Members' Dining: General Information

To ensure a fair allocation of Members’ dining during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Club will employ a random ballot system to allocate dining.

Only booking forms received prior to 3pm Friday 29 July 2016 will be entered into the ballot system.

Members will receive a letter advising of their success or otherwise in early September.

If ballot applications do not reach capacity, bookings will continue to be taken until sold out.

All Members’ dining is catered by Peter Rowland Catering.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To enter your dining application in the random ballot, please ensure the VRC receives your application before 3pm Friday 29 July 2016. After this date application will be accepted in order of receipt from all Members pending availability.

To submit your application online, sign into your account at vrc.net.au, hover over ‘My account’, select ‘Dining’ and follow the prompts. Alternatively, applications may be sent by post or hand delivered to VRC Head Office located at 448 Epsom Road, Flemington VIC 3031 or emailed to membersdining@vrc.net.au

ALLOCATION PROCESS

Dining is to be allocated on a day-by-day basis, to ensure that all applications received before 3pm Friday 29 July 2016 have an equal opportunity to secure dining on each of the four days of the Carnival.

Members are advised that they are able to book a maximum of one table per day:


Dining Facility Table size
Members’ Dining Room 10 people per table
Members’ Old Grandstand First Floor Reserved Dining 6 people per table
Atrium Flat 10 people per table
Atrium Tiered 6 people per table
Peak Flat 10 people per table
Peak Tiered 6 people per table

Bookings of less than the stipulated maximum will be required to share. Restrictions do not apply to the Phar Lap Marquee.

TICKETING

Please be reminded that Members’ Enclosure ticketing is required for guests of Members who are dining in Members’ dining venues. Restricted Member Cards and Restricted Guest Cards do not have access to the Members’ Enclosure on AAMI Victoria Derby and Emirates Melbourne Cup Days.

Full Members may purchase a maximum of four Members’ Enclosure Daily Guest Passes for each day of the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Guests on AAMI Victoria Derby and Emirates Melbourne Cup Days must be international visitors and a photocopy of each guest’s passport is required.

Restricted Members may purchase a maximum of four Members’ Enclosure Daily Guest Passes for Crown Oaks and Emirates Stakes Days. Download the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival Guest Ticket application form (PDF) to apply for a Members’ Enclosure Daily Guest Pass.

To nominate someone for VRC Membership, download a Membership application form (PDF), call 1300 727 575 or email membership@vrc.net.au