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 – 25 November

Moto Expo Melbourne at Melbourne Showgrounds

Moto Expo Melbourne will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 10am to 7pm on Friday, 23 November, from 9am to 6pm on Saturday, 24 November and 9am to 4pm on Sunday, 25 November.

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. Trains will not be running directly to Melbourne showgrounds so take the Craigieburn line to Newmarket Station, then catch Tram No. 57 away from the city to Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre (stop 32) on Epsom Road. See the Public Transport Victoria website for details.
Parking is available at Melbourne Showgrounds for $15 per day and entry is via Gate 7 Leonards Crescent. Free Motorcycle parking is available at Gate 5 on Langs Road.
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 Friday, 23 November to Sunday, 25 November. 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 Event – 3 December

Union Picnic Day at Melbourne Showgrounds

Union Picnic Day will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Monday, 3 December.

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 station. See the Public Transport Victoria website for details.
Event parking will be available at Flemington Racecourse, access via Racecourse Road.
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 Monday, 3 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?
23-25 Nov Moto Expo Melbourne Showgrounds Yes
30 Nov Flemington Craft Market Flemington -
1 Dec Gizzfest 2018 Showgrounds -
2 Dec Union Picnic Day Showgrounds Yes
7 Dec Good Things Festival Flemington Yes
8 Dec EFC Family Day Showgrounds -
11 Dec Special Children's Christmas Party 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, 19 November 2018, 3:06 AM