In light of the current Victorian COVID-19 lockdown, Headquarters Tavern will be closed from 11:59pm Thursday 27 May 2021, reopening on Friday 4 June 2021. 

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 race days

  • 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.

See our codes of conduct here: Codes of Conduct


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