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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.
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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 Queensland town of Gympie celebrated their place in Lexus Melbourne Cup history when Gympie State High School virtually hosted the 2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour as part of their morning assembly.
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Over the years Lexus have taken the coveted trophy far and wide as part of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour. Let's take a look back at some of our favourite moments.