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

About VRC Young Membership

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.

VRC Young Membership privileges:

  • A personal Membership Card.
  • Access to members only areas.
  • Admission to the racecourse on all race days.
  • Admission to the Members Enclosure on all race days, excluding Penfolds Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day.
  • Admission to the Members Reserved Car Parks on all days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
  • Access to exclusive Member offers, events, publications and merchandise.
  • Reciprocal privileges at Melbourne Cricket Club, Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club and other racing clubs.

Join the VRC as a VRC Young Member and you will not be required to pay the $726 joining fee for the first year of your membership. The joining fee will be payable over three years commencing the second year of Young Membership. 

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


Contact us

For more information, please call the VRC Customer Service team on 1300 727 575 or email

Want to learn more? Head back to Member Renewals.