Lexus Melbourne Cup Race Day


Date: Tuesday, 7 November 2017 Adult: $15 Senior/Student: $10 Child: Under 12 Free Access Pass: $45 Gates Open: 10am

Enjoy all the excitement of the race that stops a nation trackside at the Darwin Turf Club. With a full afternoon of local racing on track, you can watch all of the Melbourne Cup action from the lawns, book a three-course luncheon in the Ted Bailey Grandstand or enjoy the fun and frolicks at the air conditioned BBQ lunch in the Schweppes Pavilion. The Melbourne Cup will be broadcast live on all of our superscreens.

PLEASE NOTE: Ticket collections available from 3rd of October.

Schweppes Pavilion package info – $99
3 hour beverage package from 12 noon to 3pm
BBQ lunch
Live music
Fashions on the Field
Air conditioning
Pavilion open from 12 midday

Ted Bailey Access Pass – does not include reserved seating: $45

General Admission Tickets available at the gate.

What to Wear

Entry to general admission areas of the race course requires guests to be neatly dressed. Footwear and a shirt must be worn at all times. Members' dress standards apply to the Ted Bailey Grandstand and Sid Parker Verandah/Members Club House.


The racecourse is approximately a 7 minute drive from the CBD. There are a number of transport options available to our valued patrons.

Where to Eat

There is an array of dining options at the Darwin Turf Club, from a 3 course luncheon in the Ted Bailey Grandstand on Race Days, to a casual bite to eat in our trackside favourite Ted's Bar.