Celebrate Melbourne Cup in Perth this 2019

Come and be part of the race that stops the nation – The Melbourne Cup this November 5th without even having to go to Melbourne. Instead dress up and celebrate it in style at Optus Stadium in Perth. Keep reading to find out more.

Melbourne Cup at Optus Stadium

Boasting the biggest screens in Western Australia, Optus Stadium will broadcast the Melbourne Cup live in their stunning sports lounge. So grab your friends, loved ones or colleagues and enjoy this iconic race. You will be spoilt with great food and drink, entertainment, activities and prizes. It’s not an event to be missed on the Perth calendar. Treat yourself to a nice stay at a 4 ½ star hotel to compliment your Melbourne Cup adventure.

Highlights of the Day

Without having to make the trip to Melbourne and face the huge crowds, you get to experience the fun and action of the race in Perth for just $160 per person which gives you:

  • The race broadcast on the Stadium’s super screens – the biggest in WA
  • Access to fashions on the ‘Field of Play’
  • Chance to enter in various prize draws
  • DJ, a giant ball pit, cocktail stations, and special fashion runways
  • A showcase of local designers; Jonté, Borgioli & milliner Atelier Eight
  • Plenty of photo backdrops to capture your selfies and pics
  • Free after party entry
  • And more

Note – Those that don’t get the chance to come down on the day can join later with $15 after party tickets available from 4pm.

Style Tips for the Men

Generally speaking these are some of the style tips for the men:

  • Wear something yellow (Yellow rose is the official colour of the Melbourne Cup this year)
  • Suits (especially colourful ones)
  • Vintage fashions
  • Consider an old-fashioned top hat
  • Consider statement making cuff-links
  • Play with colour and prints incorporating socks
  • Bowtie or necktie
  • Polished shoes

Style Tips for the Ladies

Generally speaking these are some of the style tips for the ladies:

  • Statement making fascinators
  • Vintage fashions
  • Dresses ( maxi, backless, off the shoulder etc etc)
  • Bold colourful earrings
  • Colourful heels
  • Neck chokers
  • Something yellow
  • Clutch bags

General Tips for the Day

Aside from being responsible with your intake of alcohol on the day, we recommend that you follow these best tips:

  • Give yourself plenty of time to arrive at Optus Stadium
  • Take a taxi or Uber back home
  • Keep hydrated with water throughout the day
  • Keep an eye out for any unruly behaviour
  • Watch out for your friends and loved ones

Overview of Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous annual Thoroughbred horse race. It is a prestigious event attracting international guests including high profile people. It has a long tradition with the first race held in 1861 and is of huge cultural significance to Australia. It is run by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne and forms part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Be part of the race that stops the nation and celebrate Melbourne Cup in Perth. Spoil yourself and book a luxury room at the Crowne Plaza Perth where you can just unwind after the day’s festivities and be furthered pampered with excellent room service and other services. Contact our friendly team today.