Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020

Watch the race that stops a nation live with Events Travel.


Your Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020 experience starts here

As a proud Official Tourism Operator, we are proud to offer Official Travel Packages to all four race days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020. Enjoy Official tickets, hotels, transfers to Flemington, extra travel services and more.

Explore the brochure to see our packages, learn about your travel experience or create a personalised package. We look forward to welcoming to you Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020.

What do you get with an Official Melbourne Cup Carnival Package from Events Travel?

Available   Official Tickets (General Admission or Grandstands)

Available   Official Hospitality

Available   Accommodation

Available   Transfers to Flemington

Available   Personalise Your Trip (add flights, other accommodation, sightseeing, travel insurance and more)

Available   Group Travel (Let a Group Travel Expert take care of your group from start to finish)

Available   Transparent Pricing (Prices include all taxes and ticket handling fees)

Special offers valid to 30 June 2020 and includes; 5% off listed packages, free cancellation and low 10% deposit. We’re offering protections, so you can book with confidence. Learn more.

Learn about your travel experience


Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020

Experience the race that stops a nation™ with Events Travel at Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is more than just a horse racing event. It’s a spring ritual and an eagerly anticipated milestone on the annual calendar of betting enthusiasts, fashionistas, social butterfly’s and curious travellers from around the world. The Melbourne Cup Carnival has evolved into a celebration of culture, sport, fashion and food and wine. Four unique race days combine to create a week long festival with fun for the entire family and themes that make the experience on each race day unique and exciting. Over 100,000 fans frock up annually to witness the A$8 million dollar Lexus Melbourne Cup alone, which captures the attention of a huge global audience and truely stops the nation.

Melbourne is the perfect host city for such a global event, with convenient transport options available to get from Flemington to the city and a thriving arts, restaurant and cultural scene that will entertain and delight travellers outside the race days.

If you’ve dreamt of experiencing the Melbourne Cup Carnival, we’d love to help get you there. As an Official Tour Operator for VRC, we are proud to offer Official Melbourne Cup Packages including tickets, hospitality, accommodation and other travel services to help fans experience the Melbourne Cup Carnival from around Australia and the world. In addition to offering Official Travel Packages, as a full-service travel company, we specialise in personalised travel and have a range of services available. Get even more value with flights, car hire, transfers, sightseeing experiences, insurance and more. Speak directly to a dedicated Travel Expert to book your Melbourne Cup Package. Our Travel Experts are here to ensure you get the most from your Melbourne Cup Carnival travel experience. Whether you’re a travelling individually or part of a group or company, we have something to suit your needs.

I’d like to encourage you to explore this brochure to find out more about your Melbourne Cup travel experience, then get in touch with a Travel Expert to start your journey. We’re looking forward to it!

Speak soon.
Glenn Hedley
Director, Events Travel


Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020
31 October to 7 November 2020
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
448 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031
Official URL:
Horse Racing
Product Type:
Official Melbourne Cup Packages & Hospitality
From Price:
$432 pp double or twin share
Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020

Event Information & Resources

Find out more about Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020.

AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Saturday 31 October 2020
One of the most prestigious days of racing with nine Group races, four at the elite Group 1 level including AAMI Victoria Derby, Australia’s premier staying classic for three-year olds. The fashion stakes are equally high with the commencement of the Myer Fashions on the Field competition. This is the day for classic elegance, which sets the tone of the week. Women typically opt for black and white, while men wear a grey morning suit and pin-stripe pants.
Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 3 November 2020
The focal point of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, there’s nothing quite like being there as over 100,000 fans erupt as the race unfolds. The excitement slowly builds to its 3pm fever pitch when everything at the track comes to a stop for 200 heart-pounding seconds. Each year, a new chapter is written, a new legend is made and a new dream comes true in the quest to win Australia’s most famous sporting trophy.
Kennedy Oaks Day, Thursday 5 November 2020
Known as the style day of the Carnival and commonly called ‘Ladies Day’, women of all ages come together dressed in their most feminine ensemble. The winner of the Myer Fashions on the Field is announced, reinforcing its importance on the fashion calendar. The racing highlight is the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks, the classic for three-year old fillies over 2500m.
VRC Seppelt Stakes Day, Saturday 7 November 2020
The Melbourne Cup Carnival concludes with Seppelt Wines Stakes Day, featuring Victoria’s premier 1600m event, the Group 1 Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes. Seppelt Wines Stakes Day is the fastest growing race day for the four day Carnival with crowds topping 80,000 in recent years. It is also recognised as the Carnival’s family day, with the focus on family fun and an abundance of free activities available for children.
Venue Map

Melbourne Cup Carnival 2019 Venue Map

Grandstands and Hospitality
Lawn Stand Located opposite the Winning Post, the Lawn Stand offers great views of the racecourse and city skyline at an affordable price-point. This stand is uncovered.
Saintly Place This indoor stand is air- conditioned and behind glass, protected from the weather. A sophisticated option. Patrons of Saintly Place may need to stand to view races.
Hill Stand This covered Grandstand is opposite the Winning Post and offers a good vantage point to see the racing with betting facilities close by. Front and sides of this stand are subject to weather conditions.
Precinct This pay as you go facility is positioned at the 400 meter mark on the Flemington straight, you’re right amongst the racing action. With exclusive access to betting facilities, food trucks, restaurant pop-ups, bars and entertainment.
Home Straight Enclosure Located in the middle of the track, enjoy canapes, a plated lunch, afternoon tea and beverages with great views across the track to the stands. A transfer option is available for this package including track transfers from the Crown Complex directly to inside the track, where it’s a short walk to the enclosure.
The Parade Lounge Located next to the Parade Ring,
enjoy an extended grazing menu and premium beverage package with indoor seating and outdoor viewing.
Makybe Diva© Marquee Located on the first bend, this premium facility includes a three course plated lunch, afternoon tea, premium drinks package, espresso cart, pamper lounge, table seating and seperate outdoor terrace and grandstand seating area.
Panorama Restaurant Located in the Hill Stand with impressive sweeping views, guests will enjoy a three course buffet, afternoon tea, drinks service, VIP car parking and more.
Skyline Restaurant Located in the Hill Stand with vast views of the racecourse and city, sit at round tables with waiter service, three course lunch, drinks package (cash bar for spirits/imported drinks) and more.
The Stayers Lounge Located inside the track with views across to the grandstands, enjoy an extended grazing menu, beverage package, balcony views, betting facilities, central garden and entertainment.
The Rose Room One of Flemington’s most beautiful and and exclusive race day venues, offering world-class hospitality. Positioned high above the Lawn Stand, enjoy a five course plated lunch, premium beverages and attentive service.
The Terrace Restaurant Located in the Hill Stand, enjoy views of the Winning Post, a degustation menu, afternoon tea, extensive wine list to purchase, a personal TV and one car park per table. This is a great option for corporate groups.
The Perch in The Birdcage The premium hospitality venue in the revered Birdcage. Enjoy access to The Perch, an extended grazing menu, premium drinks including GH Mumm and much more. Enjoy The Perch for an elevated Melbourne Cup Carnival experience.
Fast Facts

Lexus Melbourne Cup jump time: 3pm, Tuesday 3 November, 2020
Distance: 3200m (2 miles)
Race record: Kingston Rule in a time of 3:16.3 (1990)
2019 Champion: Vow and Declare (Jockey: William Buick, Trainer: Charlie Appleby)
Weight: Handicap
Purse: $8,000,000
Qualification: Three-year-olds and up
Most wins by horse: Makybe Diva with 3 (2003, 2004, 2005)
Most wins by jockey: Bobby Lewis with 4 (1902, 1915, 1919, 1927)
Most wins by trainer: Bart Cummings with 12 (1965 – 2008)
Most wins by owner: Lloyd Williams with 6 (1981 – 2017)

Travel Services

Travel Services

Personalise your Melbourne Cup 2020 Package and travel experience with additional travel services.

As a full service travel company, we have access to the best available services from suppliers across the globe. Let our Travel Experts put together a personalised travel experience for you.

Speak to a Travel Expert today.

Travel Services:
Accommodation Add extra nights to your package, request different hotels or add accommodation throughout your trip. We work directly with leading hotels around the world and have access to the best available rates.
Flights As an IATA Agency, we ticket flights in-house and have access to the best available fares on all carriers. Ask us for a quote to add flights to any package
Transport We arrange airport transfers, car hire, private transfers, charter coaches, long-haul train tickets and much more. For many major events we run our own private charter coaches to get you to a major event.
Sightseeing If you’re interested in exploring exciting attractions and experiencing something new, we have recommendations and can book sightseeing and attractions as part of your package.
Group Travel We know group travel can be a handful, that’s why we have dedicated group travel specialists who are on hand to make your group travel experience a breeze. This service is available for small private groups, large corporate groups and everything in between.
Travel Insurance We recommend travel insurance for every trip, big or small. We can help choose the right policy for you in-house with CHI, our Travel Insurance Partner. We have also negotiated a 15% off base policy discount for Australian residents.


Terms and Conditions
General Terms
  • Prices are listed per person in AUD
  • Prices and availability are subject to change at any time
  • All payments are non- refundable in case of cancellation (we strongly recommend all customers purchase Travel Insurance at the time of booking)
  • Changes to bookings may incur amendment fees per change, plus any applicable fees from suppliers (such as airlines)
  • Extra travel services may be subject to different payment requirements to be confirmed on quoting
  • Full cancellation applies
  • There are no refunds for
    unused services
  • Events Travel are IATA, AFTA, ATAS, ASTA and IAGTO accredited
  • Events Travel are an Official Tour Operator, authorised by the VRC
How to Book

Speak to a Travel Expert today on 1300 788 666 or email Alternatively complete a booking form to start your journey.

Payment Requirements

Deposit: 25% to book plus any upgrades in full
Balance: Due by 2 August 2020

Payment Methods

Book now and pay a low 25% deposit (plus any upgrades).
The balance is due by 2 August 2020.

We accept bank transfers, credit card payments and cheques. Bank transfers for Australian
bank accounts to our Australian bank account has no fees. For international bank transfers a small A$20 fee applies. Credit card payments have merchant fees: Visa and Mastercard are both 1.5% and Amex is 1.98%.

What to Expect

Speak to a Travel Expert today to start your journey.

At this time, we recommend adding extra nights, ticket upgrades and extra travel services to access best rates and availability.

After making a booking, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and invoice with payment instructions. Once payment is made, your booking is secure.

Two weeks before the event begins, we will send you a Travel Documents email, which contains information about your booking, services and personalised information. If you require physical items (e.g. tickets, merchandise etc.), these will be sent by post at this time.
If you depart from your postal address earlier than two weeks before the event begins, please let us know, as we’ll need to arrange alternative delivery of your physical items. We may deliver your physical items to your hotel for collection on check-in or make them available via a collection point.

More information will be provided on booking.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question not listed here, please contact us, we would love to hear from you and may use your question here to help others.

How do I make a booking?

Speak to a Travel Expert to start your journey.

Phone: +61359897666
Booking form

What ticket types are available?

In all packages we include General Admission Tickets. These can be upgraded to Grandstands or to Hospitality Packages.

Can I purchase tickets by themselves?

As an Official Tourism Operator for the VRC, our duty is to help fans travel to the event by providing travel packages, inclusive of hotels and other travel services. We don’t sell tickets individually. We may be able to sell you a Hospitality Package by itself if you live locally. For visitors, you need somewhere to stay, so why not try our great value travel packages.

Can my Travel Agent book with you?

Absolutely. We work with registered Travel Agents around the world. You are welcome to refer your Travel Agent to book on your behalf.

Can I choose a different hotel?

Yes, we can provide accommodation anywhere throughout your trip, including during the event in Melbourne. We can provide our recommendations or if you have a particular property in mind, let us know and we’ll book that hotel for you (subject to availability).

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, we recommend travel insurance for every trip, big or small. That’s why we have partnered with CHI to offer travel insurance and have included a 15% off base policy discount for Australian residents. Our Travel Experts are here to help choose the right policy for you. We recommend issuing a policy at the time or travel, or make payment for your trip using a credit card that has travel insurance included, double check that with your credit card provider.

Can I change my Melbourne Cup Package after booking?

Changes are typically not possible after confirming your Melbourne Cup Package, however we do assess changes on a case by case basis depending on what is involved. Upgrades and extra nights or additions to a package are generally possible, subject to availability. We recommend adding extra nights and upgrades at the time of booking to ensure availability.

Are you an Official Travel Agent?

Events Travel is a proud Official Tourism Operator for the VRC and has been helping fans travel to the Melbourne Cup Carnival since 1995. We are authorised to provide Official Melbourne Cup Packages including tickets.

Why should I travel with you?

We have been pioneering sports travel around the world since 1993. We have helped tens of thousands of travellers experience many of modern sports most historic moments. Not only are our team extremely experienced, but we are passionate about helping fans get the most from their travel experience, something we hope to do for you.

By choosing us as your travel partner, it means you have access to official event tickets and are not supporting the secondary or black markets, which is a risky way to enjoy an event. On top of this, we are fully accredited with AFTA, ATAS and other organisations. Finally, almost three decades of creating unforgettable travel experiences says it all. We look forward to warmly welcoming you to Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020.

Do you have customer reviews?

Yes. We have partnered with Trustpilot to collect verified third party reviews, the most trusted way to collect real and unfiltered reviews. At the time of writing we have over 200 x 5-star reviews. See reviews.

Do you have Hospitality available?

Yes. Hospitality can be added to any Melbourne Cup Package or purchased individually on request. Availability is limited. It will sell out.

What’s the difference between a Package and a Tour?

Packages are designed for independent travellers and are not escorted day-to-day by Events Travel staff. With a package, you’re travelling on your own, but you may see Events Travel staff at formal events, transfers or ticket collection points if applicable.

With a Tour, it’s the opposite and you will be escorted throughout your trip by a Tour Manager(s). Tour Managers are there to make sure the trip runs smoothly and to point you in the right direction. All our Tours are designed for small-groups and balance event experiences, destinations and are often themed, for example, golf, gourmet or nature. Tours are a great option to travel with like- minded people.

Can you book my flights?

Yes. We are an accredited IATA Agency and ticket your flights in-house, giving you access to the best available fares .

I have a corporate group, can you assist us?

Absolutely. We have dedicated Group Travel Experts on hand to take care of your group from start to finish, with all the services you need. Get in touch to start your journey.

I have a group, can you help us?

We provide travel for groups of any size (10, 50 or 100+) and can tailor our packages and services to suit specific groups needs. Get in touch to book a Group Package to Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020.

What travel services do you offer?

We offer a full range of travel services, such as:

  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Transport
  • Sightseeing
  • Custom itineraries
  • Group packages
  • Travel insurance

When booking, ask us for a quote to add-on additional services to your Melbourne Cup 2020 Package.

Can I extend my stay longer than your package dates?

Yes. We have contracted fantastic hotel rates for the event and adjacent dates before or after. Ask us for a quote to add extra nights to any package. We can provide accommodation elsewhere during your trip too.

Please note: Extra nights are subject to availability and are best booked as early as you can. Note that if you book at the same hotel via other means (e.g. a hotel booking site or direct) then you may not receive the same room for the duration of your stay. Ask us for a quote for extra nights when making your booking. Our extra night rates are very competitive.


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Track Record

For almost three decades, we’ve been helping fans experience the world’s biggest events including Melbourne Cup Carnival since 1995!


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Events Travel are a proud Official Tourism Operator and work directly with the VRC to provide Official Melbourne Cup Packages.

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As an Official Tour Operator, we have direct access to Official GA Tickets, Grandstand Tickets and Hospitality Packages.

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