Since 2003, the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour has provided rural, regional and metropolitan communities across Australia and New Zealand a chance to experience the magic of the iconic $175,000 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy.

Over the past 14 years, the 18-carat gold Emirates Melbourne Cup has traveled more than 456,000 kilometers, visiting over 377 towns and cities and engaging hundreds of thousands of people.

The tender process for the 2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour is now open!

To apply for the Emirates Melbourne Cup to come to your town please fill in the relevant form below: 

Tenders for the 2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour will close on Monday, 3 April 2017. We encourage you to click on and review information pertaining to the event and recommend that you review the Tender Guidelines Document (PDF) prior to submitting.

Once appointed, each destination will be supported by the VRC to plan and host a range of memorable community events during the Cup’s visit.

Each year, the Tour celebrates the heroes and stories intrinsically linked to the Victoria Racing Club’s 156-year old Melbourne Cup race and its contribution to the nation's historical and cultural heritage. The trophy visits various destinations in an effort to unite communities by engaging councils, schools, hospitals, aged-care and racing groups in events to raise funds for local causes.

Living up to its status as the ‘People’s Cup’, the 2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour will once again engage in many community events, including street parades, civic receptions, charity dinners, community events and cocktail parties.

2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour

The destinations for the 2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour will be confirmed in June-2017.

For all enquiries, contact Victoria Racing Club:

  • Joe McGrath, Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour Manager 
  • email:
  • phone +61 (3) 8378 0622

The Tour is sponsored by       

Supported by                                                                                     proudly sponsoring Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour