Terms & Conditions

#Queensland Symphony Orchestra Terms and Conditions of Sale

Tickets are valid only when purchased from authorised ticketing agents - Queensland Symphony Orchestra, qtix, ACGA, Ticketek, Ticketmaster, etc. All patrons, irrespective of age, must hold a valid ticket and occupy a seat or dedicated position (unless this has the potential to cause injury to the person).

Tickets are not refundable. Subscription tickets may be exchanged to a different event if completed a minimum of 2 working days prior to the event. Please see below for further information on our exchange policy.

Audience members' cameras and other recording devices are prohibited in the venue's auditorium. Mobile phones and similar equipment must be turned off before entry into the venue's auditorium. Queensland Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to record, broadcast and simulcast any performance.

You may be photographed, filmed or taped whilst attending a Queensland Symphony Orchestra performance, and purchase of your ticket implies your consent for Queensland Symphony Orchestra to do so. In this instance, Queensland Symphony Orchestra may broadcast, publish, license and use any photographs, film, recordings or images of you without compensation. Queensland Symphony Orchestra and any third party who has the right to use the material are not liable to you in any way for its use.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for your own property and safety and for the safety of any person accompanying you at a Queensland Symphony Orchestra performance. To the extent permitted by the law, you release Queensland Symphony Orchestra (including its directors, officers, employees, consultants, contractors, agents and volunteers) from any liability for any damage, loss, liability or injury you may suffer in relation to your attendance at a venue, howsoever caused, including due to any negligence or other act or omission of Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Patrons who disrupt a performance may be asked to leave the venue.

You agree to compensate for any damage, loss, liability or injury Queensland Symphony Orchestra may suffer as a result of your willful, reckless or negligent acts or omissions at a venue. 

Concession, Student and Child Tickets

Proof of ID will be required for each discount claimed but not for children 14 and under. Please carry the relevant ID when attending the concert.

Concession discount available to Centrelink issued card holders. Seniors Card holders are not eligible. Concession card needs to be valid at the time of purchase.

Student discount is available to full time students only. Student cards need to have a clearly indicated expiry date. Student subscriptions require a valid student card for the duration of the subscription. Orders with student tickets will be held at Box Office until a valid Student ID is sighted.

Child tickets available to a person aged 18 and under. For family and kiddies concerts children aged 18 months and under may attend free of charge if sat on a parent’s lap. For standard concerts at QPAC children 2 years and under may attend free of charge if sat on a parent’s lap, however for all other venues children 18 month and under may attend free of charge.

To take advantage of our Kids at the Orchestra $30 under 18 tickets, a parent or guardian must attend with the child. $30 under 18 tickets are not available at Friday 11am performances. 

For concerts in the QSO Studio, all persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This includes the foyer area of the ABC building. Proof of age may be required on entry. If a group of under 18s are attending an event, one adult is required per five children. Please note this ratio is different for school bookings.

Companion Card

Queensland Symphony Orchestra participates in the Queensland Government Companion Card scheme. This is a discount scheme for those with a disability and a lifelong need for ‘attendant care support’. If you already hold a companion card indicate this at the time of booking. QSO Box Office need to sight the card. Orders with companion tickets will be held at Box Office until the card is sighted.


#Subscription Tickets

Payment

Payment must accompany your booking and can be made by cheque, credit card or by cash at the QSO Box Office only. Tickets are non-refundable, please refer below for further information on our exchange policy for subscribers.

Processing your package/subscription order

Tickets will be allocated in date order of receipt. Seats are subject to availability. Your credit card will be debited or your cheque banked on receipt of your subscription application. Please let our team know if you have any specific seating requests when booking. The team will seat you as close as possible to these requests and will attempt to call you if there are no seats available in the specified area. If we are unable to speak to you, or no seating requests are received then you will be seated based on previous bookings. If there are no previous bookings, then our team will seat you in the best available seats within the selected pricing reserve. Tickets will be posted within five working days of receipt of your booking. It can take 10 working days for you tickets to reach you via Australia Post. Tickets will be posted to the primary contact listed on the booking form.

Paying by instalment

For bookings made during the subscription priority period, if paying by credit card, payment for your subscription can be split over two instalments. QSO will take half of the cost of your booking, plus deferred payment fee of $15, transaction fee and any donation, upon receipt of your booking. Please note that your second instalment will automatically be deducted on Wednesday 18 January 2023 without further notice from QSO. When paying in instalments your tickets will be posted to you after the final payment is taken.

Extra tickets

Choose to add extra tickets to concerts to bring friends and family or to add to your set series. If you wish to sit together you may have to relinquish your renewable seats for that specific concert. Please complete the ‘Extra Tickets’ column on the booking form. These tickets are at Choose-Your-Own 3+ subscriber rates.

Concession and student tickets

Concession discount available to Centrelink issued card holders. Seniors Card holders are not eligible. Student discount is available to full time students. Student cards need to have a clearly indicated expiry date. Please supply proof of ID for each discount claimed. Please remember to bring your Centrelink card or Student card with you to the concert. Orders with student tickets will be held at Box Office until Student ID is sighted.

Subscriber ticket exchange benefit

If you are unable to attend a performance in your subscription package you may exchange your ticket to another performance. To complete an exchange, tickets must be returned to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Box Office either in person, by post or via email (with an image ripped in half) no later than two working days before the affected concert. Subscriber ticket exchanges cannot be completed at QPAC or any other venue. Ticket exchanges are subject to availability and if the tickets are not received within this timeframe, the exchange cannot be completed.

Ticket exchange fees

Subscribers will not be charged for their first three concerts exchanged. Subscribers will be charged an exchange fee of $5 from their fourth tickets exchanged for another concert, different seating, or any other exchanges. If the ticket being exchanged is less expensive than the new ticket, you will need to pay the difference in price plus any $5 exchange fees applicable. If the ticket being exchanged is more expensive than the new ticket, you will not be refunded the difference in ticket value, and will be charged any $5 exchange fees applicable.

Donations to Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Payments for donations to Queensland Symphony Orchestra will be processed and charged upon receipt of booking.

Lost tickets

If you lose your ticket(s) please contact the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Box Office on 07 3833 5044 and we will re-print your tickets. Re-printed tickets will not be posted. Re-printed tickets can only be collected from one hour prior to the performance start time onwards from Queensland Symphony Orchestra staff at the venue Box Office.

Pre-book your car park at QPAC

Patrons wishing to book parking at QPAC will need to contact QPAC on 136 246.

Sunshine Coast bus

Val Bradfield organises transport from the Sunshine Coast for Queensland Symphony Orchestra Friday Morning Masterworks concerts. Phone Val direct on 07 5491 4668 for details. Please note, this is a privately run service. 

COVID-19 Exchanges

In the unfortunate event that a subscriber tests positive for COVID19 and is required to isolate, please email info@qso.com.au as soon as possible and before the start time of the concert. Please state which QSO concert you’d like to exchange into, along with an image of your current tickets clearly ripped in half as proof that they cannot be used for the COVID19 impacted concert. Our team will process the exchange the next working day. Any requests received after the concert will not be processed.


#Ticket Delivery Methods

Subscription ticket delivery/collection

Tickets purchased as part of a subscription package will be posted (no postage fee applies) unless requested otherwise. If you do request to collect your tickets, they will be available from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Box Office, 114 Grey Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 4.30pm) up to the day before the first performance in your subscription. On the day of a performance tickets can be collected from Queensland Symphony Orchestra staff at the venue Box Office from one hour prior to the start of the performance onwards.

Performance tickets purchased via Queensland Symphony Orchestra Box Office

Queensland Symphony Orchestra sells tickets for all performances held at Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio South Bank, Brisbane City Hall, and The Courier-Mail South Bank Piazza. For tickets purchased via the Orchestra, which are not purchased as part of a subscription package, you may choose to have your tickets posted to you or to collect tickets at the Box Office.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Venues - Postage: The cost of postage is included in the transaction charge. Tickets will be delivered within seven working days of purchase. Due to insufficient time to guarantee delivery, tickets purchased less than 10 working days before a performance will be available for collection at the Box Office of the venue where the performance is to take place from one hour before the performance only.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Venues - Collect from Box Office: Customers may choose to collect their tickets. Customers may collect tickets from Queensland Symphony Orchestra reception, located ground floor of the ABC Building, corner of Grey and Russell Street, South Bank, 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. If you wish to collect tickets on the same day as a performance then the tickets will be available for collection at the Box Office at the venue the performance is held at from one hour prior to the start of the performance only (as tickets may be in transit from Queensland Symphony Orchestra to the venue at any earlier time during that day).

QPAC Concert Hall - Performance tickets purchased via Qtix and QPAC Box Office

Tickets are valid only when purchased from authorised ticketing agents - Queensland Symphony Orchestra, qtix, ACGA, Ticketek, and Ticketmaster. All patrons, irrespective of age, must hold a valid ticket and occupy a seat or dedicated position (unless this has the potential to cause injury to the person). This condition also covers free ticketed events at QSO Studio and other QSO venues.

If you are in breach of any of the above conditions, Queensland Symphony Orchestra withholds the right to cancel your ticket order without refund.


#Terms and Conditions for competitions with Queensland Symphony Orchestra

This sets out the terms of participation for all Queensland Symphony Orchestra competitions (each a "Competition").

1. The promoter of the Competition is the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (the "Promoter") (ABN 97 094 916 444) of 114 Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101.

2. The Competition is open to all residents of Queensland. An entrant must be an individual and not a company or organisation. Entrants under the age of 18 years must have the consent of their parent or guardian to enter. Employees of the Promoter and their immediate families and any organisation or individual associated with the provision of the prize(s) are not eligible to enter.

3. Each entry must be entered in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. By entering the Competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter may in its discretion refuse to award any prize to any entrant who fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

4. Entry into the Competition is free unless otherwise stipulated.

5. Any entry received after the specified competition period will be deemed invalid. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost, delayed or misdirected entries.

6. You may not enter the Competition more than once.

7. No component of the prize can be transferred or redeemed for cash. In the event that any of the prizes become unavailable due to circumstances beyond the Promoter's control, the Promoter reserves the right to provide a similar product to the same or greater value as the original prize, subject to any applicable laws or written directions made under applicable legislation.

8. Decisions of the Promoter are final and will be binding on each person who enters the Competition and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. Prizes will either be delivered by post to the winner or the winner will be notified that they are required to collect the prize from the Promoter's premises. The Promoter takes no responsibility for any prize that is lost in transit and will be under no obligation to replace the lost prize.

10. If there is any event that prevents or hinders the Promoter's conduct of the Competition or the Promoter's ability to deliver the prize to the prize winners, the Promoter may, in its discretion, cancel the Competition and recommence it at another time under the same conditions or select another winner.

11. The Promoter is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, or for any technical error that may occur in the course of the administration of this Competition. The Promoter assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries.

12. To the full extent permitted by the law, the Promoter will not be liable for any death, injury, damages, expenses, or loss whatsoever (whether direct or inconsequential) to persons or property as a result of any person entering into the Competition or accepting or using any prize, including without limitation non-receipt of any prize and damage to any prize in transit.


#Patron Feedback and Complaints Handling Policy

About this policy

Queensland Symphony Orchestra encourages feedback as part of improving our patron experience. This is a guide for consumers and patrons who have feedback or wish to make a complaint about their experience with Queensland Symphony Orchestra brand, events, facilities and/or services. For claims about injury and/or loss, separate guidelines apply.

Ticket Refunds and Exchanges

The Live Performance Australia (LPA) Ticketing Code of Practice: Consumer Code explains when consumers may be entitled to a refund or exchange on ticket purchases.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra encourages consumers to try to resolve problems as soon as possible after they arise so that Queensland Symphony Orchestra has the best opportunity to find a solution.

Prior to the performance: If a problem arises before a performance, you should report the problem to Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the event presenter, or the ticket seller (where applicable).

At the time of the performance: If the complaint occurs at the time of the performance, you should inform staff at the Venue as soon as possible, or within the first 30 minutes of the performance or at interval. This will give staff at the Venue the opportunity to resolve the problem in time for you to properly enjoy the rest of the performance.

Subsequent to the performance: If a problem arises after a performance, you should contact Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Queensland Symphony Orchestra may then advise you who to contact to report the problem.

How do I provide feedback or make a complaint?

You can provide feedback or make a complaint:
(a) in person by approaching any of our team members or venue staff. If feedback cannot be actioned by our team at the time, we will request your contact details to follow up with a phone call;
(b) via email: info@qso.com.au
(c) via our website: qso.com.au

How does Queensland Symphony Orchestra handle feedback and complaints?

Upon receiving feedback or a complaint, Queensland Symphony Orchestra will contact you to discuss the issue, request further information if necessary and advise how the issue is likely to be resolved.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra will not respond to feedback / complaints that:

(a) violate State or Federal laws, or suggest that others do so;
(b) contain profane, violent, abusive, sexually explicit language or hate speech; or
(c) are bullying, harassing, vexatious or disruptive in nature.

Will my complaint be kept confidential?

Queensland Symphony Orchestra keeps consumer feedback and complaints confidential and only discloses personal information if it is necessary to make enquiries with external presenters, hirers and ticket sellers to resolve the complaint; or where LPA is involved in investigating a complaint. For more information read our Privacy Policy.

How long will it take for my complaint to be resolved?

The time it takes to resolve a matter depends on the issues raised and any enquiries that need to be made.
As a guide, Queensland Symphony Orchestra aims to:
(a) respond to all written feedback and complaints within 2 business days of receipt (if an email address or phone number is provided).

Queensland Symphony Orchestra will consider a matter closed if:

(a) you indicate that you are satisfied with the response; or
(b) Queensland Symphony Orchestra does not hear from you within 10 business days after sending you its response.

What if I’m not happy with the response?

If you are dissatisfied with Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s response you are encouraged to contact Queensland Symphony Orchestra to request an internal review. You should outline in writing:
(a) why you are dissatisfied with the response; and
(b) the outcome you are seeking.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra will provide a further response within 10 business days of receiving this information. If you are dissatisfied with Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s internal review response, and the matter is covered by the LPA Ticketing Code of Practice, you can contact the LPA Complaints Officer.

The contact details are:

The Complaints Officer
Live Performance Australia
Level 1, 15 - 17 Queen St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 8614 2000 – ask for the Complaints Officer
Email: complaints@liveperformance.com.au


#Education Bookings

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Once tickets are purchased, they cannot be exchanged, returned, or refunded. 50% of the total ticket cost is to be paid no later than 12 weeks before the booked performance unless this date falls within school holidays, in which case it will fall on the last date of the previous term. This is a non-refundable deposit. Final payment is to be received no later than 6 weeks before the booked performance unless this date falls within school holidays, in which case the order must be paid on the last date of the previous term. The QSO Box Office will alter ticket numbers where possible when requested but reserves the right to refuse the alteration of a partially or fully paid booking. The QSO Box Office reserves the right to refuse bookings requested at any point after the initial 12-week deposit payment due date. If these bookings are accepted, the QSO Box Office will provide bespoke payment deadlines for the booking.

ACCESS REQUIREMENTS & SCHOOL BAGS

If anyone in the attending party has accessibility requirements, the QSO Box Office must be advised at the time of booking. In particular, this includes any attendees who utilise a wheelchair, wheelie walker, or other mobility aid. Any information you provide will be passed on to the Front of House team so they may assist the party at the concert venue. The venue does not have secure facilities to accommodate school bags. It is requested that all large bags be left at school or secured on coaches. Please note that while we exercise every care, we cannot take responsibility for the security of any baggage. Small bags may be accommodated in the QSO Studio space, provided they are kept underneath the seat and do not obstruct egress or accessibility.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which the Orchestra works, plays, and creates music, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.