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 Events

RMIT and VU Mid-year Exams at Melbourne Showgrounds - 4-15 June

RMIT Mid-year exams will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from Monday, 4 June to Thursday, 21 June (excluding weekends and public holidays), and VU Mid-year Exams will be held from Monday, 4 June to Friday, 15 June (excluding weekends and public holidays).
Parking restrictions will apply from Monday, 4 June to Friday, 8 June from 9am to 5pm and from Tuesday, 12 June to Friday, 15 June from 9am to 5pm.

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 even with trains running direct to Melbourne Showgrounds station. See the Public Transport Victoria website for details.
Parking is available at Melbourne Showgrounds for $10 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 from Monday, 4 June to Friday, 8 June and from Tuesday, 12 June to Friday, 15 June. 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?

4-15 Jun
(excluding weekends
and public holidays)

VU and RMIT mid-year exams Showgrounds Yes
7 Jul Flemington Finals Raceday Racecourse -
14-15 Jul Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show Showgrounds -
21 Jul Recognition Raceday Racecourse -
4-8 Aug Reed Gift Fairs Showgrounds -
11 Aug Racing Rewards Raceday Racecourse -
15 Sept Sofitel Girls Day Out Racecourse Yes
22 Sept - 2 Oct Royal Melbourne Show Showgrounds Yes
26 Sept Spring Classics Preview Day Racecourse -

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, 20 June 2018, 12:04 AM