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The Melbourne Cup Carnival shifts gear with what is arguably the most outstanding day of racing on the Australasian calendar: AAMI Victoria Derby Day. The feature race of the day, the Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby, boasts an impressive prize money of over $1 million.

Considered by many to be the most prestigious day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, AAMI Victoria Derby Day embodies a world of glamour and sophistication – only to be matched by an impressive day of all black type races.

All the action and excitement starts with high racing stakes with four races at the elite Group 1 level. For the winners of the Longines Mackinnon Stakes and Lexus Stakes, it provides the opportunity for last-minute entry into the coveted Emirates Melbourne Cup field. The feature race of the day is the Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby boasting impressive prize money of over $1 million.

The fashion stakes are equally high with the start of the Myer Fashions on the Field competition for women and men. This is the day for classic elegance, and sets the pace for the entire week.

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As the curtain raiser of this unrivalled week, AAMI Victoria Derby Day is abuzz with anticipation for what Flemington has in store for the week ahead.

The official flower for AAMI Victoria Derby Day is the cornflower and can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances, upon arrival to Flemington. 

What to wear
Traditionally, black and white has been prominent fashion choice for women on AAMI Derby Day, while men often choose a morning suit, peacock vest and pin-stripe pants. Among Melbourne’s social circles, the day is renowned as a must attend on the event calendar and an unmissable social outing for friends, corporates and celebrities. 

See What to wear for dress regulations across all racecourse enclosures:

  • Members' Enclosure, The Birdcage and Members' Car Parks
  • Corporate dining venues
  • General Admission
Getting to Flemington

Trains

Departing Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street Station services will depart from (Platforms 8/9) and run express to Flemington Racecourse:

  • From 8.30am - 9.30am, every 15 minutes
  • From 9.30am - 1.30pm, every 6 - 7 minutes
  • From 1.30 - 3.40pm, every 20 minutes (services will also stop at Southern Cross Platform 14 and North Melbourne Platform 6 stations)

Southern Cross Station services will depart from (Platform 8) stopping at North Melbourne Station (Platform 2) and then running express to Flemington Racecourse:

  • From 8.30am - 9.30am, every 15 minutes
  • From 9.30am - 1.30pm, every 10 minutes

Departing Flemington Racecourse 
Services will depart Flemington Racecourse (Platform 1) and run express to North Melbourne (Platform 5), Southern Cross (Platform 13) and Flinders Street (Platforms 8/9) stations:

  • From 1.30pm - 3.40pm, every 20 minutes
  • From 3pm - 8pm, every 6 - 7 minutes
  • From 8pm - 8.40pm, every 10 minutes
Services will depart Flemington Racecourse (Platform 2) and run express to North Melbourne and Southern Cross stations only:
  • From 3pm - 8pm, every 10 minutes

See Getting to Flemington for all other transport, parking and venue access information.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a fully ticketed event. All tickets must be pre-purchased
before your arrival at Flemington.

General Admission, Reserved Grandstand Seating and The Precinct tickets for the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival are now on sale via Ticketek.

Purchase your tickets early and save! Early bird ticket prices are valid until and including 16 October 2015.

VRC Members: 

  • Tickets
  • Adult $74
  • Concession/Student $60
  • Concession/Pensioner $40
  • Children under 16 years Free

Event Details

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  • Date

    Saturday, October 31, 2015

  • Location

    448 Epsom Road, Flemington

  • Public Transport

    Special trains run direct to Flemington Racecourse.

  • Gate Open Times

    Pedestrian gates open 8.30am; first race at 11.45am

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