Getting to Flemington
Trains will depart Southern Cross - Platform 14 from 11:42am and then frequently until 6:06pm. All trains will stop only at North Melbourne Station and Showgrounds Station and then run express to Flemington Racecourse (platform 2).
Trains will depart Flemington Racecourse - Platform 2 from 12:06pm and then frequently until 6:11pm, stopping only at Showgrounds Station and North Melbourne Station and Southern Cross Station.
All train services are wheelchair accessible and passengers who need help boarding trains should wait on the platform near the front of the train.
Non-racedays: Catch a train to Newmarket station (Craigieburn line) and then either walk (10mins) or take the No. 57 tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).
From the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street catch the No. 57 West Maribyrnong tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).
Please note, low-floor trams do not run on Route 57 and it is therefore recommended passengers using a mobility aid should catch the train to the racecourse.
Catch Route 472 bus from Williamstown, Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Fisher Parade. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Riverbank entrance.
Catch Route 404 bus from Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Smithfield Road. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Stables Drive entrance.
View the Flemington Racecourse map (PDF) or download Flemington Official Raceday Guide mobile app
Driving, Parking and Private Hire
Public car parks
Limited parking available, enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive.
VRC Members car parks
For Members driving to Flemington be sure to enter via Epsom Road and show your membership card to receive free parking in the Members Reserved Car Park as the Royal Melbourne Show will be in operation.
Reserved dining car parks
Racegoers should refer to directions provided with their bookings.
Taxis / Ubers
Enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive. A taxi rank is located near the Members' Main Entrance (left of Phar Lap statue).
Flights depart from Melbourne and land at the helipad/passenger area, at Flemington Racecourse.
For more information, contact our exclusive helicopter provider, Melbourne Cup Helicopters on 1300 724 927.
Ferry services for private groups operate from the city centre to Flemington along the Maribyrnong River.
For all information, contact City River Cruises on (03) 9650 2214.
For private berthing information, contact Parks Victoria on (03) 9426 4666.
When booking ferry services outside of Melbourne Cup Carnival, contact Customer Service Centre for information on how to access the racecourse.
There is no formal dress code for General Admission. Racegoers are encouraged to dress smart for the occasion.
VRC Members have a strong tradition of dressing smartly and appropriately, taking into consideration true racing style. We are proud of this history and therefore have strict dress regulations within the Members' Enclosure to maintain this high standard.
(including children over 12)
Gentlemen are required to wear a suit of tailored slacks (tailored chinos acceptable), sports coat or blazer, plus tie and dress shoes. During the period between 1 December and 31 March jackets may be removed. Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.
(including children over 12)
Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard in keeping with the dignity of the Members’ Enclosure. Younger children accompanied by an adult must be suitably attired. Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.
As a VRC Member, you have a responsibility to ensure that your guests introduced into the Members’ Enclosure are dressed appropriately, in line with the required dress standard.
View Victoria Racing Club Members' Enclosure Style Guide for complete dress code.
- Once on sale, tickets can be purchased above.
- On raceday, tickets can be purchased at the gate.
- Guest passes can be purchased, or redeemed via Racing Rewards points.
- VRC Members may purchase guest passes from the Raceday & Ticketing Office (not including racecourse admission).
- Children under 16**: FREE
- Carer accompanying a person with a disability^: FREE
*Concession is available to Australian Pensioner Concession Card holders, Full-time Student Card holders, Healthcare Card holders, Disability Concession and DVA Gold Card holders.
** Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the racecourse.
^Carer accompanying a person with a disability. Must have a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, Disability Pension Card or Companion Card.