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 – 21–22 April

Supanova will be held at Melbourne Showgrounds from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 April. Major event parking restrictions will apply on these days.

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. Buses and trams will also run with stops a short walk from the venue. See the Public Transport Victoria website for details.

Parking is available via gate 7 on Leonards Crescent for $15 per day.
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, 21 and Sunday, 22 April. 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 Events – 5 May

Living Legends Raceday at Flemington Racecourse

A large event, Living Legends Raceday, will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, 5 May. The gates open at 11am, the first race at 12 noon, and the last race at 5.29pm.
The Man Cave Expo will also be held on Saturday, 5 May at Melbourne Showgrounds. The combined total number of guests will trigger a major event and parking restrictions will apply.

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 direct 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.

Man Cave Expo at Melbourne Showgrounds

A large event, Man Cave Expo, will be held at Melbourne Showgrounds on Saturday, 5 May and Sunday, 6 May from 8am to 5pm.
The Living Legends Raceday will also be held on Saturday, 5 May at Flemington Racecourse, and the combined total number of guests will trigger a major event. Parking restrictions will apply on Saturday, 5 May only.

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.
Onsite parking is available for $15 per day and entry is via Gate 7 Leonards Crescent.
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, 5 May only. 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?
10 Mar  Super Saturday  Flemington  Yes 
17 Mar  Autumn Race Day  Flemington  Yes 
24 Mar  Download Festival Flemington Yes 
21-22 Apr  Supanova Showgrounds  Yes
25 Apr  Anzac Day Flemington -
4-6 May  AA&ADA Antiques Fair Showgrounds -
5 May  Living Legends Raceday  Flemington  Yes 
5-6 May  Man Cave Expo Showgrounds -
16-17 May  ATSA Independent Living Expo Showgrounds -
19 May  National Hall of Fame Raceday Flemington -
22-27 May  MotorEx Showgrounds Yes

4-15 Jun 
(excluding weekends
and public holidays)

VU and RMIT mid-year exams  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, 20 April 2018, 1:35 AM