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The Fence Comedy Debate

Road to Refuge

Thursday, 27 August 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (AEST)

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Adult 1 Ticket Ended $35.00 $2.83
Must provide valid proof of concession at the venue (eg. pensioner’s card, Health Care card or student card).
Sold Out Ended $25.00 $2.33
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Event Details

Should Australia build a fence around its sea borders?

This August, some of Australia's best-known comedians will go head-to-head in THE FENCE - a comedy debate lampooning the absurdity of Australia's border protection policies.


The all-star teams include The Project's Lehmo, acclaimed stand-up comedians Cal Wilson and Akmal Saleh, and First Dog on the Moon cartoonist, Andrew Marlton.


Under the watchful eye of the moderator, Judith Lucy, the two teams will face off at RMIT Storey Hall alongside human rights advocates Julian Burnside QC and Jessie Taylor, on an asylum seeker policy so ridiculous and so unbelievably counter-productive, you might believe it's true: building a fence around the sea borders of Australia.


Funds raised through staging THE FENCE will go to Road to Refuge, a not-for-profit organisation that generates informed, constructive and inclusive conversations about asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.



What is the refund policy?

Tickets are not refundable if you change your mind or can no longer attend the event - however you may give your ticket to a friend. To do so, simply change the ticket details through your Eventbrite account.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No! You can download the Eventbrite app (available on iPhone and Android) and we will scan your ticket on your phone. Otherwise, you can print your ticket and we'll scan it at the door.

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?

Yes! You must change the ticket details through your Eventbrite account so that the name on the ticket matches the person's ID.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

THE FENCE is an all ages event. If you have purchased a concession ticket, you will need to show valid proof of concession at the venue (eg. pensioner's card, Health Care card or student card). To purchase alcohol on the night you will need to have a valid ID showing that you are over 18.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

RMIT Storey Hall is easily accessible by public transport. Located on Swanston Street, near the corner of La Trobe Street, you can catch a City Loop train to Melbourne Central or Flinders Street. From Flinders Street, you can catch a connecting City Loop train or a tram along Swanston Street.

Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72. Tram routes 24, 30 and 35 run along La Trobe Street. Visit Public Transport Victoria for more information and connecting services in your area.

Alternatively, you will find many commercial carparks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Yes! There is wheelchair access to the Storey Hall auditorium via the front passenger lift, but unfortunately the balcony seats are only accessible via stairs. There are also handicapped toilet facilities on Level 3, accessible via the front passenger lift. If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact us via in advance so we can make any appropriate arrangements.

How can I contact the organiser?

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Carol at

Have questions about The Fence Comedy Debate? Contact Road to Refuge

When & Where

RMIT Storey Hall
Building 16
336–348 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Thursday, 27 August 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (AEST)

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Road to Refuge

Road to Refuge ( is a not-for-profit organisation that generates constructive conversations about asylum seekers and refugees in Australia. The volunteer-based group run engaging and creative community events, educational initiatives and workshops alongside their interactive web-program.

All of Road to Refuge's outputs aim to shine a light on the reality of seeking asylum, and to empower Australians to make up their own minds on asylum seekers and refugees.

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