Applying for Membership
You must first be proposed and seconded by current Full financial VRC Members.
Complete a VRC Membership Application form, including your $20 application fee. Upon approval of your application, you will be offered Restricted Membership and a subscription notice will be forwarded to you. This notice will detail your Joining Fee and 2018/19 Membership Fee. There will be two payment options available for you to choose from:
- Payment option 1 allows you to pay the Joining Fee of $726 and 2018/19 Membership Fee $520 upfront in year one.
- Payment option 2 allows you to pay a combined fee of $795 per year over three years. This combined fee includes the annual Membership Fee and part payment of the Joining Fee.
A Full Member is entitled to a non-transferable card admitting to the Club’s premises and has voting rights.
Full Members have the right to purchase one Guest Card which admits to the Members’ Enclosure, excluding ‘Members Only’ areas.
An Annual Member Car Pass may also be purchased which provides parking in the Members’ Unreserved Car Park during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Full Members may apply to reserve a Car or Super Site during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Full Members may also introduce visitors to the Members’ Enclosure on a daily basis (conditions apply).
Note: Full Members elected prior to 1979 have the additional option to purchase a Pre '79 Guest Card, which bears identical access privileges as a Full Member Card.
Restricted VRC Membership
Restricted Membership has a subscription fee of $300 plus the option to purchase a Restricted Guest Card for $255 and a Restricted Car Pass for $90.
The entrance fee, of $726 may be paid in a one-off payment or in two instalments. The entrance fee is additional to the annual Membership subscription fee.
A Restricted Member is entitled to a non-transferable card admitting to the Club’s premises. Restricted Members’ Cards allow access to the Members’ Enclosure on all days except AAMI Victoria Derby and Emirates Melbourne Cup Days.
Restricted Members’ Cards will admit to the racecourse (general admission) and to The Nursery, The Rails, The Domain and The Birdcage on all days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Restricted Members are entitled to purchase one Restricted Guest Card which admits as per the Restricted Members’ Card, excluding ‘Members Only’ areas.
An Annual Restricted Member Car Pass may also be purchased and provides parking in the Members’ Unreserved Car Park on all days excluding AAMI Victoria Derby and Emirates Melbourne Cup Days.
Parking is subject to availability.
Restricted Members may introduce visitors to the Members’ Enclosure on a daily basis, excluding AAMI Victoria Derby and Emirates Melbourne Cup Days (conditions apply). A Restricted Member does not have voting rights.
Life Membership is granted after 50 seasons of continuous Full Membership with the Club.
Life Members are not required to pay the annual subscription fee and are issued with a Life Member Card, a Guest Card, a Pre '79 Guest Card and a Rank 4 Car Pass.
Privileges are the same as a Full Member, however no subscription fee or Guest Card cost applies.
Provisional Membership is available to the legal or de facto spouse of a deceased Full Member upon completion of an application.
Provisional Members are entitled to a card admitting to the Club’s premises, including ‘Members Only’ areas, and have the option to purchase one Guest Card and an Annual Member Car Pass.
A Provisional Member does not have voting rights.