Where to spend Melbourne Cup in Perth

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2019
Localista Team

The spring racing season is upon us and Melbourne Cup Day is just around the corner. Sadly, the traditional public holiday only applies to Victorians, but that certainly doesn’t mean Perthians should have to miss out on the racy shenanigans. Whether you’re a racing enthusiasts or simply looking for an excuse to get dressed in your best race day attire, Perth abounds with events making the most of the race that stops the nation.


TABtouch Melbourne Cup Day at Ascot

Soak up the excitement and atmosphere of the Melbourne Cup at Ascot Racecourse – Perth’s premier racing destination. Here, you can relax with a beer in the new ‘Byron Bay beer garden’, or tuck into delicious food and drinks from a variety of food trucks and pop-up bars. A staple of Perth’s social scene, the Melbourne Cup means serious business at Ascot. Book your tickets HERE

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Melbourne Cup Rosé at the Carnival at RiverBank Estate Winery

Dress to impress for this Melbourne Cup event, and enjoy a 3-course meal while watching the Cup on the screens at RiverBank Estate Winery. There is something for everyone, with activities such as rosé tasting, garden games on the lawn and prizes for Best Dressed and Best Hat. Get your tickets HERE


Melbourne Cup Garden Party at Caversham House

With DJs entertaining the crowds, a 3-course meal and large LED screens to watch the race, the Melbourne Cup Garden Party at Caversham House has all your race day needs covered! Celebrate the big race amongst the gorgeous gardens with a group of mates, and enjoy all the action of race day.

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Melbourne Cup 2019 at The Reveley

Take in all the action of race day riverside at the Reveley. Head up to the rooftop bar and enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival, as well as live music and entertainment, door prizes and sweep stakes throughout the afternoon. Tickets available HERE


Melbourne Cup 2019 at BWG Steakhouse

Set in the idyllic Heathcote Reserve, BWG Steakhouse will host a cracker south-side cocktail party with food stations, canapés, and optional drink packages. The only question is, do they mean optional? Book your tickets HERE


Fraser’s Restaurant

The dining area and terrace of Fraser’s Restaurant will be transformed into a stunning garden party. Whilst catching the live racing action on screen, tuck into the delicious charcuterie, seafood, canapes and indulgent desserts. Make sure you grab tickets to this great event HERE


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Melbourne Cup on the Rooftop at Hadiqa

The rooftop at Hadiqa will be transformed into the perfect place to watch the Cup, with complimentary pink bubbles on arrival, roaming oyster shuckers and a bottomless grazing table! Grab your tickets HERE

Optus Stadium

Suited Melbourne Cup at The Camfield

Join in the race day glamour at one of Perth’s largest Melbourne Cup event. Experience seven unique indoor and outdoor zones including 20 screens to watch the race live, a long table luncheon, a fashion show, and live bands and DJs entertaining the punters. There’s also an after-party if you don’t want the festivities to end. Don’t miss out, grab your tickets HERE

Crown Ballroom

Classique at Crown Ballroom<

Head to Crown Perth for a lavish Melbourne Cup luncheon event. Hosted by sass-bot Joel Creasey, this event includes a runway show, major prizes to be won and entertainment from stars such as Hugh Sheridan, Paulini and Prinnie Stevens. Tickets available HERE

The old brewery

The Old Brewery

The excitement kicks off at 11am, with something for everyone. Choose from a cocktail event or a seated luncheon and experience race-day in style! Get your tickets HERE

The Breakwater

Melbourne Cup at The Breakwater

Why not spend the races overlooking Perth’s northern boat harbour? Get amongst the celebrations upstairs at The Breakwater in Hillarys. Grab a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne on arrival and enjoy door prizes, sweepstakes, and of course, the main race on one of the big screens Find your tickets HERE

The Point Bar & Grill

Melbourne Cup at The Point Bar & Grill

If you want your Melbourne Cup right on the Swan River, them look no further than The Point Bar & Grill. Soak up the action across two stages and two venues, with the choice of partying on the outdoor terrace balcony or the grand ballroom and restaurant. Tickets available HERE

Brookefield Place

Melbourne Cup at Brookfield Place

Inspired by the colours and the sophistication of Palm Springs, this year, the main square of Brookfield Place will be awash with corporate punters waiting to watch the race on the big screen. With cocktails and canapes available at the Print Hall pop-up, this is a race-day event that is not to be missed! Book your tickets HERE

The Aviary

Paddock Club Melbourne Cup Day at The Aviary

Come race day, The Aviary presents free-flowing sparkling wines, beers on tap, and crisp cider from 10am until the race finishes. Live music on the day includes Adam Hall and The Sould Boys, as well as sweeps and prizes for the best dressed. Tickets on sale HERE

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