The VRC Spring Gala returns this September – and has a new home.

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate the arrival of Spring and all the things that make the Melbourne Cup Carnival the pre-eminent social and sporting event of the year.

Held for the first time at the stunning Crown Palladium, enjoy fabulous fashion, a gastronomic feast and world class entertainment.

A pre-dinner reception including G.H. Mumm Champagne and canapés on arrival will welcome you, followed by an expertly designed three-course set menu and 5-hour beverage package, including beer, wine, sparkling and soft drink.

With fabulous door prizes to be won, this special evening includes non-stop entertainment to be announced in the coming months.

Please note: This is an 18+ event.


  • G.H. Mumm Champagne and canapés on arrival
  • Three-course set menu and 5-hour beverage package, including beer, wine, sparkling and soft drink
  • Non-stop live entertainment throughout the evening
  • Fabulous door prizes

Ticketing Details

  • All members and guests are required to book
  • Bookings can be made via Ticketmaster
  • Members will be required to enter their membership barcode number (on the reverse of their membership card) to book
  • One barcode per member booking is required
  •  A transaction limit of 10 applies, with each member able to book a maximum of 9 guests
  • This is a sit down dining event, with tables of 10 available. Bookings less than 10 people will be shared tables. The ticket purchaser will be able to submit their seating requests after their booking has been confirmed.



Date: Thursday 5 September 2024


Time: Arrival at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start, through till 12:00am


Location: Crown Palladium, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank


Dress Code: Black tie



VRC Members - $295

Non-members - $340


Transaction Limit: 10 tickets (each member can access a maximum of 9 guest tickets)



ARIA-nominated singer-songwriter Ricki-Lee has sold over a million records globally and had almost 100 million music streams since she was discovered on Australian Idol in 2004. She has also toured globally with famous artists Jason Derulo and The Backstreet Boys.

Havana Brown

Havana Brown

Havana Brown took over the charts with her hit ‘We Run the Night’ feat. Pitbull, achieving Triple Platinum in Australia and Top 30 on iTunes in 30+ countries. Havana has also toured alongside A-list artists Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

Paris Lawrence

Paris Lawrence

Paris Lawrence, a 21-year-old Hip Hop DJ from Sydney, delivers every performance with passion and energy. Inspired by her parents’ vinyl record collection, she fell in love with Hip-Hop music and turntables. Lawrence has also played with Lil Yachty and Sean Kingston.



THNDO, the ‘First Lady of Soul and R&B’ has commanded massive crowds at festivals like Bluesfest and Groovin the Moo. Her EP “Life in Colour” touches on her experiences of growing up black in Australia, blending R&B, Hip Hop and Afrobeat’s elements reminiscent of TLC and Queen.