Community

The Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen through our Community Council corporate responsibility program. We focus on contributing to local communities by providing both financial and human resources.


Our various community projects are motivated by our desire to bring maximum value to the community in which we operate. We continuously strive to improve the quality of life of residents within our community, and we have every expectation that our program will continue to do so for years to come.

October, 2018

In the month of October, MVRC assisted with 16 fundraiser programs . 

Value: $22,335.20

  • Breast Cancer Nertwork Australia Race Night
  • Flemington Rotary Club
  • Whittlesea/Diamond Valley Special Development School
  • St Mary's Ascot Vale and St Margaret's Maribyrnong 
  • Ellerton Zahra Racing
September, 2018

In the month of September, MVRC assisted with 21 fundraiser programs . 

Value: $5,520

  • Breast Cancer Network Australia
  • Sweeney Charity Golf Day
  • Herbert Smith Freehills Ladder Fundraiser
  • 7x Primary Schools
August, 2018

In the month of August, MVRC assisted with 25 fundraiser programs.

Value: $4,850

  • Godfrey Street Community House
  • Moira Disability and Youth Services
  • Whitelion Foundation
  • Melbourne Roraract
  • Epilepsy Action Australia
  • 5x Primary Schools
  • 4x Sporting Clubs
July, 2018

In the month of July, MVRC assisted with 17 fundraiser programs.

Value: $5,030

  • Silverton and Kananook Primary Schools
  • Glenroy and Fitzroy / Doncaster Cricket Club
  • Essendon Bowla MND Daniher fundraiser
  • Kids tennis foundation
  • Koondrook/Barham Football Club
  • Tullamarine Football Club
June, 2018

In the month of November, MVRC assisted with 26 fundraiser programs.

Value: $8,740

  • Epworth Hospital Foundation
  • Reach Foundation
  • Tallarook CFA Fundraiser
  • Breast West
  • Sporting Clubs: Broadmeadows Basketball Club, Macedon Cats Football & Netball Club, Keilor Park Football Club, West Meadows Football Club.
  • Schools: Pascoe Vale and Cobourg West Primary Schools. 
May, 2018

In the month of May, MVRC assisted with 25 fundraiser programs.

Value: $7,180

  • Live for Lily Gala Ball
  • Camp Quality
  • Uni Blues Supporter Group
  • Million Dollar Lunch Cancer Foundation
  • Ave Maria College and Kensington, Keilor East, Brunswick North Primary Schools.
  • Moonee Valley, West Coburg Football Club
  • Williamstown Lacrosse Club
April, 2018

In the month of April, MVRC assisted with 14 fundraiser programs. 

Value: $8,200

  • St Bernard's College
  • Bacchus Marsh Football and Netball Club
  • East Keilor FC
  • WRFL
  • Women's Foundation Charities - Treasure Chest and Second Bite
  • Children of Ghana
  • Monash Art Gallery
  • We encourage our employees to make regular donations to a charity that is close to their heart. In our matched giving scheme, it is MVRC’s policy to match dollar for dollar, any amount that a staff member raises through active participation and fundraising, for an internally approved charity or activity. The company will match the amount raised, up to $750 each time.

    Employee driven suggested sponsorship and donations We ask staff on a quarterly basis to nominate charities or a cause they believe is in need of MVRC’s support. Once a quarter, we undertake an employee-suggested goal and support the selected charity or cause through direct financial contribution or participation in fundraising etc.

    From time to time staff will also be encouraged to donate non-perishable goods, blankets and second hand clothes to assist with community support appeals as required.
    • Workplace Giving

      We encourage our employees to make regular donations to a charity that is close to their heart. In our matched giving scheme, it is MVRC’s policy to match dollar for dollar, any amount that a staff member raises through active participation and fundraising, for an internally approved charity or activity. The company will match the amount raised, up to $750 each time.

      Employee driven suggested sponsorship and donations We ask staff on a quarterly basis to nominate charities or a cause they believe is in need of MVRC’s support. Once a quarter, we undertake an employee-suggested goal and support the selected charity or cause through direct financial contribution or participation in fundraising etc.

      From time to time staff will also be encouraged to donate non-perishable goods, blankets and second hand clothes to assist with community support appeals as required.
  • The Moonee Valley Racing Club is proud to implement many sustainable practices in our workplace that ensures we are doing our bit to help protect the environment in which we reside as well as community as to which we are a part of.

    Through the implementation of a Comprehensive Water Management Strategy for the entire racecourse, the MVRC has reduced its potable water consumption by 60 megalitres annually - or 24 Olympic-size swimming pools – a 70% reduction compared to the same period before the project was implemented in 2010.

    At the centre of the strategy was the Enhanced Storm Water Harvesting initiative jointly funded by City West Water, which involved the following projects: improving the catchment capacities of the racecourse and neighbouring streets; cleaning and re-engineering the gravity fed internal drainage networks; joining the Southern and Central drainage networks; installing a Humeguard Gross Pollution Trap to collect and remove rubbish and sediment; installing weir gates to re-direct stormwater; increasing the dam capacity from 14 to 24 megalitres; and improving the Club’s in-ground irrigation system.

    Additionally, as stormwater harvesting is conducted entirely through a gravity fed system, pumping of water into the dam is not required. This means the Club is saving energy by not relying on pumps and other devices that deliver mains system water. Plus, by removing 60 megalitres of stormwater from the system, we save around 150kg of nitrogen per year that would otherwise have entered Port Phillip Bay.

    The racetrack comprises over 30,000 square metres of premium Blue Grass Rye turf with a 270mm sand based profile, designed specifically for its high drainage capability and ability to recycle excess water back into the dam.

    Importantly, the our staff have been an integral part of the Club’s water saving strategies and have embraced the racecourse’s environmental sustainability goals. For example, our gardeners have designed and constructed drought-tolerant gardens using stone mulch, direct dripper irrigation and drought resistant-plants, plus the track and ground staff have re-planted the main public lawn with drought-resistant kikuyu turf.

    Overall, the MVRC has undertaken enormous steps to ensure it is as water efficient as possible, saving many millions of litres of Melbourne’s precious water supply.

    The MVRC won the SaveWater Business Award (Large Business) in 2010 for this project.
    • WATER MANAGEMENT

      The Moonee Valley Racing Club is proud to implement many sustainable practices in our workplace that ensures we are doing our bit to help protect the environment in which we reside as well as community as to which we are a part of.

      Through the implementation of a Comprehensive Water Management Strategy for the entire racecourse, the MVRC has reduced its potable water consumption by 60 megalitres annually - or 24 Olympic-size swimming pools – a 70% reduction compared to the same period before the project was implemented in 2010.

      At the centre of the strategy was the Enhanced Storm Water Harvesting initiative jointly funded by City West Water, which involved the following projects: improving the catchment capacities of the racecourse and neighbouring streets; cleaning and re-engineering the gravity fed internal drainage networks; joining the Southern and Central drainage networks; installing a Humeguard Gross Pollution Trap to collect and remove rubbish and sediment; installing weir gates to re-direct stormwater; increasing the dam capacity from 14 to 24 megalitres; and improving the Club’s in-ground irrigation system.

      Additionally, as stormwater harvesting is conducted entirely through a gravity fed system, pumping of water into the dam is not required. This means the Club is saving energy by not relying on pumps and other devices that deliver mains system water. Plus, by removing 60 megalitres of stormwater from the system, we save around 150kg of nitrogen per year that would otherwise have entered Port Phillip Bay.

      The racetrack comprises over 30,000 square metres of premium Blue Grass Rye turf with a 270mm sand based profile, designed specifically for its high drainage capability and ability to recycle excess water back into the dam.

      Importantly, the our staff have been an integral part of the Club’s water saving strategies and have embraced the racecourse’s environmental sustainability goals. For example, our gardeners have designed and constructed drought-tolerant gardens using stone mulch, direct dripper irrigation and drought resistant-plants, plus the track and ground staff have re-planted the main public lawn with drought-resistant kikuyu turf.

      Overall, the MVRC has undertaken enormous steps to ensure it is as water efficient as possible, saving many millions of litres of Melbourne’s precious water supply.

      The MVRC won the SaveWater Business Award (Large Business) in 2010 for this project.
  • ‘Coxy’, the Cox Plate Mascot, and Hoofa intend to conduct numerous educational and promotional tours with the Cox Plate replica where they will visit local kindergartens, primary schools and community groups to promote all the good things that Coxy and Hoofa can do for our community.

    By taking Coxy and Hoofa out to market we will be aligning ourselves to a wider industry objective of getting children exposed to racing and learning about the parts of the business that will be appealing to children – Horses! We would also like to look at a school program that brings children to The Valley, with initiatives such as Pony Club and the Speed to Safety finals were we can align with Racing Victoria to assist with their community objectives.
    • Coxy's Big Day Out

      ‘Coxy’, the Cox Plate Mascot, and Hoofa intend to conduct numerous educational and promotional tours with the Cox Plate replica where they will visit local kindergartens, primary schools and community groups to promote all the good things that Coxy and Hoofa can do for our community.

      By taking Coxy and Hoofa out to market we will be aligning ourselves to a wider industry objective of getting children exposed to racing and learning about the parts of the business that will be appealing to children – Horses! We would also like to look at a school program that brings children to The Valley, with initiatives such as Pony Club and the Speed to Safety finals were we can align with Racing Victoria to assist with their community objectives.