Celebrate Australia Day at The Valley - come on down and grab your mates and listen to live music from 'Australian Made' plus a massive FREE Aussie BBQ bonanza, Aussie themed kid's activities and giveaways plus fireworks after the Group 2 racing action!
We'll even have the Australian Open and Big Bash Cricket on the Super Screen for the sports lovers.
Gates Open: 5.15pm - First Race: 6.30pm
The best way to get up close with all the racing action from the main lawn and Beer Garden.
Enjoy raceday hospitality in one of our fine restaurants with views that have food to match.
Back your first winner and save with a Value Pack. Included a ticket into the course, a food voucher and three drink vouchers all for one great price.
Enjoy a Summer of racing and exclusive Member benefits when visiting The Valley.
What's more Aussie than a BBQ and a beer?
The spacious lawns and bars have you all but covered with a FREE sausage sizzle and live music entertainment all day long from rock band 'Australian Made' and Super Screen sporting action!
So get down to The Valley in your green and gold and come celebrate Australia Day!
After the last race, at around 10.30pm, sit back and enjoy a fireworks display from the centre of the racecourse.
There will be heaps of Aussie themed games and giveaways to keep racegoers of all ages entertained. Click to find out more.
Nothing is more Aussie than a BBQ and we've got one of Melbourne's biggest, with gold coin donations welcomed for our charity, Barbecure.
The highlight on the track is the $200,000 Australia Stakes won twice by champion mare Black Caviar.
The boys from Australian Made will be playing all your favourite aussie rock classics from the Beer Garden.
The Australian National Anthem will be sung by young music sensation, Grace Laing, the daughter of Group 1 winning horse trainer Robbie.
Racegoers can also choose from Happy Camper Pizza and Brother Hen to satisfy their taste-buds.
Looking to enjoy the races with a group of friends? Our private Garden Suites may just be for you!
Drop into the Merchandise Store, located opposite the Information Booth and grab yours for just $30!
Gates Open - 5.15pm
First Race - 6.30pm
Adults - $20
Concession - $10*
Value Pack - $45
Children under 17 - FREE (Must be accompanied by an adult)
*Concession - Centrelink Pensioner Card and Tertiary Student Campus ID Card only. (TPI card holders are admitted free).
Car - The Centre Car Park is located in the centre of the race track. Entry is from Dean Street or Wilson Street near the freeway via gates 6 or 7. Members' parking via Gate 1 on McPherson St. Public can enter the centre parking via Wilson St Gate 7. Train - Craigieburn line from Flinders St Station, stops at Moonee Ponds. MVRC is a 10 minute walk down Puckle Street.Tram - No.59 tram from Elizabeth St arrives directly at Moonee Ponds junction. MVRC main entrance is a 200m walk.Taxis - Taxis can be located after the races on McPherson Street. There is also a designated Taxi rank on the corner of Mt Alexander Road and Pascoe Vale Road.
Relaxed: Gentlemen (including children 13 & over) are required to wear a collared shirt (polo shirts not permitted) with tailored trousers or chinos. No tie is required, and suit coat, sports coat or blazer is optional. Dress shoes or leather boat shoes must be worn.
Not Permitted: Any variation of runner including joggers, sandals, thongs or any dilapidated footwear. Denim and denim-look clothing, jeans, jodhpurs, shorts, shirts without a collar, polo shirts, parkas, windbreakers, tracksuits, jackets including bomber jackets, duffle coats, untailored leather jackets, peaked caps, beanies, pullovers or cardigans without a jacket, sporting guernseys.
MVRC is a progressive club and has adapted it’s dress code to suit current fashion trends. Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard of dress in keeping with the distinction of the Members’ Reserve.