Melbourne Cup Carnival Survival Guide

Get organized

Make sure you’ve pre-booked your accommodation well in advance, this is a VERY busy time in Melbourne, and if you’re coming from interstate you don’t want to miss out!

Take the stress out of getting to the Flemington on the day and organize how you’re getting to the track in advance. Home Straight Enclosure & Winning Post Enclosure guests have access to a Bus Transfer service from Crown.

Shopping Spree!

Make sure your outfit is sorted in advance, to alleviate any last minute stress. Check out our styles guide for some ideas.

For the ladies, opt for a shorter, block heel or wedge to make it easier to walk on grass or stones. Also remember to start breaking in your shoes early, to avoid sore feet ruining your day.

Also ensure you book in early for those hair & make up appointments, all the early morning time slots will fill up fast!

Pace yourself

Cup Eve is known to be a party night in Melbourne… But be sure to take it easy the night before, and get plenty of rest before the big day.

When the day finally arrives, remember to pace yourself … and have fun!

Survival kit checklist:

  • Tickets!
  • Band aids / Shoe Gels
  • Lip balm
  • Cash
  • Make up
  • Flat shoes
  • Bobby pins
  • Portable phone charger
  • Deodorant
  • Tissues
  • Mints
  • Phone / Camera
  • (Mercury Principle Events will supply sunscreen in the Home Straight Enclosure)