Witness history being made in front of you.

The thundering roar and blur of colour from the jockeys and horses on the track right in front of you is just one reason to set yourself up with a site in The Rails this year.

This trackside venue is one of the most enviable positions during Carnival, offering the optimal spot to see each and every race, up close, all day.

Whether it’s your first Melbourne Cup Carnival or you’re a seasoned Rails veteran, you’ll thrill to an experience you simply won’t get anywhere else.

BYO and DIY - or let us handle it. You’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks, from simple to lavish, to your Rails site and really put your stamp on the day. Or, if you prefer to let others do the work, select one of our accredited hirers and caterers.

This year, improved viewing options of all races and other upgrades will enhance your Rails experience. Don’t forget to compete for the TAB Best Site Promotion, with a $500 betting voucher awarded each day to the lucky winner. View terms and conditions here.

Members will again have the opportunity to secure a place on the very front row, which means you can now apply for one of the most enviable positions at Flemington.

As always, The Rails offers super screens, betting facilities and easy access to all amenities.



  • Car Sites are approximately 6m x 3m. 
  • Members may adjoin a maximum of three Car Sites. 
  • Strictly no signage, branding, or promotional material can be erected within The Rails.
  • The Rails Car Site holders may purchase a limited number of Pedestrian Passes during the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

To avoid missing out on a Car Site, when applying it is recommended Members select 'yes' to the alternate Car Park question. The alternate Car Park for The Rails Front Row is a regular Rails Car Site and if this is not available the alternate Car Park is a Nursery Car Site.

Members may adjoin a maximum of three Car Sites. The size of each Rails Car Site is 6m x 3m. Strictly no signage, branding or promotional material can be erected within The Rails.

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


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 Rails 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