Ricky Ponting
Points Auction: On the pitch with Ricky

Explore the MCG and Ponting Wines with Ricky

Cricketing great and former captain of the Australian cricket team, Ricky Ponting will accompany you and five friends on a tour of the iconic MCG. You’ll be invited to taste Ricky’s new premium wine range, Ponting Wines, and have an intimate lunch with him at the MCG.

This experience includes:

  • a tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and locker rooms for a group of six, accompanied by Ricky Ponting
  • lunch with Ricky Ponting at the MCG
  • wine tasting session over lunch hosted by Ricky Ponting, featuring Ponting Wines.

Before you bid

It’s a condition of bidding on this auction item that you accept these terms and conditions:

  • The experience must be booked by 15 January 2022 and must take place on 11 February 2022. You and your guests must attend the same date and time for experience.
  • The auction item can be used by you (or your designate) and five other people.
  • The tour, lunch and wine tasting will be approximately a 2.5 hour experience.
  • In line with the Victorian Government health directives, the MCG is only accessible to fully vaccinated visitors (over the age of 16). Children under 16 years old do not need to be vaccinated but must be accompanied by fully vaccinated adults. Unvaccinated visitors will not be permitted to enter the MCG unless they are able to display a valid immunisation medical exemption provided by Victorian Government-approved health professionals.

View all terms and conditions.

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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and redeem Qantas Points. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: * Points auction:
Auction Period: 8am (AEDT) 8 December 2021 - 9pm (AEDT) 8 December 2021. Eligible Bidders: Australian residents who are Qantas Frequent Flyer members aged 18 and over. Eligible Bids: To place a bid, the member must have at least one point higher than the starting bid or the last bid placed in their Qantas Frequent Flyer account. Winning Bid: The member must place the highest bid by 9pm (AEDT) 8 December 2021. The winner must have sufficient points in their Qantas Frequent Flyer account to cover the amount offered in the winning bid within 24 hours of the auction closing. Qantas will use reasonable endeavours to contact each winner by email and phone before midday following close of the auction. In the event the winner does not have enough points after this 24-hour grace period, Qantas reserves the right to cancel the bid and decide the best course of action for the item. Outbid Notification: If the member is outbid, they will be notified by email from frequent_flyer@qantas.com.au. Auction Prize: On the pitch with Ricky. Winner notification: By phone on 9 December 2021 and in writing by email on 9 December 2021. Participating in the auction will be deemed acceptance of the auction terms and conditionsOpens external site. Experience must be booked by 15 January 2022 and undertaken by 28 February 2022.

Changes: Due‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌unique nature of this auction item, no ‌ ‌changes‌ ‌are‌ ‌permitted.‌ ‌The event is strictly 11 February 2022. You‌ ‌may‌ ‌designate‌ ‌a‌ ‌change‌ ‌in‌ ‌guest‌s ‌at‌ ‌least‌ ‌48‌ ‌hours‌ ‌in‌ ‌advance‌ of the event

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Other Important Information: If travelling to Melbourne, please ensure you check the latest government travel requirements, which may include mandatory health declarations, use of face masks, entry permits, pre-approval and quarantine (possibly at your own expense), or you could be denied entry. You and your guests are responsible for following all entry requirements into state borders including proof of vaccination requirements for MCG. The auction experience does not include flights to or from Melbourne, accommodation, travel insurance, passports, visas, meals, ground transportation, or any other costs of a personal nature. Compliance with any health or other government requirements is your responsibility. You must notify Qantas of any special dietary requirements or allergies prior to the dinner. Proof of age will be required for guests to be served alcohol. The experience must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if you are unable to use the experience as stated. Auction items are not exchangeable or redeemable for cash or other goods or services. An item cannot be transferred to any other person, unless agreed to by Qantas. Qantas excludes all liability in respect of injury, death, loss or damage (including property damage) arising out of you and your guests’ participation in the activities included in this Auction item, and you and your guest will be required to sign a release form prior to your experience.

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