Victoria Racing Club has a long and proud history of supporting the community through a number of community programs.

We work with charities and organisations that share our values and conduct programs that address needs relating to:

  • Racing Industry Welfare
  • Animal Welfare
  • Community Health
  • Local Community

Learn more about the charities and community organisations here.


The Victoria Racing Club considers equine health and wellbeing a top priority at Flemington Racecourse. Hundreds of people dedicate their time to ensuring the best possible care for thoroughbreds during training and race day activities.

Measures have been implemented at Flemington to ensure the health and safety of our equine athletes during training, racing and recovery at Australia’s premier racecourse.

Find out more about equine welfare here.


Pin and Win is Victoria Racing Club’s annual flagship charity fundraiser. Since 1995 the VRC has given charities the platform to raise more than $6 million through the sale of Lexus Melbourne Cup souvenir pins, helping to change lives and support our community.

Find out more about the program here


The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour is an annual event which engages communities across the globe. It leverages the iconic status of the Lexus Melbourne Cup race to the benefit of the broader community.

Schools, hospitals, aged care facilities are all community groups which the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour engages with. Central to the program is the $200,000 Lexus Melbourne Cup Trophy made by ABC Bullion as well as a community who shares their story of the Melbourne Cup.

For full details on the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour and how you can get involved, please go to www.melbournecuptour.com.au


Victoria Racing Club welcomes schools from across Australia to experience the magic of Flemington Racecourse.

Listed on Australia’s National Heritage List, customised heritage tours of this iconic national treasure and home of the Melbourne Cup can be arranged from Year 3 to 12.

Please contact the VRC on vrcschoolsprogram@vrc.net.au for more information. 


The VRC receives and accommodates (subject to policy guidelines) donations to various groups across the community.

For donations requests please contact donations@vrc.net.au. Prior to submitting please read the policy guidelines.


As part of our community program, Victoria Racing Club provides local residents with the opportunity to take part in free group fitness classes in the grounds of Flemington Racecourse.

Run by an experienced professional trainer, the Saturday morning group fitness classes cater for all fitness levels.

Check class times and find out more information here.


As a large employer in the local area, Victoria Racing Club operates an employee volunteer program to give back to the local community.

Employees are encouraged to take up volunteering opportunities to help out with charity partners and local community organisations during work hours.

If you would like to find out more please email community@vrc.net.au