RECIPROCAL PRIVILEGES

As a VRC Member, you are entitled to reciprocal privileges at selected racecourses and sporting clubs.

Melbourne and Moonee Valley Racing Club

VRC Members will be admitted to the Members’ Enclosure at Caulfield, Sandown, Mornington and Moonee Valley during selected race days.

The Member must pay racecourse admission and present themselves at the hosting club’s Race Day Office with a current Full or Restricted VRC Members’ Card. 

VRC Members also have the opportunity to introduce guests to the Members’ Enclosure upon appropriate payment.

For more information, see the Melbourne Racing Club and Moonee Valley Racing Club websites. 

Members Dining

From two weeks prior to each race day (excluding the Melbourne Cup Carnival), reciprocal members who are entitled to Members Enclosure ticketing at Flemington Racecourse may book Members dining. Please call VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575 to book.

Melbourne Cricket Club

Melbourne Cricket Club

VRC Members may purchase visitor tickets to enter the MCC Members Reserve for selected AFL and cricket matches played at the MCG.

Visitor tickets may only be purchased on match day on presentation of a current Full, Life, Provisional or Restricted VRC Membership Card.

Members Enclosure access for Melbourne Cricket Club Members

Melbourne Cup Carnival offers for Melbourne Cricket Club Members

Melbourne Cricket Club Members have the opportunity to purchase a Car Site in The Nursery, The Domain or The Rails on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day and a Car Site in The Nursery on Kennedy Oaks Day.

Car Site access for MCC Members

Members Dining

From two weeks prior to each raceday (excluding the Melbourne Cup Carnival), reciprocal members who are entitled to Members Enclosure ticketing at Flemington Racecourse may book Members dining. Please call VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575 to book.

Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club

Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club

VRC members have the opportunity to access reciprocal privileges at the 2020 AgBioEn Kooyong Classic. See details below:

  • Tickets and hospitality packages are now available.
  • Player announcements to date include former world number one players Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki with several other big names to be announced.
  • Tickets can be purchased via the following link. Please note, the password is: KOOYONG
  • For any queries please click here or contact Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club on (03) 9822 3333 or email kooyongclassic@kooyong.com.au 

All VRC Members are eligible to:

  • Access to the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club courts and clubhouse dressing facilities, on specified days, up to three times per year*
  • Access to dining during lunch, in the Racquet Club, up to three times per year.^

For tennis court and dining bookings, VRC Members must contact Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club reception between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday on (03) 9822 3333

Members must report to the reception desk on arrival and present their VRC Membership Card.

* Tennis courts are available Fridays and Sundays after 3pm (except during the Priceline Pharmacy Classic Kooyong). Places are limited and subject to availability. Visitor fees apply.
^ Places are limited and subject to availability.

Members’ Enclosure access for Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club Members

    Melbourne Cup Carnival offers for Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club Members

    Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club members have the opportunity to purchase a Car Site in The Nursery Enclosure on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day and Kennedy Oaks Day, and experience dining in the Phar Lap Marquee on AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day and Kennedy Oaks Day. 

    Car Site access for Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club Members

    Members Dining

    From two weeks prior to each raceday (excluding the Melbourne Cup Carnival), reciprocal members who are entitled to Members Enclosure ticketing at Flemington Racecourse may book Members dining. Please call VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575 to book.

    Provincial/country racemeetings

    Provincial/country racemeetings

    VRC Members visiting Victorian provincial/country racemeetings will be issued with a Members’ ticket, upon payment of the admission fee. This excludes Cup Days, the three days of the Warrnambool Cup Carnival and special event days as designated by the clubs.

    Members are advised to contact the relevant club prior to attending.

    VRC Members are eligible to apply for reciprocal arrangements with interstate principal clubs and certain provincial clubs listed below, under the following conditions:

    • VRC Member to pay racecourse admission

    • Member to present current Full Membership Card at the Secretary’s or Raceday Office of the host club

    • Interstate clubs may charge for reciprocal Members’ Enclosure tickets at their feature meetings. Visiting Members may purchase up to two tickets for most of these meetings

    • Visiting Members’ arrangements for non-feature meetings provide for the Member to sign for a Members’ ticket free of charge, with the option to purchase one additional ticket.

    To establish prices and procedures for gaining access to interstate clubs, it is recommended that you contact the appropriate club directly.

    New South Wales

    Australian Turf Club 
    Australian Turf Club, Sydney
    1300 729 668

    Newcastle Jockey Club
    Newcastle, NSW
    (02) 4961 1573

    Northern Territory

    Alice Springs Turf Club 
    Alice Springs, NT
    (08) 8952 4977

    Darwin Turf Club 
    Darwin, NT
    (08) 8923 4222

    Queensland

    Brisbane Racing Club 
    Brisbane QLD
    (07) 3268 2171

    Gold Coast Turf Club 
    Surfers Paradise QLD
    (07) 5538 1599

    Rockhampton Jockey Club
    Rockhampton QLD
    (07) 4927 1300

    South Australia

    South Australian Jockey Club 
    Adelaide SA
    (08) 8295 0111

    Western Australia

    Perth Racing Club
    Perth WA
    (08) 9277 0777

    Conditions Of Admission

    VRC Members are eligible for reciprocal arrangements with the New Zealand clubs listed, under the following conditions:

    • VRC Member to pay racecourse admission

    • VRC Member to present current Full Membership Card at the Secretary’s or Raceday Office of the host club

    • clubs may charge for reciprocal Members’ Enclosure tickets at their feature meetings

    • visiting Members may purchase up to two tickets for these fixtures

    • visiting Members’ arrangements for non-feature meetings require the Member to sign for a Members’ ticket free of charge, with the option to purchase one additional ticket.

    NZ Clubs With Reciprocal Arrangements

    Auckland Racing Club
    Auckland
    0011 649 524 4069

    Canterbury Jockey Club 
    Christchurch 
    0011 643 336 0000

    Hawkes Bay Racing
    Hastings*
    0011 646 873 4545

    Otago Racing Club 
    Mosgiel
    0011 643 489 6233

    Wanganui Jockey Club
    Wanganui

    0011 646 345 3968

    Waikato Racing Club
    Te Rapa
    0011 647 849 2839

    Wellington Racing Club
    Trentham
    0011 644 528 9611

    *Please be advised that the Hawkes Bay Racing Club does not reciprocate for certain feature meetings; contact Hawkes Bay for further information.

    The VRC is proud of Flemington's international reputation and acknowledges our Members' interest in attending other world-renowned racedays on the international racing calendar. The Club has established relationships with some of the most prestigious racing clubs in the world, and our Members may be eligible for reciprocal arrangements with selected clubs.

    Racing clubs in the International Alliance

    The International Alliance aims to strengthen relationships with international racing leaders and offers a means of exchanging the world’s best practices, and includes the following:

    Reciprocal privileges with international clubs

    VRC Members however are reminded that these arrangements have been established as a goodwill gesture between the clubs concerned and provide for a courteous extension of Members’ privileges on the occasions of intermittent, bona fide visits only.

    To make arrangements to attend any of the aforementioned racecourses, contact Customer Service on 1300 727 575.

    Application process

    Applications for reciprocal arrangements need to be made in writing at least 10 working days in advance to:

    VRC Membership Department 
    448 Epsom Road
    Flemington VIC 3031
    Fax: (03) 8378 0661 
    Email VRC Membership Department 

    When applying to the VRC, please state race club, country, travel dates, racemeetings, name of any guest(s) attending and accommodation details if available.

    Contact will be made on your behalf to confirm reciprocal arrangements, costs and dress standards. Members will be notified via email or telephone.

    We recommend that Members make contact with the international club prior to the race day to confirm arrangements. Members are generally required to pay racecourse admission fees, and then proceed to the oncourse enquiry office to arrange privileges by presenting a current Full VRC Membership Card and/or introductory letter. 

    Certain clubs prefer to deliver passes to your hotel or accommodation.

    Please note that most clubs, during their carnival period or feature race days, enforce special conditions of entry and privileges offered to visiting Members.

    Please ensure you make contact with the VRC well in advance to arrange reciprocal privileges. 

    For more information, phone the Customer Service Centre on 1300 727 575 or email customerservice@vrc.net.au