The Moonee Valley Racing Club has a proud and strong history in bringing people together – be that for a race meeting, a celebration, or a good cause. Through our work in the community, the Club proudly supports charities and local groups who in turn provide valuable services to those in need. 

We are motivated by a desire to bring maximum value across a variety of projects with organisations that align with our core values. We continuously strive to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of residents within the community, and we empower our staff to get involved wherever they can through workplace giving and volunteering. 

While the economic conditions of recent years have given rise to a lot of challenges, we want to thank all partners, staff and everyone connected for their valuable contribution in helping us support these wonderful organisations. Below are just some of the highlights. 

The 2023 Cox Plate Charity Pin was the second year of the partnership with Make-A-Wish Australia. The Charity Pins were available for purchase on course and online, while other fundraising initiatives also took place during the Spring Carnival. In December, the MVRC was thrilled to be able to present a cheque for $113,600 to Make-A-Wish Australia. It took the donation total to $234,250 across the two years as the Cox Plate Charity Pin partner.

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Santa joined us at The Valley for our celebrations in December. On Saturday, December 23, our Junior Jock members joined us at The Valley for the official Christmas Party.

It was an incredible afternoon of family-friendly fun. There was a chance to meet Santa and his elves and get a photo, while Junior Jock members received a special Christmas gift. There was plenty of entertainment including face painting and a visit from our Junior Jock mascot Crossword.

It was a magical day, and it was fantastic to see so many families getting into the Christmas spirit!

2022 Junior Jocks Christmas Party

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Movie Screening of Toy Story 4

Beanbag Cinema, presented by Moonee Valley Park, returned to The Valley on Saturday, 2 March 2024, with the screening of Toy Story 4.

The Valley provided a spectacular venue for a movie night with the city skyline as a backdrop and the community gathering for a memorable experience as the beloved characters of Toy Story 4 came to life on the big screen.

The event wasn't just about the movie, with a range of entertainment for the children, including Balloon artists, who skilfully crafted colourful creations, and face painting. Meanwhile, a live DJ set the mood with catchy tunes, ensuring there was never a dull moment.

Movie-goers snacked on food and beverages from Tulloch Diner, with each guest receiving free popcorn on arrival.

Held annually, Beanbag Cinema continues to be an immensely popular event on the community calendar.

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The new 5,000sqm civic park is delivered. Tote Park is one of the cornerstones of the vision for Moonee Valley Park, a new neighbourhood set within a grand botanical garden. Tote Park offers 67 new mature trees, 315 shrubs and around 4,000 groundcover plants. Tote Park, designed by Tract Landscape Architects, features open grassy lawns with serpentine gardens, nature-inspired playground for families and stunning flower beds where visitors can relax in the sun or the shade, unwind and get active.

Winx takes pride of place as one of the Tote Park centrepieces. Acclaimed Melbourne sculptor Louis Laumen has immortalised many Australian sporting greats and was the most appropriate person to commemorate Winx in bronze. 

The Moonee Valley Racing Club has a strong history in bringing people together, be it for a race meeting, celebration, or a good cause.  Through MVRC’s work in the Community, the Club has proudly supported charities and local groups.