Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy in Mounting Yard

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.

Spring racing returns to Flemington with exhilarating action on the track and iconic style and sophistication around the racecourse, so it’s never too early for you to start planning your Melbourne Cup Carnival experience.

Tickets for the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival are now on sale via TicketekPurchase your tickets early and save!

Ticket types

Create your ideal Melbourne Cup Carnival experience with one of our ticket options:

  • General Admission: Take your place amongst the excitement and glamour of the Carnival with a General Admission ticket. Experience the action on the track up close and personal from the public lawn, whet your appetite at our expert range of food outlets and bars, and have a flutter in the betting ring. Public seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Reserved Seating: Enjoy the Carnival from one of our grandstands with a Reserved Seating ticket. Choose between the Hill or Lawn Stand, located opposite the winning post with spectacular views, and the indoor air-conditioned Saintly Place (formerly known as The Undercroft).
  • The Precinct: Immerse yourself in the social atmosphere for which the Carnival is renowned in The Precinct. With track views, gourmet food outlets, and entertainment between races, The Precinct embraces spring racing in a fun, carnival atmosphere. The Precinct has a prime location on the East Front Lawn, just next to the Birdcage and The Rails, with a racebook and access to all public areas included with your ticket.
  • Dining packages: Browse the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival Corporate Hospitality ebrochure for a luxury dining experience for yourself, your guests or clients. Admission to the racecourse is included when you pre-book a dining experience.


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

Save up to 18%* when purchasing General Admission early bird. Early bird ticket pricing is available for General Admission tickets purchased up to and including 14 October 2015. The following prices do not include Ticketek booking fee and delivery charges.

  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 $35-$65 $37-$70
- -
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 -

*Savings based on Crown Oaks Day and Emirates Stakes Day general admission ticket prices.

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

VRC Members can purchase Guest Passes or redeem Racing Rewards points for Guest Passes via the relevant raceday page, or from the Raceday & Ticketing Office (excluding Melbourne Cup Carnival). 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