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!

Rocket League, SMITE, and Halo 5 are confirmed as the major titles being played at the ESL Arena over the PAX Aus weekend.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, October 30 - Morning
Rocket League
- Friendly, single elimination best-of-three tournament
- 16 teams in a 2v2 format
- Giveaways
- Pre-registration only
For full details and registration Click Here

Friday, October 30 – Afternoon
SMITE Oceania Regional Championship
- Both Semi Finals of the SMITE Oceania Regional Championship
- Paladins Free-Play area

Saturday, October 31
SMITE Oceania Regional Championship continues
- Top four teams compete for a share of $65,000 in prize money, 1st to qualify for SMITE World Championships
- Bronze Match and Grand Finals of the SMITE Oceania Regional Championship
- Paladins and Community Showmatches
- Paladins Free-Play Area
- Giveaways
For more details click here.

Sunday, November 1
Halo 5: Guardians
- Team Immunity and Team Exile 5 compete against each other and the community in show matches
- Professional invitational series between Immunity and Exile 5
- Mixture of Free-For-Alls and Team orientated matches
- Free-For-All community tournament
- Giveaways

With three day badges selling out months ago, the last chance to obtain a PAX Aus Saturday badge is now exclusively through Good Games and select Harvey Norman stores. Each store will be selling the badges over the counter and with only limited stock available, these are expected to sell out fast!

PAX Aus Friday, Saturday and Sunday badges are now available from the following stores in Victoria and New South Wales:

Harvey Norman
Melbourne QV – 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Chadstone – 699 Warrigal Road, Chadstone
Maribyrnong – 169 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong
Fountain Gate – 8 Overland Drive, Narre Warren
Knox – 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
Nunawading – 400 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading

To contact Harvey Norman please visit

Good Games – NSW Stores
Central – Level 1, 857 George Street, Sydney
Chatswood – Level 1, 16 Anderson Street, Chatswood
Epping – 66 Beecroft Road, Epping
Gosford – 170 Mann Street, Gosford
Hurtsville – Unit 213, 7-11 The Avenue, Hurtsville
Maitland – 1/1 Elgin Street, Maitland
Miranda – Suite 7/591 Kingsway, Miranda
Newcastle – 768 Hunter Street, Newcastle
Town Hall – 222 Clarence Street, Sydney
Top Ryde City – Level 3, Devlin Street & Blaxland Road Ryde

Good Games – VIC Stores
Melbourne – Level 1, 365 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Box Hill - G1/975 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Good Games – QLD Stores

Brisbane – 74 Little Edward Street, Spring Hill
Gold Coast – 8/130 Scarborough Street, Southport

Good Games – WA Stores
Rockingham – 4a/3 Goddard Street, Rockingham
Cannington – 21 Liege Street, Cannington

To contact Good Games please visit

Industry icon Warren Spector will be providing the opening ‘storytime’ keynote at PAX Aus this year!

In a career spanning over 30 years, Warren is perhaps best known for his work on the critically-acclaimed Deus Ex (2000) and has also produced a range of high profile games including System Shock, Thief: Deadly Shadows, Wing Commander, and Disney Epic Mickey.

The storytime keynote will be first up on Friday morning, October 30th in the Main Theatre.

PAX Aus this year will feature an entire space dedicted to the rise of the independent game developers. A celebration of innovation, PAX Rising has been specifically created to feature the best of the Australian and New Zealand development scene plus a selection of exciting international independent games, amounting to over 70 developers in the one dedicated, collaborative space.

This includes the six winners of the PAX Aus Indie Showcase, the annual competition that highlights the best of the Australian & New Zealand development scene.