2018 LEXUS MELBOURNE CUP TOUR                 Apply Now

Since 2003, the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour has provided rural, regional and metropolitan communities across Australia and New Zealand a chance to experience the magic of the iconic $200,000 Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy.

Each year, the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour celebrates the heroes and stories intrinsically linked to the Victoria Racing Club’s 158-year old Lexus Melbourne Cup race and its contribution to the nation's historical and cultural heritage. The 18-carat gold Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy visits numerous 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.

The application process for the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour is now open.

To apply for the Lexus Melbourne Cup to come to your town please fill in the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Application Form.

Applications for the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour will close at 5pm AEST Monday, 9 April 2018. We encourage you to click on and review information pertaining to the event and recommend that you review the Submission 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.

Living up to its status as the ‘People’s Cup’, the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour will once again engage in many community events, including street parades, civic receptions, charity dinners, community events and cocktail parties.

The destinations for the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour will be confirmed in June-2018. 

For all enquiries, contact Victoria Racing Club:

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