The 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival

By Lynette C October 5, 2018

Spring has arrived and brought with it the start of the Melbourne Cup Carnival!

If it’s food, fashion and fun you’re after, look no further than Flemington Racecourse - for all race day information, check out the events on offer below.

AAMI Victoria Derby Day

One of the most eventful and prestigious days of racing in Australia, AAMI Victoria Derby Day is known for a day of sophisticated elegance.

The start of the Myer Fashions on the Field competition for both men and women is the centrepiece, with ladies embracing the classic black & white palette, while men often choose to wear a grey morning suit and top hat, creating classic racing elegance.

Get ready to bring your most elegant look and reserve your spot for the AAMI Victoria Derby Day on Saturday 3 November 2018.

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

The Lexus Melbourne Cup is the feature of Cup Week, and sets the standard for fashion, fun and creativity. Cup Day transcends traditional sporting events with the combination of sport, fashion, celebrity and entertainment.

For racegoers, the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day is about more than just the race that stops a nation.

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day is on Tuesday 6 November 2018.

Kennedy Oaks Day

The Kennedy Oaks Day celebrations - traditionally known as Ladies Day — brings out the very best in everything you love about the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Kennedy Oaks Day will see the crowning of the Myer Fashions on the Field Women’s Racewear national winner, and is the occasion for glamour, fashion and friends to mix surrounded by fine dining and beautiful marquees.

Join the celebration this year at the Kennedy Oaks Day, on Thursday 8 November 2018.

Seppelt Wines Stakes Day

Seppelt Wines Stakes Day is the final race day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival on Saturday, 10 November — but by no means the quietest!

The finale of Cup Week, it’s a day filled with free activities and live entertainment for children of all ages. Seppelt Wines Stakes Day is the perfect day out for families and race lovers.

To book your tickets for the 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival, visit