The Victoria Racing Club welcomes media attendance at Flemington throughout the racing season and at its full schedule of events during the year.

The VRC will endeavour to respond to media’s interview and photo requests as they arise in a timely manner and facilitate opportunities where possible.

Please note that all media must follow to the VRC Members dress code when attending race days. See What to Wear for guidance.

All requests for Media Accreditation outside the Melbourne Cup Carnival, including Sofitel Girls' Day Out, TAB Turnbull Stakes Day and racing during autumn, should be made to:

  • VRC PR Executive Kelly Price on (03) 8378 0641 or 0430 044 742.

Any media wishing to visit Flemington throughout the year (including for trackwork) must notify the VRC of their intention to access the racecourse.

Trackwork access & Flemington media induction training

All media who wish to access the racecourse for trackwork, including all training facilities, grandstands, training tracks, course proper, grounds, gardens and the stables precinct, must have completed Flemington Media Induction training prior to their visit. Media will then receive induction cards that will be valid from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021.

All other media access

Any media wishing to access Flemington (excluding inducted media attending trackwork), including for photography, filming, interviews, research etc., must be accompanied by a VRC staff member.

Prior to your intended visit, media must:

  • Contact Rachel Jones by email or phone: +61 (3) 8378 0729 or 0402 082 663.

While the VRC will endeavour to facilitate media access, requests made in advance are more likely to be accommodated.

Lock-down period

Please be aware that Flemington Racecourse will be locked down from 25 October until 10 November 2021, inclusive.

Any media wishing to access Flemington during this time must be accredited for the Melbourne Cup Carnival as discussed on the 'Melbourne Cup Carnival Media Accreditation' tab on this page.

Accredited media must then follow the non-raceday media access to Flemington procedures, which are outlined in the Melbourne Cup Carnival media guide under ‘Non-Melbourne Cup Carnival Media Accreditation’.

Melbourne Cup Carnival media rules will be in place for this period.

Non-accredited media can apply to obtain a Day Pass prior to their intended visit.