Giddy Up, it’s Melbourne Cup time!

From free-flowing champagne to luncheons to live horse racing action at Ascot Racecourse and everything in between, Melbourne Cup in Perth is set to be a big one this year with the race thankfully still going ahead as planned.

Get the crew together and make sure you’re dressed to the nines ready for a day of celebrations with Perth’s best events for the race that stops the nation.

Ascot Racecourse

Where better to soak in some Melbourne Cup atmosphere then Perth’s very own home of horse racing.

Ascot Racecourse is the only place in Perth you can experience live and local horse racing while you explore their various pop-up bars and food trucks on the day.

General admission tickets are just $35 and give you access to all-day entertainment, party precincts and a variety of food and drinks. Gates open from 8:30am and the main event will be playing on the Ascot SuperScreen live and loud from 12pm so you won’t miss a second.

More details here.

The Camfield

Get a little bit fancy this year and be part of Suited at The Camfield with the ultimate Melbourne Cup Birdcage experience

Perth’s biggest event for style and glamour will this year transform into a luxury birdcage experience with 6 indoor and outdoor zones and include a 5-hour premium beverage package and their signature Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show featuring designs from Alice McCall and MJ Bale.

You won’t miss any of the racing action with over 20 screens showing all races live from Flemington and Ascot and live bands and DJ’s pumping tunes all day long. Still haven’t had enough? You can keep on dancing through the night with their massive After Party kicking on until 12am.

More details here: Facebook Event


The Crown

Make your Melbourne Cup day one to remember at Crown Perth.

Enjoy fine dining, cocktails and entertainment across various venues where you can eat, drink and dance until you drop. Secure your seat at a luxurious restaurant event or head over to Crown Sports Bar and grab a beer while you watch on Australia’s biggest sports screen.

The party won’t stop when the race is over with cocktails and music flowing at The Merrywell and Hi-Line Rooftop Bar into the late hours of the night.

The Royal on The Waterfront

Take in some of Perth’s best waterfront views at The Royal while you enjoy a delicious three course luncheon and a glass of bubbles.

For $99 per person you can enjoy this amazing package as well as sweepstakes, best dressed prizes and live music over the day while you watch the race live across the big screens.

More details here: Facebook Event

Fraser’s Restaurant

The iconic Fraser’s of Kings Park will be transforming into a glamorous outdoor cocktail party where you can enjoy Melbourne Cup overlooking Perth City.

Their menu on the day will feature an assortment of canapés ranging from fresh vegetable tarts to juicy roast lamb cutlets followed by mouth watering food stations and desserts to really satisfy that sweet tooth.

You’ll stay entertained throughout the day as well with live outdoor screens, DJ’s on decks and cocktail bars with plenty to choose from.

More details here.

Market Grounds

Can’t get work off but still want to get in on the race day action? Market Grounds Long Lunch Series Derby Edition has the answer.

Hosted on Saturday the 31st of October Market Grounds will offer a delicious three course meal alongside a 2 hour beverage package and plenty of entertainment through the day.

Tickets are $79 per person which offers 2 hours of free flowing beverages including wines, beers and ciders, a feast of share plates along with a main course and dessert and a live DJ in the afternoon. Dress to impress in your best black and white attire for the day and if you want to splurge even further you can grab their VIP package which includes bottomless Moët (yes please!).

More details here: Facebook Event

Optus Stadium

With a sold out event last year this years Melbourne Cup at Optus Stadium is sure to be a smash hit!

Grab your perfect insta-shot with incredible backdrops and soak in all the food and drink you can from 11am onwards.

For $160 per person you can get:

  • A five hour food and drink package including beers, Ginsecco and wine and a range of food options from Wagyu striploin to Cajun-spiced prawns
  • Front row seats to Fashions Over the Field of Play- if you’re feeling really fashionable you can even enter yourself
  • Live entertainment
  • Raffles and prizes to be won throughout the day

More details here: Facebook Event


This gorgeous rooftop sanctuary in the heart of Perth’s CBD will be holding their annual Melbourne Cup rooftop party with two packages to choose from:


$80 rooftop ticket which includes:

  • A flute of Villa Sandi Prosecco on arrival
  • Canapés throughout the day
  • Bottomless grazing table

OR upgrade for $150 ticket and also receive:

  • Authentic sit-down Moroccan lunch
  • 3 hour drinks package

Make sure you’ve put your best foot forward as they will be hosting a best dressed competition and sweepstakes throughout the day.

More details here: Facebook Event

The Lookout Bar

Enjoy free-entry all day at The Lookout Bar Scarborough and overlook the ocean while they play the race live on the big screens with plenty of food options and Perth’s favourite DJ’s hitting the decks.

Upgrade to a VIP package and enjoy

  • 4 hours of free-flowing cocktails, wine, beer or ciders
  • Gourmet canapés including cheeseburger spring rolls and Maine Crystal poach lobster
  • A choice of desserts from assorted macarons to red velvet cake
  • Sweepstakes and best dressed male and female prizes
  • Free entry to the post race after party

More details here: Facebook Event

The Stables

It’s only fitting that a venue called ‘The Stables’ should host a big Melbourne Cup Day event.

Feel right at home in one of Perth’s original horse stables from 1984 where they will be playing the race over 10 big screens.

Live it up at their garden party from $49 per person with a complimentary cocktail and glass of Chandon on arrival followed by roaming canapés, an oyster station and door prizes and competitions running throughout the day.

Keep dancing with an exclusive basement after party with private bars and staff and DJ’s playing your favourite tunes until late.

More details here: Facebook Event

Prince Lane Bar

With their rooftop tickets already sold out Prince Lane Bar has opened up their second floor to fit even more Melbourne Cup fun into the day.

Down some drinks at their exclusive bar while you watch the race unfold on the big screen and enjoy a $59 package which includes 2 hours of free flowing drinks and canapés from 11am to 1pm.

Get in quick- these won’t last long!

More details here: Facebook Event

The Standard

Head to The Standard and choose from two fabulous lunch packages that will keep you going all day while the race is screened inside and in their outdoor wine garden.

Garden Grazing- $55 per person

  • Glass of bubbles on arrival
  • Grazing platters that include a selection of cheeses and fresh local fruit

3 course luncheon- $95 per person

  • Glass of bubbles on arrival
  • Three course meal with everything from pan roasted octopus to caramelised pork belly

More details here: Facebook Event

The Garden

Still want to party but not a big fan of horse racing? The Garden Leederville has the event for you.

Their NOT Melbourne Cup party and micro-wine festival will be saying #nuptothecup and hosting wine stalls, live DJ’s and entertainment and prizes awarded for the most NON-Cup outfit.

Tickets are just $25 and part of the proceeds from the day will be donated to Freedom Hill Sanctuary who provide care to rescued ex-racehorses and ex-racing greyhounds- so you can party for a good cause.

More details here: Facebook Event

The Reveley

This popular event is nearly sold out but you can still score some tickets to enjoy the big event with their Race by The River package that includes refreshing cocktails, door prizes and sweepstakes right on Elizabeth Quay’s doorstep.

More details here: Facebook Event

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