The pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar and a spectacle to experience live.
Experience this incredible event that combines sport, entertainment, fashion and food – all in one place, the stunning Flemington Racecourse. Glamorous, refined and full of history, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day is a must-do event for Melburnians and visitors alike.
GATES OPEN 8.30am
FIRST RACE 11.00am
LAST RACE 5.15pm
Plan your look
With a reputation for dramatic fashion to match the scale and splendour of the event, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day is the day to make your strongest fashion statement. If entering The Birdcage, Members Car Parks or Members Enclosures be sure to follow the VRC Dress Regulations. Check out our style guide for further fashion inspiration.
Arrive in style
For an elegant start to your morning enter through the main entrance via the iconic Rose Arbour. Don’t miss a chance to capture your Cup Day moment in our playful photo booths in The Park or the TAB giant horse shoes around the racecourse.
All eyes on the Mounting Yard
Catch the Lexus Melbourne Cup Trophy Ceremony, commencing at 2.15pm, featuring musical performances along with Melbourne’s own Anthony Callea singing the Australian National Anthem.
‘The race that stops a nation’™
Be amongst a hundred thousand racegoers at Flemington for Australia’s greatest sporting and cultural icon, the AUD$8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup. The silent anticipation across the racecourse before the horses burst out of the barriers, to the roaring cheers as they thunder down the home straight. Be there to create your very own ‘I was at the Melbourne Cup when...’ moment at 3pm.
Myer Fashions on the Field
Witness stylish women and men from around Australia showcasing their beautiful style and incredible creations in Myer Fashions on the Field, Australia's largest and most prestigious outdoor fashion event. Daily heats and finals will run from 10.30am – 2.15pm. For further details including registrations click here.
Grab a bite
Some of Melbourne’s most iconic eateries will pop up this Melbourne Cup Carnival in The Park. Racegoers will be spoilt for choice with an array of sumptuous offerings from authentic Maine-style lobster rolls at Pinchy's to Thai dishes with a creative twist at Son in Law. To check out the full list of eateries and bars click here.
Dance, drink and play
The Park is a playground of endless fun and frivolity, with performances by Australia’s hottest musicians, stylish bars and an array of activations from our official sponsors. Take a step back in time and slide into a pastel-hued booth at the retro diner-themed Pony Bar or take a spin on the custom-built Network 10 carousel. Australian pop darling Owl Eyes will hit the main stage in the afternoon followed by one of Australia’s most popular contemporary rock bands, Birds of Tokyo.
• Sweet Mix Kids – 3.10pm
• Owl Eyes – 4.10pm
• Birds of Tokyo – 5.10pm
Find out more about The Park here.
Pin & Win
Buy a Lexus Melbourne Cup souvenir pin and help Very Special Kids upgrade their children’s hospice at Malvern where it cares for children with life-threatening conditions and provides much-needed family support services. By purchasing a pin, you will go into the draw to win some fantastic prizes, including a brand new 2019 Lexus NX300 AWD F Sport valued at up to $80,000. Buy your pin online here or on race days from Very Special Kids volunteers or at the Flemington Shop.
There’s truly no other event like Lexus Melbourne Cup Day. Make this your most memorable Carnival ever and grab your tickets now from Ticketek.