Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy in Mounting Yard

Flemington Racecourse holds 24 racemeetings each year – including the exciting Melbourne Cup Carnival in November and the Flemington Festival of Racing in autumn.

Outside of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, general admission tickets for Flemington’s year-round racemeetings can be purchased directly from us:

  • online through the raceday page
  • at the gate on the day upon your arrival to Flemington 
  • by phone on 1300 727 575, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Dining options can be viewed on the relevant raceday page.

General admission ticket categories
  • Adult
  • Concession/Student*
  • Concession/Pensioner*
  • Children under 16: FREE
  • Carer accompanying a child under 16 years^: FREE
  • Carer accompanying a person with a disability^^: FREE

*Concession is available to Australian Pensioner Concession Card holders, Full-time Student Card holders, Healthcare Card holders, Disability Concession and DVA Gold Card holders.
^Holder of a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card
^^Holder of a Disability Pension Card or Companion Card

VRC Members ticketing  

VRC Members can also purchase Guest Passes or redeem Racing Rewards points for Guest Passes via the relevant raceday page, or from the Raceday & Ticketing Office (excluding Melbourne Cup Carnival). Prices for the 2014/2015 season are as follows:

Members' Enclosure Daily Guest Passes Admission Members Total
Standard Saturday racedays* $12 $25 $37
Black Caviar Lightning Day, Turnbull Stakes Day & Super Saturday $25 $40 $65
New Year's Day & public holiday racedays $15 $25 $40
Australian Guineas Day & Sofitel Girls' Day Out  $20 $30 $50

*Excluding all other Saturday and public holiday racedays listed above.

A full list of dining options are available for VRC Members, which can be viewed on the relevant raceday page.

Get ready for the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival!

The celebration that stops a nation returns to Flemington Racecourse from 31 October to 7 November 2015.

With four days of exhilarating action on the track and iconic style and sophistication around the racecourse, it’s never too early for you to start planning your Melbourne Cup Carnival experience.

Tickets for the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival will go on sale in early 2015. Tickets will also be available to purchase from select train stations and at Federation Square from October 2015.

Ticket types

Create your ideal Melbourne Cup Carnival experience with one of our ticket options:

  • General Admission: Take your place amongst the excitement and glamour of Carnival with a General Admission ticket. Experience the action on the track up close and personal from the public lawn, whet your appetite at our expert range of food outlets and bars, and have a flutter in the betting ring. Public seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Reserved Grandstand Seating: Enjoy the Carnival from the comfort of the Flemington Grandstand with a Reserved Grandstand Seat ticket. Choose between the Hill or Lawn Stand, located opposite the winning post with spectacular views, and the indoor air-conditioned Undercroft.
  • The Precinct: Immerse yourself in the social atmosphere for which the Melbourne Cup Carnival is renowned in The Precinct. With live bands and DJs, gourmet food outlets, betting facilities, and the racing action live on the super screen, The Precinct embraces spring racing in a fun, carnival atmosphere. The Precinct is located adjacent to Flemington Train Station, with a racebook and access to all public areas included with your ticket.
  • Dining Packages: Treat yourself to a luxury dining experience at the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival. Admission to the racecourse is included when you pre-book a dining experience.


Prices for the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival will be confirmed in early 2015, and are subject to Government approval. As a guide, below are approximate price ranges for our ticket options based on the most recent Carnival prices. Please note that these prices are to be used as a guide only, with accurate prices to be confirmed.

Melbourne Cup Carnival approximate price ranges

  AAMI Victoria Derby Day Emirates Melbourne Cup Day Crown Oaks Day Emirates Stakes Day
General Admission $40 - $74 $40 - $74 $28 - $55 $28 - $55
Reserved Grandstand Seating $120 - $156 $210 - $225 $97 - $128 $25 - $85 
The Precinct $160 - $225 $195 - $340 $115 - $190 N/A