Each year, the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour provides rural, regional and metropolitan communities across Australia and New Zealand with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Emirates Melbourne Cup firsthand.

The annual Tour celebrates the heroes and stories intrinsically linked to the Melbourne Cup and its contribution to Australia’s historical and cultural heritage before returning to Flemington Racecourse for the ‘race that stops a nation™’ on the first Tuesday in November.

Since the Tour began in 2003, it has travelled more than 456,000 kilometres engaging tens of thousands of people.

Interested in having the Emirates Melbourne Cup come and visit your town in 2017?

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In 2016 the $175,000 trophy toured 34 destinations across Australia and New Zealand in an effort to unite communities by engaging schools, councils, hospitals, aged-care facilities and racing clubs in events to raise funds for local causes. 


May of Australia and New Zealand

2016 Tour Schedule
TOUR ITINERARY: Date Destination
July 3 Streaky Bay, SA
July 5 Roxby Downs, SA
July 8 Ballarat, VIC
July 12 Warrumbungle, NSW
July 14 West Wyalong, NSW
July 16 Tuncurry/Great Lakes, NSW
July 18 Auckland, NZ
July 21 Palmerston North, NZ
July 23 Hawkes Bay, NZ
July 26 Brisbane, QLD
July 27 Toowoomba, QLD
July 29 Blackall, QLD
July 31 Monto and Eidsvold, QLD
August 8 Bunbury, WA
August 9-10 Perth, WA
August 12-13 Broome, WA
August 23 Narromine, NSW
August 25 Mungindi, NSW
August 28-30 Sydney, NSW
September 2 Adelaide, SA
September 4 Kadina, SA
September 9 Gold Coast, QLD
September 11 Whitsundays, QLD
September 14 Croydon, QLD
September 21 Kyabram, VIC
September 24-25 Nagambie, VIC
October 5 Kilmore, VIC
October 9 Ulverstone, TAS
October 12 Hamilton, VIC
October 14 Warrnambool, VIC
October 15 Wodonga, VIC
October 19 Geelong, VIC
October 20 Pakenham, VIC
October 18 – October 31 Melbourne, VIC
November 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, VIC

For more information, phone the Customer Service Centre on 1300 727 575 or email peoplescup@vrc.net.au

The Tour is sponsored by       

Supported by                                                                                              Tab.com.au proudly sponsoring Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour