Information for media

The Victoria Racing Club welcomes media attendance at Flemington throughout the racing season and at its full schedule of events during the year.

The VRC will endeavour to respond to media’s interview and photo requests as they arise in a timely manner and facilitate opportunities where possible.

Melbourne Cup Carnival media accreditation

Visit the Melbourne Cup Carnival website for detailed information about seeking accreditation for this year’s Carnival.

Non-Melbourne Cup Carnival media accreditation

All requests for Media Accreditation outside the Melbourne Cup Carnival, including for the Flemington Festival of Racing, should be made to:

  • Emily Morris from the VRC Media Unit on (03) 8378 0616 or 0438 700 297.

Any media wishing to visit Flemington throughout the year (including for trackwork) must notify the VRC of their intention to access the racecourse.

Trackwork access & Flemington media induction training

All media who wish to access the racecourse for trackwork, including all training facilities, grandstands, training tracks, course proper, grounds, gardens and the stables precinct, must have completed Flemington Media Induction training prior to their visit. Media will then receive induction cards that will be valid for a period of two years.

To organise an induction:

  • Contact Simon Ogden, Flemington Security and Site Manager on 0425 730 225.

While the VRC will endeavour to facilitate media access, requests received after this time may not be able to be accommodated.

All other media access

Any media wishing to access Flemington (excluding inducted media attending trackwork), including for photography, filming, interviews, research etc., must be accompanied by a VRC staff member.

Prior to your intended visit, media must:

  • Contact Marcus Williams from the VRC Media Unit on (03) 8378 0729 or 0401 000 987.

While the VRC will endeavour to facilitate media access, requests made in advance are more likely to be accommodated.

Lock-down period

Please be aware that Flemington Racecourse will be locked down from Monday 27 October until Wednesday 12 November 2014, inclusive.

Any media wishing to access Flemington during this time must be accredited for the Melbourne Cup Carnival as discussed above.

Accredited media must then follow the Non-Raceday Media Access to Flemington procedures, which are outlined below under ‘Non-Melbourne Cup Carnival Media Accreditation’.

Melbourne Cup Carnival media rules will be in place for this period.

Non-accredited media can apply to obtain a Day Pass prior to their intended visit.

  • Contact Marcus Williams from the VRC Media Unit on (03) 8378 0729 or 0401 000 987.

Media enquiries

All media enquiries should be directed to:

  • Emily Morris, Senior Media & Community Relations Manager on (03) 8378 0616 or 0438 700 297
  • Marcus Williams, PR Manager on (03) 8378 0729 or 0401 000 987
  • Daniella Sorace, PR Executive - Fashion on (03) 8378 0631 or 0401 208 852