Like the rest of Melbourne we're counting down until the start of the AFL Premiership Season andwill have kids activities themed as such, plus FREE entry for Hawthorn and Essendon Members who will be offering merchandise and memberships with mascots roaming the course and a special guest appearance!
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 at The Valley.
Former Essendon legend Dustin Fletcher will be in the house for an evening packed of AFL fun!
Not only will be it be FREE Entry for Essendon and Hawthorn Members upon presenting their AFL Club Membership, buts mascots roaming the course and merchandise sold on site.
The kids will be covered too with AFL themed kids activities thanks to Kelly Sports!
So whether it's Love Shack, Achy Breaky Heart, Mambo No.5 - the four band members from Adam 12 are sure to have you covered!
The MVRC is pleased to be working with the E.J. Whitten Foundation for the seventh year to help raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer.
The $100,000 Summer Series finals for both the sprinters and stayers will be the highlight on the track.
Melbourne's leading Food Trucks will be parking at The Valley and serving up irresistible cuisine.
If you're coming to the races with a group of friends why not sort yourselves out with your own private area?
Gates Open - 5.15pm
First Race - 6.30pm
Adults - $10
Concession - $5*
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.