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 - 22 September - 2 October

Royal Melbourne Show at Melbourne Showgrounds

A major event, Royal Melbourne Show will be held at Melbourne Showgrounds from Saturday, 22 September to Tuesday, 2 October from 9.30am to 9pm and parking restrictions will apply.

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. See the Public Transport Victoria website for details.
Parking during the Royal Melbourne Show is available at Flemington Racecourse for $25 a day. Entry to the car park is via Epsom Road or Smithfield Road, with access to the Show via the rail underpass. The Epsom Road entrance is open from 8am to 8pm and the Smithfield Road entrance is open from 9.30am to 1pm.
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 Saturday, 22 September to Tuesday, 2 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 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?
15 Sept Sofitel Girls Day Out Flemington Yes
16 Sept Flemington Craft Market Flemington -
22 Sept2 Oct Royal Melbourne Show Showgrounds Yes
26 Sept Spring Classics Preview Day Flemington -
6 Oct Seppelt Turnbull Stakes Day Flemington -
7 Oct Ross Stevenson's Love Letter to Racing Flemington -
13 Oct Oktoberfest in the Garden Showgrounds -
14 Oct World Vegan Day Showgrounds -
21 Oct Flemington Craft Market 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: Monday, 17 September 2018, 12:22 AM