Wheels down for the Melbourne Cup Carnival


Spring is here and that means it’s time for Melbourne to come alive for Australia's most loved and iconic world-class event, the Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

Glamorous, refined and full of culture and history, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is guaranteed to wow crowds of local and foreign visitors, all whilst leaving an impression of a lifetime.

Showcasing the best that horse racing has to offer, the Carnival with all its global appeal combines the best of sport, entertainment, fashion and food - all in one place, the stunning Flemington Racecourse. 

It’s here, at Flemington, where racegoers can immerse themselves in an incomparable week of culture and frivolity, as they celebrate thoroughbred racing at its best. 

Consisting of four main race days, the crown jewel of the carnival, affectionately known as the race that stops a nation, the Melbourne Cup has become an integral part of both Australia’s sporting and fashion calendar. 

Largely due to the iconic Myer Fashions on the Field at Flemington, fashion has become synonymous with the carnival. With its rich history, the event has established its place as Australia's largest and most prestigious outdoor fashion competition, attracting media attention and celebrity judges from around the globe.

Unrivalled for its glamour and exclusivity is The Birdcage- the most coveted destination of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. With its private marquees and known for being the playground for celebrities and VIPs, this is where ultra-luxury comes to play!  

Thanks to Melbourne Jet Base you can experience all this in the utmost style and sophistication. Fly in with your own private jet to our premier facility and  head straight to Flemington, via helicopter transfer or limousine service to witness an unmissable event.  

Register your interest to experience all that the Melbourne Cup Carnival has to offer!

The main events

AAMI Victoria Derby Day – 2 November 2019

Regarded as one of the most prestigious days of racing of the spring, AAMI Victoria Derby Day features nine exciting group races. 

Off the track, the fashion stakes are equally impressive with the Myer Fashions on the Field competition. Ladies typically embrace the traditional black and white palette, while men often boast grey suits and top hats to create classic racing elegance.

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day – 5 November 2019

If you can attend only one major event this year, Melbourne Cup Day is surely an exceptional choice. Australia’s greatest sporting and cultural icon, the Lexus Melbourne Cup is the main feature of the week. There’s no substitute for the thrill of being on the ground during the history-making moment of the winner crossing the line.

It’s also the day to make your boldest fashion statement with an exotic ensemble that matches the scale, splendour and spectacle of the event.

Kennedy Oaks Day – 7 November 2019

While the tradition of Kennedy Oaks Day is beauty, femininity, style and grace, the style is not just for the ladies. It’s also one of the best opportunities of the year for men to dress up and explore the world of high fashion.

Kennedy Oaks Day's significance on the fashion calendar is further established with the crowning of the Myer Fashions on the Field Women’s Racewear national winner.

Seppelt Wines Stakes Day – 9 November 2019

If you’re considering bringing your children along for the experience, Seppelt Wines Stakes Day is the day for you. Friends, fun and the finale of Cup Week, it’s a fitting celebration of the week that’s just been – with quality racing, fashion and entertainment. 

It’s also a big day for future trendsetters with Stakes Day Fashions on the Field focusing on children and family. With an abundance of free activities for children, as well as great racing, Seppelt Wines Stakes Day offers the perfect family day out.