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We operate in all the major states and travel to all regions in our commitment to bring Bogan Bingo to the world. Shows to Darwin, Alice and FNQ etc may require flights and accom outside of the quoted price.

Yes, we recommend 8pm for Saturday night shows, but it can be anytime that you think will suit. Remember, people have to get their outfits on, book baby sitters and have one or two drinks before we begin. If everyone is ready, we can always start earlier.

Daggy ones are the best. Or make up gift bags of things like a pair of thongs attached to a 6 pack of West Coast Coolers. Things you would never buy from a a bottle shop!

For some work places, tickets to the cinema and vouchers are best but just have fun with it. Raid the lost property bin or even ask the airport for lost baggage and raffle off a mystery suit case.

Prizes are only limited by your won imagination, or sense of humor. Dont try do it all yourself, pick everyone’s brain for something that is cheap and easy. But dont make it a $500 prize as that is gambling! Our hosts arent used to taking the game seriously so we dont want our audience playing for sheep stations either.

Just the prizes (around 5), we bring the rest. Oh, and a trestle table or some table of similar surface area.

Our hosts are experts at reading the crowd and monitoring what’s acceptable for your clients, and tailoring the night so that everyone is happy. Having said that,  its COMEDY and you can ask us to tone it down, or turn it up, before and during the night.

Please read our reviews if you need some confidence in this area. We know its not you, but that one person that ruins it for everyone all the time.

Good question. Bogan Bingo complies with all gaming laws in each state. Each state is slightly different, so feel free to ask us about any specifics. But generally speaking, you are not allowed to sell the bingo cards to raise or make money. All pub shows must sell a ticket to ‘a show’, or make it free, and fundraisers must charge at the door or online so they are paying to see a comedy show.
Cash prizes are not to be more than the ticket price and prizes cant be seen as the incentive to come to the show.

No you don’t. But more and more groups are. It’s the best way to get everyone off to a great start and it saves us having to break the ice. Put it this way, you’ll be wishing you did if you don’t.

TIP: Make it compulsory! Making it optional gives too many people a get out clause and the result is a lot of people wishing they had.

 

No. There are many meanings today as to what it means to be a bogan. But one thing we have in common is that we all were at one stage of lives. So the night is great for bogan’s who don’t have to dress up for once, and even better for those who can step back in time and relive their youth.

If you were born in Brighton, Double Bay or Cottesloe Beach, then lets just say a bit of perspective might do you well also:)

 

Yes we do. All travel will be factored in to the price, and accommodation may have to be supplied if the team is potentially getting back home in the early hours of the morning. 

 

This depends on the show.

As a guide, a work function can go for 60 to 90 mins and a fundraiser  is stretched out for two hours as the focus is to help raise money. Corporate dinners are similar as we break the game up to fit in between meals and speeches etc.

Generally not, we only ask for an estimate of your audience (for fundraisers) so our team can bring enough bingo supplies on the night. The price is a set performance fee up to an agreed amount.

You are required to pay 30% up front (or within one week) to secure your booking, then you have until 3 weeks out from the date of the show to pay the balance.

By them, you should know how your event is looking.

Sorry we don’t. Venues and what they offer for group bookings change just as much as their managers. So we refrain from telling people where to do the show.

Not really.

The times we’ve used other peoples in house systems or PA its been either a bit of a pain or has compromised the show. 

We’re going to bring or PA anyway, and at least then its up to our staff, to make the right decision.

With kids, from our experience we always preferred providing our audience ‘a night off’ from the everyday responsibilities of parenting, and to be honest, its a lot more work for our team to be mindful for the one off show where kids are present.

The few times it has worked is when all the kids are on the one table and usually after the first 20 minutes they have given up playing and are looking at their ipads. 

The only thing that doesnt work is having children mixed in with adults on a table, it just gets weird.

zoe just booked her 4th hens party

mark just booked a bucks party

sarah just booked a hens night

kate just booked a work function

steve just booked a fundraiser