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 - 4 Dec

Building Unions Family Picnic (private event)

A private event, the Building Unions Family Picnic, will be held at Melbourne Showgrounds on Monday, 4 December from 9am to 3.30pm.

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 direct 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.

Parking in the events area

Events area parking restrictions will apply Monday, 4 December. 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?
25 Nov Australian Home Hosting Expo  Showgrounds 
26 Nov  Creamfields Music Festival  Flemington 
2 Dec  Gizzfest  Showgrounds 
4 Dec  Building Unions Family Day  Showgrounds  Yes 
22 Dec  2017 VRC Annual General Meeting  Flemington 
1 Jan  New Year's Day Flemington 
13 Jan  Chester Manifold Stakes Day Flemington  -
20 Jan  January Raceday  Flemington 
3 - 4 Feb  TET Festival  Showgrounds 
9 Feb MJR presents Mariah Carey   Showgrounds 
10 Feb  50 Cents (music event)  Showgrounds  Yes 
17 Feb  Black Caviar, the Great Horse Raceday  Flemington  Yes 
21 - 25 Feb  Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow  Showgrounds  Yes ( 24-25 Feb only) 
3 Mar  Australian Guineas Day  Flemington
10 Mar  Super Saturday  Flemington  Yes 
17 Mar  Autumn Race Day  Flemington 
22 - 24 Mar Melbourne International Coffee Expo  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: Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 4:51 AM