(a) Your obligations
When participating in or attending an Event, you must comply with these terms, any additional terms and conditions advertised in association with an Event at the time of registration and all applicable laws.
(b) Registration fees
Some Events may require a registration fee. If this is the case, the fee covers entry to the Event and any applicable GST.
You are responsible for any ancillary costs associated with attending the Event, such as the cost of any travel, food, accommodation, vaccinations or personal protective equipment (PPE) required to attend the Event (if applicable). You agree that you will not seek payment or compensation from MLA for such costs for any reason, including if the Event is delayed, postponed or cancelled.
(c) Delay, Postponement or Cancellation and refunds
From time to time circumstances may require MLA to delay the start time of any part of an Event. MLA will not refund your registration fee if a delay occurs.
MLA may also postpone or cancel an Event at any time. Where MLA postpones or cancels an Event, MLA will refund any registration fee you have paid.
You must notify MLA in writing as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration to an Event for any reason. If you have paid a registration fee and you notify MLA of a cancellation in writing:
- at least 28 days prior to the start of the Event, MLA will refund the registration fee in full;
- between 14 – 28 days prior to the start of the Event, MLA will refund 50% of the registration fee; and
- less than 14 days prior to the start of the Event, no refund will be payable by MLA.
MLA will not refund any registration fees if you are refused entry to an Event or are removed from an Event for failure to adhere to these terms and any additional rules, policies, procedures and directions provided by MLA or the management of a site on which an Event is held.
(d) Events at Risky Sites
Events may be held at sites that present health and safety risks, such as sites that contain animals, heavy machinery or which are located in areas that are prone to natural disasters such as fires or floods (“Risky Sites”).
When attending Events at Risky Sites you acknowledge that you:
- will be subject to any additional rules, policies, procedures and directions provided by the Risky Site and may be required to complete a biosecurity risk assessment and/or take certain safety precautions such as wearing personal protective equipment or taking a chemical footbath; and
- may be refused entry to or removed from the Risky Site if you fail to follow any additional rules, policies, procedures and directions provided by the Risky Site.
You attend Events at Risky Sites at your own risk and bear all liability including damage or loss that you may incur to your person or property or cause or or cause or contribute to the loss or damage to a person or property. By entering a Risky Site you hold MLA and the Risky Site upon which you enter harmless of any liability.
(e) Events with Q-Fever risk
Events may present the risk of exposure to Q-Fever. By making a registration or purchasing tickets to such Event you acknowledge that you bear the risk of attending the Event.
Q-Fever is an infectious disease, transmitted through infected fluids or dust particles, which can cause severe illness and long-term health issues. If you work directly with cattle or visit a site for an Event where livestock are present you are at risk of potentially contracting or being exposed to Q-Fever.
If you have not been immunised there is a possibility you may be exposed to Q-Fever during your attendance at any Event where livestock are present and you understand that you attend such Event at your own risk.
A Q-Fever immunisation is highly recommended to all visitors who attend Events at sites such as a farming operation, saleyard, feedlot, processor, or people who are exposed to livestock, animal products and animal excreta. Following vaccination against Q-Fever there is a “window” period of non-immunity between vaccination and immunity which research suggests is approximately 15 days. Please take this into consideration before attending an Event which might be at risk of Q-Fever exposure.
For further information on Q-Fever please refer to the following sources:
(f) Injury or illness at Events
MLA will take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of its Events, including implementing any safety precautions recommended by Event sites, site operators or public health authorities. To the extent permitted by law, MLA disclaims all liability for any injuries or illness you may sustain or contract at an Event.
By registering for an Event, you acknowledge and accept these terms in your personal capacity and on behalf of any other person for whom you register, including any accompanying minor. You assume all risks which are incidental to the relevant Event, whether before, during or after the Event.
(g) Force majeure
MLA’s obligations, including to hold Events you have registered for, may be suspended due to circumstances outside MLA’s reasonable control, such as Government directives, extreme weather or natural disasters, fire, industrial action, electricity, power or communications failures or shortages, epidemics, pandemics or other widespread risks to public health or changes to law (“Force Majeure Event”).
If a Force Majeure Event occurs, MLA may reschedule or cancel the Event, or implement reasonable work around solutions (such as using video technology to hold Events that would normally be held in person). Please see the “Cancellation and refunds” section above for information on refunds.
MLA will not be responsible for any loss or expense suffered or incurred by you (including travel costs or other costs ancillary to the Event registration fee) as a result of, and to the extent that, MLA is unable to perform or is delayed in performing its obligations because of the Force Majeure Event.