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 various destinations in an effort to unite communities by engaging councils, schools, hospitals, aged-care homes and racing groups in events to raise funds for local causes.



Would you like the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour to come to your town?

Please register an Early Expression of Interest for 2020 by clicking the link below. 



2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Itinerary
July 4-6 Hobart, TAS
July 8-10 Perth, WA
July 12 Deniliquin, NSW
July 13 Wakool, NSW
July 14 Koondrook, VIC
July 17 Darwin, NT
July 19-22 Alice Springs, NT
July 25 Bowen, QLD
July 26 Ayr/Townsville, QLD
July 27 Townsville, QLD
July 29 Sydney, NSW
July 31 Aberdeen/Scone, NSW
August 1 Aberdeen/Scone, NSW
August 5-6 Streaky Bay, SA
August 8-10 Gold Coast, QLD
August 12 Georgetown, QLD
August 14-15 Rockhampton, QLD
August 21-24 York, UK
August 26 Singapore, SG
August 28 Matamata, NZ
August 29 Wellington, NZ
August 30 Wellington/Otago, NZ
August 31 Otago, NZ
September 3 Brim, VIC
September 4 St. Arnaud, VIC
September 6-7 Grafton, NSW
September 9-10 Longreach, QLD
September 11 Blackall-Tambo, QLD
September 13-14 Brisbane, QLD
September 17 Sydney, NSW
September 20 Shanghai, China
September 24 Melbourne, VIC
September 25-26 Adelaide, SA
September 28-30 Tokyo, Japan
October 2 Ballarat, VIC
October 3 Melbourne, VIC
October 5-6 Ceduna, SA
October 8-9 Melbourne, VIC
October 10 Euroa, VIC
October 14 Yeoval, NSW
October 17 Bunyip, VIC
October 18 Melbourne, VIC
October 21-22 Melbourne, VIC
October 23 Tallarook, VIC
October 24-25 Melbourne, VIC
October 26 Cobram, VIC
October 27 Phillip Island, VIC
October 28-31 Melbourne, VIC
November 1 Melbourne, VIC
November 2 AAMI Victoria Derby Day
November 3-4 Melbourne, VIC
November 5 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

The Lexus Melbourne Cup National Sweep will see 24 rural and regional Cup Tour destinations be allocated a barrier for the Lexus Melbourne Cup. Barriers will be selected at random when the Cup visits towns, under the supervision of the Cup Tour Team. That moment will be recorded and shared by the Melbourne Cup Carnival broadcast partner Network 10.

A representative from each of the 24 towns will then be invited to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup Carnival, where they will attend AAMI Victoria Derby Day and the Lexus Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw. At the barrier draw, the representatives will be present to witness which horse will compete for their town once the barrier is selected by the Cup field owners. The community will receive a cash prize of $50,000 to go towards a chosen charity for a local community initiative. For full conditions please click here.


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