Fair Trading fines ebay for unlawful Grand Final ticket sales

NSW Government (DCS)

NSW Fair Trading has taken swift action to investigate and issue eBay with multiple Penalty Infringement Notices as a result of NRL Grand Final tickets appearing on the platform in breach of NSW ticket scalping laws.

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Natasha Mann said “To protect consumers, NSW laws require advertisements for the resale of tickets to specify the original cost of the ticket and a resale price that is no more than 10 per cent above the original cost.

“Fair Trading attended the offices of eBay in Sydney and issued a number of penalty notices for tickets being advertised contrary to regulations.

“NSW Fair Trading is actively monitoring other platforms where Grand Final tickets may be re-sold and will take similar actions where tickets are being sold contrary to NSW laws.

“Under the Fair Trading Act, corporations found breaching ticket reselling laws can be fined up to $110,000, while individuals can be fined up to $22,000.

“Earlier this month, I published a public warning about the risks of ticket scalping at major events like the NRL Grand Final. If you have seen advertisements in breach of the ticket scalping laws please contact NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20,” Ms Mann said.

Fair Trading’s investigation is ongoing.

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