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    Ticket information for 2017-18 Ashes Series in Australia

    England's Ashes defence starts in Brisbane - here's how you can get hold of tickets for the tour Down Under.

    How can I get tickets?

    There are a number of official channels available to England fans UK wishing to travel to Australia to watch the 2017-18 Ashes Series.

    Official Licensed Travel Operators

    Cricket Australia has 12 Official Licensed Travel Operators (LTOs) in the UK. Each LTO sells either travel packages or fully escorted tours. A full list of agents is available at Most LTOs are on sale now.

    Cricket Australia Official Hospitality and Group Bookings

    On sale in early 2017 to Australian residents only.

    Cricket Australia Official Hospitality will be available to existing customers of Cricket Australia who will receive a priority booking period, after which UK residents will be able to purchase directly from Cricket Australia (if available).

    Cricket Australia Group Bookings will not be available to UK residents. Please contact the UK LTOs listed below with any enquiries.

    Public tickets

    These will go on sale midway through 2017. Australian Cricket Family members will receive priority access to tickets, after which UK residents will be able to purchase directly from Cricket Australia’s official ticket agents, Ticketek (Adelaide Oval, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sydney Cricket Ground). Please note that until the venue for Perth is confirmed we are unable to confirm the official ticket agent and the ticket agent for the Gabba is not yet confirmed. Cricket Australia will advise in due course.

    Cricket Australia Licenced Tour Operators

    Licensed tour operators for 2017-18 Ashes Series:

    Barmy Army:

    Cleveland Travel:

    Cricket Tour Company:

    Freedom Australia:

    Glory Days:

    Gulliver’s Travel:

    Howzat Travel:

    International Cricket Tours:

    ITC Sports Travel:

    Living with the Lions:

    Sports Tours Plus:

    Sporting Traveller:

    Thomas Cook:

    Can I buy a ticket direct from the ECB?

    No. The current agreement between the ECB and Cricket Australia is for each governing body to manage the sale of tickets for their home games. This allows the highest possible chance for fans to access tickets for home games in their own country. 

    Anti-touting policy/advice

    The ECB and Cricket Australia take scalping/touting very seriously. Whilst the Terms and Conditions for the Ashes Series 2017-18 are yet to be finalised, Cricket Australia will cancel, without refund, any tickets that are being scalped/touted. These tickets are then returned to sale at original face value to ensure legitimate fans are able to purchase tickets at fair value. In order to ensure you hold a valid ticket for entry to the venue only, purchase your ticket directly from an official ticket agent for the relevant venue (as per above).

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    Ashes schedule

    • 23-27 November 2017 - First Test, Gabba
    • 2-6 December 2017 - Second Test, Adelaide Oval (Day-Night)
    • 14-18 December 2017 - Third Test, Perth (venue TBC)
    • 26-30 December 2017 - Fourth Test, MCG
    • 4-8 January 2018 - Fifth Test, SCG

    ODI Schedule

    • 14 January 2018 - First ODI, MCG
    • 19 January 2018 - Second ODI, Gabba
    • 21 January 2018 - Third ODI, SCG
    • 26 January 2018 - Fourth ODI, Adelaide Oval
    • 28 January 2018 - Fifth ODI, Perth (venue TBC)


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