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 events

Upcoming Major Events – 5 August

National Jockey Celebration Day at Flemington Racecourse

National Jockey Celebration Day will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, 5 August. Gates open at 11.10am, the first race is at 12.10pm and the last race is at 5.05pm.
Find out more about this event on the Flemington Racecourse website.

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 train services running directly to Flemington Racecourse. See the Public Transport Victoria website for details.
Residents should be prepared for heavier than usual traffic in the area during this event.
Limited free parking will be available on site at Flemington Racecourse.

AGHA and Reed Gift Fairs

The AGHA and Reed Gift Fairs will be held at Melbourne Showgrounds from Saturday, 5 August to Tuesday, 8 August from 9am-6pm and on Wednesday, 9 August from 9am-3pm.
Find out more about these events on the Melbourne Showgrounds AGHA Gift Fair and Reed Gift Fair 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. See the Public Transport Victoria website for details.
Residents should be prepared for heavier than usual traffic in the area during this event.
Paid event parking will be available on site at the Showgrounds.

Parking in the events area

Events area parking restrictions will apply on Saturday, 5 August. 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.

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?
22 July Recognition Raceday Flemington -
5 Aug VRC/MCC Members Raceday Event Flemington -
5 Aug  National Jockey Celebration Day Flemington  Yes
5-9 Aug  AGHA Gift Fairs, Home & Giving Exhibition Showgrounds  -
5-9 Aug  Reed Gift Fair Showgrounds -
12 Aug Racing Rewards Raceday Flemington
18-20 Aug Melbourne 4X4 Outdoors Show Showgrounds Yes
25-27 Aug  Business Chicks 9 to Thrive Showgrounds  -
25-27 Aug Paperific  Showgrounds
26-27 Aug URDP (United Roller Derby Playoffs)  Showgrounds 
16 Sep  Sofitel Girls' Day Out Flemington Yes
16 Sep Hats & High Tea  Flemington 
23 Sep-3 Oct  Royal Melbourne Show Showgrounds  Yes
27 Sep  Spring Classic Preview Day Flemington -
7 Oct  Seppelt Turnbull Stakes Day Flemington   Yes
22 Oct  Melbourne's Annual Wedding Expo Showgrounds -
3 Nov  Asian Exec 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival Charity Ball Flemington  -
4 Nov  AAMI Victoria Derby Day Flemington  Yes
7 Nov Emirate 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 
19 Nov  VRC Racing Tour - Japan (inauguration to tour) Flemington 

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, 21 July 2017, 5:53 AM