The wait is almost over, your new Club Stand will be open for the 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival. To get us to AAMI Victoria Derby Day we need to put The Club Stand through its paces, making sure that everything we have built is at its operational best.

On Sofitel Girls’ Day Out, Saturday 15th September and Turnbull Stakes Day, Saturday 6th October, we will be opening The Club Stand. The venues in operation each day will be set up, in full - but under trial conditions.

Our aim is to review the moment by moment customer experience and iron out any operational issues in readiness for a wonderful AAMI Victoria Derby Day 2018. We look forward to welcoming you as one of the first Members in the new Club Stand.

The ballot for The Club Stand Trials has now closed.
Availability for Sitting One in the Straight Six on Turnbull Stakes Day is limited. Please call VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575 or email customerservice@vrc.net.au to book. 

The Club Stand labelled diagram



On Seppelt Turnbull Stakes Day, all bar venues as well as the ground floor food and drink outlets will be open to members, no ballot ticket is required on this day.

There are still plenty of wonderful venues for you to visit in The Club Stand outside of the balloted venues – all you need is your Members Card and/or Guest Pass to gain entry.

Fresh and contemporary, The Bakery makes for an easy-going and comfortable spot to kick-off or wrap up your day with a Melbourne calibre coffee and all kinds of sweet and savoury treats on offer: pastries, cakes, panini, quiche, salads and more. Stay close to the racing while enjoying lunch at The Arbour with four different food counters (Sushi, Seafood, Asian and Grill) serving up hot, cold and always fresh food and drinks – means there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Situated next to the Mounting Yard, Paddock Bar is the place for racing purists to order a drink while taking in the equine action. Adjacent to the Members Lawn you’ll find the Lawn Bar, the perfect spot to grab a drink before heading back to the racing action. In the spirit of the old Champions Bar is the Courtyard Bar, situated right next to the Betting Ring, it’s the place to take a minute to enjoy a drink, snack or a light meal.

Step inside the stand where all Members are welcome to move around and explore the general communal spaces, or stop by the Bluegrass Bar on Level 3 to try a signature cocktail crafted by one of our resident mixologists.

On both trial days, entry to all walk–in outlets will be capped once capacity is reached. Note The Roof Garden will not be open during these trials.

Terms and conditions

By submitting your ballot application for The Club Stand trials, you agree to be subject to and will abide by, and shall notify and require your guests and invitees to abide by the “The Club Stand Member Trials – Terms & Conditions” and the Member Conditions, including any amendments notified to you by VRC.