Victoria Racing Club has a long and proud history of supporting the community through a number of community programs.

We work with charities and organisations that share our values and conduct programs that address needs relating to our core industry, and the betterment of our community’s wellbeing:

  • Racing industry welfare
  • Animal welfare
  • Community health
  • Local community

Learn more about the charities and community organisations here.

Pin & Win

Pin and Win is Victoria Racing Club’s annual flagship charity fundraiser. Since 1995 the VRC has given charities a national platform and profile, helping to raise more than $6 million through the sale of Lexus Melbourne Cup souvenir pins. Proceeds from the funds raised go directly toward changing lives and supporting our community.

Find out more about the program here

Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour

The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour is an annual event that now engages communities across the globe. This much-loved initiative celebrates the iconic status of the Lexus Melbourne Cup race, and uses that goodwill to the benefit of the broader community.

Schools, hospitals, aged care facilities are all community groups which the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour has helped to support. Central to the program is the travelling display of the $200,000 Lexus Melbourne Cup Trophy, an 18-carat-gold icon that is crafted and created by ABC Bullion, as well as the strong community of stakeholders who share their story of the Melbourne Cup.

For full details on the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour and how you can get involved, please go to

VRC schools program

Victoria Racing Club welcomes schools from across Australia to experience the magic of Flemington Racecourse.

Listed on Australia’s National Heritage List, customised heritage tours of this iconic national treasure and home of the Melbourne Cup can be arranged from Year 3 to 12.

Please contact the VRC on for more information.  

Employee volunteer program

As a large employer in the local area, Victoria Racing Club operates an employee volunteer program to give back to the local community.

Employees are encouraged and enabled to take up volunteering opportunities to lend a hand with charity partners and local community organisations during work hours.

If you would like to find out more please email 

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