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The Melbourne Cup – FAQ’s

As we begin to look forwards to the Melbourne Cup Carnival, we’re receiving plenty of questions about the Carnival and Flemington Racecourse!

So here is a quick facts guide to cover the most popular ones!

When is the 2023 Melbourne Cup Carnival?

The Carnival itself starts on Saturday 4th November, and ends on Saturday 11th November. The Melbourne Cup itself takes place on Tuesday 7th November.

Where is the Flemington Racecourse?

448 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031.

What is the capacity of Flemington racecourse?


When are the racedays?

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day – Saturday 4th November

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day – Tuesday 7th November

Kennedy Oaks Day – Thursday 9th November

Paramount + Stakes Day – Saturday 11th November

Where is the entrance to the Flemington racecourse?

The Hill Gate Entry is on Leonard Crescent


VRC Melbourne Cup Map 2023

Can I leave Flemington racecourse and come back in?

100%. Yes, you can leave and come back in by just displaying your ticket.

Is there a cloakroom at Flemington racecourse?

Absolutely, there are a few cloakrooms to pick from and at no charge. The list is below:

  1. Public cloakrooms:
    Northeast corner of Betting Ring
    Hill Stand – Level 1
    Terrace Restaurant (Guests only)

Members cloakrooms:

  1. Committee Room (Committee Guests only)
  2. The Grandstand, Forum Level 1, East end, opposite lifts
  3. The Grandstand, Forum Level 1, West end, opposite escalators
  4. The Club Stand – Ground Floor, West
  5. The Club Stand – Level 1, East
  6. Chairman’s Club (Guests only)
Where can I see the horses at Flemington racecourse?
  • Parade Ring: here visitors can watch the horses be saddled up and performing brief warmups before heading to the start line.
  • Mounting Yard: this is the final spot where the horses congregate and line up before hitting the track. Here you can see the horses being paraded in saddlecloth order.
Is there WiFi at Flemington racecourse?

YES. WiFi can easily be accessed across the venue. To connect, you’ll just need to search for ‘FLEMINGTON FREE WIFI’, open a web browser to accept terms and conditions and you’re good to go.

Can I charge my phone at Flemington racecourse?

Yes, the public area’s with mobile charge stations are as follows:

  • The Hill Stand Lobby
  • The Hill Stand, Level 1
  • Bernborough Bar
  • Saintly Place
  • The Park

There are also numerous locations available for members and corporate customers.

How do I get to Flemington Racecourse?

All transport and parking information can be found here


No worries! Our Sports Coordinators are on board to help you plan your Lexus Melbourne Cup experience!
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