2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival Tickets

Melbourne Cup Carnival returns to Flemington with exhilarating action on the track and iconic style and sophistication around the racecourse. Tickets now on sale via Ticketek.

Prices for General Admission, Reserved Seating and The Precinct for the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival are listed in the table below.

  AAMI Victoria Derby Day Emirates Melbourne Cup Day Crown Oaks Day Emirates Stakes Day 4-day package  3-day package
2-day package
General Admission $40-$74 $42-$79
- -
Reserved Seating – Hill Stand (covered) $156 -
$128 $85 $494 $449 $338-$350
Reserved Seating – Lawn Stand (uncovered) $120 $220  $97 -
$351 $256-$268
Reserved Seating – Saintly Place (covered) $130 $230  $97 - -
$376 $290-$309
The Precinct $160
The Precinct with Precinct Grandstand seating
$230  $350  $190 -
Members' Enclosure Daily Guest Passes* $325 $325  $270 $200 
Members' Enclosure Daily Guest Passes* (child)  - $60  -

*Members' Enclosure Daily Guest Passes for the Melbourne Cup Carnival must be purchased prior to raceday by completing and returning the Guest Ticketing application form (PDF)

All Members' Enclosure Daily Guest Passes for the Melbourne Cup Carnival ordered after 5pm Friday 14 October must be collected from VRC Head Office prior to raceday. 

Flemington Racecourse holds 23 racedays each year – including the exciting Melbourne Cup Carnival in November and the Flemington Festival of Racing in autumn.

Outside of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, general admission tickets for Flemington’s year-round racedays can be purchased directly from us:

  • online through the raceday page
  • at the gate on the day upon your arrival to Flemington.
General admission ticket categories
  • Adult
  • Concession/Student*
  • Concession/Pensioner*
  • Children under 16: FREE
  • Carer accompanying a person with a disability^: FREE

*Concession is available to Australian Pensioner Concession Card holders, Full-time Student Card holders, Healthcare Card holders, Disability Concession and DVA Gold Card holders.
** Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the racecourse.
^Carer accompanying a person with a disability. Must have a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, Disability Pension Card or Companion Card.

VRC Members ticketing

Prices for the 2016/17 season are as follows:

Members' Enclosure Daily Guest Passes Admission Members Total
Standard Saturday racedays* $12 $25 $37
Black Caviar Lightning Day, Turnbull Stakes Day & Super Saturday $25 $40 $65
New Year's Day & public holiday racedays $15 $25 $40
Australian Guineas Day & Sofitel Girls' Day Out  $20 $30 $50

*Excluding all other Saturday and public holiday racedays listed above.

A full list of dining options are available for VRC Members, which can be viewed on the relevant raceday page.

For more information, phone the Customer Service Centre on 1300 727 575 or email customerservice@vrc.net.au