What You Can & Can’t Bring To Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

Hint: the friendship bracelets are on the chopping block.
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Australians, it’s time to get excited because Miss Taylor Alison Swift is imminently coming to Australia for her Eras Tour. If you were lucky enough to get tickets then you’re probably wondering: what are the set times and what can I bring into the stadium?

Well, Frontier Touring have just released all those details for the Melbourne shows (and we can only assume they will be the same for Sydney).

Here’s everything you need to know.

Taylor Swift Eras Tour Set Times In Australia


For all of the Eras Tour shows in Australia, gates of the stadiums will open at 4:30pm. This will allow hard core fans to get in early for merch, however, as there’s no mosh pit and fans are all allocated seating, there is no need to get there too early.

The show will start at 6:20pm with the opening act, which in Australia is Sabrina Carpenter.

It’s expected that Swift will take the stage sometime between 7:30pm and 8:00pm although this wasn’t spelt out in Frontier’s announcement.


  • Gates Open: 4:30pm
  • Show Starts: 6:20pm
  • Taylor Swift on stage: not confirmed but assumed to be around 7:30pm

Will Taylor Swift Still Play If It’s Raining?

Taylor Swift’s show will go on rain or shine. ‘Rain shows’ were quite common in the United States and South America, although they are postponed for extreme weather.

What To Bring To Taylor Swift’s Concert?

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The good news is that the stadiums have released lists of what you may need on concert day. This includes:

  • Mobile phone with concert tickets
  • Jacket or poncho (no umbrellas)
  • Small personal cameras without detachable lenses and camera phones
  • Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
  • Hat
  • An A4 sized bag (35cm tall, 20cm deep, 30cm wide) with a maximum of two compartments (does not have to be clear). Only one bag per person is allowed but this excludes merchandise purchased at the authorized stands outside the venue.
  • Sealed clear soft plastic water bottles no larger than 600mL (there will be refill stations in the venue). Floor holders cannot bring in bottles but cups will be provided to decant liquids.
  • Friendship bracelets (but they cannot be on a D-ring or carabiner)
  • Personal phone chargers smaller than the size of your phone

What Not To Bring To Taylor Swift’s Concert?

Thinking about packing something wacky? Here’s how to avoid having to bin it before going into the concert. Avoid bringing:

  • Umbrellas
  • Signs that are larger than 28 x 45cm
  • No promotional, commercial or giveaway materials
  • Metal or hard plastic containers, including thermoses, coolers, eskies, cans
  • Clothing that obscures the face (except medical masks, religious garments)
  • Clothing that impedes the view of the person behind you
  • No handcuffs
  • No animals (except certified disability service animals)
  • No chains, chain wallets, studded jewellery or spurs
  • No bicycles, scooters, skateboards, skates, segways or other unauthorized transportation
  • No strollers or prams
  • No noise-making devices (air horns, radios, thunder sticks, musical instruments etc.)
  • No bag larger than an A4 size
  • Friendship bracelets on a D-ring or carabiner
  • No confetti or shredded paper
  • No tents, tables or sun shelters

There are more things not allowed, including weapons, outside beverages or food and more. Click here for the full list.

What Can I Film Or Photograph At The Eras Tour?

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Small hand-held cameras and smartphones are allowed but professional cameras with detachable lenses are not. This includes any camera with a telephoto lens, lens over 5cm and other view and recording equipment.

GoPros, tripods, selfie sticks, drones, lights or battery packs, radios and walkie talkies, laptops, tablets, digital readers are not allowed.

Can I Buy Merch At The Eras Tour?

While merchandise pre-sales are available, there will be merchandise stalls outside the venues (while supplies last).

On show days external merchandise stands will be open from 12 noon AEDT until after the conclusion of the concert.

There will be further stands available at the venue inside on show day, after gates open.

Will I Be Able To See At The Eras Tour?

Unfortunately, there is no standing on seats, standing in aisles, jumping from seats, sitting on shoulders, crowd surfing, heavy moshing and more allowed at the concert. It’s a fully seated event so everyone is expected to either sit or stand where their seat is so that more people can see the show properly.

Is There Food At The Stadium?

Both Accor Stadium in Sydney and the MCG in Melbourne offer food within the stadium that is designed to cater to different dietary requirements, so you should be able to grab some sustenance if you need it.

How To Get To The MCG For Taylor Swift?

Public transport is advised, via tram, train or bus. For routes and closest stops to the MCG, please visit its website.

Scooting or biking to the MCG is allowed but riders must dismount prior to arriving in the external concourse. Parking is available along William Barak Bridge and at the top of Yarra Park along Wellington Parade South. Bike racks are throughout Yarra Park and opposite gates 2, 3 and 6. Any bikes chained to the fence around the concourse will be removed.

A pick up and drop off zone is available for accessibility patrons, at the corner of Jolimont Street and Jolimont Terrace, exact details are on the MCG website. All other vehicles will be directed to Clarendon Street, between Wellington Parade and Gipps Street. It’s a 500m walk but there is a shuttle service for those with mobility challenges.

Road closures will be Brunton Avenue, Vale Street, Jolimont Street, Jolimont Terrace and Wellington Parade.

How To Get To Accor Stadium For Taylor Swift?

There will be no screens broadcasting the concert outside the stadium, and it is not encouraged to congregate around the stadium for safety and security reasons.

Public transport is recommended and travel on all modes of public transport is included in the cost of the ticket (simply show it when you board). Express trains and major event buses are running each night. Plan your transport for the Eras Tour here.

Parking is available but is pre-booked and likely to sell out. Allow up to an hour when exiting the car parks as traffic can be very heavy. An accessible shuttle bus will run between P3, P4 and P5 car parks, but those in P6 will need to make their own way.

An accessible drop off zone is along Dawn Fraser Avenue (access from Edwin Flack Avenue), and only for those with a mobility parking permit.

All other patrons are to use the drop off zone along Australia Avenue opposite P6. Taxi and rideshare pick up is between Murray Rose Avenue and Kevin Coombs Avenue along Australia Avenue. Taxi ranks are at Herb Elliott Avenue outside the Pullman Hotel.

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