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The 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival will transform Flemington into a stage for some of Melbourne's most iconic fashion. With each of the four race days having a distinct style the display of glamorous dresses, statement millinery and impeccable tailoring has become a highlight of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

At this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival, personal style and individual expression will come to the fore, as never before. Gather inspiration and ideas from our style guides to push a boundary or two and perhaps try something new.

VRC Members Enclosure

The Club Stand and The Grandstand

VRC members have a strong tradition of dressing smartly and appropriately, taking into consideration true racing style. We are proud of this history and our dress regulations reflect this high standard

Dress Regulations

Gentlemen (including children over 12) 

Gentlemen are required to wear a suit of tailored slacks (tailored chinos are acceptable), sports coat or blazer, plus tie and dress shoes.

Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.

Between 1 December and 31 March jackets may be removed.

Ladies (including children over 12)

Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard in keeping with the distinction of the Members Enclosure.

Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.

Children

Younger children must be neatly dressed and accompanied by an adult in the Members Enclosure.

Guests

As a VRC member, you have a responsibility to ensure that your guests introduced into the Members Enclosure adhere to the dress regulations.

The Birdcage & Members Car Parks

The Birdcage and Members Reserved Car Parks (The Nursery, The Rails and The Domain) are Members Enclosures and therefore members and their guests must adhere to members dress regulations when visiting these areas.

Dress Regulations

Gentlemen (including children over 12) 

Gentlemen are required to wear a suit of tailored slacks (tailored chinos are acceptable), sports coat or blazer, plus tie and dress shoes.

Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.

Between 1 December and 31 March jackets may be removed.

Ladies (including children over 12)

Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard in keeping with the distinction of the Members Enclosure.

Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.

Children

Younger children must be neatly dressed and accompanied by an adult in the Members Enclosure.

Guests

As a VRC member, you have a responsibility to ensure that your guests introduced into the Members Enclosure adhere to the dress regulations.

Dining, Enclosures & Corporate Hospitality

Dining & Corporate Venues

  • Corporate Suites (Hill Stand & Mounting Yard) 
  • The Gallery
  • Home Straight Enclosure
  • Makybe Diva Marquee
  • Panorama Restaurant 
  • The Parade Lounge
  • The Rose Room
  • Skyline Restaurant
  • The Stayers Lounge
  • The Terrace Restaurant
  • Trackside Private Marquees
  • Winning Post Enclosure Private Marquees

Dress Regulations

Gentlemen 
(including children over 12) 

Gentlemen are required to wear a suit of tailored slacks (tailored chinos  acceptable), sports coat or blazer, plus tie and dress shoes. Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.

Ladies
(including children over 12)

Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard of racewear attire. Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.

Children

Younger children must be neatly dressed and accompanied by an adult.

Please note: it is the responsibility of the person booking the tickets to ensure their guests adhere to the dress regulations.

Owners & Trainers Areas

Owners & Trainers Lounge

We encourage everyone to dress smartly in keeping with racing traditions. The dress code in the Owners’ and Trainers’ Lounge is smart casual. Items not acceptable include t-shirts, singlets, torn or ripped clothing, tracksuit pants, scuffs, slippers or dilapidated footwear.

Members Enclosure

Owners wishing to access the Members' Enclosure will need to ensure they comply with the Members' dress regulations for more information please view the VRC Members Enclosure dress regulations.

General Admission

While there are no specific rules or regulations about what to wear in General Admission, we encourage all racegoers to dress comfortably, as stylish as suits your individual tastes, and in a way that lets you express your own sense of style.

Melbourne Cup Carnival Official Lapel Flowers

Each of the four racedays of the Melbourne Cup Carnival have an official flower that racegoers are encouraged to pin to their lapels. 

 

AAMI Victoria Derby Day

Blue Cornflower

 

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

Yellow Rose

 

Kennedy Oaks Day

Pink Rose

 

Seppelt Wines Stakes Day

Red Rose