How to watch The Melbourne Cup Live? : TV, Online Video Stream Options

How to watch The Melbourne Cup live? TV, Online Video Stream Options

The 2018 Melbourne Cup decisive TV and online streaming guide.

How to live stream the Melbourne Cup?

The Melbourne Cup – 2018 Predictions

It’s the famous race that stops a nation. How to watch the Melbourne Cup Live from wherever you are?

Here is how to watch the Melbourne Cup live online or on TV in your area.

)We also have a guide to online streaming for the Melbourne Cup)

TV: The Melbourne Cup Live in HD

The 7 network in major cities and affiliates in regional Australia own the rights to the 2018 Melbourne Cup. They’ll stream the Melbourne Cup live to most Australians via HD and SD TV.

(In 2019 you’ll see the Melbourne Cup on network 10, after the CBS owned network purchased the rights for $100 million in a shock move this year.)

However, for 2018, tune to 7HD in Perth, as well as respective stations major capital cities Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane for special national coverage.

GWN in regional WA and Prime TV free-to-air affiliates also carry the Melbourne Cup live in HD and SD outside of the major cities.

What time is The Melbourne Cup? They will race at 12pm Perth time.

Live on 7HD: Special – This could be the last time the Melbourne Cup could be on 7 with sports commentator and TV legend Bruce McAvaney as key host.

2018 Melbourne Cup last with Bruce? It’ll be mixed emotions at Flemington this year.

Millions of Australians tune in from home or at offices, schools, clubs, shopping centres, pubs, bars, airports and major business districts on TV. It’s expected that 10 million people will watch the Melbourne Cup live this year on all platforms, with millions more around the world.

The Melbourne Cup will be racing from 3pm AEDT sharp from Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

People in Queensland should be tuned to 7 Brisbane, Gold Coast and regional areas at 2pm, watch from 2:30pm for those in Adelaide.

You can also stream the racing, without the usual sideshow of Melbourne Cup celebrations on the Racing.com channel on FTV.

Foxtel (Pay TV)

There are several racing channels on national Pay TV provider Foxtel.

Racing.com streams the Melbourne Cup live on Foxtel, connected TVs as well as the Foxtel apps on smartphones and tablets on channel 529.

Foxtel will also stream live coverage and analysis on Sky Racing 1 on channel 526.

Online: Stream it online Live

If you’re not near a terrestrial free-to-air TV, which is more common than previous years, there are several options.

1) Stream via the 7Plus app

The channel 7 online streaming platform will stream channel 7’s live coverage of the Melbourne Cup 2018 on the 7Plus apps on smartphones, tablets, computers and smartTVs.

You can download the 7Plus app here.

2) Racing.com

Racing.com is the place to stream the Melbourne Cup live action without the glitz, with live odds and other races coming in from around Australia. The Racing.com channel has rights to the Melbourne Cup and all Flemington races for the day, as well as South Australian and global racing.

Betting Apps

Some betting sites provide live coverage on their apps and websites. Sportsbet and Ladbrokes, as well as some TAB apps.


Dozens of radio stations across the nation will stream the race live. Many stations will stop playing music and take the 7 network coverage of the race in the moments from 12pm Perth time, depending on their individual editorial decisions.

These stations will have dedicated coverage in Western Australia:

TAB Radio WA
– 882AM 6PR
– ABC Grandstand – local radio

Want to stream the Melbourne Cup outside Australia?

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Good luck and enjoy the race everyone!

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