PAX Australia (Penny Arcade Expo) is a gaming event that started in the USA in 2004.
The first Australian PAX event was held in 2013 and has become the biggest gaming event in Australia, with thousands of people attending to check out the latest consoles and games.
PAX Australia Melbourne, 2023 Dates, Schedule, Tickets & Location
PAX Aus is the home away from home – a place to hang with friends and make new ones. A place to uncover that hidden indie gem or that place to play Catan till it gets dark. PAX hits differently – there have been wedding proposals, sweet rolls, ibis infestations, sea shanties, and a whole bunch of kebabs eaten too! It’s that time of year when the Australian gaming community gets together and has a bloody good time!
So at PAX Aus 2023, they are going to deliver you a PAX with the latest hardware, newest releases, new interactive content areas and a jam-packed three days – all sprinkled with a flavour of our 10-year celebration.
When you first emerge from the Queue Hall, you’ll find yourself in the Expo Hall. The Expo Hall is where we bring together developers, publishers, retailers, and more from all over the gaming industry, and you can get hands-on with what they’ve been working on.
BOARD GAME LIBRARY
Seriously, there are so many tabletop games you have no idea. Check out a game. Set up a table. If you’ve come with friends, force them to play with you. It shouldn’t be hard. If you’ve come alone, they have got a solution for that, too… there will be spaces in the Discord for setting up games.
If playing for fun sounds like a waste of your incredible talents, you may be interested to know there will be an absolutely bonkers schedule of Tabletop Tournaments every PAX for you to partake in.
TABLETOP EXPO HALL
If you’ve ever been to PAX, you know that tabletop is a HUGE part of PAX. You can find the latest tabletop designers and publishers collected for your enjoyment!
PAX Rising has been specifically created to provide a platform for the best indie development scene locally and internationally, highlighting exciting independent games and the deserving winners of the prestigious PAX Aus Indie Showcase.
PAX Rising showcases engaging games developed by smaller teams. The folks at PAX believe these titles have a chance to rise above their modest beginnings by growing as a company, establishing a fan base or pushing the industry.
AUS Indie Showcase
A hilarious mud-crab Dungeon Master, an anthropomorphic wombat, a lonely stray cat and an alien species leading a world invasion are just a selection of characters that visitors can interact with at the PAX Aus 2023 Indie Showcase.
Creativity is bursting out of the screens and across tables with four tabletop and six digital games selected as part of this year’s Indie Showcase, all of which have been created by independent game developers from across Australia.
The pinnacle of indie game development, the Indie Showcase area of PAX Aus is always one of the most popular areas, with keen players eager to get their hands on the next big cult game.
Without further ado and with all necessary drum rolling, here is our PAX Aus Indie Showcase class of 2023, proudly supported by GamesHub.com
PAX Arena is the dedicated home for esports run in partnership with ESL, the world’s largest esports tournament organiser. PAX Arena boasts three days of fierce competition live from the Expo floor, with top teams competing in some of Australia’s largest esports titles in front of a packed-out Arena crowd.
The easiest way to get to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre is by tram. Catch the number 96, 109 or 12 tram and get off at Clarendon Street. Alternatively, you can walk just 10 minutes along the Yarra from Flinders Street Station. If you are driving, five car parks are available in or near the complex. Check individual carparks for pricing details.