Two people have been arrested on suspicion of selling fake Sydney Royal Easter Show passes on unofficial ticketing websites, according to the Daily Mail Australia newspaper.

The individuals were arrested after reportedly using a stolen credit card to re-sell passes for the show, which will run until April 19.

Organisers of the show have told the public only to buy tickets through official sellers and have warned visitors about fake tickets.

Darryl Jeffrey, the chief executive of the Sydney Showground, which hosts the show, said that the arrests would send “a strong message” to potential wrongdoers.

“If you attempt to engage in fraud at or around the Sydney Royal Easter Show there is a very high likelihood of you being caught,” Jeffrey said.

“The RAS, Sydney Showground, police, credit card companies and ticket agency Ticketmaster are working together and these arrests and charges early in the show prove our systems are working.”

The show comprises an agricultural show, an amusement park and a fair.