How to Buy Melbourne Cup Tickets Online

Last Updated 11 Jan 2022 | Commercial content | 18+

We have all the information you need to help you buy Melbourne Cup tickets online. The Melbourne Cup is the biggest race in Australia, the horse race we all want to see.

If you want more information to get Melbourne Cup tickets, check out ticket prices and where to buy them. You can also check how to watch the race if you can’t make it to Flemington Racecourse on November 1st, 2023.

Melbourne Cup Ticket Options and Prices

General admission tickets are available from the Victoria Racing Club at $90.75. Along with those for the Caulfield Cup and other big Group 1 events, they aren’t the cheapest, but that is to be expected for racing tickets allowing entry to horse racing of this quality.

Reserved seating is available for $238.60. Other packages are available from outside sources, offering tickets plus hotel and travel if you are from outside of the area—prices for this vary.

Where to Buy Tickets Online for the Melbourne Cup

The best way to buy Melbourne Cup tickets online is direct from the Flemington Racecourse site at Usually no tickets are available for purchase at the gate (learn more about getting Melbourne Cup tickets at the gate).

Other outlets may well be offering tickets, especially for packages. Make sure you check on how legitimate these are before you buy.

When Can You Buy Melbourne Cup Tickets?

Some Melbourne Cup tickets are already offered for sale. They may sell out quickly; however, no final decision has been made on crowd numbers.


Your questions answered on how to buy Melbourne Cup tickets online, as well as how to watch at home.

Can I watch the Melbourne Cup on my computer?

Yes. The race will be shown live by Channel 10, including via streaming on their ‘10Play’ app. You will also be able to live stream the event via some bookmakers.

How much is the entry fee for the Melbourne Cup?

Tickets for various parts of the track are available. General admission is priced at $90.75, while reserved seating comes in at $238.60.

Can you bet on the Melbourne Cup online?

You can place bets online via the TAB or any major online bookmaker. Betting is available in advance, while live odds will be offered too.


Naturally, we all want to be there on Melbourne Cup Day. Tickets for the entire Melbourne Cup Festival are precious, however. General admission means you can socialise heavily around the racecourse. Reserved seating is a little more private.

Rest assured that if you can’t be at the racecourse to watch your horse in person, you’ll be able to see the Melbourne Cup online and in high definition.

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