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View the latest information regarding the 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival.


Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour

Each year, the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour celebrates the heroes and stories intrinsically linked to the Victoria Racing Club’s 159-year old Melbourne Cup race and its contribution to the nation's historical and cultural heritage.

The 18-carat gold Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy visits various destinations in an effort to unite communities by engaging councils, schools, hospitals, aged-care homes and racing groups in events to raise funds for local causes.

For the first time in its 17 year history, this year’s Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour will be a combination of physical and virtual visits to communities across Australia.

The People’s Cup will visit 27 destinations as part of this year’s exclusively domestic schedule.


Key: * indicate National Sweep Destinations

September 4-5 *Moree, NSW
September 11 *Gympie, QLD
September 14 *Latrobe, TAS
September 16 *Busselton, WA
September 17 *Nillumbik, VIC
September 18 Brisbane, QLD
September 20 *Sunshine Coast, QLD
September 21 *Casino, NSW
September 23 *Kangaroo Island, SA
September 25 *Mareeba, QLD
September 28 *Katherine, NT
October 1 *Geelong, VIC
October 2 *Moruya/Bateman's Bay Region, NSW
October 3 *Malua Bay, NSW
October 6 *Donald, VIC
October 7 *Birchip, VIC
October 9 Melbourne, VIC
October 11 *Marlo, VIC
October 12 *Buchan, VIC
October 13 *Mallacoota, VIC
October 14 Sydney, NSW
October 15 Melbourne, VIC
October 16 *Grampians Region, VIC
October 18 *Horsham, VIC
October 20 *Kyabram, VIC
October 22 Melbourne, VIC
October 23 *Murrindindi/Mansfield Region, VIC
October 24-26 Melbourne, VIC
October 27 *Fosterville, VIC
October 28 *Bendigo, VIC
October 29-November 3 Melbourne, VIC

Would you like the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour to come to your town?

Please register an Early Expression of Interest for 2021 by clicking the link below.



 $50,000 Community Sweep

The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep will see 24 rural and regional tour destinations across Australia be allocated a barrier for the 2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup.

The town that draws the barrier of the Lexus Melbourne Cup-winning horse will be presented with a cash prize of $50,000 to put towards a charity for a local community initiative. Barriers for the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep will be drawn in October.

To see full terms & conditions, please click here.

Reflecting on the

Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour

At a time when we need hope to get through the challenging times we are living in, the VRC are celebrating the magic of the People’s Cup by reliving some of best moments from the
Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour’s past 17 years.

We will look back on past highlights, share stories from Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Ambassadors and provide insight into the tales that make the iconic trophy the People’s Cup.

The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour is sponsored by

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