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Group 1 racing, world-class facilities and exclusive member events – there’s nothing like being a member of the VRC.

The Victoria Racing Club is Australia’s most iconic club, steeped in pride and tradition spanning 160 years. As a VRC member you have access to our world-class facilities in the Members Enclosure, including The Club Stand.


REFER A FRIEND $100 BONUS 

For a limited time, members who refer a friend or family member to become a member of the VRC* will receive a $100 referral bonus credited to their membership card, once the new member application is approved.

* Phar Lap Club and Junior membership is not eligible for the $100 referral bonus.

For further details on how to become a Young Member of the VRC click here.

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Restricted membership is your gateway to Full membership. This membership category provides you with many of the same privileges of Full membership, with a few exceptions:

Restricted members are not able to access the Members Enclosure on Penfolds Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, but can still enjoy these days with access to the Members Car Parks, The Birdcage, as well as all general admission areas.

For existing members please login to the members portal to renew your membership for the 2021/2022 racing season.

Membership categories explained

VRC Young Membership is a new category of membership open to 18-25 year old racing enthusiasts. This membership category provides you with many of the same privileges of Full membership including access to the racecourse on all race days, exclusive member events, promotions, special offers and more.

Young members are not able to access the Members Enclosure on Penfolds Victoria Derby Day or Lexus Melbourne Cup Day but can still enjoy these race days in the Members Car Parks, The Birdcage and all general admission areas.

Young members are not able to purchase annual guest or car park passes and are ineligible to vote in annual Board elections.

Restricted membership is your gateway to Full membership. This category pro-vides you with many of the same privileges as Full membership including access to the racecourse on all race days, exclusive member events, promotions, special offers and more.

Restricted members are not able to access the Members Enclosure on Penfolds Victoria Derby Day or Lexus Melbourne Cup Day but can still enjoy these race days in the Members Car Parks, The Birdcage and all general admission areas.

Restricted members are able to purchase annual guest or car park passes but are not eligible to vote in annual Board elections.

Elevation to Full membership is subject to capacity and is offered to those who have been Restricted members for the longest period of time.

Full members have access to the Members Enclosure on all race days including the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Full Members have the right to vote in annual Board elections.

Provisional membership is available to the legal or de facto spouse of a deceased Full member upon completion of an application that will be issued by the Club.

Provisional members are entitled to a card admitting to the Club’s premises, including Members Only areas, and have the option to purchase one Guest Card and an Annual Member Car Pass.

A Provisional member does not have voting rights.

Life membership is granted after 50 seasons of continuous Full membership with the Club.

Life members are not required to pay the annual membership fee and are also given a complimentary Life member card, an annual guest card, a Pre '79 guest card and a Rank 4 car pass.

Privileges are the same as a Full member.

Phar Lap Club membership is for children under the age of 12 who are interested in finding out about horses and the people who work with them.

VRC Phar Lap Club privileges

  • Admission to the Members Enclosure on all race days including Melbourne Cup Carnival.*
  • Trackside Treats throughout the racing season, excluding the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
  • Receive priority access to kid’s activities and events
  • Eligibility for VRC Junior Membership upon turning 12 years of age.

*Children aged 15 years and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult member on all four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, cards will not be scanned on these days.

VRC Junior Membership is a great opportunity for children between the ages of 12-17 years to meet other young people and make lifelong friends, and learn about the racing industry.

Junior Membership offers young people a sense of belonging - they can enjoy the races and various social events in a safe environment that is alcohol and gambling free.

VRC Junior Membership privileges

  • Elevation from VRC Junior Membership status to Full Membership will occur at the commencement of the Racing Season after the Junior Member has reached 18 years of age.
  • You will not be required to pay the joining fee (a saving of $726)
  • A personal Membership Card.
  • Admission to the racecourse on all race days.
  • Admission to the Members Enclosure on all race days, excluding Penfolds Victoria Derby, Lexus Melbourne Cup and Kennedy Oaks Days.*
  • Admission to the Members Reserved Car Parks on all days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
  • Access to exclusive Member offers, events, publications and merchandise.

*VRC Junior Members cannot access 'Members Only' areas; VRC Junior Members must be accompanied by an adult when entering licensed venues; under-age gambling is illegal and will not be condoned or offered at events specifically staged for VRC Junior Members.

Restricted members can purchase an Annual Restricted Guest Card which admits as per a Restricted membership, excluding Members Only spaces such as The Members Bar in The Club Stand. Annual Restricted Guests Cards are $260 and can be purchased upon approval and payment of your membership.

An Annual Restricted Member Car Pass can also be purchased for use in the Members Unreserved Car Park on all days excluding Penfolds Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day. A Car Pass is $92 and can be purchased upon approval and payment of your membership. Parking is subject to availability.

Full members can purchase an Annual Guest Card which admits as per a Full membership, excluding Members Only spaces such as The Members Bar in The Club Stand. Annual Guests Cards are $448 and can be purchased upon approval and payment of your membership.

An Annual Member Car Pass can also be purchased for use in the Members Unreserved Car Park on all days excluding Penfolds Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day. A Car Pass is $102 and can be purchased upon approval and payment of your membership. Parking is subject to availability.

Want to learn more? Head back to Member Renewals.

VRC MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS