Become a Member of the Victoria Racing Club and enjoy the events, facilities and prestige of Australia's premier racing club.

Applying for Victoria Racing Club Membership

You must first be proposed and seconded by current Full financial VRC Members. Use our Members' Connect tool to find VRC Members in your Facebook friends list.

Follow these steps towards becoming a Restricted Member:

  1. Complete a VRC Membership Application form, including your $20 application fee.
  2. Your application will then be presented before Victoria Racing Club's Board of Directors for approval.
  3. Upon approval of your application, you will be offered Restricted Membership and a subscription notice will be forwarded to you. 

Restricted Members will then join a waiting list to become a Full VRC Member. It is not currently possible to estimate exactly how long a Restricted Member will have to wait before being offered Full Membership.

Restricted Membership fees 

Restricted Membership fees are currently at the pro-rata rate of $135. Restricted Members may also purchase a car park pass for $35 and a Guest Card for $115. 

The entrance fee of $726 may be paid in four annual instalments or in a one-off payment. The entrance fee is additional to the annual Membership subscription fee.

Restricted Membership benefits 

  • Admission to all Flemington racemeetings. 
  • Access to the Members' Enclosure at all Flemington racemeetings excluding AAMI Victoria Derby and Emirates Melbourne Cup Days.
  • Access to The Nursery, The Domain, The Rails and The Birdcage during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
  • Members' Events and promotions.
  • Special events and promotions exclusive to VRC Members.
  • Automatic participation in the Membership loyalty program, Racing Rewards.
  • Access to additional Members' Enclosure guest tickets on all days excluding AAMI Victoria Derby and Emirates Melbourne Cup Days.
  • Optional Members' Unreserved Car Park Pass to Flemington racemeetings excluding AAMI Victoria Derby and Emirates Melbourne Cup Days.
  • Reciprocal privileges at the Melbourne Cricket Club and Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.
  • Reciprocal privileges with other Victorian, interstate and overseas racing clubs (restrictions apply).
  • Subsidised dining on racedays.
  • Access to exclusive VRC merchandise and publications.
Full VRC Membership

A Full Member is entitled to a non-transferable card admitting to the Club’s premises and has voting rights.

Full Members have the right to purchase one Guest Card which admits to the Members’ Enclosure, excluding ‘Members Only’ areas.

An Annual Member Car Pass may also be purchased which provides parking in the Members’ Unreserved Car Park during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Full Members may apply to reserve a Car, Super, Chalet or Hedges Site during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Full Members may also introduce visitors to the Members’ Enclosure on a daily basis (conditions apply).

Note: Full Members elected prior to 1979 have the additional option to purchase a Lady’s Guest Card, which bears identical access privileges as a Full Member Card.

Restricted VRC Membership

A Restricted Member is entitled to a non-transferable card admitting to the Club’s premises. Restricted Members’ Cards allow access to the Members’ Enclosure on all days except AAMI Victoria Derby and Emirates Melbourne Cup Days.

Restricted Members’ Cards will admit to the racecourse (general admission) and to The Nursery, The Rails, The Domain and The Birdcage on all days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Restricted Members are entitled to purchase one Restricted Guest Card which admits as per the Restricted Members’ Card, excluding ‘Members Only’ areas.

An Annual Restricted Member Car Pass may also be purchased and provides parking in the Members’ Unreserved Car Park on all days excluding AAMI Victoria Derby and Emirates Melbourne Cup Days.

Parking is subject to availability.

Restricted Members may introduce visitors to the Members’ Enclosure on a daily basis, excluding AAMI Victoria Derby and Emirates Melbourne Cup Days (conditions apply). A Restricted Member does not have voting rights.

VRC Junior Membership

The Junior Membership program is designed to ignite enthusiasm for racing and educate young people about the broader aspects of the racing industry.

Junior Members’ Cards allow access to the Members’ Enclosure on all days except AAMI Victoria Derby, Emirates Melbourne Cup and Crown Oaks Days.

Junior Members’ Cards will admit to the racecourse (general admission) and to The Nursery, The Rails, The Domain and The Birdcage on all days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Junior Members will also receive invitations to exclusive events throughout the Racing Season.

Junior Members are eligible for Full Membership status once they reach 18 years of age, if they have been a Junior Member for one full Racing Season.

Junior Members are unable to purchase a Guest Card, Car Pass or Members' Reserved Car Site and cannot participate in the Racing Rewards program.

Life Membership

Life Membership is granted after 50 seasons of continuous Full Membership with the Club.

Life Members are not required to pay the annual subscription fee and are issued with a Life Member Card, a Guest Card, a Lady’s Guest Card and a Rank 4 Car Pass.

Privileges are the same as a Full Member, however no subscription fee or Guest Card cost applies.

Provisional Membership

Provisional Membership is available to the legal or de facto spouse of a deceased Full Member upon completion of an application. 

Provisional Members are entitled to a card admitting to the Club’s premises, including ‘Members Only’ areas, and have the option to purchase one Guest Card and an Annual Member Car Pass. 

A Provisional Member does not have voting rights.

Guest Card

A Guest Card, which may only be purchased by a Full, Restricted, Pre 1979 or Provisional Member, is transferable.

The Guest Card admits the bearer to all racedays and all areas of the Members’ Enclosure, excluding ‘Members Only’ areas (e.g. The Birdcage, Island and Long Bars).

Restricted Members’ Guest Cards will not admit to the Members’ Enclosure on AAMI Victoria Derby and Emirates Melbourne Cup Days.

All Guest Cards will admit to the racecourse (general admission) and to The Nursery, The Rails and The Domain on all days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Phar Lap Club

The Phar Lap Club is a club for children under the age of 12 that provides a fun environment for children to enjoy children's activities and entertainment, as well as learn about racing, horses and the people who work with them. 

The benefits of Membership include:

  • a welcome pack
  • invitations to complimentary Phar Lap Club parties
  • Phar Lap Club newsletters and emails
  • access to exclusive competitions.