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 support.

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.

July, 2017

In the month of January, MVRC assisted with 27 fundraiser programs.

Value: $8,270

  • Very Special Kid's / Essendon FC
  • Kids Tennis Foundation
  • Equestrian Victoria
  • Tobin Brothers Foundation
  • 14x Schools and Sporting Clubs
June, 2017

In the month of June, MVRC assisted with 40 fundraiser programs . 

Value: $12,600

  •  Live for Lily - Children's Cancer Foundation
  • Children of Ghana - Roatry Club Frankston Sunrise
  • The Haven Foundation
  • The Holland Foundation
  • Hummingbirds O'Brien Foundation - St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research
  • Dandelion Wishes Gala - Monash Hospital
  • White Ribbon Australia
  • 19 Schools and Sporting Clubs
May, 2017

In the month of May, MVRC assisted with 40 fundraiser programs . 

Value: $11,345

  • Emerald Hill Mission
  • Victorian State Library Fundraiser
  • Million Dollar Cancer Luncheon
  • Brain Cancer Fundraiser
  • Life Education
  • Mercy Health Cancer Morning Tea
  • 20 Schools and Sporting Clubs
April, 2017

In the month of April, MVRC assisted with 18 fundraiser programs . 

Value: $3,430

  • 7x Sporting Clubs - 3 of which are Melbourne Mustangs Ice Hockey Club, Port Melbourne Colts and St Monica’s Tennis Club
  • 5x Primary Schools including  Keilor Heights, Great Ryrie, and Mountain Gate
  • Other Charity fundraisers including MS Research Australia, Kiss Goodbye to MS, Frankston Peninsular Community Carers
March, 2017

In the month of March, MVRC assisted with 18 fundraiser programs . 

Value: $9,750

  • Friends of Epworth Race Day Function
  • St Bernard’s College Essendon
  • The Cathedral College Race Day – Rockhampton
  • A Night to Remember Fundraiser- Northern Metropolitan Victoria Police Branch
  • Illuminate Gala for Autism
  • Make a Wish Foundation
February, 2017

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

Value: $5,200

  • Roll the Dice Syndicate Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis Gala
  • McMaster Family Fundraiser
  • Essendon Rowing Club and Essendon Royals Soccer Club
  • Fundraiser for Patrick at Legends
  • Lions Club of Glenroy
  • Hastings Pony Club for Cancer
  • 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.