RENEW NOW

Online renewals for the 2020/21 Racing Season are now open.

The Victoria Racing Club is firmly focused on delivering world class thoroughbred racing, a magical Cup Week anchored by the running of the 160th Lexus Melbourne Cup and providing you with wonderful and exclusive member experiences - whatever circumstances we may face.

We are mindful of the possibility that health restrictions may not allow for member attendance at Flemington for Spring racing. Should this be the case, we will then address the impact this may have on your membership.

The renewal due date for the 2020/21 racing season is Tuesday 1st September. 

For the 2020/21 racing season, we have introduced new renewal options for members, they are outlined below. If you wish to discuss any of these or to renew by phone simply contact our Customer Service team on 1300 727 575 or email customerservice@vrc.net.au we’ll be happy to assist. 

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  • If you renew your membership by 1st September, 2020 you will receive a $160 bonus on your membership card for use on course at Flemington in dining and hospitality venues throughout the 2020/21 season. In addition, if you also purchase an annual guest card by 1st September, 2020, for the 2020/21 season you’ll receive a further benefit of $110 added to your membership card.
  • We have introduced an instalment payment plan for your membership subscription to enable you to pay your subscription in three equal payments throughout the season. 
  • Our annual membership subscription fees and all optional purchases, will remain unchanged from last season.
  • All existing Racing Rewards points and current food and beverage vouchers that were due to expire in the period between 1st March – 31st December 2020 will have their expiry dates extended by 12 months from the original date. 
  • All Racing Rewards tier status will be held and rolled over for the 2020/21 season and members who were eligible to elevate their tier status will have this automatically granted.
  • All remaining complimentary Racing Rewards guest passes will be honoured via individual race day ticketing, issued upon request.
  • An extended financial hardship provision provides all members access to a range of options that enable ongoing connection to the club and race day attendance if they are unable to renew for the 2020/21 season due to COVID-19 circumstances. A quick call to Customer Service will enable us to work through the best option for your own personal circumstances. 

For those members wishing to renew via post, please note that renewal packs with all the details of your membership subscription, including renewal forms will arrive via mail in the coming days. 

If you have any questions about your membership subscription or the upcoming season, please contact our Customer Service team on 1300 727 575 or email customerservice@vrc.net.au we’ll be happy to assist. 

We look forward to sharing the new season with you and welcoming you back to Flemington as soon as we can safely do so.

When will renewals open for the 2020/21 racing season?

Renewals for the 2020/21 racing season will open in early July. This year we have extended the renewal due date to Tuesday 1st September. 

Who is eligible for the $160 bonus?

Full, Pre79, Life, Provisional and Restricted membership renewals are eligible for the $160 bonus.

What date do I need to renew by to be eligible for the $160 bonus?

To receive the $160 bonus you must renew your 2020/21 Full, Pre79, Life, Provisional or Restricted membership by Tuesday 1st September.

When will I get my $160 bonus?

The $160 bonus will be loaded onto your membership card within 7 days of renewing your Full, Pre79, Life, Provisional or Restricted membership for the 2020/21 racing season. 

How do I use my $160 bonus?

Once you have renewed for the 2020/21 season, your $160 bonus will be loaded on to your membership card within 7 days. To use the bonus simply scan your card when purchasing food or beverages at any permanent retail venue within Flemington Racecourse. 

How long will the $160 be valid for?

The $160 bonus will be valid for the 2020/21 racing season.

Where can I use my $160 bonus?

Your $160 bonus can be used at any permanent retail venue within Flemington Racecourse. 

Can the $160 bonus be used to book dining?

The $160 bonus cannot be used to book dining. It can be used to pay for ‘walk up’ dining, if available, when you are on course at Flemington.

Who is eligible for the Annual Guest Card additional benefit of $110?

All Full, Pre79, Life, Provisional or Restricted members who renew for the 2020/21 season, including paying the applicable fee, and also purchase an annual guest card by 1st September, 2020, will receive an additional $110 benefit, applied to their membership card.

The $110 additional benefit can be used when purchasing food and beverages at any of the permanent retail venues within Flemington racecourse. 

The $110 will be loaded to your membership card within 7 days of renewing and paying your Full, Pre79, Life, Provisional or Restricted membership and purchasing an annual guest card by the due date for the 2020/21 racing season.

The conditions of use, including expiry date, for the $110 benefit are the same as apply to the $160 bonus.

What is the instalment payment plan?

This year we will introduce an instalment payment plan for your membership subscription renewal. This will enable you to pay your subscription in three equal payments throughout the season. We’ve also enabled the process to be managed via automatic payment so once you set up the terms and make your first payment, the rest will happen automatically in October 2020 and February 2021. 

How does the instalment payment plan work?

Your annual membership subscription fee is divided into three equal amounts to create the three instalments required for your membership subscription renewal.

  • The first instalment is due by Tuesday 1st September 2020
  • The second payment will be automatically processed on 1st October 2020
  • The third payment will be automatically processed on 1st February 2021

To pay your membership subscription via our instalment payment plan simply log into your membership online account or call Customer Service on 1300 727 575.

Can I pay my optional annual passes by instalment payment plan?

Instalment payment plan is not available on optional annual passes such as annual guest cards and annual car passes. Payment of these passes can be made by one of the following methods:

  • Log in to your membership online account at vrc.net.au and follow the prompts
  • Contact VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575
What if I have an annual reserved car site?

For any member who has an existing annual reserved car site, we will hold this site for you until there is more clarity for the upcoming season. You are not required to renew this site at this time. It will remain in your name until we contact you to confirm arrangements for when you will again be able to access Flemington and your car site. Of course, if you no longer require this site please let us know by Friday 28th August, 2020.

If I renew my 2020/21 membership using the instalment payment plan am I eligible for the $160 bonus?

Yes, members who use the instalment payment plan to renew their 2020/21 membership by the due date, will receive the $160 bonus. Once your first payment has been processed, the $160 bonus will be loaded onto your membership card within 7 days, and you will be able to use this bonus at any permanent retail venue within Flemington Racecourse.