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Sun, 08 Oct


South Wharf

PAX 2023

Australia’s biggest gaming event with a music festival feel. Tens of thousands of fans from around Australia make the annual pilgrimage to the 3-day event to play games, see old friends, and take part in an experience unlike any other.

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PAX 2023
PAX 2023

Time & Location

08 Oct 2023, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

South Wharf, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006, Australia


About the event


In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively to celebrate gaming and game culture. Comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were all cool, but those activities already had their own shows…where could gamers call home? With that in mind, PAX was born, and when exactly 1337 people pre-registered for the very first event, they knew they were on to something magical​.

From their humble beginnings, PAX has doubled in size each year until it hit venue capacities. At that point, they partnered with Reed Exhibitions and started bringing PAX to other cities around the world including Boston, San Antonio, Philadelphia, and Melbourne, Australia.

Over the years, PAX has evolved with the times: embracing the cutting edge of technology with VR Freeplay, reaching out across the full spectrum of gamers via our Diversity Lounge, and building up immense game libraries for every genre and platform. Despite this, they’ve stayed true to their roots and a pretty surprising amount of what makes PAX what it is today existed way back in 2004. Freeplay, Tournaments, Enforcers, Expo Hall, Concerts, Panels, and the Omegathon…it was all there.  Just, y’know, on a much different scale.

No matter what your preferred genre or platform, if you love games, you're going to love this activity!

Core Funded Activity - Estimated 1:3 Group Ratio at approximately 7-9 hours

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