you with a Bomber Squad membership.

While Bomber Squad members are not expected to attend every game, failure to attend and engage in Bomber Squad activity, including banner making, may mean your Bomber Squad membership is relinquished or not renewed the following season.

Great question! There are two ways to ensure you are there on the last day in September along with the Bombers. The first option is to purchase either a High Mark or Silver Reserved Seat membership, which both include priority 1 access to Grand Final tickets should the Bombers participate. This is of course only one benefit of many to donning the sash, including your own reserved seat for all home games, away game access and merchandise and partner discounts. The second way is to purchase a Grand Final Guarantee along with an eligible membership. This will provide you Priority 2 access to Grand Final tickets, meaning you can be there at the big dance. For more information and to purchase a Grand Final Guarantee, please click here.

Please note, neither High Mark and Silver memberships, or a Grand Final Guarantee includes a Grand Final ticket itself, this must still be purchased by following the instructions provided to members in the weeks leading into the Grand Final.

Firstly, great choice, we couldn’t think of a better gift than donning the sash! We regularly get questions from members looking to buy memberships for friends and family.

The easiest way to do this is to give us a call on 03 8340 2000 and let our team know you are buying this as a gift, then we can manage the process for you and can even provide a certificate or similar if you need something before their member pack arrives.

If you are wanting to buy online, but keep the membership a surprise, the key steps are;

  • Don't use their email address
  • We will send a confirmation email to the email we have on file once the membership is purchased, so don't ruin the surprise by using their email address
  • Membership packs do take time to arrive so leave at least 2-3 weeks from the time of purchase for the full pack to arrive
  • If you have left it a little too late, do not be troubled as our Membership Department are great at helping when it comes to providing personalised cards or certificates to aid your surprise

Once you have gifted the membership, give Member Services a call and we can update the contact details accordingly.

If you aren’t worried about keeping it a secret then simply use all the details of the intended recipient during the purchase process, that just means they will thank you for it earlier!

The on-sale dates for the 2024 season are yet to be confirmed. Once we know, the information will be on the Club website, social pages and we'll let members know via email.