Experience AFL’s biggest home and away clash in 2021. We are pleased to offer a selection of AFL Anzac Day Packages, including match tickets and official hospitality options with pre-game and mid-game hospitality offsite and onsite at the MCG. In addition, we’ve got accommodation options in Melbourne and optional travel services so you can make a weekend of it in Melbourne. Don’t miss watching Collingwood vs Essendon at the mighty MCG this April!
This AFL Anzac Day match is a Collingwood home game and all hospitality options will sell out. Get in quick to secure your place at the Glasshouse or Harrison Room. The Ryder Room has sold out.
Commemorate the fallen at the AFL Anzac Day Blockbuster between Collingwood and Essendon in 2021.
The annual AFL Anzac Day clash is the second biggest game of the AFL season (behind the Grand Final) and is always an unforgettable experience. Two of the biggest clubs in the game will put everything on the line to pay tribute to our fallen Anzacs.Read moreRead less
You can experience the fierce rivalry first hand in 2021 with a travel package including Official Hospitality, match tickets, accommodation and extra travel services. Hospitality is the best way to warm up for the big game. Enjoy a special lunch and guest speakers at a nearby venue or onsite at the MCG, before strolling to your reserved seat. The match day commemorations begin with the Last Post followed by a moving 1-minute silence as almost 100,000 fans pay their respects to the fallen heroes of our time.
This match is a truly unique and unforgettable experience, and one you will treasure for years to come; no matter which team you support! Choose an Anzac Day AFL Package to enjoy the excitement.
We look forward to welcoming you to the mighty MCG in April 2021.
First inaugural match: 1995, the match ended in a draw with both teams scoring 111
2019 winner: Collingwood by 4 points
Most goals scored in a game: 9 (Sav Rocca of Collingwood)
Dual Anzac Medalists: James Hird and Scott Pendlebury (3)
Team with the most wins: Collingwood (15 wins of 24 matches)
The modern-day Anzac match was conceived in the mid-1990s by Essendon’s coach at the time, Kevin Sheedy. After serving two years in the Army, he considered the impact football had on Australians and the role it could play in tributing those who have served their country. Though matches had previously been played on Anzac Day, the first modern-day Anzac match between Collingwood and Essendon quickly became highly-anticipated with thousands flocking to the MCG to watch the big clash. With a whopping 94,825 fans in attendance, the crowd could be heard from more than 1 km away. This record-breaking attendance remains one of the highest attendances in AFL history.
The Anzac match has continued to grow in popularity throughout the years, with sell-out crowds attending each year. It is a day for Australian’s to celebrate in true Anzac spirit and pay tribute to those who have served the nation.
What’s on offer from Events Travel?
As an Official Travel Agent our packages include 100% guaranteed match tickets direct from the AFL, so you can book with confidence
A hospitality package will make your Anzac Day Match one to remember. Enjoy a long lunch while hearing stories from past players and guest speakers before heading to your reserved seating. It's a truly special way to enjoy the Anzac commemorations
We have been selling event packages in Melbourne for nearly 30-years so we know the best places to stay. Our properties are selected for their value, quality, service and convenient location
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and sits on the banks of the Yarra River. It’s home to many of Australia’s best-known landmarks including Melbourne Cricket Ground, NGV and Royal Exhibition Building. It is also the birthplace of Australian Rules Football. Melbourne’s growth was largely thanks to the discovery of gold in Victoria in mid-1851; diggers rushed to Melbourne causing a large population growth and heightened wealth. With this came a need for public infrastructure; large public buildings were erected including Parliament House, the Melbourne Gaol, the State Library, Melbourne Town Hall and St Patrick’s Cathedral.Read moreRead less
The city continued to boom throughout the late 1800s, with Melbourne quickly becoming the richest city in the world; the tramway system was built, large commercial buildings erected and coffee places and terrace houses were popping up everywhere. After World War II Melbourne expanded again due to immigration from southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Collins street became popular with boutique shops and open-air cafes, now locally known as The Paris End of Town. Melbourne today is known for its diverse culture, arts and music scene, incredible food and coffee, beautiful beachside towns and love of sports. Popular places to visit include the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Luna Park, Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Museum.
April is Autumn in Melbourne which means the days are getting cooler, you can expect highs of 21C and overnight lows of 12C. Sunset is around 5:40 pm, so we suggest dressing in layers, allowing you to enjoy the afternoon sun and keep warm as night approaches.
Deposit: 25% plus any upgrades or extras due to secure your booking
Balance: Due by 1 February 2021
We accept bank transfers, credit card payments and cheques. For domestic bank transfers to our Australian bank account there are no fees. For international bank transfers to our Australian bank account, there is a A$20 transaction fee. We accept payment via Visa and Mastercard with a 1.5% merchant fee. Payment instructions will provided after booking and if you have any queries, please get in touch.
Speak to a Travel Expert today to start your journey. At this time, we recommend adding extra nights, ticket upgrades and extra travel services to access best rates and availability.
After making a booking, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and invoice with payment instructions. Once payment is made, your booking is secure.
In the lead-up to the event, we’ll be in touch to share important travel information with you, to ensure you get the most from your event experience and can travel with confidence. If you have any questions along the way, our Travel Experts are always available to assist.
Two weeks before the event begins, we will send you a Travel Documents email, which contains information about your booking, services and personalised information. If you require physical items (e.g. tickets, merchandise etc.), these will be sent by post or courier at this time.
If you depart from your postal address earlier than two weeks before the event begins, please let us know, as we’ll need to arrange alternative delivery of your physical items. We may deliver your physical items to your hotel for collection on check-in or make them available via a collection point.
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