The VRC supports charities and local community organisations through donations, event/promotional support and our annual Melbourne Cup Carnival Pin & Win program. We work with charities 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.

Pin and Win 

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 $5.7 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


Guided by a sustainability charter, Victoria Racing Club strives for best-practice sustainability across its operations. 

As a founding member of the Sports Environment Alliance, the VRC takes a leadership position on sustainability and has implemented a number of initiatives across the racecourse and its event management operations.

Find out more about VRC’s sustainability commitments here.

Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour

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

VRC Schools Program 

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 for more information. 


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

For donations requests please contact Prior to submitting please read the policy guidelines.

Community Fitness Program

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.

Employee Volunteer Program

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 

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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