Celebrating 20 years of an incredible journey!

The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour is one of the most important initiatives of the Victoria Racing Club and in 2022 celebrated 20 wonderful years of touring Australia and the world.

Since the tour’s inception in 2003, the three-handled Cup has travelled far and wide across Australia and the world, travelling over 760,000 kilometres, visiting more than 560 destinations, engaging with tens of thousands of people and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for local fundraising initiatives.

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Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Destinations


2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Destinations

Tuesday 19 July Tullibigeal, NSW 

Wednesday 20 July Dirnaseer and Junee, NSW

Thursday 21 July Coolamon, NSW 

Tuesday 26 – Wednesday 27 July Auckland, NZ 

Thursday 28 July Cambridge, NZ 

Wednesday 3 - Friday 5 August Singapore, SGP

Sunday 7 August Melbourne, VIC

Monday 8 August Adelaide, SA

Tuesday 9 August Wallaroo, SA

Friday 12 August Curban, NSW

Wednesday 17 August Wagin, WA

Thursday 18 August Perth, WA

Friday 19 - Sunday 21 August Newman (The Pilbara), WA

Wednesday 24 August Devonport/Meander Valley, TAS

Thursday 25 August Hobart, TAS

Sunday 28 – Wednesday 31 August Sydney, NSW


2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Destinations

Thursday 1 – Friday 2 September Sydney, NSW

Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 September Charters Towers, QLD

Tuesday 6 September Cloncurry, QLD

Thursday 8 September Brisbane, QLD

Friday 9 September Melbourne, VIC

Tuesday 13 September Warwick, QLD

Wednesday 14 September Allora, QLD

Friday 16 – Saturday 17 September Gold Coast, QLD

Monday 19 - Wednesday 21 September Central Western Slopes, NSW

Wednesday 28 September Wauchope, NSW

Friday 30 September Echuca/Moama, VIC/NSW


2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Destinations

Sunday 2 October Melbourne, VIC

Tuesday 4 October Portarlington, VIC

Thursday 6 October Yea, VIC

Friday 7  -  Sunday 9 October Melbourne, VIC

Tuesday 11 October Kandanga, QLD

Friday 14 October Stanhope, VIC

Saturday 15 October Howlong, NSW

Tuesday 18 October Maffra, VIC

Wednesday 19 October Seaspray, VIC

Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 October Melbourne, VIC

Monday 24 October Melbourne (Pakenham)

Tuesday 25 October Melbourne, VIC

Wednesday 26 October Melbourne, VIC

Thursday 27 October Melbourne (Werribee/Point Cook), VIC

Friday 28 October Melbourne (Moorooduc), VIC

Saturday 29 October Penfolds Victoria Derby Day, VIC

Sunday 30 October Melbourne, VIC

Monday 31 October Melbourne, VIC

The Lexus Melbourne Cup Day Flemington

The Lexus Melbourne Cup Day Flemington

Tuesday 1 November 

$50,000 National Sweep

$50,000 National Sweep

The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep saw 24 rural and regional tour destinations across Australia be allocated a barrier for the 2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup.

The town that drew the barrier of the Lexus Melbourne Cup-winning horse will be presented with a cash prize of $50,000 to put towards a charity for a local community initiative. 

Please see here for terms and conditions. 

2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour

National Sweep Winner - Bendigo and Fosterville, VIC

Bendigo and Fosterville combined forces as a Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour destination and drew barrier 19 to be allocated the Chris Waller trained Verry Elleegant and subsequently win the sweep.

The $50,000 will go towards Sunshine Bendigo, a not-for-profit community organisation helping families with young children in the Bendigo and Central Victoria area who are experiencing challenging times.

Kirkland Lake Gold’s General Manager of Fosterville Gold Mine, Lance Faulkner said the communities were over the moon with the result.


Reflecting on the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour

Over the years Lexus have taken the coveted trophy far and wide as part of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour. Let's take a look back at some of our favourite moments.

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