Events at major venues

Our neighbours Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds play host to a range of events each year. While these events are managed by the venues and overseen by the City of Melbourne, we are well aware that they have a big impact on the residents of Moonee Valley.

While it is great to have access to these events right on our doorstep, from time to time we can experience issues with noise, traffic and parking. We try to reduce the impact of these events on residents as much as possible through working with the event organisers to ensure that residents are notified of each event, that traffic management plans are put in place, crowd control is enforced and that noise levels are kept in line with EPA guidelines.

If we are provided with further information on the below events, we will make this available on this page in the lead up to the event.

Upcoming Major Event – 23 October – 3 November (excluding weekends)

VU and RMIT End of Year Exams at Melbourne Showgrounds

VU End of Year Exams will be held from Monday, 23 October to Friday, 3 November (excluding weekends) and RMIT End of Year Exams will be held from Monday, 23 October to Friday, 10 November (excluding weekends and public holidays) at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Find out more about these events on the VU End of Year Exams and RMIT End of Year Exams event pages.

Reporting issues

Please contact Melbourne Showgrounds on 9281 7444 if you experience any issues relating to this event.

Traffic and transport

Attendees are encouraged to use public transport to access this event, with train services running directly to Melbourne Showgrounds. See the Public Transport Victoria website for details.

Residents should be prepared for heavier than usual traffic in the area during this event.

Limited parking will be available on site at Melbourne Showgrounds for a cost of $10.00 per day.

Parking in the events area

Events area parking restrictions will apply from Monday, 23 October to Friday, 27 October and from Monday, 30 October to Friday, 3 November only.

Restrictions will continue on Saturday, 4 November, for this Spring Racing Carnival. Residents in the events area are reminded to place their permits or temporary parking vouchers on their cars.

Parking enforcement officers will patrol the events area during this event. Please contact Council on 9243 8888 to report any parking issues. Officers will investigate complaints and issue infringements where required.

Upcoming events calendar

Below is a list of events that will be held at Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds in the coming months. Please note, event details are subject to change.

Date Event Venue 'Large' event?
14 Oct  Oktoberfest  Showgrounds 
22 Oct  Melbourne's Annual Wedding Expo Showgrounds -
23 Oct - 3 Nov  VU and RMIT End of Year Exams  Showgrounds  Yes 
31 Oct  Members' Trackwork Breakfast  Flemington -
3 Nov  Asian Exec 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival Charity Ball Flemington  -
4 Nov  AAMI Victoria Derby Day Flemington  Yes
7 Nov Emirates Melbourne Cup Day  Flemington Yes
9 Nov  VRC Oaks Day Flemington  Yes
11 Nov  Emirates Stakes Day Flemington Yes
11 Nov Emirates Junior Members' Marque  Flemington 
11 Nov Phar Lap Club Party Flemington -
12 Nov  World Vegan Day Showgrounds  -
19 Nov  The Color Run Flemington  Yes
25 Nov Australian Home Hosting Expo  Showgrounds 
2 Dec  Gizzfest  Showgrounds 
10 Feb  50 Cents (music event)  Showgrounds  Yes 

Events area parking restrictions will apply during all 'large' events. Parking permits or temporary parking vouchers are required to park in events area streets on these dates.

Parking restrictions in the events area

In many streets parking restrictions apply when there are 'large' events taking place at the Racecourse and Showgrounds. During these 'large' events residents and visitors need to display their parking permits, visitor permits or temporary parking vouchers clearly in their cars.

Please visit the parking in the events area page for more information.

Subscribe for event notifications

If you would like to receive email notifications from Council when large events (those expected to attract more than 10,000 people) are being held at Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds, please fill out the subscription form.

Last updated: Friday, 13 October 2017, 6:15 AM