Presales for Adele tickets just went on sale in New Zealand, but over in Australia they're already being resold at more than 18 times the original price.

Aussie Adele tickets went on sale on Monday with tickets originally retailing for less than $300, but The Guardian reports some tickets to the Perth Domain Stadium show are going for more than $5000 via ticket reselling site Viagogo.

Other reselling sites were also offering tickets for $2590 for the Adelaide and Melbourne shows, $1946 for Brisbane and $1349 for Sydney.

Here in New Zealand, presales began at 12pm Tuesday, with general sales due to begin on Thursday where the lowest-priced tickets are going for $99.90, and VIP packages - the most expensive tickets available - are going for $299.90.


However demand is so high for the tickets that many fans were left frustrated when they couldn't get in to buy tickets, and it later turned out that the presale allocation sold out within 15 minutes.

High demand has led to second shows being announced in Brisbane and Melbourne, which is good news, but it's also seen a rise in scalpers are using automated bots to buy large quantities of tickets before flipping them.

Adele herself has previously spoken out against scalping when in 2015 thousands of her fans were conned into buying fake tickets for as much as $44,000.

The pop star apologised to fans for the scam, saying: "I hope no one paid that much. If you did I'll pay you back."

Ticketmaster, which is handling sales here in New Zealand as well, have warned that tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers - including Viagogo and Ticketmaster's own resale site Ticketmaster Resale - will not guarantee a ticketholder entry.

Tour promoters Live Nation say they have worked extensively with Adele to establish "a number of measures to limit the extent of ticket reselling".

They say there is a strict limit of four tickets per household and people who exceed that limit may have their order cancelled without notice, including orders made using the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.

The ticketing agents will also be actively monitoring the list of purchasers looking for multiple orders which will be cancelled, and ticket printing is suppressed until a month before the concert.