The Birdcage & Members' Reserved Car Parks: General Information

To further improve Members’ raceday experiences and provide value to hosts the following new initiatives have been implemented this year:

    • improved amenities
    • entertainment will be provided in The Domain and The Nursery
    • improved Wi-Fi located in close proximity to betting facilities
    • Pedestrian Pass limits have been increased in The Nursery and The Rails
    • Super Site prices have been reduced
    • Members who purchase a Car Site in The Nursery on Emirates Melbourne Cup or Crown Oaks Days will receive two adjoining sites for the price of one on that day.

The VRC has accredited five caterers to provide service in The Rails, The Nursery and The Domain.

An area within The Nursery, exclusively for catered Car Sites, will again be available during the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival. For further information regarding catered Car Sites in the Members’ Reserved Car Parks, go to Catering in the Members’ Reserved Car Parks.

The Club will again offer eligible Members aged 60 and over the opportunity to position their Car Sites within close proximity to each other in The Nursery during the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival. Should you wish to take part in this offer, please select this option on The Birdcage & Members’ Reserved Car Parks application form (PDF)

There will be a designated family area, located near the children’s activities, in The Nursery on Emirates Stakes Day. Should you wish for your site to be positioned in this area, please select this option on The Birdcage & Members’ Reserved Car Parks application form (PDF)

Members are advised that there will be NO pedestrian entry into The Nursery, The Rails or The Domain after 6pm.

Be rewarded for your Melbourne Cup Carnival spend and receive Racing Rewards points for all purchases.

This year there are even more products that can be redeemed using Racing Rewards points.

You can submit your Car Site application online or by downloading the The Birdcage & Members’ Reserved Car Parks application form (PDF) and returning by email, post or in person.

To apply for adjoining sites online, you are required to provide the other applicant’s Member number and full name.

If you would like to submit your application by post or email download The Birdcage & Members’ Reserved Car Parks application form (PDF). Post or hand deliver your application to:

Victoria Racing Club
Club Services-Membership
448 Epsom Road
Flemington VIC 3031
email to memberscarparks@vrc.net.au

THE BALLOT APPLICATION PERIOD FOR ALL CAR AND SUPER SITES CLOSES AT 3PM FRIDAY 29 JULY. AFTER THIS DATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN ORDER OF RECEIPT PENDING AVAILABILITY.

Members are reminded that in order to be successful in the ballot they must have paid their 2016/2017 subscription fees.

All Reserved Car Sites will be allocated by random computer allocation at the completion of the application period.

The objective of the random computer allocation process is to ensure that all sites are allocated in the fairest possible manner so that all Full Members are given an equal opportunity to secure a site.

All applications will be entered into the random computer allocation process except for those Members who were unsuccessful in gaining a 2015 AAMI Victoria Derby Day Car or Super Site. These Members will have received an application form for a 2016 AAMI Victoria Derby Day Car Site and upon acceptance of this offer they will be guaranteed a Car Site in The Nursery before the ballot is conducted.

Restricted Members are not eligible for the ballot but can apply for Car and Super Sites from Monday 1 August 2016.

Restricted Members’ applications will be processed and allocated, in order of receipt, pending site availability post ballot.

The allocation process for The Hedges and The Chalets will be in order of receipt of payment. Expressions of interest can be forwarded to Monica Davies by phone on (03) 8378 0637 or email monica.davies@vrc.net.au

Bookings for the Members’ Pavilion are by telephone only. Contact VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575 from 9am Monday 4 July 2016. Please note that guests’ details must be provided when booking into the Members’ Pavilion.

Please be advised that Restricted Members have access to the Members’ Reserved Car Parks (The Nursery, The Rails, The Domain and The Birdcage) on all days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. If you would like to nominate someone for VRC Restricted Membership, download the VRC Membership Application Form (PDF) or contact VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575 or customerservice@vrc.net.au

3PM FRIDAY 29 JULY 2016
The application period closes for entering the ballot for all Car and Super Sites.

MONDAY 1 AUGUST 2016
Post-ballot applications open for all Members including Restricted Members, pending availability.

EARLY SEPTEMBER
Provided Members have paid their 2016/2017 subscription fees, they will receive a confirmation letter informing them of the outcome of their application. If successful, Members will be notified of their allocated Car Site number (site maps of all enclosures will be available at vrc.net.au).

MID-SEPTEMBER
Successful Members will receive their ‘information pack’ containing: windshield sticker(s), site map(s), Pedestrian Pass order form(s) and all other relevant information.