The Melbourne Cup is the race that every racing fan in the world knows well and every Australian punter is waiting all year for. However, while most of us will only be able to see the action on the TV or via the internet, some will be lucky enough to be there in person.
Melbourne Cup tickets usually sell out very quickly and are therefore difficult to get hold of, so if attending is your plan you should move quickly.
The Melbourne Cup might be on the first Tuesday in November but the carnival itself runs from Derby Day, through to Stakes Day, sometimes spanning across October and November, depending on how the dates fall that year.
Melbourne Cup tickets are available for each particular day or for the whole duration as a package. However, due to these tickets normally only being sold on a pre-purchase basis, they are usually gone long before the event starts.
If you have yet to get your Melbourne Cup tickets and it’s close to the date, you’re really are running out of time!
If you leave it too late you will have to make do with watching The Melbourne Cup at a bar on the TV or on Twitter. Do you really want to miss the chance of seeing how the Aussies do against the very best in the world? If not, now is the time to get those tickets booked up.
A selection of tickets such as General Admission, Reserved Grandstand Seating and Precinct can be obtained from Ticketek online.
If you like to do things the old-fashioned way Ticketek can also be reached via phone on 13 28 49.
There’s also a Melbourne Cup Carnival Ticket Booth that opens at Federation Square.
Please remember that the Melbourne Cup Carnival is fully ticketed and that they should be bought prior to the day.
The best way to guarantee entry for the Melbourne Cup is to become a Victoria Racing Club member.
Current Melbourne Cup 2017 Odds From TAB
Melbourne Cup 2017
$11 Johannes Vermeer
$12 Red Cardinal
$13 Wall Of Fire
$17 Max Dynamite, Rekindling, Tiberian
$21+ Others Quoted