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 - 24-25 February 

Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow at Melbourne Showgrounds

The Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow, will be held at Melbourne Showgrounds from Wednesday, 21 February to Monday, 26 February. Due to the estimated number of guests attending over the weekend, Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 February will be considered a major event and parking restrictions will apply on these days.

Opening hours:
Wednesday and Thursday: 9.30am-5pm
Friday 9.30am-8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am-5pm
Monday: 9.30am-4pm

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 trains running direct to Melbourne Showgrounds on Saturday and Sunday. Buses and trams will also run with stops a short walk from the venue. See the Public Transport Victoria website for details.

There will be a shuttle bus service operating on weekdays of the show from 9am to 5.30pm from Kensington Station to the Showgrounds. The Bus will pick patrons up from Platform 1 at the Train Replacement bus stop and drop you at Gate 3 or 10 of the show.

Parking is available at Flemington Racecourse for $20 per day (cash only, subject to change) and entry is via Epsom Road.
Residents should be prepared for heavier than usual traffic in the area during this event.

Parking in the events area
Events area parking restrictions will apply Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 February. 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 Major Event – 3 March

Australian Guineas Day at Flemington Racecourse

A major event, Australian Guineas Day, will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, 3 March. Gates open at 11.15am, the first race is at 12.45pm and the last race is at 5.45pm.

Reporting issues
Please contact Flemington Racecourse on 1300 727 575 or customerservice@vrc.net.au if you experience any issues relating to this event.

Traffic and transport
Attendees are encouraged to use public transport to access this event with trains running directly to Flemington Racecourse. See the Public Transport Victoria website for details.
Limited free parking will also be available for attendees.
Residents should be prepared for heavier than usual traffic in the area during this event.

Parking in the events area
Events area parking restrictions will apply on Saturday, 3 March. 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?
21 - 25 Feb  Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow  Showgrounds  Yes ( 24-25 Feb only) 
3 Mar  Australian Guineas Day  Flemington Yes 
3 Mar  Phar Lap Club Party  Flemington  Yes
3 Mar  VHS Reptile and Amphibian Expo  Showgrounds Yes
3 - 4 Mar  One Fine Day Wedding Fair Showgrounds Yes (3 Mar only)
9 Mar  Jumanji Festival Showgrounds -
10 Mar  Super Saturday  Flemington  Yes 
17 Mar  Autumn Race Day  Flemington  Yes 
17 - 18 Mar  Meatstock  Showgrounds  Yes (17 Mar only) 
22 - 24 Mar Melbourne International Coffee Expo  Showgrounds 
24 Mar  Download Festival Flemington 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: Thursday, 22 February 2018, 5:17 AM