Melbourne Cup Race Day at Thoroughbred Park

Melbourne Cup Race Day

Event Details

The Melbourne Cup Race Day is one of the biggest social events of the year for racing fans, socialites and fashionista's alike, who will witness the running of the Melbourne Cup on the big screen in Flemington whilst surrounded by the atmosphere and excitement of local racing.

The Melbourne Cup Race day is the perfect opportunity to network with clients, entertain guests or socialise with friends and work colleagues.

Where: Thoroughbred Park, (Canberra Racecourse) Randwick Road, Lyneham ACT

When: Tuesday, 6 November. Gates open 10.30am. Local racing from approximately 11.15pm.

More information: Visit the Thoroughbred Park website to purchase tickets and for full event details.

Getting there

Regular Transport Canberra Services to Thoroughbred Park

Between 9.30am and 6.00pm as the event takes place, Thoroughbred Park will be serviced by Transport Canberra regular Red Rapid 200 series, route 56, 57 and 58, which will operate along their usual routes between City and Gungahlin with a detour down Randwick Road for racegoers.

Regular fares apply

Free Charter Services

Free return chartered buses will depart from the pickup bay outside the main entrance of the racecourse and travel to the Duxton, Macpherson Street in O’Connor before continuing to the City Bus Station between 4.00pm to 8.00pm.

Shuttles will run every 15-30 minutes. The last bus to depart Thoroughbred Park will be at 7.30pm.

Plan ahead

Plan ahead - check NXTBUS for real time service information or use Google Transit to plan your journey.

View our Bus Station Guide for detailed maps of the bus stations and platform information.