'Police expect tickets for Steve Irwin's public memorial service to be allocated within minutes when they become available this morning at9am AEST.http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200609/s1741527.htm
Hundreds of people have been queuing throughout the night at Ticketek outlets in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and Australia Zoo in south-east Queensland.
There is a four-ticket per person limit on the tickets and a headcount by police has confirmed that all of the tickets at AustraliaZoo have now been accounted for.
Five-and-a-half-thousand tickets are being made available for thepublic farewell that will be held at the Zoo's Crocoseum next Wednesday.
Jay-Anne Hughes was first in line at Maroochydore's Ticketek office.
"I wanted to guarantee that we would we were able to go on Wednesdayand I was actually supposed to be having a baked dinner at my mum'shouse, but I saw it on the news that people had started lining up soI missed the baked dinner and shot down here and luckily I was herebefore anyone," she said.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Irwin memorial tickets predicted to sell out in minutes
There is a sting in the tail in this report from the Australian Broadcasting Commission: