Shane Warne State Memorial Service Information

March 22, 2022
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Shane Warne State Memorial Service Information

A State Memorial Service to honour former Australian Test cricketer Shane Warne will be held at 7.00pm AEDT on Wednesday 30 March at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Shane Warne didn’t just inspire a cricketing generation – he defined it. Born for the big occasion, he gave us irreplaceable MCG memories: the Ashes hat trick, his 700th wicket and calming Bay 13 in his trackies. Mr Warne’s performance on the pitch drew us to the game that he cared so deeply for.

The State Memorial Service will be an opportunity for Victorians to pay tribute to Mr Warne’s contribution to his sport, to our state and the country.

The event details are:
Date: Wednesday 30 March, 2022


  • Gates open at 5.30pm AEDT
  • The service will commence at 7pm AEDT
  • All guests are requested to be seated by 6.45pm AEDT
  • The service is expected to run for approximately two hours

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Please note: this is an alcohol-free event. Some retail food and refreshments will be available.

Seating and Tickets

Tickets to the State Memorial Service will be available from 3pm AEDT today, Tuesday March 22.

The State Memorial Service will be free to attend, however all attendees will be required to obtain a ticket in advance. All seating within the MCG will be general admission.

There will be seating reserved for family, friends, dignitaries and invited guests. To reserve tickets, please visit Ticketek.

Live Stream

For those not able to attend the State Memorial Service in person, the event will be live-streamed.

To access the live stream, click here.

COVIDSafe Event Requirements

This State Memorial Service will be held in line with COVIDSafe requirements and tickets are required for all guests.

All attendees must be fully vaccinated and check-in to the MCG using the Service Victoria app. Victorians can share their COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app through MyGov or the Express Medicare Plus App.

For information on how to get your proof of vaccination, visit the Coronavirus website.


In lieu of flowers and at the request of Mr Warne’s family, memorial tributes can be made in the form of contributions to The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. To donate, visit their website.

For further information about the service, please click here.

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