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 September – 3 October

The Royal Melbourne Show at Melbourne Showgrounds

The Royal Melbourne Show will be held at Melbourne Showgrounds from Saturday, 23 September to Tuesday, 3 October from 9.30am to 9pm.

Find out more about this event on the Royal Melbourne Show website.

Fireworks

During the Royal Melbourne Show period, aerial fireworks displays will take place each night at approximately 7.45pm for around 10 minutes.

Sound

The Royal Melbourne Show will include music performances and other live entertainment daily. Sound levels will be closely monitored. Please contact the Royal Melbourne Show hotline if you experience any issues regarding sound during 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.

Traffic delays are expected throughout the event period, and we encourage those driving through the area to allow extra travel time where possible.

To assist with the event there will be temporary road closures in place. Victory Road, Elliot Street and Monash Street will have temporary road closures on a daily basis throughout the day of the event, however, local access to residents will remain open via the Chauvel Street end of Elliot and Monash Streets.

A number of traffic management measures will be in place along Langs Road throughout the Royal Melbourne Show period:

  • Speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h between 9am and 9pm
  • A temporary pedestrian crossing will be in place at Gate 5, with temporary line marking and traffic signals
  • Gate 5 will be a pedestrian only exit and entry
  • A taxi drop off area will operate near Gate 5 

Reporting issues

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

Upcoming Major Event – 27 September

Spring Classic Preview Day at Flemington Racecourse

Spring Classic Preview Day will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Wednesday, 27 September. Gates open at 12 noon, the first race is at 1pm 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.

Upcoming Major Event – 7 October

Seppelt Turnbull Stakes Day at Flemington Racecourse

Seppelt Turnbull Stakes Day will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, 7 October. Gates open at 11.20am, first race is at 12:50pm and last race at 5:45pm.

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.

Parking in the events area

Events area parking restrictions will apply from Saturday, 23 September to Tuesday, 3 October and on Saturday, 7 October. 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

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 Sep An evening with James Cummings by Incognitus 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
7 Oct  Ross Stevenson's "Love Letter to Racing" Flemington  -
22 Oct  Melbourne's Annual Wedding Expo Showgrounds -
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 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 
11 Nov Phar Lap Club Party Flemington -
19 Nov  The Color Run Flemington  Yes
25 Nov Australian Home Hosting Expo  Showgrounds 
2 Dec  Gizzfest  Showgrounds 

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, 21 September 2017, 5:27 AM