Here is everything that you need to know about Melbourne Cup tickets if you’re wanting to go to the Melbourne Cup race, in person, at Flemington racecourse. In this review, we will cover Melbourne Cup packages and what you need to know before attending the most popular Australian horse racing event of the year – the Melbourne Cup 2023.
Melbourne Cup Prices in 2023
When it comes to Melbourne Cup tickets, customers can choose from different Melbourne Cup packages depending on which race or races they want to watch. Here is a brief overview of tickets that you can buy in order to watch any of these horse racing events in person.
|Melbourne Cup Carnival Tickets||Ticket Type||Regular price|
|Penfold Victoria Derby Day||Adult||$83.00|
|Penfold Victoria Derby Day||Children (U12)||FREE|
|Penfold Victoria Derby Day||Concession||$45.00|
|Lexus Melbourne Cup Day||Adult||$89.00|
|Lexus Melbourne Cup Day||Children (U12)||FREE|
|Lexus Melbourne Cup Day||Concession||$62.00|
|Kennedy Oaks Day||Adult||$60.00|
|Kennedy Oaks Day||Children (U12)||FREE|
|Kennedy Oaks Day||Concession||$31.00|
|Paramount + Stakes Day||Adult||$64.00|
|Paramount + Stakes Day||Children (U12)||FREE|
|Paramount + Stakes Day||Concession||$32.00|
The Melbourne Cup 2023 is held at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria, Australia. There are around 25 different race days available each year at this venue, including this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival (and Melbourne Cup race) in November. The Melbourne Cup Carnival is organised by the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and is Flemington Racecourse’s most anticipated event.
See below our top bookmakers for the Melbourne Cup 2023
How to Buy Melbourne Cup Tickets Online
Wondering where to buy tickets for the Melbourne Cup online? The best way is directly from the Flemington Racecourse site at Flemington.com.au. Usually, no tickets are available for purchase 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.
Can You Buy Melbourne Cup Tickets at the Gate?
Let’s get this one out of the way right out of the barrier as it were – one mistake you should not make is leave it until the day if you want to watch the racing live on Melbourne Cup Day.
It’s not possible to buy Melbourne Cup tickets at the gate. You absolutely must purchase your horse racing tickets in advance.
The need for buying in advance is even more prevalent in 2023. There remains the possibility of the crowd for races such as the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup being restricted. So, not only can you not purchase at the gate, but you should not leave it too long before guaranteeing your place at Flemington for the big day.
Melbourne Cup Ticket Availability
Even when a full crowd of 90,000 is in attendance, tickets for this race DO sell out. The betting is competitive and the odds so tempting for the big race. This is one of the events of the year for horse racing fans. It’s also the social highlight of the year.
Melbourne Cup Packages in 2023
Of course, betting on the Melbourne Cup race is only one of the benefits of Victoria Racing Club’s Spring Carnival. Between the events, you can enjoy many other social events taking place at Flemington racecourse.
These are included in various packages like:
- The Straight Six
- Reserved Trackside Couch
- The Dining Room
- The Byerley: Wine & Dine Series
Each of these packages can improve your experience at the venue.
Probably the most luxurious package is The Chairman’s Club which allows you to enjoy the ultimate race day luxury and have an incredible view of the field. Naturally, this is the most expensive package.
Melbourne Cup Tickets FAQ’s
If you still have any questions about Melbourne Cup tickets or the experience at Flemington Racecourse on the day, check out our list of frequently asked questions below.