The Lexus Melbourne Cup

2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Tenders Now Open

Be part of the journey.

The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour provides communities with an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic of the Lexus Melbourne Cup. Over the past 16 years it has travelled more than 600,000 kilometres and visited more than 450 destinations.

Last year the 18-carat gold Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy travelled to a record 37 destinations across five countries, including first time locations South Korea, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The Lexus Melbourne Cup in London

Model Lila with the Lexus Melbourne Cup in London wearing a hat designed by famed milliner Stephen Jones OBE, one of the destination hosts of the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour.

The 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour also celebrated its Australian roots by travelling across the nation to some of our most famous locations – the Birdsville Cup; the sandy shores of Mission Beach and even across the Nullarbor Plain on the Indian Pacific train.

The Lexus Melbourne Cup in Nullarbor

The Lexus Melbourne Cup with the Indian Pacific train on the Nullarbor Plain.

Mission Beach local Brian Bywater was selected to host the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour on behalf of his community and said welcoming the iconic trophy to town was an unforgettable experience. “The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour visiting Mission Beach ranks as my number one highlight for 2018. It brought the whole community together and it will be hard to top this year or in any other year,” Mr Bywater said.

The Lexus Melbourne Cup in Mission Beach

Susanne Northcott, winner of the $1000 Acquisitive Art Prize as part of the Aquatica exhibition by Mission Arts, with her winning piece, the Lexus Melbourne Cup and Cup Tour Ambassador Chris Symons.

The seventeenth running of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour will see an exciting array of activities promoted across Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the globe. Applications to host the 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour have officially opened. Towns, cities and communities around the world are invited to be part of the journey.

If you or someone you know would like to be part of the Tour be sure to submit an application here by Friday 5th April 2019.