Unauthorised tickets to Warbirds Downunder are being offered on the internet according to a warning issued by the Temora Aviation Museum and the air show organisers yesterday.
In an issued statement, the organiser said tickets were being sold by a Swiss company, Viagogo.
"It has come to our attention that ticketing reseller, Viagogo, is advertising and selling unauthorised Warbird Downunder 2018 tickets at inflated prices and with incorrect information," the statement says. "We have contacted Fair Trading about this and it seems that we are not the only ones who have issued an official complaint about Viagogo’s questionable practices.
"The advice that we have received back from Fair Trading is that they are unable to do anything about Viagogo reselling tickets at inflated prices because they are based in Switzerland. Fair Trading suggested we warn our consumers about Viagogo practices and direct consumers through to the official Warbirds Downunder 2018 event website."
In 2017, NSW Fair Trading had received 187 complaints about Viagogo and estimated around 600 people had been ripped off by the company to a value of $130,000.
Viagogo is selling two-day general admission tickets for up to $93, whereas the official ticketing agent Ticketmaster has them for $75.
Warbirds Downunder runs 11-13 October at Temora, NSW.
Spitfire Mk XVI
Spitfire Mk VIII
Cessna A-37 Dragonfly
Cessna O-1 Birddogs
Southern Knights Aerobatic Team
Roulettes (display and static)
Hawk 127 (display and static)
F/A-18 Classic Hornet (display and static)
Air Force Simulator Experience
C-27J Spartan (display and static)
C-130J Hercules (static)
C-17A Globemaster (flypast)
E-7A Wedgetail (flypast)