A Car Site in The Nursery is your time to shine.

Once again, it’s time to take your place in one of Flemington’s absolute favourite traditions. Make it as grand or as casual as you please. Relish the chance to play host to friends, family and colleagues, and get set to wow them with your own personal style and taste.

Your perfect day at the races is assured, thanks to racing coverage throughout, convenient betting facilities, live entertainment, food and beverage outlets and all kinds of surprises in store.

To make it easier to host a Car Site, members have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of 6m x 3m Car Sites, with a 3m x 3m cover in a set location on each day, or take advantage of our expert accredited hirers and caterers.

Due to popular demand, members who purchase a regular Car Site in The Nursery on Lexus Melbourne Cup or Kennedy Oaks Days will again receive two adjoining sites for the price of one on that day. Please note this offer excludes the Car Site with 3m x 3m cover option.

Every day, the TAB Best Site Promotion will again award a $500 betting voucher to the lucky winner. View terms and conditions here.


  • Car Sites are approximately 6m x 3m.
  • Members can apply for the Catered Area.*     
  • Limited regular Car Sites in The Nursery will be available to redeem via Racing Rewards points.
  • Members may adjoin a maximum of three Car Sites.
  • Strictly no signage, branding, or promotional material can be erected within The Nursery.
  • The Nursery Car Site holders may purchase a limited number of Pedestrian Passes during the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

*To be eligible for a catered Car Site in The Nursery, members must organise a food and beverage service package with a VRC accredited caterer and indicate The Nursery Catered Car Site option on their application form.

  • Car sites are approximately 6m x 3m including 3m x 3m cover.
  • Price is inclusive of structure.
  • A Pedestrian Pass limit of 10 passes applies on each day.
  • Members may adjoin a maximum of three Car Sites.

Get ready to go big.

A Nursery Super Site lets you take your Carnival experience to the next level. Treat yourself to all the luxury you can imagine, as you entertain friends and guests for a truly unforgettable Carnival.

Super Sites offer you a premium entertainment option, right in the middle of the party atmosphere of The Nursery. 

Members can adjoin a maximum of three Super Sites to really ramp up the party.

  • Super Sites are approximately 11m x 3m with a 6m x 3m marquee roof and surrounding fence.
  • Price is inclusive of structure and surrounding fence only.
  • Super Site holders may purchase a limited number of Pedestrian Passes during the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
  • Strictly no flooring or annexe structures can be placed within a Super Site.
  • Strictly no form of signage, branding or promotional material can be erected within a Super Site.
  • There is no power to the Super Sites and the use of generators is strictly prohibited.

Please note: The VRC will endeavor to allocate the same site for multiple day applications. There will be no pedestrian access to The Nursery after 6pm and limited access times apply to vehicles in The Nursery.



For bookings please complete the Car Park Application. Apply easily online by logging into your account, select 'Membership Services' and Reserved Car Park application. The Ballot closes 3pm Monday 29 July 2019 and following the ballot, products are allocated based on order of application until sold out.

Alternatively, please complete the Members Reserved Car Parks application form (PDF) and email to

By purchasing a car site in The Domain you agree to be subject to and will abide by, and shall notify and require your guests and invitees to abide by the Membership Conditions, including the Birdcage and Members Reserved Car Park terms and conditions, including any amendments notified to you by VRC.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult unless otherwise stated or at a VRC sanctioned event, where parents or guardians have given written permission for their children to be in the care of VRC employed staff. Children of all ages allowed in all Car Park areas (including generally as a pedestrian in the Birdcage) unless it is a specifically advertised or separately ticketed event (such as 1 Oliver St). Children under 12 do not require a ticket at all to enter the car park areas and those 12 and over require Junior Member ticketing or any other annual guest or relevant daily pedestrian pass. Please Note: Guest passes will not be accepted for entry to the Birdcage on Derby or Cup Day but will be accepted for Oaks and Stakes