Come and celebrate the VRC Kennedy Oaks Club Lunch – a time-honoured tradition on the Melbourne Cup Carnival social calendar.

Held at the Crown Palladium the day before the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks, this wonderful afternoon really gets you in the swing of Cup Week.

Hosted by well-known sporting personalities, Tara Rushton and Kris Smith, look forward to an afternoon of dance-worthy performances, racing insights, door prizes and a seasonal spring menu curated by award-winning chefs with a selection of premium wines – a perfect occasion for socialising with fellow members, event and racing fans.

Dress up in your racing finest and put your hat in the ring for special door prizes including the grand prize courtesy of our major partner Kennedy.

Be part of the ritual everyone knows and loves as we continue the tradition of making the VRC Kennedy Oaks Club Lunch one of the most anticipated social events on the racing calendar.



  • Seasonal three-course lunch and a selection of premium beverages
  • World-class performances and entertainment
  • Door prizes
  • Industry guests


Ticketing Details

  • All members and guests require a ticket
  • Tickets are available to purchase via Ticketmaster
  • Members will be required to enter their membership barcode number (on the reverse of their membership card) and/or annual guest card barcode to access tickets
  • One barcode per member or annual guest card is required
  • Tickets purchased using an annual guest card barcode will be at the non-member price
  • Transaction limit: 50 people


To view the Kennedy Oaks Club Lunch Raffle terms and conditions, please see here.

Wednesday 8 November, 2023​


Arrival at 12:00pm, through till 3:45pm ​


Crown Palladium, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank ​


Dress Code
Smart racewear ​


$300 Members / $350 Non-members


Transaction Limit
Please note that there is a transaction limit of 50 people per booking. Tables are seated as 10 people.


Kate Ceberano

Kate Ceberano

Electrifying stages with her presence for over four decades, we're thrilled to welcome the renowned four-time ARIA award winner and iconic Australian artist, Kate Ceberano, to grace us with her remarkable voice at the VRC Kennedy Oaks Club Lunch.

Sneaky Sound System

Sneaky Sound System

Sneaky Sound System are bringing their award-winning dance music to the stage at this years’ VRC Kennedy Oaks Club Lunch. Grab the girls, get your dancing shoes ready and join us as we sing along to their chart-topping hits.

Special Guest Panel

Special Guest Panel to be announced soon.