Move to the front of the line with a ticket to The Perch, in The Birdcage.

One of Australia's most sought-after sports-viewing venues, nothing delivers quite like a ticket into The Perch, on the famous front row of The Birdcage.

A Melbourne Cup Carnival enclosure like no other, The Perch offers an unparalleled dining and hospitality opportunity for you to enjoy and impress.

The premium food and drink packages are just the beginning of an unforgettable Carnival experience. Combined with a luxuriously appointed marquee, The Perch gives you the chance to experience the Melbourne Cup Carnival at its exclusive best.

Package includes:

  • Racecourse admission for each guest and entry into The Birdcage enclosure

  • Exclusive access to The Perch marquee on the front row of The Birdcage

  • Racebook for each guest

  • Extended grazing menu served throughout the day

  • Beverage package including G.H.Mumm Champagne, a selection of standard spirits, premium red and white wines, light and heavy beers and soft drinks

  • Beverage waiter service throughout the day

  • Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen for each guest

  • Access to betting facilities and bookmaker

  • Maximum booking of 20 people

The Birdcage is located in the Members’ Enclosure and therefore, Members’ dress regulations will be strictly enforced. See What to wear for more information.

Cocktail furniture is provided in the venue but it is not reserved and therefore is not one seat per person.

Please note: Victoria Racing Club (VRC) is committed to meeting the diverse needs of its members, clients, customers, partners, racing industry affiliates and the community, inclusive of people with special needs. Due to a number of the Facilities being temporary facilities, some Facilities do not have wheelchair and pram access, however please notify us at the time of booking of any special requirements to allow VRC to accommodate individual needs as required and to provide appropriate accessible facilities and information.