Headquarters Tavern is Flemington's one stop destination for great food, entertainment and live racing, open to the public seven days a week.

Conveniently located on ground level, adjacent to the Hill Stand and Flemington Racecourse train station, Headquarters Tavern features TAB and KENO facilities, multiple screens throughout the venue to watch live racing and FOX Sports and onsite parking.

Contact Us
For bookings and enquiries, phone (03) 9371 7123

For feedback, email HQTavern@vrc.net.au 


We offer $8 lunches (excluding race days) for Headquarters Tavern Diamond Rewards members (membership is free).  The menu features an array of family favourites, plus additional daily specials.

Bookings are not available for lunch on race days. 

Operating hours

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Thursday - 10am until late 
  • Friday - 9.30am until late 
  • Saturday to Sunday - 10am until late 

On racedays Headquarters Tavern opens with the racecourse gates open. View raceday event page to find out gate open time. 

  • Lunch service from 12pm until 2pm.
  • Dinner service from 6pm to 9pm (6pm and 7.30pm sittings)

Diamond Rewards Membership

Headquarters Tavern offers free membership and no sign-in requirements. Members enjoy the latest offers, exclusive deals and a fantastic rewards system.

Free Courtesy Bus

Operating Thursday to Saturday, 5pm to 11pm, for our Diamond Rewards Members and their guests. Pick up and drop off at your door within 5km of Flemington Racecourse. Phone 03 9371 7123 or ask our staff for more details. Terms and conditions apply.

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YourPlay gives you the power to track how much money and time you are spending as you play. You can also use YourPlay to set limits on the money and time you spend on gaming machines and to see your playing history online at any time. YourPlay can be added to your loyalty membership card and used on any gaming machine in Victoria. You can register for YourPlay at yourplay.com.au or ask a staff member for assistance.

Find out more at Justice.vrc.gov.au 

Access and parking

Enter the racecourse off Leonard Crescent (via Langs Road) and through the Hill Gate. 

Alternatively, before 7pm on weekdays enter racecourse via Epsom Road gate and follow the yellow line marked on the road.

Access on racedays

  • On standard racedays the Hill Gate opens approximately two hours after the last race.
  • On feature racedays the Hill Gate opening time will be delayed and determined on the day.

See Getting to Flemington for details on driving, parking and public transport to the racecourse.


Parking is available immediately outside Headquarters Tavern.

On racedays parking is available for Headquarters Tavern patrons from approximately 5pm in the VIP carpark located on Leonard Crescent. Once the Hill Gate is open, parking is available immediately outside Headquarters Tavern.

Over Melbourne Cup Carnival no parking is available on site or in the VIP carpark. 


Catch Route 472 bus from Williamstown, Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Fisher Parade. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Leonard Crescent.

Responsible service of gambling

As part of our commitment to responsible gambling, the Club provides customers with further information regarding responsible gambling: 

  • Access the Commonwealth Government’s MoneySmart website.
  • Find out about gambling support services and self-exclusion programs on Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's Gambler's Help website.

Commitment to Responsible Gambling

Headquarters Tavern is committed to providing the highest standards of customer care and responsible gambling.

Our responsible gaming code of conduct describes how we do this.

Responsible gambling in a regular environment is when customers have informed choices based on their circumstances. It means a shared responsibility with collective action by the gambling industry, government, individuals and communities.

A copy of our code, including major community languages, is available at the Cashier’s Station upon request.

Codes of Conduct: 

For bookings and enquiries, phone (03) 9371 7123

For feedback, email HQTavern@vrc.net.au