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448 Epsom Road, Flemington VIC 3031
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

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

Limited free parking available

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.

Racecourse Information

The History

Flemington is Australia's best-known and oldest metropolitan racecourse and in 2006 was placed on the National Heritage List. The first race meeting was held on the rough river flats beside the Maribyrnong River in 1840. Flemington racecourse was first known as Melbourne racecourse and the original approach road passed through the property of James Watson. He names the property Flemington after his wife's hometown - Flemington in Morayshire Scotland. He built the Flemington hotel there in 1848 and the name Flemington was commonly used for the racecourse by the late 1850’s. The first Melbourne races were run annually in the Autumn. In 1854 the Victoria Racing Club decided to run a spring meeting as well. Flemington Racecourse has a circumference of 2,312 metres and a straight of 450 metres. Flemington is most notable for hosting the Melbourne cup which is Australia’s richest horse race which is held on the first Tuesday in November.