Melbourne Cup

07 November 2023


Held between the first two Saturdays in November each year, the Melbourne Cup Carnival consists of four days of world class racing at the magnificent Flemington Racecourse.

The week gets underway on Saturday 4th November with Derby Day which features no less than nine Group Races, including four Group 1’s. The Melbourne Cup itself, known as “the race that stops a nation”, takes place on Tuesday 7th November and is one of the world’s richest turf races.

On Thursday 9th November the Carnival continues with Oaks Day, a day that features beauty, style and grace with racegoers dressing up in their finest attire. The week is brought to a conclusion on Saturday 12th November with Stakes Day, a day that celebrates the week that’s just been including two final Group 1 races.

In 2023 why head to Melbourne and join some of the almost 300,000 guests that attend this week long festival that stops a city!

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Tuesday 7th November 2023

Dress Codes

What to wear

There is no dress code for general admission. For dining, enclosures and corporate events as well as any members and guests the dress code is: Gentlemen are required to wear suits of tailored slacks (tailored chinos acceptable), sportcoat or blazer, plus tie and dress shoes. Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard of racewear attire.

Travel Information

How to find us


Trains on Race day Special trains run direct to Flemington Racecourse on race days departing from Flinders street station and/or Southern cross station, stopping at North melbourne station, then express to Flemington Racecourse. Arrival and departure times published on the on the race day page 2 weeks prior to events.

Trains on non racedays Train to Newmarket station then either walk (10 mins) or take no.57 tram to flemington drive (stop 30)

Buses Catch route 472 bus from Williamstown, Footscray or Moonee ponds to Fisher parade, enter Flemington racecourse via Riverbank entrance. Alternatively catch route 404 bus from Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Smithfield Road, enter Flemington racecourse via stables drive entrance.

Helicopter Those looking to hire a helicopter should call 1300 724 927.

Ferries Ferry services for groups operate from the city centre to Flemington along the Maribyrnong River. For further information contact (03) 9426 4666


Parking - Melbourne Cup Carnival: Limited public car parking is available in the centre car park. Enter off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance. $25 per car