Need to Know- Reserved Seat Members

Your membership barcode is a 12-digit number used for match access, redeeming, or upgrading tickets, and for finals access.

You can find your barcode number(s) by logging in to your Essendon FC account here, or on the back of your 2024 Member Card.

ANZAC Day in 2024 is Essendon's Home Game. This means that our Reserved Seat Members just need to scan their physical member card or mobile membership at the gate and enjoy the game from your designated reserved seat.

We do recommend getting to the game early to ensure that members don't miss any of the action.

Unfortunately not. It is highly likely that the seats around you are held by other reserved seat members for the season so there is no opportunity to purchase guest seats from game to game.

Memberships are transferable however, so if you are likely to bring different guests to matches across the season we recommend you purchase an additional reserved seat membership so we can ensure you are allocated the number of seats you require.

There are two ways to get a reserved seat as part of your membership. If you do not have specific seating requirements, purchasing a membership with reserved seat access online is the quickest and easiest way to go.

You will be able to purchase multiple memberships and manage them all from the one account, including providing the details for the other members at the time of purchase.

Once you have completed the purchase our membership team will allocate you the best seats available at both Marvel Stadium and the MCG.

However, if you have more complex seating requirements, such as accessibility needs or if you are looking to sit in a specific location, including with other members, it is highly recommended that you give us a call on 03 8340 2000 to allow us to handle the process for you.

Our friendly membership team have significant knowledge of the reserved seating process and locations at both Marvel and the MCG, so will ensure your requirements are met as best as possible.

Absolutely. During the membership renewal period (between two seasons), you will be able to retain your existing reserved seat(s) by ensuring you renew ahead of the cut-off date.

We will always provide advance notice of the impending cut-off date via both email and SMS, but if you have any concerns or need more time before you can commit again for the following season, please don’t hesitate to let us know, we will do everything possible to assist.

Absolutely, however it is subject to there being availability in the location you are looking to move to, in some areas this is not an issue, but in others we are almost at capacity.

If you are looking to move seats prior to the cut-off date please let us know so we can record your request. We won’t make any changes until members have had the opportunity to renew again for the following season, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to register.

Once the cut-off date has passed and at any time during the season, members are welcome to contact us and request a seat change or discuss their options, but again any opportunity to relocate will be determined by the availability of seats within your membership category and location.

Lastly, we prioritise requests for seat moves based on member tenure and in order of requests received, so while we will do everything possible, a request is not a guarantee.

No problem! Please send us an email ( or give us a call (03 8340 2000) and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please note, requests are prioritised on a tenure basis.

Yes, you can. If you do not wish to renew your reserved seat but would like a family member or friend to take it moving forward, get in contact with Member Services and we can arrange that for you.

If you wish to only transfer your seat to another person for a single match only, there is a seat transfer feature available through your Essendon FC account, or your mobile membership card on the Essendon FC app. There is a cut-off prior to each game that a transfer must be completed by which will be communicated via email during the season.

Sure, although we’ll miss you during the year! You can put your membership on hold and we’ll reserve your seats for next year for one year only. There is a fee associated with doing this, so please give Member Services a call on 03 8340 2000 to organise this for you.