Fast5 Netball World Series 2018
DATES: 27 – 28 OCTOBER 2018
VENUE: MELBOURNE ARENA, MELBOURNE
Secure your Official Package today! Choose from Fan Packages (tickets + unique experiences) or Travel Packages (tickets + unique experiences + accommodation).
Official Packages include unique experiences you cannot find elsewhere including Behind the Scenes Tour, Australia or New Zealand Training Session Access, Supporters Packs and Sunday Brunch tickets (these items are not available for general public sale and only available with our Official Packages!)
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Get exclusive access to unique Fast5 experiences here!
Don’t miss the last Fast5 in Australia!
4 x Fan Packages (Tickets + Unique Experiences)
No accommodation included.
AVAILABLE From: A$429
Behind the Scenes Tour
Gold Tickets plus a look into how the tournament works with a chance to see players and teams close-up + your choice of Supporters Pack.
AVAILABLE From: A$499
Gold Tickets plus a ticket to the Official Sunday Brunch at Olympic Park, the place to be before the final day + your choice of Supporters Pack.
AVAILABLE From: A$499
BTS Tour + Sunday Brunch
Gold Tickets plus a ticket to the Official Sunday Brunch as well as the Behind the Scenes Tour. The best of both worlds with this combination Package.
3 x Travel Packages (Tickets + Unique Experiences + Accommodation)
With 2 to 4-nights accommodation included.
2-NIGHTS From: A$619
Two nights with Gold Tickets and the Behind the Scenes Tour.
Upgrades & Extras
DESIGN On request
Customisations & Groups
Enhance any package with extras and upgrades or request your own customised package. We can also organise group and corporate travel — get in touch for a quote.
Fast5 is netball like you have never seen before!
Fast5 Netball is faster, more exciting and higher scoring than your regular game of netball.
It’s the sports ‘new kid on the block’ and the Fast5 World Series is the pinnacle tournament around the world. The initial concept of ‘Fast5’ was introduced in 2009 in England and has since been held for three years in England (2009-2012) and New Zealand (2013-2015). Australia won the illustrious hosting rights from 2016 through to 2018; with Melbourne (Australia’s sporting capital) chosen to host the World Series. Fast5 2016 and 2017 have been incredible events with fans travelling from around Australia, New Zealand, England and further abroad for one of the best weekends of netball all year in the perfect host city. The 2017 Fast5 World Series was won by England with New Zealand winning in 2016. This year will be the last Fast5 in Australia before the tournament moves on and the last chance for Australia to win the tournament on home soil. You can’t miss this!
What’s different about Fast5 Netball? It’s a unique format of the traditional game, a series where the world’s top 6 netball nations converge for a two-day tournament at Melbourne Arena in Melbourne. Five players on each side, short quarters, multiple point shots and power plays; with teams choosing when to use them, requiring clever strategising! In between matches, fans enjoy dazzling light shows, pumping music, delicious food and drink and the exciting ‘activation zone’, full of games, giveaways and fun for all.
As the Exclusive Official Travel Agent in Australia for the Fast5 Netball World Series, we bring access to the Fast5 tournament you cannot find anywhere else. From the best Fast5 tickets in Melbourne Arena to luxury and affordable accommodation options in Melbourne, travel add ons and exclusive Fast5 experiences. We will help make your Fast5 experience memorable, easy and affordable.
Packages are selling quickly. We hope you will join us in Melbourne for the final year of Fast5 in Australia!
Fast5 Netball World Series Rules & Facts
Origins: The game was created in 2009 in England as a way to try and include netball as an Olympic sport in 2012 and create an exciting new tournament to revitalise the sport
First Series: Held in England 2009-2012. Then in New Zealand 2012-2015 and now in Australia 2016-2018
Teams: Top 6 teams from around the world
Current champion: England, who in 2017 defeated Jamaica 34-29 in the Final
Matches: Round-robin format over two days with finals on Sunday to determine 1st and 2nd and 3rd and 4th. Teams have 5 players aside with each quarter lasting only 6 minutes. Breaks in-between quarters are two minutes long. Injury time-outs are only 30 seconds
Number of Matches: 18 total, including 2 Play Off matches and one Grand Final
Power plays: each team can separately nominate one ‘power play’ quarter, in which each goal scored by that team counts as double points. Two teams cannot nominate the same quarter to be their power play
Scoring: The GS or GA may shoot goals from outside the shooting circle. These goals are two points if scored from inside the outer zone or three points if scored in the super shot zone. These can be doubled if there’s a power play quarter
Australia are yet to win a Fast5 Netball World Series since it began in 2009 in England. Can 2018 be their year to shine, as the tournaments final year in Melbourne, before it moves internationally? Be there to find out!
Getting to Melbourne Arena:
Walking is straight forward within Melbourne, safe and won’t take long from most hotels. Alternatively you can take a taxi, uber or use public transport. Free trams stop just outside Melbourne Arena. Parking is also available if you self drive. Find out more.
Your Host City, MELBOURNE
Crowned often as the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne is an elegant blend of stunning architecture, tree-lined boulevards and cobblestone laneways brimming with some of Australia’s most celebrated galleries, boutiques and food and wine experiences. The surrounds of Melbourne, replete with seaside villages, enchanting wildlife and undulating vineyards, are as diverse as they are breathtaking. Victoria’s cultural and sporting calendars are teeming with world-class events. As the host of the Australian Open, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the acclaimed Melbourne Winter Masterpieces and much much more, Victoria revels in celebrating passions and delights in entertaining visitors.
For general information about visiting Melbourne, go to www.visitvictoria.com.au
Customise and enhance your Fast5 Netball experience with upgrades and extra travel services at the best available prices.
- Accommodation: Extra nights, other hotels and room upgrades
- Transport: Flights to Melbourne, car hire and transfers
- Travel insurance: 15% discount with CHI
- Sightseeing experiences: Day tours, cruises and other event tickets
- Customised Packages: Small and Large Group Packages, Corporate Packages
In all packages we include Gold Tickets, these offer excellent viewing and good value for money. We do have a limited number of Platinum and Platinum Courtside tickets available as upgrades which offer even better viewing.
Upgrade from Gold to Platinum: $55 per person for 2-days
Upgrade from Gold to Platinum Courtside: $199 per person for 2-days
Melbourne Arena Seating Map
Can I purchase Fast5 tickets by themselves?
As an Official Travel Agent, we are licensed to sell packages with experiences and travel services. We do not sell event tickets individually. Official event tickets are available as part of our Fan Packages or Travel Packages you can find within this page. Individual ticket sales will be available later in 2018 via official outlets. The unique experiences we offer will not be available for individual sale, you can only find these experiences here.
When do I receive my tickets?
We provide tickets and other travel services to you within your travel documentation. These documents are sent at least two weeks before the event begins via courier or if possible via email. More information will be provided in due course.
Where is my seat in Melbourne Arena?
At the time of publishing, ticket numbers have not been allocated by the event organisers. We receive our own allocation and allocate these to our customers in booking date order, so the earlier you book, the better seats you will receive from within our allocation. We can take seating requests and fulfill these by booking date order. Requests are not guaranteed.
Do you have a Fast5 match schedule?
The 2018 match schedule will be posted here in due course.
Do you have a stadium map?
What other netball events do you do?
We have been involved with Netball World Cup’s since 2003 and can help you travel to Netball World Cup 2019 in Liverpool. We have a special offer available for Fast5 customers, see this special below!
I have a group, can you help?
We are group travel experts and can tailor our packages and services to suit your group needs with variations to our standard packages and bespoke packages just for you. Contact us today to get your Fast5 group travel experience started.
What travel services do you offer?
We offer a full suite of travel services as a one-stop shop. Such services include:
- Accommodation (3, 4 or 5 star)
- Transfers and car hire
- Tickets and Tours
- Travel Insurance
- Sightseeing and experiences
- Cruises and other requests
Can I extend my stay longer than your package dates?
Yes, we have contracted fantastic hotel rates for the event and adjacent dates before/after. Please ask us for a quote for extra nights for your package. We can provide accommodation elsewhere too if you are after an extended package. Ask us for a quote today.
Are you an Official Travel Agent?
Events Travel are Australia’s Exclusive Official Travel Agent for Fast5 Netball World Series 2016, 2017 and 2018 in Melbourne.
Why should I choose Events Travel?
We’ve been proudly providing quality travel services to events and destinations around the globe since 1993. We keep our customers happy with our flexible and attentive service. We are completely audited, insured and accredited, including being members of IATA, ATAS, AFTA, ASTA and IAGTO. A level of accreditation you won’t find elsewhere. We have Australia’s biggest range of Official Partnerships, you can see most of these on our Track Record page.
We are passionate about travelling to major events and have the level of experience to ensure you travel with complete confidence.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
Yes, we recommend Travel Insurance for every trip, big or small. We offer competitive policies and include a valuable 15% discount with CHI for our customers. We can help choose the right policy for you.
If you have a question not listed here, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.
- Pricing is listed per person in Australian Dollars.
- Listed prices and availability are subject to change at any time.
- All payments are non-refundable incase of cancellation.
- Changes to bookings incur amendment fees per transaction plus any applicable fees from suppliers (e.g. airlines).
- Extra travel services may be subject to different payment requirements to be confirmed on quoting/booking.
- Full cancellation applies.
- There are no refunds or exchanges for unused services.
- We highly recommend travel insurance and can provide a 15% discount off retail prices with CHI. We can also assist choosing the right policy for you.
- Events Travel are AFTA, ATAS, ASTA, IAGTO and IATA accredited. Learn about Trust & Safety
- Events Travel is an Official Travel Agent with official tickets and travel services provided under licence with Netball Australia. Only Official Travel Agent are authorised to sell travel and tickets to this event. Using an unofficial provider may put your travel and event experience at risk.
- Additional terms apply
How to Book
To book your Fast5 Netball Package, please complete a booking request form located to the top right of this page or any package pages or contact an Event Travel Expert by phone, email or a web-form.
Full payment is required now to secure all packages.
We accept bank transfer and credit card payments. Credit card payments incur a 1.98% fee.
Travel Documents and Tickets
Travel documents (including event tickets, flight tickets, hotel vouchers and other applicable items) are sent at least two weeks prior to the event start date by email, courier or registered post. In special circumstances, tickets may be made available via an official ticket collection centre or hotel drop-off. Finalised information will be provided with your travel documents.
Mercure Welcome Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel, Melbourne
Mantra on Jolimont
381 Cremorne, Melbourne
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