Live Melbourne Cup Stream : How To Watch the Cup Online?

Live Melbourne Cup Stream : How To Watch the Cup Online?

So, you’re not near a TV right now or just want to stream coverage of the Melbourne Cup to your smartphone, tablet, computer or smart TV?

Live Melbourne Cup Stream online options.

There are a few options for Australian’s and those travelling overseas to watch the big race.

How to live stream the Melbourne Cup?

Online: Stream it online Live

If you’re keen for an online stream of the Melbourne Cup there are a couple of easy options. One is to head to host broadcaster 7 networks online streaming platform, 7Plus.

The7Plus app

The channel 7 online streaming portal is taking live coverage of the Melbourne Cup 2018 from broadcaster 7 and 7HD.

This is an easy option for smartphones, tablets, computers and smart TVs.

You can access or download the 7Plus app here.

Racing.com online

Racing.com is the place to stream the Melbourne Cup live action without the glitz and TV ads crammed in. This is a place where serious horse racing fans go. The channel carries live odds and other races coming in from around Australia.

The Racing.com channel has rights to the Melbourne Cup race itself and all Flemington races for the day, as well as South Australian, country Victorian and global racing meetings. Live on Racing.com stream

Social Media

Twitter Australia is hosting a live broadcast of the 2018 Melbourne Cup. The social media network will stream live via the 7 network and live tweets and hashtag trends will be displayed in real time, so you can join in the conversation.

You can stream live from the Twitter.com event page at Twitter.com/i/events/1054975647519465472 or on the Twitter app.

Foxtel (Pay TV)

There are several racing channels on national Pay TV provider Foxtel that can be streamed on your phone or smart TV, desktop or tablet if you have an account.

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.

Betting Apps

Some betting sites provide live coverage of the Cup on their apps and websites. Sportsbet and Ladbrokes, TAB apps in some states carry the action.

Overseas Streaming Networks

It’s not just “the race that stops a nation”.

A number of overseas racing networks will carry coverage of the Melbourne Cup, as global horse racing fans tune into one of the world’s most famous events.


In the United States, watch live coverage overnight on TVG, online streaming or on Pay TV providers to tens of millions of homes. Live stream from TVG.

UK and Ireland

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Sky Sports UK have secured the rights to the Melbourne Cup in an exclusive deal with the VRC.

14 million homes can access the Melbourne Cup on Sky Sports Racing channel on TVs and online.


HPItv will cover the Melbourne Cup for Canadian audiences, online and on cable TV.

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Free-to-Air TV

The 7 network in major cities and their 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 on terrestrial television. That signal will deliver the outcome of the race a few seconds faster than online streaming options listed above and will of course have higher quality images.

In 2019 we will see the Melbourne Cup move to Network 10, after the CBS owned network purchased the rights for $100 million in a shock move this year.

Tune to 7HD in Perth, or in cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane/Gold Coast for special national coverage.

GWN in regional WA and Prime TV free-to-air affiliates host the Melbourne Cup live in HD and SD in regional Australia.

Melbourne Cup Day TV Guide

Sydney 10am Live on Channel 7
Melbourne 10am Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 9am Live on Channel 7
Adelaide 9.30am Live on Channel 7
Perth 7am Live on 7TWO, 9am Live on Channel 7

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

This could be the last time the Melbourne Cup could be on 7 with sports commentator and TV legend Bruce McAvaney as host.

Bruce McAvaney host his last ever Melbourne Cup, with co-host Francesca Cumani

What Time is the Melbourne Cup?

For those in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania

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

Queenslander and NT

People in Queensland should be tuned to 7 Brisbane, Gold Coast and regional areas at 2pm.

South Australians

Watch from 2:30pm for those in Adelaide.

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