From one end of Flemington to the other, the choices are almost endless. Finding your perfect position on-course is half the fun. Book a Car Park Site or Dining Package from the options below, and get ready to celebrate.


This year, there’s something for everyone. We’ve made it easy to navigate your choices for this year’s Carnival, including the ‘walk-up’ spaces below that are open to members, and require no booking or ticket to enjoy.


Our junior members look forward to enjoying the Melbourne Cup Carnival as much as everyone else, so they deserve a wide range of options and celebratory spaces of their very own. The spaces below have been designed especially for them.


A ballot will be conducted for all Dining, Reserved Car Parks and the Racing Rewards Lounge to ensure Members are given equal opportunity to secure a package. Birdcage packages are sold online and bookings are processed in order of receipt.

Melbourne Cup Carnival Access Map 2019

Melbourne Cup Carnival 2019

Melbourne Cup Carnival 2019


Car Sites and Super Sites

All Reserved Car Sites will be allocated by random computer allocation at the completion of the ballot application period. The objective of the random computer allocation process is to ensure that all sites are allocated in the fairest possible manner so that all Full Members are given an equal opportunity to secure a site. Restricted Members are not eligible for the ballot but can apply for Car and Super Sites from Monday 29 July 2019.

Important dates:

  • 3pm Monday 29 July - applications for the ballot close. 
  • Monday 29 July - applications for Restricted Members open (pending availability). 
  • Late August - all payments for successful applications will be processed during the month of August 2019. Upon successful allocation, refunds are not available.
  • Early September -  provided Members have paid their 2019/20 subscription fees, they will receive a confirmation letter informing them of the outcome of their application. If successful, Members will be notified of their allocated Car Site number.
  • Mid September - successful Members will receive their information pack containing: vehicle sticker(s), site map(s), Pedestrian Pass order form(s) and all other relevant information.

To submit your application online, sign into your account, select ‘Membership Services’, select Reserved Car Park Application and follow the prompts. Alternatively ballot application forms (PDF) can be sent via post to 448 Epsom Road, Flemington VIC 3031 or emailed to

The Birdcage

Bookings for 1 Oliver St can be made online or by contacting VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575 from 9am Tuesday 2 July 2019.

Birdcage bookings are made in order of booking receipt so please ensure you book early to avoid missing out. 

Members Dining 

To ensure a fair allocation of Members Dining during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Club will employ a random ballot to allocate applications. Only applications received prior to 3pm on Monday 29 July 2019 will be entered into the ballot. Members will receive a letter advising of their outcome in early September. If ballot applications do not reach capacity, bookings will continue to be taken until sold out.

To submit your application online, sign into your account, select ‘Membership Services', select Dining Application and follow the prompts. Alternatively ballot application forms (PDF) can be sent via post to 448 Epsom Road, Flemington VIC 3031 or email to

All Members Dining is catered by Peter Rowland Catering.

Racing Rewards Lounge 

Applications for the Racing Rewards Lounge close 3pm Monday 29 July 2019.

Limit of one table per Member, per day. Bookings in the Racing Rewards Lounge are limited and will be allocated via a ballot system

Members are encouraged to select 4 preferences, in order. Please number your preferences with 1 being your preferred option through to 4 being the least preferred option. If you do not wish to be allocated a particular day, leave the box blank.

Please note that the Racing Rewards Lounge does not have a view of the track.