Restricted VRC Membership
Restricted membership is your gateway to Full membership. This category provides you with many of the same privileges as Full membership with a few exclusions:
Restricted members are not able to access the Members Enclosure on AAMI Victoria Derby Day or Lexus Melbourne Cup Day. You can still enjoy these racedays in The Nursery, The Domain, The Rails and The Birdcage, or in general admission areas.
Restricted members are not eligible to vote in annual Board elections.
A special pro-rata rate is currently available, allowing members to join post-Melbourne Cup Carnival at a reduced rate. The pro-rata membership fee is $150 and our joining fee is $726. The joining fee can be split across multiple years (see our application form for more details).
Annual Restricted Guest Card
Restricted members can also purchase an Annual Restricted Guest Card which admits as per a Restricted membership, however, it excludes our Members Only spaces including The Members Bar in The Club Stand. Pro-rata Guests Cards are $125 and can be purchased upon approval and payment of your membership.
An Annual Restricted Member Car Pass can also be purchased for use in the Members Unreserved Car Park on all days excluding AAMI Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day. A Car Park is $45 and can be purchased upon approval and payment of your membership. Parking is subject to availability.
Elevation to Full membership is subject to capacity and is offered to those who have been Restricted members for the longest period of time.
Full members have access to the Members Enclosure on all racedays including the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Full Members have the right to vote in annual Board elections.
Full members can also purchase an Annual Guest Card which admits as per a Full membership, however, it excludes our Members Only spaces including The Members Bar in The Club Stand and the Bird Bath Bar in The Birdcage.
An Annual Member Car Pass can also be purchased and provides parking in the Members Unreserved Car Park on all racedays including Melbourne Cup Carnival. Parking is subject to availability.
Life membership is granted after 50 seasons of continuous Full membership with the Club.
Life members are not required to pay the annual membership fee and are also given a complimentary Life member card, an annual guest card, a Pre '79 guest card and a Rank 4 car pass.
Privileges are the same as a Full member.
Provisional membership is available to the legal or de facto spouse of a deceased Full member upon completion of an application that will be issued by the Club.
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.