Flemington is a premier racecourse and a world-class entertainment venue, playing host to music festivals, conferences, community activities and more. The local area is a major public entertainment hub with the Melbourne Showgrounds also hosting numerous concerts and exhibitions each year.

Our commitment to the local community

Flemington Racecourse is an iconic community asset and we’re proud to host some of Australia’s most high-profile events. We’re committed to:

  • consistently managing operations with community impact in mind
  • working proactively with event clients and local councils to minimise resident disruption
  • keeping residents informed with timely and relevant information about our events
  • welcoming feedback from the local community, managing issues within our control and delivering positive outcomes.

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Assistance during major events

The Flemington Racecourse Resident Hotline operates during all major music festivals and other selected events at Flemington. Phone (03) 9372 6412.

The Hotline will operate during the duration of the event. 

Local parking restrictions

Events area parking restrictions will apply on all racedays. Residents in those streets are reminded to place their permits or temporary parking vouchers on their cars.  For more information see the Moonee Valley City Council website.

Events at Melbourne Showgrounds

The Melbourne Showgrounds is located next to Flemington Racecourse and also hosts a large number of public events each year. The Melbourne Showground website lists upcoming events, conferences, trade shows and more happening at the Melbourne Showgrounds only. 

For more information, visit the Melbourne Showgrounds website, phone (03) 9281 7444 or email info@melbourneshowgrounds.com.

Flemington Masterplan

The VRC continues to pursue its Masterplan with the immediate focus on commencing the program for construction of the world-class Club Stand.

As previously advised, the VRC is making two parcels of surplus land available for development to help fund the Club Stand and make improvements to Flemington Racecourse to ensure it continues to be a world-class entertainment venue and provides greater benefits to the community, racing industry and event patrons.

Since June 2014, the VRC has been working to secure the necessary government approvals to allow for the proposed sale and to rezone the land for residential housing developments. The proposed development will also provide commercial, retail and community amenities.

As a part of the government approval process, the Minister for Planning has set up a Ministerial Advisory Committee to provide advice on the proposed planning controls for Flemington Life.

The Minister for Planning has now requested for the VRC to share its proposed plans for Flemington Life with the wider community and detailed draft Planning Scheme Amendments are now on public exhibition until Friday, 19 February 2016.

The VRC looks forward to working collaboratively with Members, local residents, government bodies and MPs, local councils and our neighbours at the Showgrounds to share its plans and seek their input.

For more information on the project and the approval process, please visit flemingtonlife.com.au