Encounter Dating Event Terms & Conditions

Encounter Dating provides its event ticket holders with an opportunity to meet each other at events hosted by Encounter Dating and to mutually match after an event using Encounter Match.


This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms for registering with Encounter Dating and participation in all Encounter Dating events and our matching platform Encounter Match. Our Terms and Conditions for our matchmaking service can be found here. You may terminate your registration at any time without explanation, effective upon sending written notice to Encounter Dating. Encounter Dating may terminate your registration without notice at any time for any reason. Encounter Dating reserves the right to immediately suspend or terminate your access to our events, without notice, upon any breach of this agreement by you which is brought to our attention. Until such time though, this Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you are registered with us or participate in any Encounter Dating events. By registering with Encounter Dating, Encounter Match or participating in Encounter Dating events, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Encounter Dating takes all reasonable steps to keep all information supplied by you confidential.

Encounter Dating reserves the right to review and change any of the terms by updating these terms at its sole discretion. Any changes to the terms take immediate effect from the date of their publication.

If Encounter Dating is sold, we reserve the right to transfer without notice your personal information, including any rights collected and agreements made with you.


  1. Encounter Dating is referred to as "our", "we", "us" and "its" throughout the Terms and Conditions.

  2. Any reference in this agreement to “you” or "your" is a reference to any person accessing or browsing this website.

  3. The term Encounter Dating includes both the Encounter Dating and Encounter Match services.

  4. Any reference in this agreement to a “registered member” is a reference to any person who is a registered Member of Encounter Dating.

Acceptance of the Terms

You accept the terms by clicking to accept or agree to the terms where this option is made available to you by Encounter Dating on its registration and ticketing pages, prior to registering or purchasing tickets. If you are booking for more than one person, you will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions on their behalf and made them aware of these terms and conditions and their obligations hereunder. By purchasing a ticket to an event or by joining an event waitlist you agree to receive future event invitations and marketing material. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the 'unsubscribe' link at the bottom of our email invitations.

Events Policy

Encounter Dating may offer you the opportunity to attend singles events run by Encounter Dating. The events have a specific age range and you must be within that range to be eligible to attend the event. Encounter Dating allows guests to be outside of our recommended age brackets by a maximum of 12 months for some events and this will be specified in the event listing. This means if you are more than 12 months below or more than 12 months above the age group for an event, you will not be permitted to attend. Encounter Dating reserves the right to check your photo ID to confirm your name and age at any of our events. If you refuse to show your photo ID when asked, we will refuse your participation in the event and you will be banned from attending future events. No refund of any payment will be made under these circumstances.

To attend an event run by Encounter Dating you must be 18 years or older. Encounter Dating does not accept any registrations to our singles database by people under the age of 18. If we have been made aware that you have provided any misleading or false personal information to us, you will be banned from attending any of Encounter Dating’s events and you will not be issued with a refund under these circumstances. This includes the use of false names and/or providing an incorrect age. Encounter Dating has the right to ban you from any events at our discretion for any reason.

By attending an Encounter Dating event and creating a profile on our matching platform Encounter Match you consent to Encounter Dating displaying your photo and first name to anyone that has registered to use our matching platform for the same event. In addition to your photo and first name, only your preferred contact details that have you have selected when creating your profile, such as mobile number or email address will be shared with any 'mutual' matches that you receive. You can delete your Encounter Match profile at any time by clicking 'Delete Account' within your profile. 

You can unsubscribe from Encounter Dating at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any event invitation emails we send you. This will also stop you from receiving any promotion codes, discounts, free tickets and any other correspondence we send out. Encounter Dating is unable to reserve your place at an event until payment has been received.

Cancellation Policy

If we receive a cancellation request from you at least five (5) days prior to the event you will be issued with a credit up to the same value as your original purchase to use towards a future event. If we receive a cancellation request within five (5) days you will only be issued with a credit if we have been able to fill your place. Any credits issued must be used within 12 months from the date of issue or will be forfeited.​ If the ticket price of the event you choose to redeem your credit on is less than the value of your credit, the remaining balance cannot be carried forward and will be forfeited.

If you have purchased a ticket to an event and you do not attend the event or leave the event early, you are not eligible for a refund or credit under any circumstances. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late to an event and have not notified us prior to the start of the event, we may refuse your participation at the event if your arrival would cause disruption to the running of the event and you will not receive a refund or credit.

If we become aware that your behaviour has been inappropriate, offensive, or abusive to other guests or staff, you may be removed from the event without any refund and you will be banned from attending future events.

While we aim to have an equal number of male and female attendees at every event, this is not guaranteed and may not always be possible due to attendee no-shows and last minute cancellations. While we do understand that people’s schedules can change, we ask our guests to notify us with as much notice as possible so we can invite another guest to take your place. Should the event need to be rescheduled or cancelled due to weather, insufficient numbers, venue changes or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, you will be notified by email and will receive a credit to the value of your original purchase which can be used towards a future event.

Waiver and Release

  1. I waive, release and discharge Encounter Dating and the event sponsors from all claims or causes of action I may have arising from any injury, loss or damage of any kind suffered by me including personal injury, illness or death and/or loss or damage to any property (in so far as this does not breach the provisions of the relevant Australian Consumer Law) arising either directly or indirectly out of my attendance at or participation in any event organised by Encounter Dating.

  2. I agree to adhere to all event rules and conditions. I understand that I must follow and obey all directions and instructions given by event hosts. Encounter Dating reserve the right in their discretion to reject or cancel my entry at any time, including without limitation for safety of other guests or insurance reasons.

  3. I acknowledge that Encounter Dating or the venue management may remove me from any event area:

    • on medical, health and safety grounds (including to prevent possible harm or injury to myself or any other person),

    • to prevent damage to any property,

    • if my behaviour is inappropriate, offensive, or abusive.

  4. I indemnify and will keep indemnified Encounter Dating and each event sponsor against any inappropriate conversations I may have with any other guests at any event as well as communications or meetings that I arrange on my own volition and on my own time with others who have participated in an Encounter Dating event. I agree that I take sole and complete responsibility for all actions that might occur during any meeting, communication or date.

  5. Encounter Dating provides a service in which singles can meet face to face as well as an opportunity to mutually match with other singles on our matching platform used at some of our events. We do not make any guarantees of any kind.

  6. I indemnify and will keep indemnified Encounter Dating and each event sponsor for the actions of any person that I may meet through an Encounter Dating event.

  7. While Encounter Dating does screen the information guests provide in their online registration form in order to place them into the most suitable group possible, we do not perform character checks, background checks or police checks of any kind on any individuals participating in our events.

  8. I release all rights of any photos or videos taken of me at an event for the use of advertisements only (e.g. to be placed on this website and other media outlets or on social media to help promote the business). I also understand that:

    • If I do not want my photo to be taken I can tell the photographer and the photographer will respect my wishes,

    • If I am posing for a photo I am giving the photographer consent to take the photo to be published as stated above,

    • I can email Encounter Dating and ask for my face to be blurred should I see myself in a photo that is uploaded to this website or used for advertising purposes.

Encounter Dating Reserves the Right

Encounter Dating reserves the right to refuse entry to any guests. We also reserve the right to ask you to leave, or to arrange for your removal if you do not voluntarily leave, after being granted entry for reasons such as intoxication, aggression, bullying or any other inappropriate behaviour that may offend others or put any of our guests, staff or our reputation at risk.

We may refuse our service to you and refund any event tickets purchased by you or another person on your behalf under any of the following circumstances:

  1. Complaints have been made about your behaviour or demeanour by other attendees at a previous event.

  2. You have not received any matches at a previous speed dating event on more than one occasion. You may have done nothing wrong, however we would rather not take your money if we don't feel we can offer you any mutual matches with our members.

  3. Have left during an event without good reason and without first advising Encounter Dating staff of this reason. Please note that leaving an event without good reason results in disadvantage to the remaining attendees.

  4. Have become intoxicated at a previous event.

  5. Have acted inappropriately towards other event attendees, Encounter Dating staff or venue staff at a previous event.

  6. Have provided false or misleading information when purchasing a ticket to an event.

  7. Have not provided your full name when purchasing a ticket.

  8. Have not provided sufficient proof of your name or age when asked.

  9. Have not followed the instructions or direction of Encounter Dating staff during a previous event.

  10. At a previous event, have acted in such a way that caused disruption to the running of an event or negatively affected the experience of other event attendees.

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