AAMI Victoria Derby Day 2018

AAMI Victoria Derby Day 2018

Gates open at 8.30am - First race at 11:45am - Last race at 5:20pm

Considered by many to be the most prestigious day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, AAMI Victoria Derby Day embodies a world of glamour and sophistication - only to be matched by an impressive day of all black type races.

Everyone from fashionistas to racing die-hards to first-timers RSVP to AAMI Victoria Derby Day on Saturday 3rd November, 2018. Widely regarded as one of the most prestigious days of racing in Australasia, AAMI Victoria Derby Day is known as a day of exceptional racing, fabulous fashion and colourful entertainment.

The day features a card of nine Group races, with four at the elite Group 1 level. The feature Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby is Australia's premier staying classic for 3 year olds. This is the last chance for horses to qualify for the Cup, so there's a lot at stake on the track.

Off the track there's plenty of action too. Live music, amazing bars and restaurants and more will keep you entertained all day long.

Although the dress code is black and white, it's an incredibly colourful day. Myer's Fashions on the Field competition begins for both men and women, with ladies embracing the classic dress-code of black and white and men decked out in sleek grey suits.

What To Wear

General Admission
There is no formal dress code for General Admission. Racegoers are encouraged to dress smart for the occasion.

Blue Cornflower

The official flower for AAMI Victoria Derby Day is the Blue Cornflower

The official flower can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances, upon arrival to Flemington.

Also see: Spring Racing Carnival Flowers



Enhance your raceday experience by downloading the 'Flemington Raceday Guide' mobile app on iPhone or Android.

Explore the best of what's on offer at Flemington, including on-course experiences, events, locations and social updates.

Plan Your Day

Select events from What's On and add to your planner to organise your day.

Racing Form & Field

View races, field information, including betting odds. You can even save your favourite runners in each race. Plus watch up to 4 channels of live stream racing action.

Find Your Way Around

Search the location map to find bars, dining and entertainment, betting facilities and amenities across the racecourse. Ensure you connect to wifi for greater accuracy.


Plan your day at Flemington by viewing live transport times. Connect to Flemington FREE Wifi and watch up to 4 channels of live videos and highlights.

Download APP


Keep an eye out for the Gentlemen to Help roving around the carnival, providing female racegoers with fashion first-aid.


Pre-order your drinks on Skip and bypass the bar queue like a VIP. This year, Skip is back bigger and better at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. To celebrate, Skip has put together some special offers that we think you'll love.

Public Transport


Services depart Flinders Street Station (platforms 8 & 9) running express to Flemington Racecourse:


From the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street catch the No. 57 West Maribyrnong tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).


Catch Route 472 bus from Williamstown, Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Fisher Parade. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Riverbank entrance.

Catch Route 404 bus from Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Smithfield Road. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Stables Drive entrance. Public Transport

Public car parks

Limited public car parking is available in the centre car park for $20. Enter off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance.

Centre car park opening hours: AAMI Victoria Derby Day: 7.30am

When & Where

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018

Venue | Location

 Flemington Racecourse show

448 Epsom Road  Flemington Victoria 3031 | Map
Event: | Venue: 1300 727 575

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