What’s Pin & Win?

Pin & Win is the VRC's major annual fundraising activity, and will for the second year support JDRF in 2018. Since 1995, the VRC has given charities the platform to raise more than $5 million through the sale of Lexus Melbourne Cup souvenir pins, helping to change lives and support our community.

JDRF is the leading global organisation funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research with a mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. JDRF Australia is built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on an international stage to pool resources, passion and energy.

Pin & Win Competition 

Purchase a 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup lapel pin when they go on sale later this year.

Check back on this page for details on where pins can be purchased, how you can enter the competition, prizes on offer and terms and conditions.

Last year's prizes:

  • Major Prize - Lexus IS 300h F Sport valued at up to $80,000 (incl. on road costs).
  • Second Prize - 1 Million Skywards Miles from Emirates, valued at up to $50,000.
  • Third Prize - Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Hotel Deluxe Package for four persons including, 2 x Prestige Suites for two nights, Sofitel Club Lounge benefits, degustation dinner at No35 restaurant, High Tea, Melbourne Laneway Walking tour and valet parking, valued up to $7,060.
  • Fourth Prize - A TCL Electronics package valued at $4,498 RRP.

2017 Winners 

Major Prize - Lexus IS 300h F Sport valued at up to $80,000 (incl. on road costs).
Winner: Julie Barker, NSW

Second Prize - 1 Million Skywards Miles from Emirates, valued at up to $50,000.
Winner: Joe Blundell, NSW

Third Prize - Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Hotel Deluxe Package for four persons including, 2 x Prestige Suites for two nights, Sofitel Club Lounge benefits, degustation dinner at No35 restaurant, High Tea, Melbourne Laneway Walking tour and valet parking, valued up to $7,060.
Winner: Peter Hewitt, NSW

Fourth Prize - A TCL Electronics package valued at $4,498 RRP.
Winner: Josh Wright, SA