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FAIR TRADING ACT 1987 - SECT 58L

Minister may require notification of number of tickets available for general public sale

58L Minister may require notification of number of tickets available for general public sale

(1) The Minister may, by order published on the NSW legislation website, require a specified event organiser (or a specified class of event organisers) to give public notice of the total number of tickets for the event that are to be made available by authorised sellers for general public sale.
(2) The notice must be given within the time and in the manner specified in the order.
(3) The total number of tickets specified in a notice required under this section must be a number that the event organiser believes, on reasonable grounds, is not more than 10% greater or less than the total number of tickets that are to be made available for general public sale before the day on which the event is held (including any number of tickets made available before the notice is given).
(4) A ticket is not made available by an authorised seller for
"general public sale" if the authorised seller requires a person to do either of the following in order to acquire the ticket--
(a) pay a fee (in addition to the price of the ticket and any transaction cost such as a commission, booking fee, payment surcharge or ticket delivery fee),
(b) register for access to any pre-sale, publication, competition or other special offer.
(5) The regulations may make further provision for the circumstances in which a ticket is, or is not, made available for general public sale for the purposes of this section.
(6) The Minister may not make an order under this section unless--
(a) the Minister is satisfied that each event organiser for an event to which the proposed order applies has been notified (whether by public notice or otherwise) of the Minister's intent to make the order, and
(b) the event organiser has been given a reasonable opportunity to make submissions in relation to the proposed order, and
(c) the Minister has considered any such submission, and
(d) the Minister is satisfied that it is in the public interest to make the order.
(7) An event organiser must not fail to comply with a requirement made under this section.
: Maximum penalty--1,000 penalty units (in the case of a corporation) or 200 penalty units (in the case of an individual).



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