Tuesday,Nov 5, 2019
Gates open 8:30am • First race 11:00am • Last race 5:15pm
3:00pm - Lexus Melbourne Cup
Australia’s greatest sporting and cultural icon, the A$8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup, is the feature of Cup Week, and a must-do sporting spectacle to witness live.
The excitement of being part of the front lawn and grandstands filled to the brim, the silent audience anticipating what will happen in the next three minutes, all waiting for their ‘I was at the Melbourne Cup when..’ moment.
While a racing event at its core, Cup Day transcends traditional sporting events with the combination of sport, fashion, celebrity and entertainment. With a reputation for fashion with a penchant for drama, it is the day to make your strongest fashion statement with an exotic or outrageous ensemble that matches the scale and splendor of the event.
There’s truly no other event like it.
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Australian pop darling Owl Eyes twirls into the spotlight with a lush yet danceable disco stomper ‘You and I’ accompanied by the sun-lit B-Side ‘Le Soleil’ – two tracks entwined with the parallel intensity of love, both from a different viewpoint.
Formed in Perth back in 2004, Birds of Tokyo have grown from independent roots to become one of Australia’s most popular contemporary rock bands.
The Park is the home of Myer Fashions on the Field, Australia's largest and most prestigious outdoor fashion event. This iconic celebration of fashion and racing will see stylish women, men and families from around Australia showcasing their beautiful style and incredible creations.
Melbourne’s trendiest eateries will be serving up a range of tasty cuisines and delicious eats in The Park across the four days of Cup Week. From American-style pizza slices to Instagram-worthy cartoon character baos, there will be plenty on the menu to delight your taste buds. Plus indulge in an array of sips in stylish bars.
Experience the magic of Melbourne Cup Carnival in one of our incredible marquees, restaurants or venues
Entertain a large group over Melbourne Cup Carnival in style and sophistication in a private marquee or venue.
Welcome once again to everyone’s favourite time of year. The excitement is building in anticipation for those four amazing days and all the magic that they bring. In 2019 we’re more committed than ever to bring you special moments, thrilling races, fresh takes on old favourites and surprising, delightful touches at every turn. With so much to discover and enjoy this year, we’re sure you’re looking forward to your most memorable Carnival yet.
Tickets and Reserved Seating for the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival are now on sale through Ticketek.
Please note: prices do not include Ticketek booking fees and delivery charges.
*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 (FREE) must be accompanied by an adult to enter the racecourse.
^Carer accompanying a person with a disability (FREE). Carer must have a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, Disability Pension Card or Companion Card.