The expo hall is one of the most exciting, dynamic aspect of the show, and it’s thanks to supporters like these. Huge thanks to all of our exhibitors for helping to make PAX Australia 2016 our best PAX yet! Be sure to check them out all out at the show!

Only 22 days left and counting!


You’ve all heard about VR, but have you ever tried it? Well strap in your eyeballs, we’re going on a ride! (Figuratively)

For the first time ever, we’re bringing you the VR Freeplay Area, sponsored by Harvey Norman Games Hub, at PAX Australia 2016!

The area will feature dedicated HTC Vive playable areas that will include green screen VR setups and Omni treadmills, as well as Oculus Rifts and Playstation VRs.

Get your eyeballs ready and stop by Level 2 of the MCEC during PAX Aus to try it all out.

Xbox’s Major Nelson will provide the opening ‘storytime’ keynote at PAX Australia 2016!

An Emmy Award-winning Director of Programming for Xbox Live, Larry has been instrumental in the development of Xbox platforms and Xbox LIVE since 2003. He runs the long running and popular weekly podcast “Major Nelson Radio”, hosts and handles interviews for many major gaming events and launches, and provides an inside look at operations at Microsoft’s Xbox division.

The storytime keynote happens first-up on Friday morning, November 4th in the Main Theatre.

If you haven’t bought your PAX Aus 2016 3-day badge yet, now’s the time!

When you buy your 3-day badge between now and June 15th you’ll score:

• A limited edition Pinny-Arcade pin, only available through badge purchase
• A special variant 3-day badge

This is the only place you’ll be able to get this exclusive Pinny-Arcade pin. It won’t be for sale anywhere else. It’s so elusive, the artwork can’t even show its face yet! Better still, each 3-day badge you buy gets you this stuff!

Here’s the catch. With each deadline that passes, you’ll lose out on one of these sweet prizes.

So don’t wait. Get in while the getting is good, buy your badge now.

Check back soon to see the reveal for each item!

Already purchased your PAX 3-day badge? Don’t worry! You’re included in this promo too!

PAX Aus 2016 will take place from the 4th - 6th of November next year (not Melbourne Cup weekend!), with badges available right now!

We’re also running a Christmas discount on badge prices up until midnight on 24th of December, and PAX prices for Melbourne accomodation are also live!